Christophor Rick

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Streaming Sunday: Super Bowl to Stream Free Online Via FOX Sports GO

For the third year in a row a broadcaster will stream the Super Bowl free online as FOX uses it's Sports Go app to show providers and viewers what it has to offer. It won't have the same ads, it won't be available on smartphones and it's most likely a ploy by FOX to get more providers to pick up their FOX Sports channels.
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SVOD to Overtake Premium TV in U.S. This Year?

Two trends are getting ready to converge because of the way we are changing how we watch video content. Premium TV subscriptions are dropping while subscription VOD users are rising. Are we going to see a going to be a platform dominance change, with SVOD taking the lead and perhaps push those channels into offering digital-only options.
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Loss of Net Neutrality Could Be Bad for All Online Video Business

The Appeals Court decision to strike down FCC net neutrality in favor of Verizon, has massive implications for all involved, from ISPs to MSOs to consumers. But what does a loss of net neutrality really mean for the internet, and in particular for online video broadcasting and consumption?
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Viddy to be Fullscreen Branded Mobile App Now?

Supernovae explode, flare up and then fade quickly, so it's an apt name for the company formerly known as Viddy, which was just purchased by YouTube Partner and MCN Fullscreen. I go beyond the dollar amounts to look at what it could all mean for Fullscreen.
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Wearable Computing Could Mean Big Business for Online Video's Future

Wearable technology might have an affect on how we talk on the phone or access information, but it could have drastic impacts on not only when and where we watch digital video, but how we utilize digital video across a wide range of industries.
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Digital Video Tops TV Ad Awards: Google, Netflix, Kindle, Vizio

Some major online brands have pulled off upsets and knocked off major TV ad brands this year. Google took home two awards including Best Ad of 2013, Netflix took a surprising category, Kindle showed the power of live streaming video and Vizio shows that no market is safe from upstarts. Find out who got what and how.

DreamWorks Teams with YouTube for Daily Web Series

YouTube is partnering with Hollywood production studios, DreamWorks Animation, on a daily web series that will point viewers to the hottest new trends on the world’s largest video search engine. However, is this just a one off deal or is there a new trend that is starting to emerge at YouTube in terms of content creation?
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December 2013: Online Content Videos Exceed 50 Billion Monthly Views

December saw a marked rise in online video viewing with 5 billion more views than the previous month. It translated into over 52 billion reported views and over 35 billion video ads, 204 ads per viewer and a total reach of 55.6% of the US population, or roughly 188.25M people.
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Hell Yeah: WWE Sees Future of Digital Video

WWE has announced the launch of the WWE Network, a 24/7 streaming resource for wrestling fans which will include reality shows, documentaries, behind the scenes footage and classic matches. There's also a pay-per-view feature for events like Wrestlemania.
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An In-Depth Look At OTT And Live TV For 2014

2013 was a huge year for OTT (Over The Top) devices and content providers, but that's nothing compared to the growth of original content that Amazon, Hulu and Netflix are promising for 2014, alongside some exciting developments in OTT technology.

And Hulu's Average CPM in 2013 is...

OTT and VoD subscription service Hulu has released figures that confirm the company will reach $1 billion in revenue in 2013. We take a look at the math to see where that revenue might be coming from and how much it costs to place an ad on the Hulu platform.

Christophor Rick

Christophor Rick is a freelance writer specializing in technology, new media, video games, IPTV, online video advertising and consumer electronics. His past work has included press releases, copywriting, travel writing and journalism.