Facebook looking to video to commercialise mobile drive

Video will play a key role in Facebook’s drive to commercialise its presence on mobile devices, according to chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, speaking after the company released its first quarter financials.  Sandberg said that “video will play a significant role in bringing more marketers to mobile” and noted that over 75% of global video […]

Facebook opens up videos to the wider web

Facebook is now letting viewers watch and interact with Facebook videos from anywhere on the web, with the launch of its new embedded video player. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch as part of his opening keynote at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference in San Francsisco this week. Facebook described the player […]

Mobile video traffic to grow seventeen-fold

Total mobile video traffic in the next six years will be around 17 times that of last six years, according to the latest Ericsson mobility report.  The global research, published ahead of Mobile World Congress next week, claims that two-thirds of app data traffic over mobile networks comes from just five of the most popular […]

Twitter to up video efforts, hits 1.5 billion Vine loops per day

Twitter has revealed that it has “a lot more coming on the mobile video front” as the firm said that it now logs more than 1.5 billion Vine loops a day for its short video service. Speaking on the firm’s fourth quarter earnings call, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that the launch last week of […]

Facebook buys video technology firm QuickFire Networks

Facebook has acquired QuickFire Networks, a firm that uses proprietary technology to reduce the bandwidth requirements of viewing high quality video online. Announcing the acquisition, QuickFire Networks CEO Craig Lee said that the Facebook takeover marked the “next step” in the company’s growth, with the firm due to help deliver “high quality video experiences” for […]

Facebook reports ‘shift to video’

Facebook has reported an increasing shift towards visual content, claiming that in the past year the number of video posts per person has increased 75% globally and 94% in the US. On a worldwide basis, Facebook said that the amount of video from people and brands in the site’s news feed has increased by a […]

TV and video revenues to remain flat

Total TV and video revenue will remain flat over the next five years, despite the promise of TV everywhere and VoD services, according to a new US study by research firm The Diffusion Group (TDG). The Future of TV Monetisation report says that while TV everywhere and pay TV VoD is showing “promising in-market results,” they […]

Ziggo enlists Ooyala and Basefarm for refreshed website

Dutch cable operator Ziggo is partnering with Ooyala and Basefarm, which will power multiscreen video content on its refreshed consumer website  Multi-screen video streaming and analytics firm Ooyala will provide a “comprehensive video solution” in partnership with Basefarm, which offers managed services for business applications. Following the Ziggo implementation, Ooyala and Basefarm said they […]

Twitter buys video platform SnappyTV

Twitter has bought video platform SnappyTV in a deal it said would make it easy for TV broadcasters, businesses, and event producers to share videos on the social network.  SnappyTV’s platform lets users edit and share TV and video clips, and is already “widely used” by brands and Twitter’s media partners to distribute video on […]

Samsung reportedly buys video discovery firm

Samsung has reportedly bought New York-based social video discovery firm According to a GigaOM report, Samsung will take the three-year old company’s technology in-house and close its branded apps once the deal is formally announced. In November launched an app for iPhone and iPod touch. Its service provides users with a personalised stream […]