Sesame Street has launched a new subscription video on demand service that delivers full-length TV episodes of Sesame Street online. Subscription costs $3.99 per month or $29.99 per year and the site is ad-free as well as fully optimized for viewing across all screens,
Ooyala's Q4 2013 Video Index gave us some insight into the viewing time for long form content across devices and it is definitely growing. That screen size equals content length statement of old is now history. We pull in some other research to give you a quick look at who it might be that is watching this long form content on those smaller screens, in case you need a direction for your online campaigns.
Rumors abound that Apple is in talks with Comcast to structure a deal that could mean Comcast customers get priority treatment when it comes to receiving Apple TV content. What does this mean for Net Neutrality if the agreement goes ahead?
Pay-TV companies did not really get how people discovered content for a long time, they might not quite get it now. But they are trying and that shows in Digitalsmith's Q4 2013 Video Discovery Trends report where almost half of the respondents felt it is easy to find a movie in their pay-TV VOD catalog. A marked improvement to say the least. Are you buying VOD movies are are you still on the SVOD path with your favorite online movie subscription service?
Twitter hires a serious ex-YouTuber to beef up, and monetize, its video offering, Netflix is helping the UK government track inflation, and TWC is being sued by the city of Los Angeles. More on these and other stories of the week, from ReelSEO.
In an RBC Capital Markets survey of some U.S. Internet users, Netflix topped YouTube in a category. It might have topped them in two. However, can this love affair survive the new world order of Netflix paying for their service to receive the necessary network bandwidth? Is now the time for them to raise subscription pricing?
Paywall video platform VHX is opening up its distribution services to the public. It's a company that has built a reputation as a one stop, out-of-the-box solution for film content creators and independent art content distributors.
Vimeo has already committed itself to help indie filmmakers distribute and monetize their content via the Vimeo on Demand platform. Now it has announced an extra $10 million worth of funding to support creators, who meet certain criteria, with marketing and financial assistance.
The VoD market is alive and well in Spain with many companies supplying video on demand content to Spanish paying subscribers. The conditions are ideal for Netflix to make a move but there's no sign of them expanding into the country anytime soon.
Chromecast may be as cheap as chips to buy, but not every TV, cable, or other broadcast provider is on board, and many may never be. Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Comcast have their own plans for distribution, and Chromecast probably isn't on any of their lists.