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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.

Epix Debuts Epix Now Streaming Service, Starts With Mobile

The $5.99 per month service includes a library of movies and series, original programming, and downloadable content for offline viewing.

Verizon Offers Best Mobile Video Performance: OpenSignal Report

Surprise: AT&T, didn't take second place, it took fourth. AT&T has been building up its content portfolio, not its back end.

ESPN+ Gains Personalization, Offline Viewing, New Platforms

The ESPN+ experience get tailored with recommendations customized for each subscriber, while the mobile apps can download favorite shows.

AT&T to Launch Standards-Based 5G Access Later This Week

Select individuals and businesses will get free access for 90 days. After that, they'll need a $500 hotspot and $70/month service.

Ooyala Sees Strong Increase in Video Plays on Mobile Devices

With video plays above 60 percent and phone plays above 50 percent for the first time, Ooyala sees a commitment to multi-screen streaming.

5G Deployment Will Dramatically Increase Mobile Video Traffic

With higher resolutions and AR services coming to mobile, 90 percent of 5G traffic will come from video, predicts an expert council.

Apple's Latest Video Strategy: Give it Away to Device Owners

An unconfirmed report says Apple's latest video play is to give premium content away through an app, then sell third-party subscriptions.

For the Best Mobile Video Performance, Head to the Czech Republic

Achieving excellent mobile video performance is about more than just fast download speeds. A report from Open Signal shows unexpected winners.

Gracenote Unveils Mobile Video Analytics to Track App Performance

With this offering, content provides learn how their services perform, how quality issues impact engagement, and how their offerings compare with competing services.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Tops List of YouTube Signature Devices

YouTube now endorses phones that provide the best streaming experience on its platform, and VP9 codec support is an essential.

Roku Brings the Ad-Supported Roku Channel to All Web Viewers

The Roku Channel is now available online through desktop and mobile browsers. Also, the Roku OS gains a navigation option for free shows and movies.

Musical.ly App Folds Into TikTok, Users Urged to Switch Over

Chinese technology company Bytedance is once again getting out of its own way and reducing competition in the video app market.

Musical.ly Now Directs Former Live.ly Members to LiveMe App

When the live video app Live.ly shut down last month, users were told Musical.ly would be getting live streaming. Now they're being directed elsewhere.

DC to Launch Subscription Service That Combines Video and Comics

The house of Batman is creating an SVOD service that offers original live action and animated shows, as well as a curated library of comics.

Verizon Closing Go90 in July, Ending Nearly Three-Year Run

Serving videos to mobile-first teens seemed like an easy money grab, but Go90 is the latest in a long line of platforms to never find an audience.

Wowza Streaming Cloud With Ultra Low Latency Now Available

First demonstrated at IBC, Wowza's solution for low-latency interactive video and data serves viewers around the globe on a variety of devices.

NFL, CBS Extend Streaming Agreement Through '22, Expand Platforms

CBS All Access subscribers will be able to stream games on their mobile devices for the first time, as Verizon no longer has an exclusive on mobile

AT&T WatchTV Offers Free Bundles for Unlimited Data Customers

Following its Time Warner merger, AT&T introduces two plans that offer a free skinny bundle for unlimited data customers, but read the fine print carefully.

70% Stream Video Daily, 67% Have Streamed Live Video: IAB

A global study of live video streaming habits finds people use their phones for live video most often, but use connected TVs for long-form programming.

Facebook Launches Live Gaming Video Hub and Creator Resources

On FB.gg, gaming video creators can grow a fanbase and profit from virtual gifts, while fans can discover live and on-demand video based on their interests.