The digital race is on and consumers are benefiting big time! YouTube is about to offer the ability to watch 1080p HD videos in full resolution. In addition, the video channel has recently rolled out YouTube Direct, a new tool that allows media organizations to request, review and rebroadcast YouTube clips directly from YouTube. Meanwhile, Hulu just announced a major partnership with EMI to showcase music video and concert footage. According to Cynopsis Digital, one of my favorite places to go for… well… all things digital… as an example of what to expect from the Hulu/EMI merger,” a mini-site devoted to Norah Jones has been created, featuring video clips and excerpts from live performances. Hulu will also utilize such music pages to drive viewers to music-themed TV episodes and movies, such as this documentary on the Flaming Lips. Meanwhile the highly anticipated Vevo music video site, a joint venture between Sony, Universal and YouTube, has set a launch date of Dec. 8″.
Meanwhile, e-Publishing is taking off as well. Not to be outdone by Amazon and their new Kindle 3G wireless reading devise, Barnes & Noble has gotten into the eBook game. Dubbing it as “The World’s Most Advanced eBook Reader”, the nook” promises over one million bestsellers along with your favorite eNewspapers and eMagazines all delivered fast and free via 3G wireless or Wi-Fi. Browse the vast Barnes & Noble eBookstore.
The digital age… you gotta love it! See you on line!