We take a good look back at the week in online video to see how YouTube have made life a bit easier for those with more than one channel and how Netflix look set for a second series of Arrested Development.
It’s been the battle of the super teeny short form video this week as Instagram pitched its tent alongside Vine in offering subscribers a chance to create and share their videos. They’re off to a cracking start with 5 million Instagram created videos shared in the first 24 hours.
Netflix continues their run on original content, as they strike a deal with Dreamworks Animation, the guys behind Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon, to be the exclusive provider of TV-like episodes of Dreamworks Animation originals.
Want to see how Google Glass really works when you ask it a question or how inbuilt internet could be the future of every new car? We bring you the highlights from the weeks online video news.
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.”
The new season of Arrested Development came with lots of high hopes and expectations. And like all things where fans demand to be entertained exactly as they were before, those hopes and dreams were given a reality check. However, this season of Arrested Development is just as good. It’s just different.
It’s a holiday weekend for many of us so it’s the perfect time to release 15 episodes of a much loved and missed comedy all at once….but is binge watching our favourite shows the harmless activity we think it is? I wonder just how many of us will watch video content via our mobile devices this weekend too?
Google and Microsoft have been facing up to each other all week over the Windows YouTube app which has yet to be settled – although Google’s ‘Cease & Desist’ letter might hasten Microsoft’s decision about whether to allow ads and prevent downloads. In other news, YouTube’s ‘Comedy Week’ starts tonight – we can’t wait!
In terms of volume of traffic to US homes, video is the star of the internet with over half of mobile and fixed data usage attributable to video content alone. Netflix and YouTube lead the way, of course, with YouTube now responsible for over 20% of mobile downstream traffic in North and Latin America and Europe.
Arrested Development, which re-launches on May 26 on Netflix, has released a trailer for the upcoming goodness. Some of it feels a bit strange, but most of it looks like we’ve gone back to 2006 and corrected the wrong that this show was ever cancelled.