June 26, 2018
June 21, 2018
With the World Cup matches still in the Group stage, the likelihood that more streaming records will be set is quite high.
June 21, 2018
It’s the 89th minute, Ronaldo is stepping up for a penalty kick… and your live stream decides to buffer or go down entirely. Imagine the agony of your thousands of viewers. Imagine the scalding social media posts. Imagine the hit to your reputation.
Even when the World Cup isn’t on the line, viewers will abandon your service if a video doesn’t play within two seconds. After five seconds of start time, drop-off rates climb exponentially.
June 20, 2018
For several quarters we’ve reported in the Global Video Index that long-form (20+ mins.) video increased to over 50% of time watched on every device: connected TVs, tablets, PCs, even smartphones, the smallest screen of all and a bit of a head-scratcher. This quarter, again, long-form made up more than 50% of time watched on every screen. It was the third time in the past five quarters that’s happened. It is no longer an anomaly, it’s a trend. Not surprisingly, long-form and ultra-long-form content is watched to completion most often on PCs, to the tune of 71% for 20+ min. content and 59% for 40+ min. content.
June 19, 2018
Two-thirds of consumers in a recent study say they have live streamed content and nearly half say they are live streaming more content today than they did a year ago. Notably, two thirds also said they intend to live stream the World Cup.
June 18, 2018
Solid growth is being predicted for the online video platform market, with an expected CAGR exceeding 18% through 2022. Brands and enterprise segments – which represented 35% of the market in 2017 – will continue to be significant contributors to growth.
June 15, 2018
The deals to bring more premium sports over the top is an indication of just how far we’ve come in the streaming world. Just a couple of years ago, sports rights were seen as the last bastion of pay-TV, the one set of content rights the industry would never give up.
June 14, 2018
One topic held center stage at this week's Variety Tune In! TV Summit: The complexity of producing and marketing content in the era of multiple platforms and "peak TV.”
June 11, 2018
Revenue from subscription video on demand (SVOD) services now makes up 74% of the 1.1 billion euro video on demand (VOD) market in Germany, with the VOD market expected to more than double to 2.5 billion euros by 2023.
June 08, 2018
Consumers are rapidly adding connected TVs and devices to their homes, pushing aside traditional set-top boxes as SVOD of virtual MVPDs play a bigger role in how they consume entertainment. Just cresting the horizon? Gen Edge, the most connected generation ever.
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June 05, 2018
With teenagers leaving Facebook for Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube should content owners do the same? Pew Research this week reported that 51% of teens 13-17 say they use Facebook, a significant decline from the 71% who said they used it in 2015.
June 01, 2018
The global streaming video industry is in the middle of a growth spurt currently as new OTT services launch and traditional content owners and distributors weight their entry into a market that’s nowhere near its long-term peak in terms of subscribers and revenue.