Mr.BishopThe other thing to think about is the ads cover the investment in video technology. Same reason that YouTube runs ads - YouTube has invested in free video hosting technology so they can run ads off of it. Our video technology has cost us an enormous amount of money and labor to build.
Part of what we offer is that running ads in a newschoolers video player pays the producers that make content. So if you embed an Inspired player (which is completely newschoolers branding free) - and an ad runs - Inspired makes half that revenue.
So another site refusing to embed that producer's video is actually causing direct harm to that production company and its athletes.
This is why I said correct me if I'm wrong, I know nothing about the internet compared to you, and I'm being completely serious. I was just coming from a complete business standpoint, and while "another site refusing to embed that producer's video is actually causing direct harm to that production company and its athletes" is completely true, it's also not helping their direct competition, which is NS.
Of course they want to post the most recent content and help promote Inspired, but clearly they were just holding out until the teasers were hosted more neutrally.
Again, I am 100% a supporter of both NS (Member #2303) and Freeskier and I would love to see everyone get along, but you have to remember there is a business to be run and competition is part of that.