video streaming

  • Dusk’s new app lets you live stream anonymously

    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 surveillance, discussing a topic that’s known to provoke cyberbullying or because the topic itself is sensitive — like a personal confession or health issue. But anonymity also… Read More

  • Vimeo is launching a consumer-facing subscription video service

    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 report. In a shareholder letter, Joey Levin, IAC CEO and Interim Vimeo CEO, detailed Vimeo’s plans to more broadly compete in this space, while also differentiating its service from… Read More

  • Twitch’s new video ads can’t be blocked

    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 can’t be blocked by third-party ad blockers. These ads will roll out this week, and will be delivered through Twitch’s new SureStream video technology platform, which also offers… Read More

  • Lost in translation: Streaming in China Crunch Network

    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 to show signs of saturation, it is not a surprise that more than 720 million Chinese internet users seem like the next big opportunity. The reality, however, is less than perfect. Read More

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

    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 distribution video across platforms. The company says Anvato will join its Cloud Platform team and that Anvato’s technology will complement its efforts “to enable scalable media processing… Read More

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

    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 and films — isn’t robust enough to whet their viewing appetites. Today, Netflix made an announcement seemingly tailored for these restless U.S. customers, touting a pay TV partnership… Read More

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

    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 includes the company’s first-ever feature film as well as its first concert film, representing an expansion in terms of the type of content it aims to host on its service. The announcement… Read More

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

    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. In a move that recalls YouTube’s venture into ad-free viewing with the debut of YouTube Red, Vessel is also making its service ad-free for all its paying subscribers. Meanwhile, those who… Read More

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

    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 crafts and music. Today, Twitch is launching a dedicated landing page for this type of content, aimed at increasing video views and improving discovery for streams focused on activities like… Read More