Ran Harnevo
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Ran Harnevo

Ran is a veteran in the media and Internet industry and specializes in managing and deploying content and media assets. Ran is currently the CEO of ... More »Ran is a veteran in the media and Internet industry and specializes in managing and deploying content and media assets. Ran is currently the CEO of 5min Media, the online largest video syndication platform, which he founded in 2007. Prior to starting 5min Media, Ran’s experience included working as a deputy editor at Tel-Aviv Magazine, where he managed the website and covered politics and sports. Ran earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, after serving as a fighter pilot in the Israeli army. Ran currently resides in New York.

Ran Harnevo On AOL’s Video Strategy And The Web’s “Massive Wave” Of Original Content

So it seemed like a good time to sit down with Ran Harnevo, AOL’s president of video, to talk about the company’s plans, and about broader trends in the industry. Harnevo suggested that House of Cards on Netflix became “a defining moment” in “a massive wave” in original programming on ...

Samba Offers A New Video Messaging App That Records Your Friends’ Reactions

The company is backed by $630,000 in seed funding from investors including Tal Simantov (SVP of Video at AOL), Ran Harnevo (President of Video at AOL), 2B Angels, Eddy Shalev (Founder & Managing Partner at Genesis Partners), Marius Nacht (Founder & Vice Chairman at Check Point)...

AOL Is Acquiring Video Ad Platform Adap.tv For $405M

Adap.tv will operate as an independent part of AOL’s video organization, which is led by senior vice president Ran Harnevo, and which itself is part of the broader ad offerings at AOL Networks (where Bob Lord was recently hired as CEO). The deal is expected to close in the third quarter. ...

After Rising To Number 2 On comScore, AOL On Network Launches Native Mobile And Tablet Apps

According to AOL On Network SVP Ran Harnevo, it’s #1 in a number of video categories, such as Auto, Business, Style, Home, Health, Travel, Technology, and Food. That advertising piece is key, as media buyers will now be able to buy inventory across all supported AOL On Network platforms...

See It To Believe It: AOL Is Launching AOL On, A Video Network To Drive Video Ad Sales

And the guy running it, Ran Harnevo, SVP of AOL On, makes clear that it is nothing like a YouTube wannabe: “No dogs on skateboards, and no upload button,” he says. Instead, it brings together all the video offerings from AOL’s various content properties, including sites like ...

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The combination of Adap.tv will operate independently as part of AOL’s video organization which is led by Ran Harnevo, SVP, Video, and be included as part of the overall solution offered by AOL Networks to its publisher and advertiser partners. AOL Networks, under the leadership of ...

Wit, wisdom and breaking news from the New York Television Festival

Celebrities don’t always click on the web, according to Ran Harnevo, AOL Senior Vice President of Video, but casting someone with, say, four million Twitter followers will be significantly more meaningful than a celebrity who has less of a following. And web celebrities like Ian and ...

AOL HD connected TV app is now AOL On for Samsung, Roku and Sony; TiVo coming soon

"Demand among advertisers for connected TV inventory is incredibly high," said Ran Harnevo, Senior Vice President, Video, The AOL On Network. "With this launch, we're delivering on our promise of giving advertisers the tools to reach consumers across every screen in a high-quality...

AOL Puts All Original Videos on Monetized YouTube Channels

Ran Harnevo, who leads The AOL On Network, made a surprise announcement on the AOL Blog at the beginning of New York Advertising Week. He said, “Our entire original video content library will be distributed across 22 curated channels and monetized on YouTube.” He added, “Viewers will be ...

MediaPost Publications With New Video Portal, AOL Puts The 'On' Back In America Online 04/25/2012

Ran Harnevo, AOL On’s senior vice president of video, highlighted the importance of AOL On being available across devices. He added that the video portal could both complement and compete with TV buying strategies. “We are well-positioned not only from a scale perspective, but from a ...

AOL to try long-form video with documentary series 'Connected'

"Our original content offerings are constantly evolving, and long-form was the natural next step," said Ran Harnevo, president of AOL Video, in a statement. The Israeli version of "Connected" was created in 2009 and is airing its fifth season. The show currently airs in Denmark, Estonia...

Tech Madison Avenue: Activate (Partnerships) in Social, Mobile, Video and Retail @ New York

Ran Harnevo, Senior Vice President of Video, The AOL On Network Tech Madison Avenue is such a vibrant event in large part due to the audience?s in-depth knowledge and how that is reflected in the level of engagement you get with presenting speakers. Our event is a conduit for experts to ...

Andy Plesser: AOL Launches "One-Stop Shop" Apps for Videos from HuffPost LIve, TechCrunch, BBC., Mar...

The device is a unique, "one-stop shop" says video chief Ran Harnevo in a company statement Earlier this week during Advertising Week in Manhattan, we spoke with AOL's Rob DelaCruz, GM for Connected TV and Moble Video, about the apps The company has launched versions for both Apple iOS ...

Andy Plesser: (video) AOL Launches Big Video News Video Portal with AP, BBC, Reuters, Wall Street Jo...

While the these big news sources sufface videos on their own sites, on YouTube and other places on the Web, AOl On has positioned itself as sort of next generation news syndicator, a new kind "AP or Reuters" for Web news, says Ran Harnevo, SVP, Video for AOL On, in this interview with ...

AOL, Microsoft lure advertisers with TV-style shows

"Internet companies are bucketed into the snackable short form space," Ran Harnevo, president of AOL Video, said. "But we are seeing the growth in the consumption of content on big screens. " At the NewFronts, which starts on April 28, Microsoft will show longer original shows produced ...

Miramax and AOL team up for online streaming service

... audience through its fast-growing multi-screen distribution network.” “With our Miramax partnership, we have our first foray into film and long-form, bringing a cinematic experience to our premium content library and across our connected TV experiences,” said Ran Harnevo, president of AOL Video...

AOL Strikes Premium Motion Picture Deal with Miramax

“We continue to evolve our content strategy to include all screens and all experiences,” said Ran Harnevo, President of AOL Video. “With our Miramax partnership, we have our first foray into film and long-form, bringing a cinematic experience to our premium content library and across our ...

Amazon Fire TV Gives Developers a Powerful New Platform for Bringing Apps and Games to the Living Ro...

... large HDTV made the decision to port to the Fire TV platform an easy one.” “Fire TV offers our viewers another way to align their content preferences with their viewing habits, and will provide a premium environment for consumers to experience AOL On,” said Ran Harnevo, President of Video at AOL...

AOL, A Global Leader in Online Premium Video, Announces First Foray into Long-Form Video

“With Connected, we are capturing and elevating the type of authentic content that has already resonated so deeply with our viewers,” said Ran Harnevo, President of AOL Video. “At AOL, we are committed to producing premium, engaging video content -- and as a result, we are very ...

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