Online video


Former Hulu bosses return with new video venture

Jason Kilar and Richard Tom, the former chief executive and chief technology officers of Hulu, have put out a call for video content creators ahead of the launch of their new business, Vessel.  In a blog post announcing the new venture, Kilar and Tom revealed that they have assembled a team that have experience “building […]

IP video to account for 79% of web traffic by 2018

Global internet protocol (IP) traffic will increase nearly three-fold over the next five years, with IP video to account for 79% of this traffic by 2018, according to new research by Cisco.  The Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Forecast for 2013 to 2018 claims that more internet users, connected devices, faster broadband speeds and more […]

TV to succeed PC as top online video platform

TV is on track to succeed the PC as the top platform for watching online video in the US, with TV viewing habits increasing as PC viewership declines, according to new research by Parks Associates. The research firm claims that in the first quarter of this year, US broadband users watched roughly three hours per […]

Sevilla FC taps TDF’s Arkena for online video platform

Football club Sevilla FC, the winner of yesterday’s Europa League championship final in Turin, has selected TDF Group unit Arkena to provide its online video platform to live-stream its 24-hour TV channel SFCTV. Arkena is also supporting the delivery of on-demand content including interviews and other exclusive footage. SFCTV is already available on IPTV and […]

Yahoo! to take on Netflix with fresh online content push

Yahoo! is reportedly planning to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon by acquiring original, high-end, “TV-calibre” video content. According to a Wall Street Journal report, which cites people briefed on the plans, Yahoo! is close to ordering four web series – 10-episode, half hour comedies, with per-episode budgets ranging from US$700,000 to a […]

Mobile devices to account for 50% of online video views by 2016

Watching content on mobiles and tablets will account for half of all online video views by 2016, according to research by video streaming and analytics provider Ooyala. In its Q4 2013 Global Video Index, Ooyala said that mobile and tablet online viewing had increased by 719% since Q4 2011. “The year-over-year growth validates the opportunity […]

Sochi events generate big online video peak

The opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics drove more than 1Tbps of online video traffic across global CDN provider Akamai’s network, the company has revealed. Other Olympics events have also generated peak traffic volumes, said Akamai The combination of cross-country skiing and biathlon drove 1.3Tbps on February 7, while figure skating and snowboarding combined […]

Blinkx partners with REV New Media

Internet media platform Blinkx has partnered with web video producer REV New Media to add sports and cooking clips.  The two channels – sports channel The Fumble and recipe channel The Savory – are available now on Blinkx, with the firm due to share ad revenue with REV. “Sports and recipe clips are consistently popular […]

A third of millennials watch mainly online video

Some 34% of millennials said they watch mostly online video or no broadcast television, according to new research by the New York Times.  The study, which polled more than 4,000 online video users, found that video hosting sites such as YouTube were most popular for video and were used by 63%. This was followed by […]

UK online video viewing hit 323m hours last month

UK web users spent 323 million hours watching online video last month, a 45% year-on-year increase according to new figures by information services firm Experian. The Experian Hitwise stats found that in February, UK internet users made 1.06 billion visits a month to video sites, an increase of 16% compared to the same month last […]