Video views have climbed 20% since Q3 2012 but video ad views are doing even better, outpacing content views by 11%. That’s around a 31% increase over the past year. We take another look at the latest report from FreeWheel on the state of the video ad industry.
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.
Netflix have been talking about 4K video for quite a while – they even shot the second series of ‘House of Cards’ in that format. Now, they are testing some Ultra HD footage out on the site in preparation for a full roll out of the feature in 2014.
Summer time is blockbuster time and the Gaming, TV and Movie industries all teased their audiences with some great trailers that attracted millions of views. YouTube has just announced the top trailers for this summer and we take a look at the winners.
Netflix has picked up three Emmys for its original content series ‘House of Cards’ including Best Director. It represents a milestone for the company as the the first web series to ever win a major Emmy award.
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.
As ever, it’s been a news packed week in the world of video. There’s the first crowdsourced full length Vine movie in the works, the NFL Sunday Ticket might just be coming to YouTube in 2014 and Kevin Spacey thinks the television industry should raise its game to compete with VOD content.
The world of online video is never short of news or updates and we bring you the latest stories you may have missed. This week, Rhett & Link producer hopes to fund a YouTube webseries about finding Bigfoot and the Content ID system opens up to everyone.
There have been rumours flying about all week and now it’s been confirmed that the Netflix produced drama ‘House of Cards’ has been nominated for 9 Emmy Awards. It’s the first time any company has received recognition from the Emmys for content that was exclusively delivered online.