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AMC takes a piece of Funny or Die as it looks to grow audeince
Mergers & Acquisitions, Content
AMC takes a piece of Funny or Die as it looks to grow audience
Nov 16 2016 5:45 AM

AMC has taken a minority share in Funny or Die, the online comedy channel, in a deal that aims to leverage the strength that AMC-owned IFC has in the linear space and Funny or Die has online and in social media.

Germans to spend more time with digital content than TV in 2017
EMEA, Mobile, Broadband
Germans to spend more time with digital content than TV in 2017
Nov 16 2016 5:15 AM

Next year, for the first time, adults in Germany will spend more time with online digital media than viewing TV, a shift in viewing patterns that are even showing up with older consumers.

eMarketer forecasts that German adults will spend 3 hours and 44 minutes per day online compared to 3 hours and 38 minutes watching television; in all, digital media consumption will be up by 5.8% among consumers 18 and older, while daily TV viewing time is forecast to decline 0.3%.

Programmatic video ad trading revenue forecast to near $11B by 2018
Programmatic, Ad Technology
Programmatic video ad trading revenue forecast to near $11B by 2018
Oct 05 2016 1:15 PM

Sixty percent of U.S. digital video ad spending likely will occur through programmatic channels this year, an increase of nearly 54% from a year ago, but that number could be significantly larger if more video ad inventory was available.

Can Turner continue reducing ad loads and still make money?
Broadcaster, Advertising
Can Turner continue reducing ad loads and still make money?
Aug 01 2016 1:00 PM

Turner Networks has been experimenting with ad loads on both its liner and online video products for a couple of years, increasing the number of ads on its online video products and, more recently, reducing its ad loads on linear programming.

The results on the linear side have been strong, – increasing both ratings and actual commercial consumption – said Turner Networks entertainment President Kevin Reilly.

Report: Mobile video viewing to overtake fixed devices this year
Mobile, OTT
Report: Mobile video viewing to overtake fixed devices this year
Jul 19 2016 10:30 AM

The long-expected move of mobile devices into the No. 1 platform for viewing online video is forecast to occur in 2016, as mobile viewing is expected to rise 39% over 2015, according to ZenithOptima’s Online Video Forecasts 2016.

Irish mobile operator Eir offers subscribers ‘free’ data for social media use
EMEA, Mobile
Irish mobile operator Eir offers subscribers ‘free’ data for social media use
Jun 23 2016 5:45 AM

Competition in Ireland’s mobile phone market is heating up and operator Eir is looking at social media – which includes, of course, video – as a principle battleground.

The service provider is offering users unlimited use (to a point) of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with no data charges up to 60GB a month. Users can add another 15 GB for 20 euros.

Facebook’s rumored post-LiveRail play not getting much love from publishers
Ad Technology
Facebook’s rumored post-LiveRail play not getting much love from publishers
Jun 21 2016 6:15 AM

Facebook is offering former clients of its now-closed LiveRail programmatic ad tech platform the option of riding on an abbreviated version of the platform, but that still means publishers will need to come up with their own alternative for most of their programmatic needs, according to a published report.

Ooyala News
Ooyala Player adds Adobe Analytics and comScore integrations
Jun 10 2016 4:15 AM

If you haven’t been tracking our player releases, I think it’s worth taking a moment to get up to speed. Late last year, the playback team started a monthly release cadence to continually upgrade the player.

Research, Mobile
Video to make up nearly 80% of Internet traffic by 2020
Jun 07 2016 3:00 PM

Video traffic continues to grow on the Internet, forecast to make up 79% of all traffic by 2020, dwarfing the traffic from the plethora of devices that make up the Internet of Things.

Cisco forecasts global IP traffic to nearly triple over the next five years as more than one billion new Internet users drive growth at a CAGR of 22%.

Ooyala News
State of the media industry: everything's changing, again
May 24 2016 4:45 PM
Consumers are increasingly vocal that their preferred medium wherever they are is video. It’s also clear that both traditional media publishers and new players in digital media need to deliver it to them on their terms.
 
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.

81% of smartphone owners in US stream video to their devices
Mobile, Millennials, SVOD
A rising tide of mobile video: 81% of smartphone owners in US stream video to their devices
Mar 22 2016 2:45 PM

The volume of U.S consumers that stream video to their smartphones is continuing to increase with a new report saying the behavior has become nearly ubiquitous as 81% of Americans who use smartphones now stream to them.

NPD Group said the trend, not surprisingly, is being driven by Millennials under 25, who spend more than twice as much time watching video content on YouTube and Netflix mobile apps compared to users who are over the age of 25.

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