2013 was a huge year for OTT (Over The Top) devices and content providers, but that's nothing compared to the growth of original content that Amazon, Hulu and Netflix are promising for 2014, alongside some exciting developments in OTT technology.
Christophor Rick: ReelSEO Author
Christophor Rick is a freelance writer specializing in technology, new media, video games, IPTV, online video advertising and consumer electronics. His past work has included press releases, copy-writing, travel writing and journalism. He also writes novel-length and short fiction as part of Three-Faced Media .
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OTT and VoD subscription service Hulu has released figures that confirm the company will reach $1 billion in revenue in 2013. We take a look at the math to see where that revenue might be coming from and how much it costs to place an ad on the Hulu platform.
Can 2014 possibly hold up to the growth video advertising saw in 2013? Can it maintain its steady yearly grab of revenue percentage from older, more traditional advertising methods? We take a look at what 2014 will bring in video advertising developments.
Netflix and Amazon are rolling out 4K content and tech companies like Sony and Samsung are releasing 4K ready TVs but what is 4K? Do we really need it and what does it mean for online and streaming video?
The insanely rapid growth of second screen and other connected devices means that we could see video-streaming devices outpacing the population of the planet by 2017, with tablets and smartphones grabbing nearly 70% of the market share.
Invodo has released their Q3/Q4 E-Commerce Video Benchmarks Report and data shows online video has a major impact on the purchase decision of the viewer, with 1.81x more likely to buy a product. We take a look at the findings.
Digitalsmith's Q3 2013 Video Discovery Trends Report confirms that Netflix holds the lion's share of the Subscription Video on Demand market with 41% - no surprise there. Redbox Kiosks have the largest share of the Pay-per-Rent services market at 16.5%.
A new report states that over half the people surveyed purchased a product or service after watching a YouTube video - not a YouTube advertisement, a YouTube video. It means that branded content on YouTube is having a fairly massive impact on purchasing decisions of consumers.
80% of browsers support HTML5 video technology and Chrome has a 33% share of that market, the biggest piece of the pie compared to others like Firefox and IE9+ which only have a 14% share. On the mobile front iOS and Android account for 8% each of total HTML5 browser installs.
Pre-Roll ads. Can't live with them, can't watch a video without them. We've seen quite a few brands play about with the format and now Burger join in the hatred with you, albeit with 64 of their very own.
Video views have climbed 20% since Q3 2012 but video ad views are doing even better, outpacing content views by 11%. That's around a 31% increase over the past year. We take another look at the latest report from FreeWheel on the state of the video ad industry.
TV Everywhere, which gives the viewer the option to watch online video on demand content wherever they want, whenever they want, is a goldmine for video advertising ROI. We take a look at the latest report from FreeWheel on the state of the industry.
The cable industry has been facing some real challenges over the past few years, the least of which is cord cutting. Now Comcast must be feeling the sting of all those lost subscribers because they're starting to dream up new ways to monetize content via more video advertising.
50% of the US online population play games on their mobile devices, and ads on those games attract a click through rate (CTR) of, minimum, 1.5% globally. That's around 10 times higher CTR than display ads which spells out a big opportunity for brands.
In our 2013 Online Video Marketing Survey and Business Trends Report, YouTube and Google rank as the most often cited place for purchasing paid video ads, but only a third of video marketers are investing in in-stream video advertising.