Video

  • The PGA Tour Gets Its First Over-The-Top Subscription Service

    The PGA Tour Gets Its First Over-The-Top Subscription Service

    It’s been a good week for cord-cutting sports fans. Word has it that CBS will live stream the Super Bowl commercials for the first time. Disney is considering its options for making ESPN a standalone service (well…maybe five years from now.) And now, golf fans are getting a digital subscription service of their own, with the debut of the PGA TOUR LIVE’s new online and… Read More

  • YouTube’s New App Plays To Creators

    YouTube’s New App Plays To Creators

    Yes, we love videos of cats falling, but YouTube’s content creator network has blown up over the past few years. There’s some really great content being created by budding superstars. coughPewDiePiecough. Today, the company released a new version of its app (Android first, and iOS soon) that helps feed content from those superstars to their fans. The app now has a new subscription… Read More

  • Vervid Takes The Shame Out Of Shooting Vertical Video With Its New iOS App

    You know the situation. Something funny is about to happen and you have to get your phone out quickly. You start shooting video but you forgot something — you didn’t flip your phone horizontally. That means it’ll look like crap on YouTube and all of your comments will sound something like “you forgot to flip your phone.” Read More

  • People Watch More YouTube Than Ever Before – Especially On Their Phones

    People Watch More YouTube Than Ever Before – Especially On Their Phones

    YouTube is bigger than cable TV. Well, to be more precise, it’s bigger than any single U.S. cable network among the key demographic that includes those ages 18 to 49 – or so said Google during yesterday’s earnings call. The video-sharing network’s heavily engaged user base and its traction with mobile consumers were among the highlights discussed during the… Read More

  • Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Sees Its First On Demand Outage

    Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Sees Its First On Demand Outage

    Showtime’s recently launched over-the-top video streaming service, a competitor of sorts to HBO NOW, hit its first snag last night when the Showtime apps on Apple and Roku devices experienced a brief outage. A number of Showtime viewers reported being unable to stream titles on demand via these apps beginning around 11 PM EST on Tuesday, though the apps’ live feeds and the… Read More

  • The Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 10: The Rise Of Niche Video Streaming Services)

    The Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 10: The Rise Of Niche Video Streaming Services)

    While today’s cord cutters are replacing their former TV-viewing activities with popular streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, the shift away from linear television on to on-demand, online streams has allowed a variety of niche services to pop up, too. Available for a few more dollars per month, viewers now have the option of further customizing their over-the-top video… Read More

  • Legit Debuts A Social Watchlist App For Finding The Best Movies And Shows On Any Service

    Legit Debuts A Social Watchlist App For Finding The Best Movies And Shows On Any Service

    With the number of cord cutters on the rise, and even pay TV subscribers spending more of their time streaming video from services like Netflix and Amazon, there’s a growing need for tools that make the experience of finding new and quality content to watch better and easier. That’s especially true since there’s no universal “TV guide” that spans across… Read More

  • Rhinobird Enters The Live Streaming Race With Its Collaborative, Hashtag-Powered App

    Rhinobird Enters The Live Streaming Race With Its Collaborative, Hashtag-Powered App

    Though it’s still unclear how many competitors the live-streaming app market can viably host, that hasn’t stopped a number of startups from taking on the top contenders, Twitter-owned Periscope and independent alternative Meerkat. The latest to join in the fray is Rhinobird, which is touting a number of technical advantages over the incumbents as its point of differentiation. Read More

  • Binge Watchers Quick To Abandon Shows After One Bad Experience, More Than Half May Not Return

    Binge Watchers Quick To Abandon Shows After One Bad Experience, More Than Half May Not Return

    Though an undisputed and hugely popular trend when in comes to streaming video consumption, opinions on binge-watching run the gamut from those who lament how the all-you-can-eat model makes series seem like obligations rather than entertainment, to those who have, increasingly, more positive feelings about the activity. That being said, the behaviors and motivations of those who binge-watch… Read More

  • Whipclip Raises Over $40 Million For Its TV Show And Music Video Clipping App

    Whipclip Raises Over $40 Million For Its TV Show And Music Video Clipping App

    Whipclip, the makers of a mobile application that lets you quickly – and legally – share clips from favorite TV shows and music videos, has closed on $40 million-plus in Series C financing, the company is announcing today. The oversubscribed round was led by asset management firm, Eminence Capital, and included participation from existing investors, Institutional Venture Partners… Read More

  • 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