Recent years have seen a dramatic growth in the amount of video content available on the internet, for which there are two main technical reasons: the ever greater penetration of broadband and the massive advances in the technology available both to generate and consume video across networks. (read more)
Film platform, MUBI, provides a rare example of a mature art film platform whose users are willing to pay for content. Films are sold as quality streams to be watched on your computer, ranging from £0.69 for a single film to a flat, monthly watch-all-you-want price of around £6.29. The videos come from small to mainstream distributors – the most interesting part of the service being the way it allows for the editorialising and community sorting of material. For example, you might find a list of women directors compiled by a user and use this to browse further content. (read more)http://mubi.com/lists/female-directors-on-ubuweb
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Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF) provides a step-by-step instruction on how to make web based video in-house at 'Make Internet TV' (read more)
- Universal Subtitles - They are developing a subtitle widget for adding subtitles on almost any video, a subtitle database for users to download matching subtitles for their video and a collaborative subtitling site.
- Open Video - The Open Video Alliance provides a framework to help incubate new projects and campaigns to advance the open video movement.
- The Media Arts Festival
- Software-as-a-service - Services such as Brightcove and Ooyala are paid services that allow clients to create custom video players and encode and show their videos on their own site.