Verizon Will Offer Free Disney+ for a Year to Some Customers
Verizon 4G LTE and 5G unlimited wireless, as well as Fios Home Internet and 5G Home internet customers, will get a year of free access.
Blocking Multiple Piracy Websites Can Decrease Levels of Piracy
Blocking is an effective way to curb piracy and direct people to legal alternatives, it turns out. But it only works if many sites are blocked, finds Carnegie Mellon.
Quibi, T-Mobile Announce Partnership, Although Details Are Scarce
The short-form mobile video service will partner with T-Mobile for its April 2020 launch, but what that means is unclear. Can subscribers expect a discount?
Consumers Would Prefer Streaming Service Bundles: Survey
Households subscribe to more streaming services than they did a year ago, but they're having trouble managing them all. The biggest hassle? Too many passwords.
Akamai Creates Edge-Based API to Combat Piracy by Blocking Access
CDN Akamai announced enhancements to its Intelligent Edge Platform designed to improved security, and one could give video content owners an advantage over pirates.
Video Download Speed a Poor Indicator of Mobile Video Experience
Mobile carriers use download speeds to promote the video quality of their networks, but video download speeds and streaming video quality aren't always related.
Device UI Important to Consumers When Making a Purchase: Parks
Apple TV and Roku lead in providing easy interfaces for customers, an important feature for streaming video service satisfaction. However, people will leave if they can't find enough to watch.
68% of Marketers to Increase Digital Video Spending, Says Report
A recent report says marketers plan to increase their digital ad spend significantly, and one of the big winners in that area is digital video.
Amazon Brings Unlimited Kids' Video, Book, Game Service to Canada
Amazon is bringing its subscription offering for 3- to 12-year-olds that combines video, books, and games, to Canada.
Group Nine Acquiring Popsugar, Adding Scale and a New Demographic
Group Nine announced it will acquire Popsugar, which will help it grow reach for advertisers and tap into a new, largely female audience.
Facebook Will Pay $40M Fine for Overstating Video Ad Metrics
At the heart of the suit is Facebook's previous method of calculating watch time, which did not include all views and reported dramatically inflated numbers.
Vice Media Acquiring Women-Focused Refinery29 for $400M
Two leading online publishers are combining, with Vice Media announcing it has acquired Refinery29 in a reported mix of stocks and cash.
Half of Video Ads Now Streamed to Connected TVs: Extreme Reach
The industry has reached an important milestone: 50% of all video ad impressions are now served to connected TVs.
U.S. Households With 2 or More OTT Services Rises to 46%: Parks
One streaming service isn't enough for nearly half of broadband-enabled households, as niche services fill a void in their entertainment lineup.
TiVo Eyes Cord-Cutters With Hardware and Streaming Service
The company announced set-top boxes and an ad-supported streaming service today, and both show it paying attention to the growing number of cord-cutters.
Android Phones Are Gaining in Popularity for Video: Brightcove
Ease of use gave Apple iOS devices an early lead in online video viewing, but "times have changed" notes a Brightcove report.
Vidyard Introduces Free Plan for Limited Business Hosting
Business video platform Vidyard introduces no- and low-cost Free and Pro plans, designed to ease businesses into online video without a large financial commitment.
Vimeo Creates a Job Marketplace to Help Companies Tap Top Talent
Rather than relying on word-of-mouth, Vimeo members have a new way of finding paying gigs. Best of all, Vimeo doesn't want a cut.
YouTube Announces AI-Driven Video Reach Campaigns at Advertising Week
Advertising Week starts today in New York City, and YouTube has a message for all those attending: Let artificial intelligence make your job simpler.
Roku Devices Get Smaller, Faster to Battle the Competition
An upgrade to the Roku OS will offer curated selections for popular searches, the ability to search by movie quote, and a sleep timer for Roku TVs.