Ooyala: Mobiles and tablets account for 46% of online video viewing

Mobile phones and tablets combined now represent 46% of all online video viewing across the world, according to Ooyala’s Global Video Index Q4 2015. Mobile video plays were up from 34% in the fourth quarter of 2014 and climbed 170% from 17% in 2013, according to Ooyala. “Since 2011, mobile video plays – smartphones and […]

Non-linear viewing to complement, not replace linear TV

Non-linear viewing of content is set to continue to grow over the next three years, but it is not as likely to cannibalise linear TV viewing as in recent years, according to new research. The Forrester report, commissioned by converged TV and video advertising firm Videology, claims that in 2016 buyers and sellers are still […]

BuzzFeed launches video app

BuzzFeed has launched a video app that works across platforms. Announcing the launch at Mobile World Congress today, BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti said that mobile video has been behind much of the growth seen by BuzzFeed across multiple platforms. “I think we’re going to see a lot more binge watching of our shows […]

Ericsson: mobile video data to explode in next five years

Accumulated mobile data traffic for video will climb dramatically from 50 ExaBytes for the period 2010-15 to an estimated 1,000 ExaBytes between 2016 and 2021, according to Ericsson. In the Mobile World Congress edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, the company said that in 2015 alone, net-added mobile data traffic was 20 ExaBytes, half of […]

Liberty reports video losses, says next-gen TV services still ‘robust’

Liberty Global lost a total of 400,000 European video subscribers in 2015, but said that demand for its faster broadband speeds, TiVo and Horizon TV services “remained robust”. Announcing its fourth quarter and full year 2015 results, Liberty Global said that it gained 51,000 revenue generating units (RGUs) for video in Central and Eastern Europe […]

Twitter banking on video

Investing in live streaming video will be one of Twitter’s five key priorities this year, according to CEO Jack Dorsey. Speaking on an analyst call to mark Twitter’s less than stellar fourth-quarter financial results, which saw the social networking site post an improved US$90 million loss but zero growth in monthly usage, Dorsey said that […]

Video to represent 75% of mobile data traffic by 2020

By 2020, mobile video will represent 75% of global mobile data traffic, up from 55% in 2015, according to new research by Cisco. The Cisco Visual Networking Index report claims that mobile video will have the highest growth rate of any mobile application and by 2020, and will grow at a compound annual growth rate […]

Facebook looks to dedicated video offering

Facebook is looking to launch a dedicated video offering as engagement with video content on the service continues to grow.    Speaking on the company’s fourth quarter a full year earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that 100 million hours of video are now watched each day on Facebook, while COO Sheryl Sandberg said that […]

Spotify begins video rollout

Music streaming service Spotify has begun rolling out video content in partnership with major media brands like the BBC and Vice Media. As of this week, Shows on Spotify is being introduced on the music service’s Android app, with an iOS launch to follow next week. The programming will initially go live in the US, […]

UK digital video revenues pass £1bn for the first time

Digital revenues from services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Sky Store exceeded £1bn for the first time last year, according to new research. The UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) claims that it is “almost certain” that video will become a majority-digital business in 2016, after digital video revenues grew by 30.3% year-on-year in 2015. Last […]

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