Video

  • Hulu’s Living Room Viewing On The Rise As PC Viewing Declines

    Hulu’s Living Room Viewing On The Rise As PC Viewing Declines

    While the rise of standalone streaming services has been fueled, in part, by increased connection speeds combined with the ubiquity of smart mobile devices, video consumption is still often taking place in the living room. And in the case of Hulu’s over-the-top streaming video service, living room viewing is actually on the rise. Today, living room viewing accounts for over 58 percent… Read More

  • YouTube Brings 60fps Video Streams To Its Android And iOS Apps

    YouTube Brings 60fps Video Streams To Its Android And iOS Apps

    Over the last few months, Google’s YouTube launched both 60fps video on the desktop and — later — for live video streams. Starting today, you can also watch the service’s smooth 60fps videos in its iOS and Android apps. Read More

  • Sling TV’s Web-Based Streaming Service Experienced Third Major Outage On Monday

    Sling TV’s Web-Based Streaming Service Experienced Third Major Outage On Monday

    The transition from traditional cable and satellite TV service to online streaming is not without its issues, as Dish’s Sling TV subscribers can attest to. The web-based streaming platform experienced a significant outage last night – its third sizable outage to date – which brought the service down for hours. The issue affected users across platforms, including web… Read More

  • Roku And Innovid Roll Out Interactive Video Ads, Including SMS-Based Reminders To Watch

    Roku And Innovid Roll Out Interactive Video Ads, Including SMS-Based Reminders To Watch

    Roku users will now begin to see more personalized, targeted, and interactive video ads in their Roku apps, thanks to a new partnership between the streaming media device maker and video advertising provider Innovid. Using a Roku remote, users engaging with the new ad format will be able to do things like play games, take quizzes, check out a local retailers’ top products or current… Read More

  • YouTube Launches YouTube Newswire, A Channel Featuring Verified Eyewitness Videos

    YouTube Launches YouTube Newswire, A Channel Featuring Verified Eyewitness Videos

    YouTube announced today a trio of initiatives designed to expand the video-sharing site’s role in new media journalism, including eyewitness news. Most notably, the company is launching a service called YouTube Newswire in partnership with social news agency Storyful, which will introduce a curated and verified feed of the day’s most newsworthy events being published to… Read More

  • Twitter Now Autoplays Video And GIFs

    Twitter Now Autoplays Video And GIFs

    Twitter has introduced auto-playing video and animated GIFs to its official timelines in both the iOS application and on the web, with support for the feature coming to the Android app soon. The feature means that you’ll see native video uploaded directly to Twitter, Vines and GIFs uploaded to the service playback instantly as you scroll – similar to how video works on… Read More

  • Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 8: Hands-On With Sling TV)

    Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 8: Hands-On With Sling TV)

    There are two potential audiences for Sling TV, Dish Network’s relatively new internet TV service aimed at cord cutters: those who have wanted to ditch their cable or satellite TV subscription, but couldn’t imagine living without ESPN or its flagship show, SportsCenter, and then everyone else who has contemplated cord cutting in general. For the first group, I’d say fine… Read More

  • Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines

    Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines

    A new report released today shows the continued domination Netflix has on North American Internet traffic patterns. According to broadband networking company Sandvine, which periodically releases its findings on web usage, Netflix now accounts for 36.5 percent of downstream traffic on fixed networks during peak evening hours, which is up from the 34.9 percent reported in the second half of 2014 . Read More

  • HBO NOW Survey Hints Network May Consider Reduced Pricing

    HBO NOW Survey Hints Network May Consider Reduced Pricing

    At $15 per month, is HBO NOW too expensive when competing against lower-cost services like Netflix and Amazon Prime? That’s what the network wants to know, and it’s currently asking customers who have recently completed their trial of the new, over-the-top streaming service if they would be interested in subscribing at lower price points. The company even specifically suggests a… Read More

  • CBS’s Video Streaming Service Now Offers Live TV In Over 60% Of The U.S.

    CBS’s Video Streaming Service Now Offers Live TV In Over 60% Of The U.S.

