Smartphone video traffic growing 55% annually

Smartphone video traffic is growing by 55% annually and will represent more than 50% percent of the mobile data traffic in 2019, according to new research by Ericsson.  The Ericsson Mobility Report predicts that total smartphone traffic will grow by 10 times between 2013 and 2019, reaching 10 exabytes. It also predicts that social networking […]

TV and video watched by 72% of people on mobiles

Some 72% of people watch TV and video on mobile devices each week, according to respondents of Ericsson’s latest ConsumerLab report.  The report said that 42% watch mobile TV and video content outside the home, while 75% multi-task by using mobile devices at the same time as watching TV. Ericsson also noted a trend for […]

Digital media use to grow 11.8% this year

Worldwide consumer digital media use is due to grow 11.8% in 2013, driven by demand for OTT, online and mobile video, as well as social media and games, according to new stats.  US research firm PQ Media estimates that consumer digital media usage – under three categories of the web, mobile and other digital media […]

HuffPost Live video network claims half a billion views

The Huffington Post’s live-streaming network, HuffPost Live, has generated more than 445 million video views and is attracting more than 13 million unique visitors a month, the firm said. In a blog post to mark the one-year birthday of HuffPost Live – conceived as a video news network that lets viewers become part of the […]

Facebook adds video to Instagram

Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram has added video functionality to its service, allowing users to share video clips for the first time.  Instagram users can now choose to capture videos of up to 15 seconds and choose from 13 filters to give the clips a distinctive look – the major draw for its still image service. […]

Mobile TV and video viewers to hit 2 billion

Globally, some 2 billion mobile and tablet users will watch TV and video on these devices in 2017 according to a new report by Juniper Research. The Mobile/Tablet TV & Video: Content, Broadcast & OTT Strategies 2013-2017 study found that in 2017 the Western European market will account for over a fifth of these mobile […]

Mobile video viewing jumps 215% in Germany

Some 11.5 million people in Germany viewed video on mobile phones in Germany in February – a 215% year-on-year increase, according to ComScore stats.  The research firm, noting the changing video landscape in Germany, also said that 46.6 million Germans watched an online video via on their desktop PC or laptop during the month, though this […]

Angry Birds series goes live in-app

The Finnish-based creator of the Angry Birds franchise, Rovio, has partnered with video specialists Brightcove to add its recently-launched animated series into its game apps.  Brightcove will use its Brightcove Video Cloud service to deliver the Angry Birds Toons video series to its tablet and smartphone apps, with Rovio to release a new episode each […]

Spotify reportedly eyeing video service launch

Music streaming service is rumoured to be planning to launch an on-demand video service to compete with the likes of Netflix.  According to Business Insider Australia, which cites unnamed sources, the firm is interested in funding and creating exclusive video content competing in the video space alongside other online players. In September Danish broadcaster TV2 […]