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.

March 2014 Online Video Rankings: 47 Billion Videos Watched In U.S.

March 2014 Online Video Rankings: 47 Billion Videos Watched In U.S.

comScore's Online Video Rankings are out for March 2014, and they confirm that 187 million Internet-connected Americans watched 46.6 billion online videos, including 28.7 billion video ads. VEVO, ZEFR, Maker and Disney were the top YouTube channels for unique viewers.

One Quarter of U.S. Adults Watch Video on Smartphones Weekly [Report]

One Quarter of U.S. Adults Watch Video on Smartphones Weekly [Report]

Experian broke out mobile video viewing in their latest report along with some info on what ages are watching, when they watch, where they watch (as in site and app) and whether or not they feel video ads on smartphone or tablet are useful. Want to put a wager on which demographic thought them most useful and which said least?

AOL Reclaims #1 Video Ad Property, Maker Back to #2 YouTube Channel

AOL Reclaims #1 Video Ad Property, Maker Back to #2 YouTube Channel

The new year has not started out right for the online video industry with numbers dropping across the board in terms of viewers, minutes and ads. But is this an actual depression or just the late winter/post-holiday blues for the online video industry? With the release of comScore's February Video Ranking numbers we can find out what's going on. We do know that AOL is the #1 video ad property site again though and that Maker Studios reclaims the #2 YouTube channel spot.

90% of TV Viewers Are Visiting YouTube and Google Search [Report]

90% of TV Viewers Are Visiting YouTube and Google Search [Report]

A new report states that an incredible 90% of TV viewers also visit Google and YouTube, signaling the shared audience between both digital and television, and suggesting that TV viewers are increasingly using these platforms to interact with other fans and engage in a show.

April Fool's 2014: How The Fans on YouTube Got the Last Laugh

April Fools 2014: How The Fans on YouTube Got the Last Laugh

Brands have recognized April Fools as a yearly, can’t miss opportunity, to grab people’s attention in a unique, humorous way. But what were the biggest trends and success stories from every PR department's favorite day on the Internet? Let's review April Fool's 2014!

More People Are Turning to YouTube for Tax Advice Than Ever

More People Are Turning to YouTube for Tax Advice Than Ever

Searches for “how-to” tax videos on YouTube have risen sharply over the past three years - up 254% since 2011. This is a huge opportunity for brands to chime in with helpful answers through video content, driving consideration and brand love.

All the Online Video Stats You Need, in an Online Video!

All the Online Video Stats You Need, in an Online Video!

Charts and graphs not your thing? Then you need to watch this video series from Shutterstock which gives you all the pertinent details on how awesome online video is doing. Sure there are some motion graphics and charts etc, but it's not only demonstrating the power of online video, but also, because it's Shutterstock, the range of stock footage you might find there. Well done one and all, but where's the UK version?

YouTube Brand Integration: Young Audiences and What Success Looks Like

YouTube Brand Integration: Young Audiences and What Success Looks Like

In the battle for attention, YouTube is winning. Even traditional media companies are investing big, with the goal being to have a more direct line into the lives of younger audiences. Brands are figuring out how to leverage YouTube as well. A big part of that has been in brand integration deals

Video Viewing Experience Expectations Far Higher Than Video Delivery

Video Viewing Experience Expectations Far Higher Than Video Delivery

Conviva compiled massive numbers from 2013 video viewing and determined that there are several factors that determine viewer engagement including low buffering, high buffering, SD vs. HD, content duration and genre. What do you think was the most important factor in user engagement? Step inside and find out!

Live Video Beats VOD Hands Down in Per Play Viewing Time

Live Video Beats VOD Hands Down in Per Play Viewing Time

Live video viewing per play is outstripping VOD by an extremely large margin across most screens. The question is what are people watching for that long that is live and where are they getting it? Or is the question, are you already monetizing live streaming or placing your ads against live streaming content? Because if not, you may want to look into it when you see these engagement numbers from Ooyala.

Music To YouTube's Ears: Video Site Beats Spotify for Listeners

Music To YouTubes Ears: Video Site Beats Spotify for Listeners

Did you know that over a third of Americans age 12+ used YouTube to watch music videos or listen to music in the last week. That's more than tune in to Spotify, Pandora, ITunes, music television, iHeartRadio or Facebook. The figure is even higher for 12-24 year olds.

Long Form Content Mobile Viewing Growth Continues, Who's Watching?

Long Form Content Mobile Viewing Growth Continues, Whos Watching?

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.

How Video is Changing the Way We Teach Children [Report]

How Video is Changing the Way We Teach Children [Report]

Although video is a relatively new addition to the classroom, it is being adopted by many educational facilities not only as a teaching tool, but also as a medium for more effective communication. The way we teach children, and adults, in the U.S. is changing rapidly and video is a significant part of that change.

Publishers See Major Opportunity for Mobile Video Monetization [Report]

Publishers See Major Opportunity for Mobile Video Monetization [Report]

Mobile video adoption is rapidly accelerating and viewing on mobile devices is consuming more and more share of all views and viewing time. But publishers aren't quite sure who it is that is watching their content on these mobile devices. Is this a problem of reporting or is it just that they have not done enough research into the topic? If you're pitching a mobile video initiative to a publisher, how are you presenting the audience break down and what kinds of questions are they asking? Perhaps, no one is asking the right ones.

YouTube Drives Most Engaged Social Referrals, StumbleUpon the Least

YouTube Drives Most Engaged Social Referrals, StumbleUpon the Least

Of the main eight social networks, YouTube is driving the most engaged post-click social traffic in terms of average visit duration, pages per visit, and bounce rate for visitors. The site is way ahead of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Reddit and StumbleUpon.