HBO Max and Snapchat Partner for Co-Viewing
HBO Max becomes the first OTT service to build a Snap Mini, allowing Snapchatters to view select episodes of Gossip Girl, Game of Thrones, Looney Tunes, and more.
Younger Viewers Are Embracing Co-Viewing Apps
Both third-party co-viewing apps and co-viewing features built in to OTT apps are finding favor with younger viewers
IBC Show Moves to December
Citing vendor and attendee reluctance to attend a September event, and the need to guarantee health and safety, IBC announced that this year's event will take place December 3-6 in Amsterdam
CES 2021: The Dial's Not Moving on 5G
Mobile edge compute and in-person experiences provide the strongest use cases for 5G, but the pandemic has stalled progress. Wi-Fi 6, on the other hand, will have a real impact in the short term.
TikTok, YouTube Challenge OTT, According to Hub
During the pandemic, young consumers are watching nearly as much online video content as TV shows and movies
Gracenote Powers New Live Sports Experiences for Smart TV and Auto Platforms
Turnkey solution helps consumer electronics and auto manufacturers engage sports fans pre-, during, and post-game
Mozark Improves QoE by Tightening App Performance
OTT platforms with greater control over third-party infrastructure perform better, says measurement platform Mozark
YouTube Now More Popular Than Facebook for Sports Highlights
A new study from Ring Digital shows the rise of YouTube as the "go-to" destination for highlight viewing, and finds that the standalone D2C market for highlights is between $2.7 and $4.5 billion
Global Online Content Consumption Has Doubled in 2020, Says DoubleVerify
Connected TV and TikTok lead the way as consumers flock to online video for content and advertising
IBC: 5G Live Broadcast Demo Shows Work Needs To Be Done
An ambitious demo for IBC's Showcase brought together multiple broadcasters and vendors to demonstrate 5G's potential for remote production, but showed that it's a long way from ready for primetime
Verizon Media Partners with the NFL on Two New Fan Experiences This Season
"Watch Together" Co-Viewing Experience Enables Fans to Video Chat on Their Phones with Friends While Watching Live Local and Primetime Games in the Yahoo Sports App for Free; New "Yahoo Sports PlayAR" Game Center Experience Enhanced with NFL's Next Gen Stats
82% Believe 5G Networks Will Replace Traditional Broadcast Distribution
However, half of broadcasters anticipate network issues to be 5G's biggest challenge
LiveU Publishes 'State of Live' Report on Streaming During the Pandemic Crisis
Today, video streaming solutions provider LiveU unveiled a new "State of Live" report, documenting increased "demand for live streaming, mobile apps, and live IP video sharing solutions" during the last five weeks of pandemic mitigation measures.
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