Mobile Video Frustrations Are on the Rise: 88% Report Issues
A report from Penthera shows that people expect instant start up and no buffering from mobile video. If they experience problems, most of them will leave.
The Average Video Streamer Has 3.4 Services and Pays $8.53 Each
A report from Vindicia and nScreenMedia shows people like having multiple streaming services and prefer low-cost options. Also, Amazon Channels has a strong following.
Ad-Free Video App Portal Creates Subscription Payment Option
Brand advertising is a rip-off, claims the entirely user-supported video app. It lets creators bill fans directly and avoid the brand safety concerns of advertisers.
Facebook Brings the Watch Party Shared Experience to Live TV
Starting with live sports events, Facebook is making at-home viewing into a social experience. Isn't this what Twitter already does?
DaCast Buys Vzaar to Create More Powerful Streaming Platform
Live streamer DaCast has its eye on Vzaar's live streaming features, its high profile customers, and its ability to do business in China.
DAZN Forms DAZN Media Division for Ad Buys and Sponsorships
Creating an entry point for ad buyers, London-based sports streamer DAZN has created an ad division called DAZN Media.
FreeWheel Media Offers Unified Solution for TV and OTT Ad Buying
Tearing down its internal silos, FreeWheel reorgs and rebrands, creating a streamlined way for video ad buyers to run campaigns on TV, OTT, or both.
Dailymotion Signs Multiyear Partnership With the NBA G League
The development league will use Dailymotion's player to share clips across its sites, but the agreement does not include any live game streaming.
DirecTV Now Simplifies Streaming Plans and Raises Prices
Consumers will like that it's easier to choose a plan—and that HBO is included—but might balk at paying more money for fewer channels.
NBCUniversal Will Launch a Free, Ad-Supported News Stream in May
The network will join ABC, CBS, Cheddar, and others in providing an ad-supported live news option for viewers who don't have pay TV.
VidAngel Loses Court Case on DVD Filtering and Streaming
By filtering past adult content and streaming DVD titles online, the service is violating Hollywood studio copyrights, a judge asserts.
Twitter Creates Video Marketing Tool for Publishing Partners
Called Timing Is Everything, the tool presents a graphical view of when video watching is most active. But don't let that limit posting times, Twitter cautions.
Now in Open Beta, BitMovio Brings Blockchain, Tipping to Video
For something different—extremely different—check out the BitMovio beta, which aims to lure young viewers with genre content and cutting-edge payment models.
57% of Streaming-Only Customers Primarily Motivated by Price
Cord-cutters and cord-nevers are the happiest. BroadbandNow's study finds streaming-only customers have the highest satisfaction levels.
Viacom Completes $340M Acquisition of Free Streamer Pluto TV
As free AVOD services find an audience Viacom makes a bet on Pluto TV, and will supply it with premium content to drive its adoption.
Akamai Intros Enhancements at the Edge, Securing Premium Video
With security threats for premium video increasing, security technology must rise to the challenge. Akamai launches a variety of improvements for content protection.
Sling TV Offers Limited Discount for Dissatisfied Taxpayers
Tax refund not what it used to be? Sling thinks a three-month price drop for new customers might just cheer people up, and earn it some new subscribers.
Disney Said to Be in Discussion for WarnerMedia's Share of Hulu
The Walt Disney Company currently owns 30% of Hulu, but after an acquisition and a possible buyout, it could own 70%
Mobile Operators Are Being Crushed By the Demand for HD Video
Video is taking up an increasingly large share of mobile traffic. The reason is HD video using more data. So how will operators manage the shift to 4K?
Telestream Announces Channel Creation, Cloud Processing Solutions
At long last, Telestream has discovered the cloud. New options let content owners spin up channels in minutes and shift demanding video processing online.