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Online Video, Online Video Advertising
Digital, data and dollars at Vidcon
Jul 03 2017 2:00 PM
An estimated 30,000 online video creators, fans and industry players recently gathered for another successful Vidcon, the annual online video conference, in Anaheim, California.
 
Advances in digital video consumption, data usage and monetization were among the key insights that emerged from the event:
 
Online Video
State of the media industry: data-driven video for the win
May 23 2017 3:30 PM
Ooyala’s new State of the Media Industry 2017 report shows that data-driven video has officially become the beating heart of the digital age. 
Panelists at the Sports 2.0: The New Rules of Fan Engagement panel - NAB 4/24/17
Online Video
Sports is a fan’s game now
Apr 27 2017 12:15 PM
It’s springtime at the NAB show and building fan engagement for sports in the OTT era has been a hot topic this week in Las Vegas.
 
Online Video, Online Video Advertising
Going Flash-Free with Video: Transitioning Successfully
Jan 18 2017 12:45 PM

This post first originally appeared in Videonuze

SVOD the star of struggling US home entertainment industry in 2016
SVOD, Online Video, Monetization
SVOD the star of struggling US home entertainment industry in 2016
Jan 09 2017 11:15 AM

Some good news for the home entertainment industry – depending upon which segment of the industry you’re part of: Consumers spent nearly $18.3 billion in 2016, a 2% increase from 2015.

UK kids spend more time online than with TV; 41% own smartphones
EMEA, Research, Online Video
UK kids spend more time online than with TV; 41% own smartphones
Nov 16 2016 6:15 AM

A new report from British telecom regulator Ofcom says that – for the first time ever – kids are spending more time online than watching television weekly.

The report said five- to 15-year-olds in the past year have increased their Internet time by some 79 minutes to 15 hours a week. Almost all of that time came at the expense of television. Young viewers in the past year spent 72 minutes less time with the television, and now average 13 hours and 36 minutes.

APAC, Mobile, Online Video
YouTube offering auto downloads overnight in India to cut mobile data charges
Jun 09 2016 7:15 AM

Mobile users in India looking to keep data usage down and still have access to online videos are getting a break from YouTube, which is rolling out a new feature that will allow consumers to download video at night when data rates are cheaper.

The “Smart Offline” feature isn’t currently offered from all mobile operators, but YouTube is making it available to any of them in the country.

21st Century Fox leads $8M Series B funding round for theSkimm
Online Video
21st Century Fox leads $8M Series B funding round for theSkimm
Jun 01 2016 7:15 AM

“What,” you may be wondering, “is theSkimm?” And, “What are/is they/it going to do with $8M?”

theSkimm self-describes as a “company that makes it easier to be smarter.” You may better recognize the term “blog.” As in, it is one.

theSkimm is targeted at Millennials, and states as its mission to “provide a generation that is turning away from traditional news with a fresh way to stay informed.”

NAB: It’s a wrap until 2017
NAB, Broadcaster, Online Video
NAB: It’s a wrap until 2017
Apr 25 2016 9:45 AM

Last week’s NAB was, as always, loaded with new ideas and toys (although drones, I suppose, are getting to be old hat). The South Upper and Lower Halls remains the nexus for new technology relating to all things over-the-top, with a number of new entrants eating up whatever available space remains.

Here are some observations from my time in Las Vegas:

Turner leads $15M funding round for Mashable’s push into TV
Online Video, Content
Turner leads $15M funding round for Mashable’s push into TV
Mar 31 2016 2:00 PM

Digital publisher Mashable has gotten its second major infusion of capital in the past year, this time from Turner Broadcasting, which led a $15 million dollar round for the online news site as it continues pushing its efforts to expand its video offerings and break into TV.

Turner Warner Investments last year led a $17 million round for Mashable.

Mashable partnering with Bravo Media to develop four short-form video series
Content, Online Video
Mashable partnering with Bravo Media to develop four short-form video series
Mar 18 2016 5:00 AM

As the importance of originals continues to grow for SVOD players like Netflix and Amazon, other arms of the digital media industry also have begun to dip their toes in the original content pool, including media company Mashable, which this week announced it would work with Bravo Media to develop a slate of new digital series.

Australians watch more online, less broadcast TV as market begins to turn
APAC, Research, Online Video
Streaming taking bigger bite of Australians’ TV viewing; broadcast viewing down
Mar 08 2016 5:30 PM

The online video boom is still in its early stages in Australia, but streaming video already has begun to cut into the time consumers spend watching broadcast television, while also seeing huge gains in the amount of time video was watched on smartphones and tablets.

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