TV News Lab: Hyperaudio improving TV news video captioning and sharing (Internet Archive)

Internet Archive: TV News Lab: Hyperaudio improving TV news video captioning and sharing. “In a new blog series, TV News Lab, we’ll demonstrate how the Internet Archive is partnering with technology, journalism, and academic organizations to experiment with and improve the TV News Archive, our free, public, online library of TV news shows. Here we interview Mark Boas, founder of The Hyperaudio Project, an organization that works to make audio and video more accessible and shareable on the web, by providing an easy-to-use interface for copying and pasting bits of transcripts to create mash ups of shareable video.”

Irish Times: IFI adverts archive a treasure trove of nostalgia

Irish Times: IFI adverts archive a treasure trove of nostalgia. “The IFI Irish Film Archive, supported by a €290,000 grant from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, has catalogued, digitised, restored and preserved a massive collection of 35mm film television ads which were left rotting and growing mould in damp warehouses across the State for decades.”

Tubefilter: Facebook To Reportedly Pay Publishers To Create Videos That Feature New Mid-Roll Ads

Tubefilter: Facebook To Reportedly Pay Publishers To Create Videos That Feature New Mid-Roll Ads. “Facebook, which is looking to add more monetization options to its videos through the launch of interruptive ads, is taking a different path than other online video platforms. Rather than using the pre-roll ads that can be found on sites like YouTube, Facebook is rolling out ‘mid-roll’ ads that will run in the center of videos and live streams.”

TechCrunch: The $999 SlingStudio makes it easy to produce multi-camera Facebook Live and YouTube streams

TechCrunch: The $999 SlingStudio makes it easy to produce multi-camera Facebook Live and YouTube streams. “Sling Media, the Dish subsidiary you probably know for its Slingbox and Sling TV service, is announcing its SlingStudio hardware today. With this, Sling Media is entering a completely new market because unlike its previous offerings, which targeted consumers, the $999 SlingStudio is meant for video creators who want to produce live video streams for Facebook Live or YouTube.”

TechCrunch: Streamers flock to YouTube Live, but the money (and crowd) is still at Twitch

TechCrunch: Streamers flock to YouTube Live, but the money (and crowd) is still at Twitch. “YouTube Live is making impressive strides in catching up to incumbent Twitch, but it has a long way to go yet. On the bright side, it doesn’t look like they’ll run out of road: Streaming looks to be a fairly sustainable business, suggest stats from Streamlabs’ latest report.”

Now Available: A Database of Over 1,500 African Films

Now available: a database of African films. From the About page: “The African Film Database is a new platform, developed by the Africa in Motion Film Festival, providing anyone with an interest in African cinema with the ability to search through a catalogue of over 1,500 films. Since the inception of the festival in 2006 Africa in Motion has collated submissions and information on films, now presented in this database which we believe is one of the most extensive collections of African films.”