"online video" articles

The COVID-19 crisis and months of shelter-in-place/lockdown orders have changed operations for all businesses, especially small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which have had to adjust to reduced budgets and broad-scale shifts to work from home. The move to a remote workforce means deploying new software, like voice and video conferencing, to keep employees working at home productively. In fact, video conferencing services are now more common among SMBs than landline telephone...
 
by Amanda Kung | Nov. 30, 2020
Tags: COVID-19, online video
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Comcast is in talks with Walmart to partner on a new line of smart TVs. The smart TVs would be running Comcast's X1 operating system, which powers the company's Xfinity set-top boxes and Flex streaming media devices. As per Wall Street Journal's report, Walmart would manufacture and promote the X1 smart TVs in its retail stores, potentially under Walmart branding, and also receive a share of recurring revenue generated via these smart TVs...
 
OTT service churn reached 35% in 2019, up from 28% in 2018. As the OTT video market evolves and becomes more competitive, service providers are increasingly focused on engaging and keeping their subscribers and less focused on simply acquiring them. Because of this, customer engagement has become a critical element of success for video services. Service providers are using a variety of tools, incentives, and strategic partnerships to drive subscriber or viewer engagement and grow their...
 
by Parks Associates | Mar. 12, 2020
Tags: online video, OTT, Webcast
“Baby Yoda.” These are two words that many consumers have come to recognize, and, frankly, to adore. The surge in popularity of the lovable character is symbolic of the company behind it. During its fiscal Q1 earnings call, The Walt Disney Company reported strong growth for its direct-to-consumer division, which includes Hulu, ESPN+, and newly-launched Disney+. Disney announced subscriber figures for each of its streaming services for the first time, illustrating its success in...
 
by Brandon Riney | Feb. 13, 2020
Tags: digital content, digital media, online video, OTT, streaming
One of the most interesting announcements at CES 2020 was the April 6 launch date for Quibi . Intended to target Millennials, Quibi – short for Quick Bites – is a smartphone-only OTT service, featuring only video content of 10 minutes or less. Although there are plenty of apps which emphasize short-form video, an exclusive feature to Quibi is that all content is viewable in both horizontal and vertical screen orientations. Quibi is a hybrid AVOD/SVOD model, with an ad-supported...
 
by Seth D. Yockey | Feb. 5, 2020
Tags: CES, digital content, digital media, online video, OTT, streaming
CES is always an interesting time. Companies show off their latest and - hopefully - greatest, and we get to guess which of these things will actually still exist in a couple of months. This year, due to throwing out my back the prior Friday during the extremely daring and strenuous task of getting out of a chair, I missed attending in person. Instead I scoured the headlines for articles of interest. And, lo, I found something interesting. No, it wasn't cute robots. Or fake pork. Or...
 
The availability of OTT video services on multiple platforms is a key component of reaching new audiences. Due to the high cost and effort required to develop support on any given platform, services prioritize certain connected devices, at least initially. As a service matures, it continues to add support for new devices in order to capture feasible markets and provide current subscribers with additional ways to access content. As the market for OTT services evolves, new opportunities for...
 
by Brandon Riney | Jan. 15, 2020
Tags: connected CE, online video, OTT, streaming
During AT&T’s WarnerMedia Day on October 29, the company announced details of its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max. Previously, sparse information existed regarding the SVOD, with only an idea of its name, a general launch date, and limited knowledge of its content library. However, event presenters uncovered highly anticipated details that have remained speculative until now. HBO Max joins others in an attempt to steal some of the thunder from the “big three”...
 
by Brandon Riney | Nov. 5, 2019
Tags: digital content, digital media, online video, OTT, streaming

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