Comparing streaming sticks: How well will Roku, Chromecast, and Fire TV Stick sell this holiday season?
How well will the top three streaming sticks sell this holiday season? We take a look at these popular devices in terms of usability, consumer reach and potential sales.
For smaller MCNs and for individual content creators, YouTube is a challenging space to turn a profit. Enter the next generation of online distributors: companies that are providing ways for content creators to post and publicize their videos beyond YouTube.
YouTube, Hulu, Vimeo and other online video providers have enjoyed significant success. But other OTT video players haven't been so lucky. Here are 10 online video companies either gone before their time, or that are struggling to keep from fading away.
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> Don Whaley has joined Piksel as vice president of global channels. Release
> NBC is live streaming its network shows to authenticated pay-TV customers on their desktops and laptops, and will have a mobile stream available early next year. Story
> HBO GO launched on Amazon's Fire TV device, but Comcast and Charter customers are out of luck for now. Story
> Brookstone is stocking a blocky device called the iTOi Video Booth, which works with iPads and "improves the look" of first-person video calls and online video recording. Story
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The FCC's five commissioners have all approved a rulemaking proposal that could make it possible for over-the-top providers with services similar to FilmOn or Aereo to be classified as multichannel video program distributors.
Just in time for those holiday streaming binges, a number of OTT players are getting in front of audiences. For one, former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar's new premium service, Vessel, is now open for video creators to upload content. Meanwhile, Amazon added the HBO Go app to its Fire TV streaming device, and Popcornflix became available on Microsoft's Xbox One in the U.S. and Canada.
Multiscreen service provider Synacor is adding a new dimension to its portfolio, announcing that it will launch syndicated content targeted at desktop and mobile online video viewers. Its first distributor: BuddyTV, which says the new content will expand its own opportunities to draw in revenue, primarily through advertising.
Pure-play over-the-top video is continuing to eat TV Everywhere's lunch when it comes to time spent viewing videos (one of the most important new metrics in the industry). In today's spotlight, we take a look at one of FierceCable's biggest stories of the year, which explains why TV Everywhere has not taken off.
While Apple's iPad and iPhone dominate the overall mobile video viewing market, two tablet-size devices--Amazon's Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy--are grabbing a huge share of video viewing rates, a new study by Adobe has found.
Could the DVD be completely obsolete in just a few years? The market seems to be shifting that way: By the third quarter of 2015, subscription video on demand services will bring in more revenue than disc sales. And consumers will spend "at least" three times longer watching streamed video than DVDs, according to nScreenMedia.
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