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
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.