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.
YouTube's introduction of subscription channels dominated the online video news this week, creating many headlines but we also bring you the rest of news including Ryan Gosling's aversion to cereal how Amazon makes money from rival Netflix.
Netflix just lost Warner Bros., MGM, and Universal from its streaming archive, as those studios have now decided to move to Warner Archive Instant. The move illustrates the difficulty a rental service has (not to mention the difficulties consumers have) when it comes to all the different choices created by exclusivity.
In our round up of the weekly news stories in online video we learn that Netflix now has more U.S. subscribers than HBO and how their new package aims for more family friendly subscription service. We are excited about the first Google Glass apps to be announced as well as wondering what took a hacker so long to jailbreak the device.
Netflix have confirmed that 4 billion hours worth of streaming video on demand has been watched in the past three months by their subscribers. This puts them ahead of any cable network in terms of viewing figures but they still have a long way to go to catch up with traditional TV viewing.
Arrested Development will be hitting Netflix on May 26 with 15 new episodes. That's right, 15! The long, long wait for new Arrested Development, which has been the subject of a movie rumor and all sorts of teases since the series' cancellation in 2006, is finally over in two short months when Netflix makes all 15 episodes available on one beautiful Sunday.
It is the Easter weekend but we still wanted to bring you some of the news stories that you may have missed this past week. It has been a great few days for winners of the #ifihadglass contest, not so great for those that got kicked out of it and oh, cat videos!
Netflix has teamed with the Wachowski Siblings to bring Sense8, a new original sci-fi series coming in 2014. What do we know about it? Not much. But what we do know is that Netflix continues to offer original programming in the effort to be more like HBO.