Chromecast may be as cheap as chips to buy, but not every TV, cable, or other broadcast provider is on board, and many may never be. Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Comcast have their own plans for distribution, and Chromecast probably isn’t on any of their lists.
Amazon has teamed up with FreeWheel to begin ramping up video advertising at the world’s largest eCommerce site. The possibilities are mind-boggling when you think about the amount of behavior data they probably have stored on shoppers.
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.
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.
Netflix and YouTube account for 50% of peak period web traffic with Amazon, Hulu and Facebook all trailing well behind. In contrast, Peer-to-Peer file sharing has fallen to less than 10% of total traffic in North America for the first time ever.
Amazon are already a huge player in the long form VoD market but now, if rumours are to be believed, they look set to take on YouTube by offering a better revenue package for content creators and MCNs to cross over to their platform instead.
Welcome to our weekly round of online video news from around the web. Out of the blue, YouTube decided to retire video responses which took many by surprise but that’s YouTube for you. Elsewhere, The Fine Bros passed 1 Billion Views and Skype announced that they are working on holographic video technology.
Amazon and Viacom have struck an exclusive deal, and Netflix no longer will have shows from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, or MTV. That’s all well and good for Viacom and Amazon, I guess. But for the rest of us, it just means having to buy more than one streaming service to “have it all.”
Amazon unleashed their Zombieland: The Series trailer, and so far the reaction has been, “But where’s all the people I loved in the movie?” Or at the very least, “Where is anyone I love at all?” Amazon’s first entry into original series still looks pretty funny, though.
comScore released the Video Metrix late last week but I didn't have time to get it as I was deep in post production on something. From looking at the numbers a lot of people were online watching video last month but it didn't translate into …