Omid Kordestani

YouTube watch-time up 60% as reach passes cable TV

The time people spent watching video on YouTube increased 60% year-on-year in Q2, with the site’s reach surpassing that of cable TV for viewers under 50, according to Google. Announcing its second quarter earnings results, the search giant said that watch-time on YouTube saw its fastest rate of growth in two years. On mobile devices […]

Chromecast hits one billion milestone, YouTube viewing time up 50%

Users of Google’s Chromecast streaming device have now ‘cast’ content more than 1 billion times, while viewing time on YouTube is up 50% year-on-year, according to Google. Speaking on the firm’s fourth quarter results call, Omid Kordestani, Google’s chief business officer and special advisor to the CEO, said that Chromecast usage per device has increased […]