Netflix Q4 2013 results are just in and the company discuss net neutrality, 4K streaming, pricing structures, and the probability of pre-roll ads. Find out what else CEO Reed Hastings and the Netflix crew had to say.
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.
YouTube has confirmed that they are currently testing the ability to watch videos on the Chromecast HDMI dongle that are embedded on third party sites outside of YouTube. Support for such a feature would mean videos curated on other sites, such as blogs, would be just as accessible for viewers.
The new YouTube app for the Android platform is currently being rolled out and it comes with some excellent new features like multitasking so you can watch one video while browsing for another plus users now have the ability to search for playlists. It's just gone live for iOS too!
The way we watch video is changing by quarter by quarter as the technology becomes more advanced and the devices become ever more affordable. 10% of all video watched online in Q1 2013 was done so via a smartphone or a tablet (or both) as viewers themselves become increasingly more mobile. Live video also proved to be a crowd pleaser.
If you're on Dailymotion, the second-largest video-sharing site only to YouTube, you can create your own channel app that your fans can download to virtually any device. That gives people quick access to your channel wherever people might want to watch your videos.
YouTube has finally updated their iOS app to include live streaming and a host of other features such as easier access to new uploads from those channels you subscribe to. You can also now queue up videos to play via your connected TV from the comfort of your own sofa.
comScore and Crackle have teamed together to measure the audience across all devices in which Crackle can be played. Online metrics have been unable to come up with a number that includes devices like connected TVs and video game consoles. comScore and Crackle aim to solve that.
A new report shows us how Canadians are reacting to online video advertisements and how those ads are being carefully targeted to specific age groups, gender and location within that country. We learn that Connected TVs are very popular indeed.
Since I went through all the trouble of making a set of cool charts and graphs to track the whole year of comScore's Video Metrix for 2012, I thought I would also take the time to do a bit of post-year analysis. While there were ...