Sports fans globally turning to streaming

Global TV subscriptions for sports have declined by 9% since 2019, while adoption of streaming services has increased by 41%, according to a survey from cloud video platform provider Grabyo. According to the report, online paid streaming services for sports have now surpassed broadcast, with over three in five sports viewers paying for a streaming […]

UK streaming spend grows by 25% as OTT rises and pay TV falls

UK video customers have increased monthly spending on online streaming services by over £100 million (€110 million), or over 25%, since the country’s COVID-19 lockdown began in March, according to a new report by Grabyo.  According to the report, 82% of UK consumers currently pay for video services, with a third of these paying video […]

74% plan to cut cord by 2025 claims report

Almost three-quarters of consumers plan to stop paying for pay TV services within the next five years, claims a new report.  According to figures from Grabyo, 74% of the 13,000 respondents surveyed in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Thailand, Japan and Australia said that they intend on cutting the cord by […]

Mediacorp expands social video deal with Grabyo

Singapore-based Mediacorp has agreed a new deal with Grabyo, which will power the media company’s live and near-live social video content. Mediacorp’s digital teams for news, sports and entertainment will use the Grabyo platform to deliver video content, news and highlights to audiences across Singapore quickly and efficiently. The agreement comes after Mediacorp used Grabyo […]

BuzzFeed News partners with Grabyo on Twitter Live show

BuzzFeed News has partnered with cloud-based video platform Grabyo to broadcast daily news show AM to DM on Twitter Live. Grabyo is a video production, editing and distribution service and BuzzFeed will use the partnership to stream the daily morning news show, with the first episode due to broadcast today at 10am Eastern Time. BuzzFeed […]

La Liga to broadcast football match via Facebook Live

Spain’s La Liga is to become the first European football league to broadcast a match to the Facebook Live platform. La Liga has teamed up with technology provider Grabyo to live stream Atletico Madrid v Athletic of the Spanish Women’s First Division to Facebook on Saturday May 28 at 11.45. The match between third-placed Atletico […]

Grabyo named as Facebook Live streaming partner

UK-based social video startup Grabyo has been named as an official live streaming partner for Facebook Live, after unveiling its live streaming technology at Facebook’s developer conference F8. Facebook Live enables content owners and distributors to live broadcast video to the social network’s users. Facebook prioritises live streaming within the News Feed, promoting live video to […]

Footballers invest in video startup Grabyo

English Premier League football legends Robin van Persie, Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabregas are among new investors in video sharing start-up Grabyo. The real-time video company will also count NBA basketball player Tony Parker as an investor and global brand ambassador after the US$2 million funding round. Grabyo’s cloud-based service allows broadcasters and rights holders […]

Social TV startup Grabyo hires Sky product development chief as CEO

London-based video clip sharing platform Grabyo has hired BSkyB product development director Gareth Capon as its new CEO. At Sky Capon led social TV initiatives including the companion screen experience for tablet and mobile for Sky8 Sports as well as its investment in Zeebox. “The broadcast industry is now seeing a new content format open […]

Sky Sports to share Champions League clips on Twitter

Sky Sports is working with the real-time TV clip-sharing platform Grabyo to publish clips of live Champions League games on Twitter and the Sky Sports site.  Now TV, Sky’s OTT service, will promote the clips on Twitter by using Twitter’s Promoted Tweets ad platform. The deal is designed to increase awareness and engagement of live Champions League […]