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.
Verizon hotly denies throttling Netflix traffic, Amazon’s video advertising business is set to explode and MixBit isn’t shutting down, apparently. These, and other stories of the past few days, 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.
Broadcaster nemesis Aereo, nets $34 million in funding, including a slice from Vimeo’s parent company, and YouTube for iOS7 gets an update that brings better search and caption features. More on these and other stories of the day in online video from ReelSEO.
Comcast reverse the cord cutting trend and sign up more subscribers than they’ve lost, Sony announce cloud-based VoD service and Google Glass prescriptions are here and they are surprisingly affordable. More on these and other stories of the day in online video from ReelSEO.