Five years on, computer-based video consumption is going big time. We all knew it would. Nielsen provides some nice insight into not only who is watching it but also on what device and a bit of what kind of content they’re watching. So jump on and enjoy the ride.
Twitch, the video gaming live streaming video platform, is ahead of Facebook, Hulu, Amazon, and Tumbler when it comes to the market share of peak U.S. internet traffic. It ranks fourth, behind Netflix, Amazon, and Apple. Not bad for such a young company.
When the WSJ speculated earlier this week on the consequences of Apple's apparent ramp up of CDN specialists, indicating a build of their own Content Delivery Network, the next obvious question to be asked was how will this impact their major suppliers: Akamai and Level3? …
Sure, HBO hit $4.9B last year, but Netflix hit $4.3B, and has been around for half of HBO’s lifetime. This year Netflix is set to drop $3B on content, but that’s only the tip of the licensing iceberg. So do they have an exit strategy to the highly costly and addictive content licensing game? I think so…
$4M to show ads to people who are really upset about the ads? That’s called the Super Bowl. Research says that many people are unaffected by the content of the ads. Some even think they’re wasted money and wasting their time.
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.
For the third year in a row a broadcaster will stream the Super Bowl free online as FOX uses it’s Sports Go app to show providers and viewers what it has to offer. It won’t have the same ads, it won’t be available on smartphones and it’s most likely a ploy by FOX to get more providers to pick up their FOX Sports channels.
YouTube aims to provide each user with a fast-loading video that never, ever buffers, but that’s not always possible due to outside factors, one of which is ISP performance. Now Google will tell you just how good or bad your ISP is when it comes to video playback.
The Bear and the Hare, a viral video about an alarm clock, unsurprisingly sends alarm clock sales soaring, and you can now drive around wearing Google Glass to your heart’s content without getting arrested. Yet. More on these and other stories of the day in online video from ReelSEO.
China’s online population is over 600 million people, and the online video viewing population is more than all of America at 450 million. That’s expected to grow to 700 million in the next few years. Check out the info on the world’s largest online video viewing audience, China.