Amazon Prime Instant Video and Hulu Plus, while not exactly close companions, are performing a friendly service for Netflix by helping the relationships the streaming service provider has with studios, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said.
Week in research: Online views of Russian meteorite set record; ads in longer videos viewed more often
The meteorite that broke windows and injured over 1,500 people as it disintegrated over Russia became the fastest video event ever to hit a True Reach of more than 100 million views, reported Visible Measures in a blog post. True Reach is a method that combines video clips related to the event being measured.
Content discovery startup Fanhattan has kicked up its universe a notch by moving beyond Apple's iOS and releasing a version of its guide for the Web, making it available to more people and adding features that should prove helpful to those looking for online video content.
Consumers moving to online video to avoid watching ads are finding less relief and more pitches as the number of ads in digital content grew by about two-thirds between December 2011 and December 2012.
Online video has come of age: Ratings guru The Nielsen Co. is expanding its definition of television to include broadband, Microsoft's Xbox and Apple iPads, among other online video sources.
Limelight Networks sees an opportunity to build its business serving customers--current and yet-to-be-signed--who are facing increasing demand from their own customers to deliver digital content, and increasing digital video content, on any available connected device.
According to a story in Beet.TV, AOL is steaming about 700 million videos per month to an audience of about 42 million unique viewers.
While online viewing opportunities are expanding at the pace of new connected devices--which, themselves, are exploding on the consumer electronics scene--most home viewers do their watching on two traditional devices: computers (84 percent) and TVs (83 percent), according to a Nielsen survey of 28,800 online consumers around the world.
According to "an extremely reliable source" speaking to 9to5Google's Seth Weintraub, the Internet search engine-cum-online-video leader (via YouTube) is "in the process of building standalone retail stores in the U.S. and hopes to have the first flagship Google Stores open for the holidays in major metropolitan areas."
U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti has ruled Netflix's 2011 stock slump wasn't caused by any actions on the part of management to mislead investors.
Week in research: Australian real-time video ad industry booming; Super Bowl ads benefiting from online sharing
A quarterly research report by online video marketing firm TubeMogul found the Australian online video market is experiencing strong growth and high demand, particularly for real-time ads.
It's been a bad couple of days for Netflix, if you look at things from the content perspective. Pay TV channel Starz on Monday said it renewed an agreement to carry Sony Pictures movies released in theaters through 2021, and on Tuesday Amazon.com and CBS said they were expanding their licensing agreement.
Delivering a poor viewer experience cost global content brands about $2.16 billion in revenue in 2012, and "without a shift to higher quality, content brands will miss out on an additional $20 billion through 2017," preemptive video stream optimization provider Conviva said in a report on the state of online video.
Intel is ready to step outside of the box--literally and figuratively--with a new consumer electronics product and an Internet TV offering it hopes will reshape the online video delivery business, the chipmaker confirmed at the AllThingsDigital Dive into Media conference Tuesday.
As might have been expected, Google Fiber came out on top in the January ISP carrier rankings compiled and released by Netflix. The 1 Gbps service in Kansas City delivered average speeds of 3.02 Mbps for Netflix streams, far outdistancing second place Cablevision Optimum.
ustralian regulators are concerned that the growth of online video services in competition with incumbent service providers could result in Internet slowdowns as the incumbents try to protect their own paid video content. As a result, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned incumbents they'll be investigated if they show signs that they are throttling competing online services.
In a deal that substantially expands its reach, video distribution and monetization specialist Rightster has acquired international video distributor Preview Networks.
People waiting for Social Security checks to arrive in the mail on Saturdays are a trifle upset with the idea that the U.S. Postal Service might stop Saturday mail service. People waiting for DVDs from Netflix, meanwhile, will probably just move over to online video--which wouldn't be a bad thing for the streaming services provider at all.
The idea of juggling multiple subscriptions in order to access all the content they want may turn off customers. Programmers, streaming video providers and MSOs need to shake out the wrinkles in their online video models in order to retain subscribers. Beyond the rampant deal-making for content, the big players may need to look at bigger-picture options like consolidation or, heaven forbid, compromise and changes in the structure of content licensing itself.
Online consumers are becoming more wary of what information they provide to online miners and are looking for new tools to make them "invisible" to those who want to learn more about their habits. This means trouble for those who have used the Internet as a bottomless pit of consumer information, Ovum's latest Consumer Insights Survey suggests.