Online Video News

BritBox Launch Will Pile More Pressure on Netflix

The "Best of British" SVOD launches domestically soon with content pulled from rivals including Netflix. But with BBC keeping content on iPlayer for 12 months, will it offer enough to get people to pay?

Vobile Group Buys Content Identification Tools From Zefr for $90M

The company is getting RightsID, which lets content owners see where their material is being used on major social platforms, and ChannelID, which manages official IP on YouTube.

The Four Major Carriers Are Hyping 5G, and Using Social to Do It

5G networks and phones aren't available to most of us, but that hasn't stopped the four major carriers—AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint—from promoting their services.

Minute.ly Solution Automates Brand Stories on Multiple Platforms

Making it easier for brands to connect with followers using the Stories format, Tel Aviv-based Minute.ly today launches an automated solution.

Verizon Improves its Mobile Video Streaming Experience, Finds Report

Verizon's video performance has improved in the last six months, as it achieved a 56.1 in Opensignal's latest report, making it the first U.S. carrier to reach the Good category.

Amino Acquires UX Specialist 24i Media for €21.4 Million

The acquisition will allow Amino to offer pay TV operators a better-integrated user experience solution; 24i will retain its brand.

Dalet Acquiring Flex Media Platform; Is This the End of Ooyala?

Dalet will pay up to $5.4 million in cash and stocks for Flex Platform software, customer contracts, and personnel. Will the last person at Ooyala please turn off the lights?

Half of Young People See Major Tech Sites as Too Powerful, Finds Viacom

Companies such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google are too powerful, agree half of today's young people, says a VidCon panel called "Youth Culture: Power in Progress."

Skinny Bundles Plus A-List Content Could Sway Cord-Cutters

Pay TV providers remain under pressure from cord-cutting but could use skinny bundle offerings to staunch the flow, finds a new report.

Facebook’s Video Strategy Shows Signs of Success: IHS Markit

In a finding that will support the case short-form content service Quibi is making to advertisers, mobile devices have become a key area of growth in terms of video consumption.

HBO Max Joins Multi-Billion-Dollar Content Battle

Sky and Netflix also announce moves to double down on original spend for pay TV and direct-to-consumer services

Facebook Unveils a Variety of Monetization Options for Creators

The social network now offers creators more control over how ads appear in their videos, avoiding mid-rolls where they would interrupt content.

Netflix Subscribers Okay With Ads if They Get a Discount

For something that doesn't exist—and probably never will—the idea of an ad-supported Netflix tier gets a lot of attention.

Xilinx Acquires NGCodec for Cloud Video Encoding IP and Talent

The union brings together two companies that have worked together since 2016, collaborating on next-generation FPGA-enabled video codec technology.

SVOD Services Correlate With Lower Rates of Video Piracy

Ampere Analysis shows a correlation between large drops in video piracy and the availability of unlimited streaming SVOD services.

MobiTV Takes $50M in Funding, Plans to Spur Growth Abroad

The company will use the money to drive growth in foreign markets and improve its Connect platform, which helps pay TV operators create IP-based services.

Americans Spend 11 Hours 27 Minutes Daily on Media, Up 21 Minutes

Nielsen also breaks down how long different age groups search for something to watch on a streaming service. The average is 7.4 minutes.

Brightcove Reduces and Reorganizes Staff, Denies Disarray

While Brightcove's CMO calls the change minor, an ex-employee says this caps a year of turmoil that started with the appointment of a new CEO.

Connected TV Now Makes Up 49% of All Streaming Ad Views

The rise in connected TV ad views continues: CTV made up 44% of all streaming ad views in Q4 2018. Three months later, that figure has grown to 49%.

Piracy Costs the U.S. Economy $29.2B Yearly, 80% From Streaming

Putting a price tag on the impact of digital piracy, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that global online piracy costs the U.S. economy $29.2 billion in lost revenue every year.