GoPro reports 35% lift in YouTube uploads

Camera maker GoPro claims that video uploads to YouTube, with ‘GoPro’ in the title description or as a keyword, were up 35% year-on-year in 2016. Speaking on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call, COO Charles Prober said that more than 22 years’ worth of uploaded content to YouTube was attributed to GoPro last year. “On […]

Amazon to maintain high investment in Originals

Amazon’s increased spend on original content will “continue in 2017 and likely beyond”, as it continues to build engagement through its video strategy. Speaking on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call, chief financial officer Brian Olsavsky said that last year Amazon Prime customers more than doubled their amount of hours they spent consuming video, music, […]

Hopster: ‘once in a generation’ opportunity in kids market

New entrants to the kids market face a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to ‘become global leaders’ as digital distribution consolidates around key apps and moves to a subscription model, according to kids ‘edutainment’ app provider Hopster’s founder and CEO Nick Walters. Interviewed by Digital TV Europe editor Stuart Thomson for TV Connect’s video series ahead […]

Facebook: non-professional content driving interest in live video

Live video is becoming a “major part” of Facebook video feeds, with much of the traffic driven by non-professional content, in part as a reaction against the growing professionalisation of other formats, according to Andrew Bosworth, VP of advertising and business platform at the social network. Interviewed by C Space Studio at the Consumer Electronics […]

PwC: the future of video is mobile first

The future of video is mobile-first, with 70% of 18-24 year-olds now claiming that their phone is the primary place that they view video content, according to new US research. PwC’s ‘Videoquake 4.0: Binge, stream, repeat – how video is changing forever’ report claims that the mobile viewer is “changing content creation and curation” with […]

Report: Facebook in talks to licence its own video content

Facebook has reportedly started talks with TV studios and video producers about licensing shows, in a bid to bolster its video efforts. According to tech news site Recode, CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen, who joined Facebook as head of global creative strategy earlier this year, is leading the talks. The report claims that Facebook is […]

Ericsson: mobile video traffic to grow 50% annually

Mobile video traffic is forecast to grow by around 50% annually through 2022, when it will account for nearly 75% of all mobile data traffic, according to Ericsson. The company’s latest Mobility Report claims that social networking, the second biggest data traffic type after video, is forecast to grow by 39% annually over the coming […]

Google boosted by YouTube and mobile search

Google parent company Alphabet reported strong third quarter results, with mobile search and video powering its core ad business. Announcing the results last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company’s advertising business is “thriving in a mobile world” and said that users are “super-attentive and engaged” in mobile services like Google search, YouTube, […]

Vine co-founder launches new video service called Hype

Vine co-founder Rus Yusupov launched a new mobile video service in the same week that Twitter announced it was shutting down the short-form video app. Live video broadcasting service, Hype, launched on the App Store for iOS devices last week, just days before Twitter said it was pulling the plug on Vine. Hype lets users […]

Ericsson: Video viewing time up as mobile rivals TV

People are watching more content than ever before as mobile viewing time moves closer to an equal split with fixed TV viewing, according to new Ericsson ConsumerLab research. In stats revealed at MIPCOM this week, ahead of the publication of its latest TV and media report, Ericsson said that the ratio between viewing on fixed […]

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