Online Video News

Video Will Make Up 79% of All Mobile Traffic By 2022, Says Cisco

In 2022, 71% of the world's population will have a mobile device and the internet of things will increase mobile traffic greatly.

YouTube Revises its Strikes System for Consistency and Clarity

The leading video destination overhauls its notification and strike system, making community guidelines easier to understand and obey.

Cord-Cutting Is Only a Factor in North America, Says Kagan Report

The number of broadband-only homes in the U.S. will continue to decline, but globally cable and IPTV are strong.

Brightcove Intends to Purchase Ooyala's OVP Division for $15M

Eyeing Ooyala's technology stack and global customer base, Brightcove will merge the best elements of Ooyala's OVP with its own offering.

CuriosityStream Takes $140M in Funding, Deepens Content Library

The science, technology, and nature streaming service will create more 4K content and promote itself outside the United States.

SVOD and Broadcast TV Will Have Same Viewing Times by 2023

Netflix will remain the market leader in the near future, but Rethink Technology Research sees the SVOD leader's market share diminishing.

LinkedIn Streams Live, Beta Video Service Starts This Week

The social site for business has recently been transformed by video, and soon select members will be able to stream live.

SeaChange Acquires Xstream in $5.5 Million Deal

The Copenhagen-based Xstream, which generated $6.6 million in SaaS revenues in 2018, sold to SeaChange in a cash and common stock deal valued at $5.5 million.

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.

Disney Reveals Streaming Plans With Direct-to-Consumer Segment

Yesterday's Walt Disney earning call was the first to spotlight the company's direct-to-consumer segment, showing deep investments in Disney+.

Haivision Releases Makito X4 4K With 8 Core Encoding Engine

This latest upgrade has similar power requirements as the original model, yet promises a 16x increase in performance.

More U.S. Households Now Have Netflix Than Pay TV, Says PwC

In a major milestone, adoption of the leading SVOD service now beats pay TV. Viewers have more choices than ever, and they're happy about that.

Yes, UltraViolet Is Still Around, But Not for Much Longer

The cloud locker service will shut down at the end of July. Members are advised to link to retailer accounts to save their collections.

Hulu Begins Testing Pause Ad Unit With Charmin and Coca-Cola

The new format will show an overlay ad over part of the screen when a program is paused, and is currently in beta testing.

Criterion Channel to Launch April 8th, a New Home for Cinephiles

Charter subscribers will enjoy a discount for the life of their membership, and can start streaming weekly movies today.

10% Plan to Stream the Super Bowl this Year, 50% Will Use Pay TV

Streaming rates will be highest with young adults, where one-third plan to stream the game. But latency threatens to spoil the fun.

Apple TV to Launch in Mid-April, Says Unconfirmed Report

Is the long-awaited Apple TV OTT service nearing launch? Apple told its entertainment partners to be ready, says one report.

Streaming Hours, On-Demand Viewing, CTV, and Expectations All Up

According to Conviva's 2018 report, global streaming is way up, especially on connected TVs. But viewer expectations are higher than ever.

StreamElements Raises $11.3M in Funding 18 Months After Launch

Providing production and monetization tools to Twitch and YouTube live streamers, StreamElements has grown a 200,000 member user base.

The Roku Channel Begins Offering Premium Subscriptions Today

Set-top box users will get access first, followed by Roku TVs. On mobile, the Roku iOS app can now view The Roku Channel.