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Vevo hits 1bn weekend daily views

Premium music video service Vevo has reached weekend daily highs of one billion global views, a record milestone, according to its annual year-end lookback. This year, Vevo has been hyper-focused on its distribution strategy and expansion into the home via an array of OTT partners, including Samsung TV Plus, VIZIO and Netrange. Through these partnerships, […]

December 15, 2020

Survey: Traffic management, QoE top streaming concerns

A survey, Growing Demands for Video Streaming Drive Companies to Intelligent Traffic Management Solutions,  conducted by streaming media analyst Dan Rayburn and modern application and access networking specialist NS1, shows that traffic management challenges and visibility into quality of experience (QoE) issues are top concerns for companies that engage in video streaming. As a result, […]

December 3, 2020

Study: Poor Net speeds contributing to UK ‘digital divide’

With the UK still beset by lockdowns, mobile network benchmarking firm Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) has released the results of its latest major study into real-life consumer experiences of home Internet connections, which uncovers evidence of a stark ‘digital divide’ in the UK. As more people come to rely on video for working and communicating […]

November 25, 2020

Forecast: Video entertainment adspend to stabilise

Zenith forecasts video entertainment advertising will shrink by just 0.2 per cent in 2020 across ten key markets this year, according to its Business Intelligence – Video Entertainment report. Video entertainment adspend will far outperform the ad market

November 2, 2020

Ofcom publishes video-sharing platform guidance

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published a guide to the new regulatory requirements for UK-based video-sharing platforms (VSPs) – online video service where users can upload and share videos. They allow users to engage with a wide range of content and social features. Under the new regulations, VSPs must have appropriate measures in place to […]

October 21, 2020By Colin Mann

SK Telecom media JVs

Korean operator SK Telecom has revealed a number of new joint ventures (JVs) in what it calls “promising technologies” that span a number of verticals from automotive to media. These include a JV with Uber and Neubility, a vision-based route analysis company. In the media sector, it will work with Kiswe, a non face-to-face live […]

October 19, 2020by Angharad Rhiannon

Zoom Q2 revenue up 355% YOY

Zoom Video Communications’ financial results for the quarter ended July 31st, 2020 reveal that total revenue for the quarter was $663.5 million, up 355 per cent year-over-year. “Organisations are shifting from addressing their immediate business continuity needs to supporting a future of working anywhere, learning anywhere, and connecting anywhere on Zoom’s video-first platform,” reported Zoom […]

September 1, 2020By Colin Mann

Ofcom consults on video sharing platforms

UK comms regulator Ofcom is seeking evidence relating to new regulatory requirements that will apply to video-sharing platforms (VSPs), online video service where users can upload and share videos. Earlier in 2020, the UK Government confirmed the appointment of Ofcom as the regulator for VSPs established in the UK, under revisions to the EU-wide Audiovisual […]

July 16, 2020

F1, Zoom Virtual Paddock Club partnership

Formula 1 and video-first unified communications platform Zoom Video Communications are teaming up to deliver the first ever virtual Paddock Club experience. The platform, which set a new business record in April of 2020 by facilitating over 300 million daily meeting participants, is working with F1 to provide new business opportunities through what it says […]

July 16, 2020By Colin Mann

Research: Tech issues slowing online video take-up 

From Shakespearean performances to pub drinks with friends, it seems any activity can be made virtual now, yet streaming issues may be causing us to shy away from these resources. This is according to research on How Video is Changing the World from content delivery provider Limelight Networks. Globally, 14 per cent of adults are […]

June 23, 2020