Jim O'Neill

Biography for Jim O'Neill

Jim O'Neill is the editor of FierceOnlineVideo and FierceIPTV. He has more than 30 years of experience writing, editing and managing daily newspapers. He's also an entrepreneur, having founded an alternative weekly newspaper, a coffee roasting and distribution company and a strength and conditioning consultancy that uses online video to train athletes worldwide. He is based in Michigan and can be reached at jimo@fiercemarkets.com.

Articles by Jim O'Neill

Netflix, original content, and a farewell

PARIS--Netflix Tuesday added some fuel to its original content engine, naming Cindy Holland its VP of original content. The move shows just how important CEO Reed Hastings and his leadership team

Operators to see increased growth in content subscriptions

The number of transactional exchanges for video content have been steadily declining since 2001, and the erosion likely will continue as consumers increasingly opt for subscription models to acquire

Encoding.com tapped by AOL for On Network video encoding

Cloud-based video encoding service Encoding.com has been selected to encode videos across the AOL On Network. The customer win is the second big announcement for the startup, which last week said it

Pay-TV providers flunk consumer satisfaction test

If you are a parent, you know the reaction a "D" on one of your children's report cards elicits. Stern look, stern words, vows of increased supervision, workload etc. Or, perhaps, you're a softy,

Limelight adds new value, features to its video platform

Limelight Networks (Nasdaq: LLNW) has rolled out some new features for it Limelight Video Platform, extending its analytics capabilities to Internet-connected mobile devices, including tablets,

LG unveils its G2 Series Google TVs in US

LG Electronics this week gave a sneak preview of its new G2 Series LED HDTVs that arrive on store shelves later this month and include the "G2" version of Google TV. G2 Series LED HDTV Google

blinkx app to launch on Sony connected TVs, devices

Video search engine blinkx, which scored a big content deal last week with AnyClip, is back this week with news that a blinkx app is now available on Sony Internet-enabled home entertainment devices.

CBS kills 'CSI: Miami,' but reruns will live on through Netflix

For CSI: Miami fans--those who remain, anyway--all is not lost after CBS this week announced it wasn't bringing the one-time ratings behemoth back for an 11th season... the show will soon be

Sorenson debuts faster, more efficient Squeeze 8.5

Encoding solutions provider Sorenson Media has rolled out the latest iteration of its Sorenson Squeeze encoding and transcoding software. Version 8.5, the company said, is the fastest version yet of

Avail-TVN's DAI service targets burgeoning VoD business

With nearly 9 billion video-on-demand transactions performed in 2011, the potential to monetize that content is huge. But a paucity of working dynamic ad insertion (DAI) products has left that