• Conviva Study Shows One Out Of Three Will Ditch Bad Video Stream
    Now that many more use online content services, getting it fast, without buffering, is a more major goal and challenge. A new report from Conviva suggests consumer won't suffer buffering for long. They remember bad experiences, and they're more savvy about who's to blame than you might think.
  • Watching Cat Videos For A Good Cause
    Cats Vs. Cancer tries to give cute cat-video lovers a way to justify their fixation. The site shows cat videos while raising money for research.
  • Vessel Debuts: Putting A Price On Short Videos
    After a beta test, Vessel debuted today with an idea that is more audacious than it sounds at first. It expects millions of users to agree to pay $2.99 a month to access the kind of short videos they've become used to seeing for free on YouTube--and get commercials, too.
  • The Inevitability Of Bad Outcomes
    The proliferation of OTT content-delivery providers, which range from Amazon to Apple to Sony to SlingTV and beyond, should mean that more than ever, consumers can now wrest control from Comcast and Time Warner and other cable bigs. But, in fact, maybe that's all an illusion
  • Forensiq CEO Sendroff's (Probably) Endless Campaign Against The Botnet Fraudsters
    "There are still scenarios where it is impossible to know if an ad is viewable or not," Forensiq's CEO David Sendroff says, fully aware that for all the trick in the book Forensiq catches and solves, there are more where those came from.
  • For Discovery Founder Hendricks, A New Curious Turn To Streaming Video
    John Hendricks, who founded cable's Discovery Channel in 1985 and built it into an empire, just launched CuriosityStream, an online documentary and non-fiction Website that will sell subscriptions rather than advertising like his cable networks did. Fact-based programming about science, technology or history, he says, doesn't always thrive under commercial ratings pressure.
  • A Video Format That Lets You Layer More Info All Around It
    Storygami, a start-up from London, allows a client to present a video to consumers with layers of other material -- charts, graphs, even other videos -- all easily accessible from within the frame. Viewers can use the video site to find a lot more information, or even tweet about it, without ever leaving.
  • Finally, Apple May Be Getting Serious About Television
    Apple is getting serious about its own TV service, which would likely provide access to 25 cable and broadcast networks when it begins this fall, per reports. Oddly, the march by many into online TV services is the exact reverse of the 500 channel universe everybody once thought would be so cool. Less is more.
  • Strong As Hell! The Big Buzz About Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'
    Since it debuted March 6, critics and fans have been excitedly dissecting it. What's with that theme song? Is "Unbreakable" racist? How could NBC have ever considered this series before virtually handing it off to Netflix? Whatever. It's the most buzz Netflix has gotten since the days Frank Underwood was just a senator.
  • Maybe HBO Now Won't Be As Disruptive As You Might Think
    It would seem cable operators should be scared subscribers will start cutting those cords left and right, on the heels of the HBO Now streaming service announcement, But The Diffusion Group presents an interesting alternative view.
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