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For many consumers, the mobile phone has gone from last resort to first choice for viewing streaming video, and with the rollout of 5G networks, cellular video delivery is growing. Explore the latest news, trends, and analysis on mobile video here.

News Streaming Views Are Up 31%, According to Brightcove Report

Other findings of the Q4 Brightcove Global Video Index include a staggering growth in connected TV viewing time.

Facebook Releases Mobile Version of Creator Studio

Mobile app lets creators stay on top of data insights, make edits to titles and descriptions, and respond to viewers

Ericsson Claims to Beat Huawei's 5G Streaming Record

Speeds of 4.3Gbps could download an hour-long 4K episode in just 14 seconds; the old record was 2.92Gbps

Only 13% of Viewers Watch the Super Bowl on Connected TVs, Says AdColony

The ad platform's survey finds that 72% of viewers plan on watching the game on TV, while the number of smartphone viewers has gone up to 11%

CES 2020: Quibi Rolls the Dice on Short-Form Content

CEO Meg Whitman and founder and chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg announced that the new mobile service will roll out 175 new original shows and 8,500 episodes at a rate of 3 hours of new content per weekday

CES 2020: Delta Brings Streaming to the Ground, Expands it in the Air

Delta's CEO announced that the airline would let travelers stream content on Delta Studio as soon as they check in to their flight, and may introduce a "binge button"

Brightcove’s Latest Global Video Index Sees Streaming Sports Scoring Big

Sports streaming views are way up, especially on connected TVs and smartphones, and the longer the content, the more likely viewers are to finish it on the big screen

Instagram Takes Aim at TikTok With Reels, Launching in Brazil

Reels looks a lot like TikTok, and invites members to create 15-second music videos they can share with their followers.

TikTok Creates SDK for Sharing, Adobe Premiere Rush Signs On

Social video platform TikTok announced it has created an SDK called Share to TikTok that lets third-party developers build direct integration into their apps.

DAZN Partners With Snapchat to Promote Upcoming Boxing Matches

Original programs will promote the Canelo Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev WBO Light Heavyweight belt match and the rematch between KSI and Logan Paul.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Brightcove Announces Beacon, a Time-Saving OTT App Creator

When Brightcove Beacon launches in late October, customers will be able to create a variety of OTT streaming apps in a fraction of the usual development time.

Group Nine Media Takes $50M in Funding, Plans IP Investments

Video publisher Group Nine Media announced it has taken $50 million in new funding from Discovery, Inc., and Axel Springer.

Video Streaming Will Be 5G's Killer App, Predicts IHS Markit

As the 5G era breaks, video streaming will be its killer app. IHS Market says 74% see streaming video as the most compelling reason to upgrade their home internet.

The Four Major Carriers Are Hyping 5G, and Using Social to Do It

5G networks and phones aren't available to most of us, but that hasn't stopped the four major carriers—AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint—from promoting their services.

Verizon Improves its Mobile Video Streaming Experience, Finds Report

Verizon's video performance has improved in the last six months, as it achieved a 56.1 in Opensignal's latest report, making it the first U.S. carrier to reach the Good category.

Half of Young People See Major Tech Sites as Too Powerful, Finds Viacom

Companies such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google are too powerful, agree half of today's young people, says a VidCon panel called "Youth Culture: Power in Progress."