    CBS’s on-demand video streaming service will now offer local, live TV feeds which cover over 60% of the U.S., the company announced this morning. CBS All Access, the network’s over-the-top streaming video service, has long attempted to differentiate itself from competitors like Netflix by making live linear feeds from local CBS stations available to the service’s subscribers. Read More

  • Amazon Prime Instant Video, Plus Rentals And Downloads, Come To JetBlue

    Amazon Prime Instant Video, Plus Rentals And Downloads, Come To JetBlue

    Amazon Prime members who are also frequent travelers will now have another new benefit coming to them as part of their annual membership. The company this morning announced it has inked a deal with JetBlue to bring Amazon Prime Instant Video to the airline, allowing customers to watch tens of thousands of movies and TV shows that will be made available over JetBlue’s high-speed… Read More

  • Watch A Drone Fall In Love In Pomplamoose’s New Video

    Watch A Drone Fall In Love In Pomplamoose’s New Video

    Friends of TC, Pomplamoose, just posted a new video that features a lady, a drone and a single rose. The song, Madonna’s Like A Prayer redone in a decidedly jaunty style, is great but the video storyline is greater. You see, in the year 2022 a drone becomes sentient and falls in love with a woman who lives in what looks like a fashionable SF bunker. The drone knows that his/her love flies… Read More

  • Indonesian Live-streaming Startup Zeemi.tv Grabs $1M From DeNA And 500 Startups

    Indonesian Live-streaming Startup Zeemi.tv Grabs $1M From DeNA And 500 Startups

    Indonesia has been dubbed the “social media capital of the world” thanks to the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram there. Now armed with $1 million in seed funding from DeNA and 500 Startups, Zeemi.tv is betting that its live-streaming video platform will prove just as popular in the country as other social networks. Launched last year by Thomas Damek, the co-founder… Read More

  • Haystack TV Scores $1.7 Million For Its News Service Aimed At Cord Cutters

    Haystack TV Scores $1.7 Million For Its News Service Aimed At Cord Cutters

    One of the problems with cutting the cord today is that you lose access to a variety of news channels and programs, and there are few resources in the streaming world that can take their place. A company working to address this problem, Haystack TV, has now raised $1.7 million in seed funding for its personalized news service aimed at specifically cord cutters. But you don’t… Read More

  • Vidme, An Imgur For Video, Grabs $3.2 Million

    Vidme, An Imgur For Video, Grabs $3.2 Million

    Vidme, a video sharing application which is a lot an Imgur for video, as it also has a strong connection with the Reddit community, has raised $3.2 million in new funding, the company is announcing this morning. Investors in the seed round include Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian of Initialized Capital, First Round, Lowercase Capital, SV Angel, Mucker… Read More

  • Fan TV’s New App Is A Must-Have For Cord Cutters

    Fan TV’s New App Is A Must-Have For Cord Cutters

    As a cord cutter, one of the ongoing challenges is figuring out which shows and movies are available for streaming on services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Hulu and others, and which are only available as paid downloads. A company called Fan TV is today introducing a new mobile application that will go a long way to help address this problem, by allowing you to search and save… Read More

  • Yahoo And ABC Announce An Expanded Partnership, Including A “Good Morning America” Deal

    Yahoo And ABC Announce An Expanded Partnership, Including A “Good Morning America” Deal

    Yahoo and ABC (Disney/ABC Television Group) announced this morning an expansion of their partnership first established in 2011, which will see the two companies further integrating each others’ content on their respective properties. For Yahoo, that means access to a variety of clips from popular ABC television shows like “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,”… Read More

  • Pop Launches An App That Makes Video Chat As Easy As SMS

    Pop Launches An App That Makes Video Chat As Easy As SMS

    A new video messaging app, Pop, founded by Josh Nguyen, who previously ran product at both Tumblr and Flickr, is launching today to make video messages as easy to send as traditional SMS. Using a simple, one-screen interface, Pop connects with your phone’s address book and lets you send out a short video with just a tap, even allowing you to add colorful filters on top of the message… Read More

  • Google Acquires Odysee, An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing, Team Joins Google+

    Google Acquires Odysee, An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing, Team Joins Google+

    Google may be soon adding more offline and private sharing features to its Google+ Photos service. It has acquired Odysee, an iOS and Android app that let users automatically back up photos and videos taken on their cameras or tablets to their home computers. It also let users set up private, automatic sharing with other people, and it had an API for integrating the service with other… Read More

  • Facebook Now Has Over 3B Video Views Per Day

    Facebook Now Has Over 3B Video Views Per Day

    If it’s starting to feel like every visit you make to Facebook these days is full of videos, you are not alone. Facebook today reported in a strong set of Q4 earnings that there are 3 billion videos viewed on its site each day. With the company also reporting daily active users of 890 million, this works out to more than 3 videos per day. Facebook more specifically later noted that… Read More

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