It's been a busy day for Xbox announcements with the news that Microsoft is not only ramping up production on a number of original series, but it has partnered with UK’s Channel 4, GoPro and even has a new upload feature as part of its latest YouTube app.
Amazon wants to set your TV on FIRE! Oh, wait, they announced the Fire TV, that must be why they have been doing all that Kindle-ing. They have priced their OTT device at $99 but it comes chock full of tech and has the content to back it up. So the question is, will it generate a response with its intended audience, and will the competitors, pardon the pun, fire back?
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.
A leaked report suggests that Microsoft struck a deal with gaming MCN Machinima to promote the Xbox on YouTube with the proviso that creators did not disclose details of any payments received. That potentially violates FTC rules for the companies involved.
2013 was a huge year for OTT (Over The Top) devices and content providers, but that's nothing compared to the growth of original content that Amazon, Hulu and Netflix are promising for 2014, alongside some exciting developments in OTT technology.
Digitalsmith's Q3 2013 Video Discovery Trends Report confirms that Netflix holds the lion's share of the Subscription Video on Demand market with 41% - no surprise there. Redbox Kiosks have the largest share of the Pay-per-Rent services market at 16.5%.
The French High court takes action over video piracy, Nielsen and Comcast climb into bed over video advertising and Doritos gets nasty for Super Bowl. More on these and other stories of the day from ReelSEO.
Goldieblox backs down to the Beastie Boys, Amazon Instant Video launches in Japan, and YouTube's streaming music feature may be incoming soon. More on these and other stories of the day from ReelSEO.
Microsoft ban swearing on their Xbox video upload platform, Katie Couric confirms why she took the Yahoo dollar and The Beastie Boys hit back at claims they are being unfair over the Goldieblox video. More on these and other stories of the day from ReelSEO.
User-generated content delivers 26 times more views for Microsoft on YouTube than their own videos do. With the release of the Xbox One, fan uploads of the unboxing and set up of the console are a huge contributory factor to the brand's visibility online.