• Netflix Rules, Aim For The Niches, Execs Say In A New Report
    In a new study commissioned by Ooyala and Vindicia, it predicts OTT revenues will double to $8 billion by 2018, and could go as high as $12 billion. Netflix will dominate but there's still a business in a limited number of niche OTT services. But not too many.
  • For Some Of Us, Pay Services Are A Steal
    Ever since HBO Go began, scammers have used somebody else's ID to be able to stream HBO where they were. Or Netflix or Amazon or Hulu. Usually, these scammers are college-aged. Usually "somebody else" is their parents.
  • There's Real Money In Those YouTube MCNs
    According to Ampere Analysis, the 100 largest YouTube multichannel networks have a collective valuation of nearly $10 billion. It says the average MCN is worth ten cents per monthly view. Those dimes add up.
  • UPDATE: Is Facebook Ripping Off YouTube's Video?
    Two high profile articles, one on Slate, the other from Mashable, details how some Facebook users are downloading YouTube videos, stripping out the most identifiable aspects, and reposting them on their NewsFeed. And it doesn't seem that Facebook seems to mind.
  • Sizmek Makes A Play For Mobile Autoplay Ads
    Sizmek introducing a video autoplay workaround for HTML5, that would let an advertisement run, without sound, automatically when a user lands on a site. Facebook and Twitter already use autoplay, and as more and more video views originate via mobile phones, Sizmek's ability to offer it to other publishers is a big deal for them. Consumers might not think so. \
  • How A Bad Binge Experience Can Just Ruin Everything
    New research from Conviva says 42% of binge viewers who have a bad experience trying to binge--lousy playback, hard to find content, that sort of thing--give up on the series and the presenter. And that's just the tip of the buffering iceberg.
  • PewDiePie Makes So Much Because A New Generation Bored With TV
    It would seem PewDiePie is still doing quite well. In fact, according to new data reported by GameSpot.com, it appears that last year, the Swedish YouTube host made $7.5 million in 2014. In other news, 57% of parents report their kids prefer a tablet to TV.
  • When It Comes To Streaming, Consumers Haven't A Clue
    A new study from the Colorado consumer insights firm iModerate determined that consumers might like Netflix best of all of of the "top three streaming brands." But that might be because it's the one whose mission they best understood.
  • Facebook Will See How Much Consumers, Advertisers Will Stand
    Facebook is now monitoring which of its videos command the most attention from its users, so it can jettison the rest. And advertisers are telling Facebook they don't want to pay for ads that aren't seen all the way through; Facebook has countered by asking, how about 10 seconds?
  • YouTube's Latest Olive Branch To Its Creators
    YouTube put out one of those videos and Web posts that everybody reading and watching must have known was motivated by a new, sudden need to show how deeply it cares deeply about its creators.. YouTube announced 10 improvements to calm down the restless natives and boasted about new live streaming abilities that should make gamers happy.
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