Internet Radio and TV

We spend a lot of time focusing on streaming video in our blog. But streaming isn’t all about video. Here’s a look at a huge streaming industry and opportunity: streaming music. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) released its annual report on the state of the UK music industry with some incredible statistics. In 2014, there were 14.8 billion songs streamed. They estimate that is about 560...

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If you’re trying to create online video on mobile devices you’ll often find recommendations to keep it short. Less than 90 seconds. Less than 2 minutes. You’ve even seen me say that on this blog. But some recent data is making me rethink that generalised rule of thumb. Not surprisingly, TVs have the largest percentage of people watching longer videos (over 10 minutes).  In this chart...

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is tv or mobile your second screen?

A Facebook study of how Americans use their second screen while watching TV is somewhat bad news for marketers. Only 7% of the people reported looking up information related to something advertised during a commercial break while a commercial break was on. And while the TV show was on, only 4% reported looking at ad related information on their second screen. So what were they doing? Well,...

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video game consoles for watching videos

In between smashing bad guys in the latest video game, people watch video using their game consoles. A lot of video content actually, according to a report by Parks associates. Their study only looks at the US, but they found video game consoles (Wii, Xbox, and PlayStation for the most part) to be the main method people watch over-the-top (OTT) video. OTT video is any third...

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is tv or mobile your second screen?

It used to be that when people talked about second screens, it was the tablet or mobile that was considered the second and the TV was first. Not anymore. According to a research report released by MEF,  the global community for mobile content and commerce, TV is now the primary second screen people use while they are using their mobile. Mobiles are the first screen now. In the UK...

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binging on online video

Last week I saw the following tweet from Forbes.com: "How Netflix Is Changing Our Brains, And Why That May Not Be All Good" Of course I had to read the full article. I had to know how Netflix (and I assumed other similar services) could be changing our brains. The article's author, David DiSalvo, makes the case we've been conditioned by traditional TV networks over the years to expect a weekly cycle of shows . He...

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Do you remember Blockbuster? Way back when you actually had to walk into a store to rent a movie? The company dominated the DVD rental market in the 1990s. But since the early 2000s the company’s struggled to find a business model that worked in the changing movie rental market. They tried to take on Netflix, Redbox, and other online streaming services, but they never managed...

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With all the new video and movie viewing options provided by the Internet, many people are wondering and predicting which one will “win”. For example, there’s the British Film Institute report reporting that on-demand viewing was up 50% last year (as of June 2013). This has led to many theorizing that people will no longer be going to the cinema. And others are claiming it...

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During the course of my working week, I read many articles relating to the world of streaming. I was talking on the phone to a client on Monday about internet radio, and decided to do a little research on facts, figures and trends – I thought I’d share some of them with you: As general connectivity to the internet becomes faster and more established, and with...

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