A new report from Sandvine states that, in North America at least, consumers are watching 100 hours of streaming video each month, and video traffic accounts for around 54% of downstream bandwidth usage during peak time hours.
Watching the BBC via iPlayer is fast becoming the method of choice for TV viewing in the UK. The state owned broadcaster logged 320 million TV and radio requests through the iPlayer in March 2014, up by 18% year-on-year. That's a new record for the online catch-up service.
There is a rabid fan base out there consuming billions and billions of live video streaming minutes each month. You might have an idea of the site, which draws on average, 45 million unique viewers a month, and you might not. They have grown from a category, into a spin off, into a major Internet video force and they show that when you build it right, as in really, really right, they will come, and continue to come for months and years.
Multi-platform advertising is a hit with agencies and marketers and many of them do spend and plan on spending more in cross-platform media buys. The NewFronts, now in their third year, are making their impact felt in video ad budgets..
The IAB was curious as to what agencies and marketers were doing with the ad budget in terms of TV and digital video. With the third year of the NewFronts upon us it seems like a good time to dive into the research. The trend? We all know the trend... TV is losing ground to digital video advertising. But is the money coming directly from the former's budget and into the latter's?
Searching for a live event to watch on YouTube used to be a simple affair. But then YouTube changed the navigation and made it that bit harder to find the broadcast you wanted. Luckily, we have a list of URLs that cover live events in all of the categories you need.
Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' YouTube channel just hit 3 million subscribers, and the comedian and late-night TV host said a big thank you in the best way - by video. Not only is Fallon a hit on NBC, but he's also the most engaged late-night chat show host with online viewers.
Digital was once prophesied to be the death of TV with all ad dollars pouring out of TV and into online video. It was video killed the radio star all over again, except, it hasn't. In fact, there's now a major synergy between TV content and digital video content which we have an inside glimpse into now thanks to Think with Google.
We now have an idea of the video ad CPM pecking order... but we're not going to spill it here because that defeats the purpose of this excerpt. This new report does do one thing, supports our hypothetical Hulu average CPM math back in December... Want the specifics? Then you need to read on Reel Believers! You may just be amazed.
Pew put out the State of the News Media 2014 and it took a long look at online news video including who watches, how it's growing and what the future might hold. Are you watching a lot of online news? If you're a Millennial you may very well be. If you're trying to market to Millennials, you might just find a cheap place to put some ads within the confines of this article... read on!
March Madness is burning up bandwidth as Turner Sports reports massive growth over last year for just three days. With Gators and Great Danes, Bearcats and Huskies battling it out, it's no wonder they are seeing such success. After all, they've hit upon the streaming video trifecta...read more to find out what it's all about!
Pay-TV companies did not really get how people discovered content for a long time, they might not quite get it now. But they are trying and that shows in Digitalsmith's Q4 2013 Video Discovery Trends report where almost half of the respondents felt it is easy to find a movie in their pay-TV VOD catalog. A marked improvement to say the least. Are you buying VOD movies are are you still on the SVOD path with your favorite online movie subscription service?
The BBC is rolling out a new version of its world famous iPlayer for computers, tablets, mobiles and connected TVs - and we have to say that the new features make it look very cool. Those outside the UK will need VPN access if they want to watch the latest Top Gear or Downton Abbey episode though.
FreeWheel brings a close to 2013 with its Q4 2013 Video Monetization report that shows online video is starting to look more and more like TV, long-form ad monetization is growing and mobile devices are continuing to make an impact on how we watch content.
In the gilded tower of Comcast, laughter rings throughout the halls as C-level executives "make it rain" with the new found wealth they have just extorted from Netflix to ensure that consumers who already pay both companies get the exact service they pay for.