Video Trends & Research

Online video industry market research coverage. Internet video analysis, studies, reports, statistics, trends, and other research about the online video industry. Mobile video research, broadband usage, video consumption, video advertising trends, and other market research and statistics covering the online video market.

YouTube Statistics 2012: A Year Later - More Jawdropping Growth

YouTube Statistics 2012: A Year Later   More Jawdropping Growth

Last year, we took a look at some amazing YouTube statistics.  And now, we can see that over the past year, those amazing statistics from last year look awfully small compared to what YouTube is doing now.  In general, we know that 800 million people ...

April is Another Record-Breaking Month for Video Advertising: 9.5 Billion Online Video Ads Served

April is Another Record Breaking Month for Video Advertising: 9.5 Billion Online Video Ads Served

Holy mackerel! That's a whole lotta online video ads man! In fact, it's actually 20% of all videos viewed online roughly. That is if you remember that those ads are actually intersecting pieces of video content which then gets tallied as multiple videos by comScore. ...

Online Video Explodes In Germany

Online Video Explodes In Germany

Comscore just released a study of online video engagement in Germany, and the results are a continuing testament to the growth of online video outside of the United States.  46.9 million German Internet users went to online video in March, a 2.3% increase from last ...

Online Video Advertising Immune to Seasonal Fluctuations? [Research]

Online Video Advertising Immune to Seasonal Fluctuations? [Research]

Another interesting piece of the Recent FreeWheel Video Monetization Report for Q1 2012 was the number of ads viewed in the quarter. Generally, after the major shopping season (read the holidays) winds down a lot of industries will move toward a slump of inactivity. But ...

Video Generates Highest Conversion Rates Among Freemium Content Marketing Models [Research]

Video Generates Highest Conversion Rates Among Freemium Content Marketing Models [Research]

iYogi Insights just put out some research in regards to the effectiveness of the Freemium business model and I combed through it and pulled out all the bits that had to do with online video for you. There's loads of other info available as well ...

TV Still Dominant Video Consumption Platform, For Now

TV Still Dominant Video Consumption Platform, For Now

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) just released a new report looking at the devices on which consumers consume video content. Not a big surprise that TV is still the number one platform. What may be surprising are the platforms that aren't really contributing all that ...

The Rise of Mid-Roll Means Good Things for Video Advertising

The Rise of Mid Roll Means Good Things for Video Advertising

I was just perusing a report from FreeWheel that pertains to online video monetization for Q1 2012 and there were some surprising things in it. For example, mid-roll video ad placements are on the rise, but mostly due to more long form video content being ...

Engagement, Not Views, is Driving Today's YouTube

Engagement, Not Views, is Driving Todays YouTube

We all are a bit guilty of checking out a video's view count and using it as its one and only metric for success.  Although more critical thinking has made view counts less important, it's still the easiest way to judge a video's success.  But ...

Not Focused on Mobile Video? You Should Be! More than 50% of U.S. Mobile Subscribers Have Smartphones

Not Focused on Mobile Video? You Should Be! More than 50% of U.S. Mobile Subscribers Have Smartphones

Nielsen just put out the March 2012 numbers of smartphone penetration in the US and for the first time, it's topped 50%. That means an estimated 150 million. If you're not putting your video in formats that they can consume yet, get on it!

Internet and Mobile Video Up, TV Down Says Nielsen [Infographic]

Internet and Mobile Video Up, TV Down Says Nielsen [Infographic]

I stumbled upon a pretty cool infographic from Nielsen I thought I would share. It takes a look at media consumption on each screen for the past few quarters. There's nothing alarming here, TV took a small dip and in 2011 vs 2010 and other ...

Teens Embrace All Facets of Online Video from Creation to Consumption

Teens Embrace All Facets of Online Video from Creation to Consumption

Teens are a key demographic for a lot of brands and companies, so understanding what they are doing is vital to getting into their heads. Turns out, according to new research from Pew Internet, what they're doing, is video based.

Advertising is Major Concern for Online Video Consumers Internationally [Study]

Advertising is Major Concern for Online Video Consumers Internationally [Study]

Accenture recently did a study on Video Over Internet Consumers and there were some pretty interesting findings in the report. Today I'm going to look at perceived problems with online video from the consumer standpoint which had some pretty surprising stuff.

Companies Focus in on Video for Branded Content Marketing

Companies Focus in on Video for Branded Content Marketing

Back in 2009, 37% of North American companies used video for content marketing.  Last year, that number rose to 52%.  While almost every company uses websites, e-mails, and print media to get their message across, video is becoming more and more important.  We all knew ...

The History of Digital Video File Formats [Infographic]

The History of Digital Video File Formats [Infographic]

Real Networks has put together a quick history of digital file formats for video. While they glaze over the pre-digital era (which would have probably been really interesting) they did dive deep starting in 1984 with the first digital video standard. Accompanying all the major ...

Video Ad Impressions Reach Record Numbers in March 2012

Video Ad Impressions Reach Record Numbers in March 2012

Toot the tooters and clink the clinkers, honk the honkers and hoot the hooters, it's comScore video metrix time again. OK, maybe skip the hooters. Did you know that 181 million Americans watched video online in March? Did you know that online video advertising impressions ...