video streaming

Baidu’s video business iQiyi to raise up to $1.5B in US IPO

Baidu’s iQiyi video division is set to become the latest Chinese tech company to go public in the U.S. after it filed to raise up to $1.5 billion via an IPO on the Nasdaq. The service was starte

Twitch launches Achievements and Stream Summary to help creators grow their channels

At last month's Twitchcon, the game-streaming site Twitch's annual conference, the company unveiled a suite of new tools for video creators on its platform designed to help them grow their online chan

Vimeo and Livestream integrate following acquisition, launch a new live event camera, Mevo Plus

IAC-owned video streaming site Vimeo and Livestream today are announcing their first product integrations today, following Vimeo’s acquisition of Livestream’s live video streaming platfor

Time’s streaming service gets rebranded as ‘PeopleTV,’ passes 100M views in year one

Time is giving its celeb and entertainment-filled streaming service a new name. Launched last year as the blandly and cumbersome “People/Entertainment Weekly Network,” the newly rebranded

Rheo, a personalized video app from ex-Apple product vets, launches on iOS and the web

On YouTube, you have to either know what it is you watch to watch and seek it out, or you can click through the site’s suggestions of popular or trending content. A startup called Rheo, founded

Twitch taps into nostalgia with plans to stream “Mister Rogers”

Twitch is now going to stream PBS’s “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Yes, the classic kids’ show is being made available to the mostly adult users of the Amazon-owned vide

Report: Apple Music revamp planned for iOS 11, service to include up to 10 original series

A new version of Apple Music will ship later this year that puts an increased emphasis on video content, and particularly its own original video programming, according to a new report from Bloomberg o

Real-time video streaming service PhenixP2P raises $3.5M

PhenixP2P, one of the five finalists in our 2016 Disrupt London Battlefield competition, today announced that it has raised a $3.5 million Series A round led by KB Partners. With this, the company has

Twitch opens to vloggers with launch of “IRL,” mobile broadcasting to come next year

After slowly testing the waters with non-game related content, Twitch is officially opening its doors to vloggers. The company today is debuting a new content category on its site called “IRL,&#

Dusk’s new app lets you live stream anonymously

Online anonymity can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can give people a voice when they’d otherwise be afraid to speak up — whether that’s because of fear of government s

Vimeo is launching a consumer-facing subscription video service

Vimeo is preparing to take on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and others with the launch of its own consumer-facing subscription service, the IAC-owned company announced on Wednesday as part of its earnings

Twitch’s new video ads can’t be blocked

Twitch, the Amazon-owned video streaming platform which is today used by over 2 million broadcasters, announced today its plans to begin selling video ads in its partners’ live streams which ca

Lost in translation: Streaming in China

The rapid growth of streaming is taking the globe by storm, but no country seems to have the market potential for OTT video streaming quite like China. While the United States OTT market is beginning

Google acquires Anvato, a media streaming and monetization platform for broadcasters

Google is getting deeper into the tech side of the video and broadcasting business. The company today announced that it has acquired Anvato, a platform for encoding, editing, publishing and distribut

Netflix touts Disney partnership to remind U.S. subscribers it still has movies

In the midst of a quest to become an international video streaming success, Netflix has been drawing criticism from core, U.S. customers who say its film and TV library — beyond original series

Vimeo unveils its next set of Originals, including its first-ever feature film and concert

Vimeo is furthering its investment in original programming, the company announced this morning with the unveiling of the video network’s second slate of programs and films. The new batch includ

Following YouTube Red, video subscription service Vessel goes ad-free for paying subscribers

Vessel, the video subscription startup headed by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, announced this week that it’s moving in a new direction in terms of the advertising displayed on its service. I

Twitch Expands Further Into Creative Content With The Debut Of A New Section For Artists

The Amazon -owned video game streaming site Twitch is doubling down on what the company says has been a rapidly growing source of non-gaming videos on its site: creative content. Yes: like arts and c

Rakuten’s Wuaki.tv Beats Netflix To Offline Downloads, Starting First With Mobile Devices

While Netflix has remained firm in its stance against offline downloads of its streaming video catalog, one of its competitors in Europe has jumped ahead of it with its own offering. Wuaki.tv, the o

Amazon Prime Instant Video Now Lets iOS And Android Owners Download Titles For Offline Viewing

Amazon took a big step today to differentiate its Prime Instant Video service from rival Netflix: it’s becoming the first subscription-based video streaming service to make its content available
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