Forget about the idea of AT&T or any other service provider bulking up its online presence by adding Hulu to its portfolio. Hulu's owners--21 st Century Fox, Walt Disney Co. and Comcast-owned NBCUniversal--have again withdrawn the company from the sales block, and will invest $750 million into the service themselves.
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.
In 2012, watching online video became more than just a hobby for cutting-edge Internet enthusiasts, found a survey performed by the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) studying the "trends and behaviors" of 1,152 video consumers in the United States. "Overall, streaming video is ahead of downloading and about even with DVDs and Blu-ray discs," said Chris Osika, senior director, U.S. Service Provider at IBSG.
Internet users have little patience for online videos that don't start up immediately. In fact, a research paper by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Akamai Technologies puts the limit of their patience at two seconds.
As the Olympic Games prepare for the official opening ceremonies on Friday, July 27, it's clear that online video will play a bigger role in reaching viewers worldwide than it ever has before. But how well will it accomplish that task?
While Verizon and Redbox still haven't announced the name of the streaming video service that the companies are expected to launch next month, recent trademark applications from Redbox indicate that it may rely on a simple logo containing the letter "R."
SeaChange International (Nasdaq: SEAC), which earlier this week announced it had elevated interim CEO Raghu Rau to become its permanent chief executive, today continued its own transition to a more
Cloud-based Encoding.com has partnered with Dolby Laboratories to integrate Dolby Digital Plus within Encoding.com's video platform. The deal will allow content owners who use Encoding.com to deliver
Last month, Elemental Technologies CEO Sam Blackman told an audience at OTTCon that the company was gearing up for a major role at this summer's Olympic Games in London. He revealed more details
Microsoft has seen challengers to its game console come and go over time, but it has pushed hard to reach the head of the pack with gamers. Now, it's working to do the same thing with consumers who