Pyro.TV brings online video to Facebook

29 08 2007

Online video aggregator and rich media publisher Vibe Solutions has integrated its Pyro.TV portal with Facebook, offering the social network’s 24 million users access to a range of video content from networks such as ABC, NBC, Comedy Central and CNN.

Facebook users can embed a version of the Pyro.TV player in their profile and customise channel line-ups.

The development follows last month’s announcement that Pyro.TV had partnered with video search engine Blinkx.

In related Facebook news, online measurement firm Hitwise reveals that the social network is now the 10th most-visited site in the U.K. and is ranked 20th when it comes to diverting onward traffic to retail sites.

Traffic stats within TV sites

2 08 2007

A welcome innovation from metrics firm Hitwise, which is now measuring trafic not just to TV sites, but also within.

Here are the most recent figures:

Top Visited US Broadcast Network TV Show Websites (Week ending July 28, 2007)  

Rank   Network   Website                            Market Share Of Visits
1       FOX         The Simpsons                              21.90%
2       CBS         Pirate Master                                7.15%
3       NBC         America’s Got Talent                      6.88%
4       FOX         American Idol                                6.19%
5       FOX         So You Think You Can Dance           5.81%
6       FOX         America’s Most Wanted                   4.23%
7       NBC         Deal Or No Deal                              3.17%
8       FOX         Hell’s Kitchen                                 2.69%
9       ABC         Greys Anatomy                               2.21%
10     NBC         Age of Love                                   1.85%

Source: Hitwise Rankings based on market share of US visits among custom category of television network websites among six major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The CW and MyNetwork) for the week ending July 28, 2007 (Sunday ­ Saturday) from the Hitwise sample of 10 million US Internet users.