One of the telling trends that came out of this year's Winter Olympics Sochi Games was that they were the most streamed Olympics ever. A new FierceOnlineVideo report examines the online video viewing trends that emerged during the Games.
The Winter Olympics in Sochi generated more online video streams than any other Olympics in history, reports FierceOnlineVideo, citing figures from Akamai. During Sunday's hockey game between the United States and Russia, Akamai said that online video traffic peaked at 1.6 Tbps. At the same time, there was a correlating increase in malicious attack traffic higher than 200 Gbps.
Right before the Super Bowl, Aereo reported that it was suffering capacity issues in three markets--New York City, Atlanta and Miami. The question is, can the company use these issues to incite interest and demand from new customers? Josh Wein, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, examines the possibilities in his latest Editor's Corner.
It should be no surprise that this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are being streamed to a plethora of devices. FierceOnlineVideo has delved into how viewers are accessing the Games--not just where they're accessing online video but what they're most likely watching it on. For more on how the Winter Games are being streamed, check out this FierceOnlineVideo special report.
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are well under way and it's clear that this year's Olympics are a multi-device event. For the 2014 Sochi Games, all the events are available online, either live or to download, for authenticated users. For more on how the Winter Games are being streamed, check out this FierceOnlineVideo special report.
Google is welcoming any app developer to become part of its Chromecast offering if they are willing to meet its terms. How many companies will take advantage of its invitation? Josh Wein, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, explores Chromecast's app potential in his latest Editor's Corner.
Verizon's move to purchase Intel's OTT service OnCue is promising in that it could give the incumbent telco another tool to deliver services over both its existing FiOS network and over the top to any device. However, there are questions about just how serious it is about the OTT TV opportunity. Josh Wein, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, examines the possibilities in his latest Editor's Corner.
Netflix continues to face competition from a number of online video players including Amazon, Hulu, and Microsoft. However, a growing lineup of original programs have helped the provider differentiate itself from its competition and regain lost share value after last year's Qwikster debacle.
While consumer video content is front and center in the IP entertainment revolution, other critical but perhaps lesser-known content service providers have been growing in the background. Special report
Verizon may tout how its FiOS TV offering can provide a superior experience over cable, but a number of moves it has made lately suggest the service provider could be building the foundation to offer some kind of virtual cable or a broader over-the-top video offering.