Video streaming


US carriers are consistently throttling popular video apps

Throttling of video streaming by US wireless carriers is “pervasive”, claims a new study.  The new research from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts found that AT&T throttles YouTube 74% and Netflix 70% of the time. Interestingly, Prime Video was not slowed by AT&T, but it was throttled by T-Mobile US 51% of the […]

German video ad market to reach €4.7 billion this year

Video advertising in the German market – including both TV advertising and video streaming – is expected to grow by about 4% to €4.7 billion this year, according to the country’s commercial broadcasters’ association, the VPRT.  According to the VPRT, TV remained the most important ad medium in 2014, with revenues of €4.3 billion, up […]

Yahoo buys Israeli video streaming firm RayV

Yahoo has acquired Israeli online video streaming company RayV, integrating the business into its cloud platforms and services team. Founded eight years ago, RayV offers a cloud-based TV-over-IP solution, distributing TV Everywhere and OTT video for online and mobile content partners. Describing the buyout as a “pivot” for the firm, RayV said that Yahoo will […]

Roku launches Android video streaming update

Streaming set-top box firm Roku has updated its Android app to let users stream videos they’ve taken with their mobile device direct to their TV.  The Android rollout comes a month after Roku launched the same update for iOS devices. Video playback is currently supported on select Android devices, including the Samsung Galaxy SIII, Samsung Galaxy […]

Roku launches video streaming iOS update

Streaming set-top box firm Roku has updated its iOS app to let users stream videos they’ve taken with their mobile device direct to their TV for the first time.  The new feature adds to the Play on Roku feature that the firm launched last year that already lets users stream photos and music from mobile to […]