Video


Ampere: Saudi web users consume the most TV and video

Saudi Arabian internet users watched more TV and video online than people in any other country, according to a new global study by Ampere Analysis. The research firm found that 87% of viewers in Saudi Arabia watch online video content on their smartphones, versus a survey average of 58% across 13 countries. The number of […]

Report: Facebook signs video content deals

Facebook has reportedly signed deals with youth-focused media companies to make original shows for the social platform. According to a Reuters report, Facebook has agreed deals with BuzzFeed, Vox Media, Group Nine Media for an forthcoming video service made up of long- and short-form content interspersed with ads. Facebook is planning to broadcast scripted shows […]

Liberty Global adds quarter of a million next-gen TV subscribers

Liberty Global added 253,000 next-generation TV subscribers in Q1, and said the UK and Germany contributed to its best first quarter video performance in the last 10 years. This was in spite of an 18% year-on-year decline in European operating income at US$431 million, with “challenging” mobile results in the UK and Belgium and “softer […]

Pay TV services to account for close to 90% of global video market

Pay TV services will account for 89.7% of the global US$314.3 billion video media market this year, according to Gartner. The research firm estimates that in 2017 pay TV services will account for US$282 billion of end-user spend, compared to US$18.7 billion for SVOD services and US$13.6 billion for TVOD. While all three segments are […]

Telenet reports 15% increase in SVOD as TV numbers fall

Liberty Global-owned Belgian cable operator Telenet reported a 15% year-on-year increase in users to its subscription VOD packages, Play and Play More, in Q1 as TV customer numbers dropped. Telenet said that it ended the quarter with 361,600 SVOD package customers  and attributed the increase, in part, to the revamp of its premium entertainment platform […]

ComScore: mobile now the ‘go-to’ destination for video

Mobile is now the ‘go-to’ destination for most video viewers, according to ComScore research. The firm’s analysis claims that in the UK, mobile now accounts for the majority of video minutes spent watching content on YouTube across all age and gender demographics. Women aged 35-44 do 85% of their YouTube viewing on a mobile device, […]

Facebook to launch video app for TV

Facebook has confirmed it will launch a video app for TV, as part of a raft of new updates designed to improve the video experience on the social network. The Facebook TV app will launch “soon” on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TVs, with more platforms to follow. “Last year we rolled out the […]

VR device shipments to reach 110m by 2021

VR device shipments will reach a total of 110 million by 2021, with the industry to benefit from a “swath of new and compelling content choices”, according to ABI Research. The new report claims that while mobile device-reliant virtual reality (VR) shipments — such as Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream— dwarf today’s other VR […]

Twitter to make it easier to find video content

Twitter is focusing on connecting its users faster with “their interests and topics they care about” as part of its broader push into video. Speaking on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call yesterday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that its focus is to match people with interests, which includes being able to watch an event […]

Video to account for three quarters of mobile traffic by 2021

Mobile video will represent 78% of the world’s mobile data traffic by 2021, up from 60% of total mobile data traffic in 2016, according to Cisco. In its latest Mobile Visual Networking Index forecast, Cisco estimated that mobile video will increase nine-fold between 2016 and 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of […]

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