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Mobile, Monetization, EMEA
As consumers turn to mobile, dollars follow; UK growth to top 90%
Mar 17 2014 9:00 AM

A new report from eMarketer says mobile ad spending in the United Kingdom will pass that of spending on newspaper ads for the first time in 2014; the change will be driven by mobile growth expected to top 90% this year.

EMEA, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pay TV
Vodafone acquires Spanish operator Ono in $10B deal
Mar 17 2014 9:00 AM

After a lengthy – and public – courtship, wireless carrier Vodafone and Spanish cable operator Grupo Corporativo Ono have agreed to tie the knot. Reports say Vodafone will pay 7.2 billion-euros ($10 billion) in exchange for 1.9 million new customers in Spain and an expanded Internet and pay-TV footprint in Europe.

Online Video Advertising, Social TV
Hispanics outpace non-Hispanics in use of social, mobile for local shopping
Mar 07 2014 8:00 AM

Nearly half (49%) of U.S. Hispanic consumers use mobile devices for local shopping, compared to just 32% of non-Hispanics, a new study says.

Partners, Ooyala News, Pay TV, TV Everywhere
Univision chooses Ooyala for 24/7 TV Everywhere
Feb 25 2014 8:00 AM

Spanish-language TV network Univision has been giving its more traditional competitors like ABC, Fox and NBC a literal run for their money, regularly appearing in ratings as a top network in the United States, and capturing a lion’s share of primetime viewers in key demographics.

Univision is the kind of media company that well understands the need to “constantly reinvent ourselves in the arena that we are living in right now."

Leadership, Ooyala News, Mobile
At the intersection of mobile and video
Feb 19 2014 8:00 AM

This article originally appeared in Re-code

In the iconic 1967 film “The Graduate,” Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) famously advises Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) to pursue a career in “plastics.” If the movie were set in the present day, I imagine the exchange would go like this:

Mobile, EMEA, Connected TVs & Devices
Research: Mobile online video viewing to more than double by 2019
Feb 10 2014 8:00 AM

The number of users watching online video on mobile devices worldwide continues to increase, with annual growth outstripping expansion of any other viewing device, a new study said.

While mobile video made up about 20% of total views in 2013, it’s expected to more than double over the next five years, said ABI Research.

Mobile, Pay TV, Broadband
Dish, Southwest Airlines extend free airborne online video
Jan 16 2014 8:00 AM

American Express may have a copyright on “Don’t leave home without it,” but Dish Network and Southwest Airlines may be giving the iconic card a run for its money.

The satellite operator and airline are partnering on a deal that allows fliers free access to 20 live TV channels and 75 on-demand programs on iOS and Android devices.

Dish is paying for the content and to have it delivered by in-air Wi-Fi specialist Row 44.

Mobile, Online Video, Online Video Advertising
TubeMogul's Head of Operations Breaks Down the Latest Mobile Video Ad Data
Oct 14 2013 9:00 AM
We're big fans of data here at VideoMind, so we got pretty excited after we heard about a mobile video report from TubeMogul that tracked tablet and mobile video usage by time of day, among other mobile video metrics.
 
APAC, Mobile
China Leads Global Smartphone Adoption
Aug 30 2012 9:00 AM

Smartphone penetration is ramping up at a rate 10 times that of the 80's PC boom, according to new figures from app measurement company Flurry.

In all, the company estimates more than 640 million iOS and Android devices were in use in July. The U.S. leads in the number of active smart devices with 165 million, followed by China, the U.K. and South Korea.

Mobile, Interviews
Mobile Video Growing in India - VIDEO
Jul 16 2012 9:00 AM

This week Sameer Pitalwalla, Director of Interactive at the Walt Disney Company India, visits the VideoMind offices to discuss Indian cinema (hint: it's more than just Bollywood) and the rise of mobile video in India.

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