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 Studios have two major original content shows coming out this month but they are not going down the Netflix route of uploading every episode at once. As an audience, we may love binge-watching but the company says that's not helpful for them. This and other news from ReelSEO.
Netflix and Disney are climbing into bed over a new Marvel series of superhero adventures that the streaming video site is going to carry from 2015. It's a major commitment for both companies. This and other news of the day from ReelSEO.
YouTube's live streamed Music Awards Show was either a great success or a damp squib, depending on whether you bought into Spike Jonze's vision. It certainly generated a lot of headlines for the site today. This, and other news from the day in online video.
Welcome to the day in online video when YouTube announced their own streaming music service to rival Spotify, Vine finally added some much needed editing features, and the ad agency behind Walmart and Coca Cola invested millions into YouTube advertising.
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.
It's been another crazy busy week in online video with an Emmy win for Netflix, YouTube offering copyright free music and upgrading the terrible comments system and Machinima releasing all 10 episodes of 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' in one go.
It's been a week where we've seen YouTube announce that offline viewing is coming to mobile apps but Vevo aren't happy with YouTube's plans and already look to have opted out. Meanwhile, Vimeo actually rolled those features out on their own app upgrade, beating YouTube by a couple of months. These stories and others in this week's round up of news.
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."