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Pay-TV VOD Easier to Use But OTT Still Dominates

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?...

STOP PRESS: The New BBC iPlayer Launched Today (Via a VPN Near You)

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....

Ad Viewing on Long-Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

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....
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Netflix Pays Comcast, Ends Our Love Affair

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....

Where are Millennials Watching Video Content? Not on TV. [REPORT]

If Millennials are watching TV content, but not on TVs, then where are they watching TV content? Plus, how does one market to Millennials if TV is not where they are watching video? TiVo's latest survey results shed some light on all of this and more. We also give some logical tips on where you might want to market to Millennials....

Computer-based Video Consumption Climbed 157% in Past Five Years

Five years on, computer-based video consumption is going big time. We all knew it would. Nielsen provides some nice insight into not only who is watching it but also on what device and a bit of what kind of content they're watching. So jump on and enjoy the ride....

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. ...

Video Ad Viewing Up 31% Year-To-Year, Completion Rates Flat [REPORT]

Video views have climbed 20% since Q3 2012 but video ad views are doing even better, outpacing content views by 11%. That's around a 31% increase over the past year. We take another look at the latest report from FreeWheel on the state of the video ad industry....
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Comcast Want to Further Monetize VOD Content with Even More Ads

The cable industry has been facing some real challenges over the past few years, the least of which is cord cutting. Now Comcast must be feeling the sting of all those lost subscribers because they're starting to dream up new ways to monetize content via more video advertising. ...

Kaltura Offers Native Video App for Out-of-the-Box Video Portal

Open source video platform Kaltura has launched its new mobile video app which not only allow users to browse and view video but it also allows uploading of captured video, both live and pre-recorded. It's a single piece of software for a full-featured social video platform on mobile devices....

Google Plus Hangouts to Upgrade to HD

Google Plus' Hangouts on Air is getting an HD upgrade. Some of you will be able to take advantage of it now, and the rest of us will have to wait as it rolls out in the next few weeks. Anyway, bandwidth improvements, video codecs, and more had to be improved to make this happen....

ABC Makes Live TV Possible on Any iOS Device

ABC is making their live broadcasts available through their "Watch ABC" app, which is being regarded as a move to combat embattled live-streaming service Aereo. ABC becomes the first major network to make an app available to broadcast all their shows live....

Google+ Hangouts-On-Air Now Feature Live Rewind, Instant Publishing

Google+ Hangouts-On-Air have added some nifty features: live rewind for those who can't stay at their screens during certain moments of the live stream, instant publishing for those who want to watch the hangout immediately after it has aired, and better mobile video quality....