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Reports: Apple targets spring launch for video service

Apple is reportedly planning to launch its much-anticipated video streaming service this spring, offering original programming as well as subscription TV services from a range of partners. CNBC reported this week that Apple is in the final stages of preparing its video service and is aiming to launch it in April or early May. A separate Reuters […]

Amazon to increase video spend in 2019

Amazon’s chief financial officer, Brian Olsavsky, said he expects Prime Video spend to “increase even further in 2019” but would not put a price on its programming budget. Olsavsky made the comment on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call, responding to a question asking for an update on the company’s ambitions in the video space. […]

Facebook expects Watch to become ‘more mainstream’ in 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he expects the Watch video platform to become “more mainstream” in 2019, adding that building new experiences is one of the company’s four priorities for the year ahead. Speaking on Facebook’s fourth quarter and full year 2018 results call, Zuckerberg said that 400 million people use Watch every month and […]

Apple: breakdown of the cable bundle to accelerate in 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook has predicted that the “breakdown of the cable bundle” will take place at a much faster pace this year and said Apple is well placed to help usher in this change in viewing habits. Speaking on Apple’s first quarter earnings call, Cook said that Apple will participate in “a variety of […]

WARC: short-form video to be key growth area for ads this year

Short-form video, usually defined as content under 10 seconds in length, will be a key growth area for global advertising in 2019, according to ad metrics firm WARC. WARC’s Marketer’s Toolkit survey found that 79% of respondents expect to increase investment in online video over the coming 12 months, while 82% of brands agreed that […]

BASE: UK video sector grew 10% in 2018

The UK video sector grew by 10% in 2018 taking the total market value to £2.34 billion, according to the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE). The BASE figures, based on data from the Official Charts Company and Futuresource Consulting, indicate that 63% of consumers now choose to rent or stream film and TV content, […]

Brightcove: millennials more satisfied with streaming services

Millennial viewers feel “far more satisfied” watching content through streaming services compared to broadcast or cable networks, according to research by Brightcove. The video technology provider’s 2018 Global Consumer Streaming Habits Survey found that 68% of people aged 19-36 said that streaming services continually provide content they want to watch, compared to 55% who feel […]

Facebook Watch claims 400m monthly viewers, outlines plans for 2019

Facebook Watch now has more than 400 million people a month and 75 million people per day watching at least one minute of content on the video platform, according to vice-president of video, Fidji Simo. The Facebook exec announced the stats in a blog post that detailed the company’s video plans for the coming year, revealing that […]

Ericsson: video will be 74% of mobile traffic in 2024 as 5G takes hold

Video’s share of the global mobile traffic is due to climb from 60% today to 74% in 2024 as 5G establishes itself as the fastest generation of cellular technology to be rolled out around the world. This is according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, which predicts that 5G will account for 1.5 […]

Ampere: 32% of US web users watch videos daily on their smartphones

Almost a third of US internet users watch online video on their smartphones every day, the highest proportion of anywhere in the world, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm estimates that during the third quarter of 2018, some 32% of US internet users watched video on their smartphone daily, compared to 23% in Europe. […]

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