Tag: video streaming

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Sandbox 163 – Bot’N’Roll

Lead: Radiohead created a chatbot 15 years ago, but in recent months these conversing machines have roared back into life. More than just a gimmick, they offer artists a way into the “dark social” where many younger fans...
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Why 15-minute YouTube videos may make 5x more revenue

We’ve written recently about the latest thinking around YouTube’s recommendation algorithm: that ‘watch time’ is now the key metric defining how often any video is suggested to YouTube viewers as what to watch next.
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Netflix financials: ‘Disrupting a big market can be bumpy’

“We are growing, but not as fast as we would like or have been,” admitted Netflix in its latest note to shareholders accompanying its quarterly financial results.
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YouTube’s per-stream music payouts have halved – report

Here’s some more ammunition for the ‘value gap’ debate: a report from Midia Research claiming that the effective per-stream payouts from YouTube to music rightsholders halved in 2015.
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Audio streams overtook video streams in the US – but why?

Nielsen has confirmed the trend revealed earlier this month by research firm BuzzAngle: that the volume of on-demand audio streams overtook video streams in the US in the first half of 2016.
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Analytics firm claims audio streams have passed videos in US

There’s plenty of excitement in industry circles around the news that audio music streams may have overtaken video music streams in the US in the first half of 2016. A note of caution: these aren’t official RIAA or Nielsen...
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YouTube’s top 100 games channels watched 7.5bn times in May

At the heart of this year’s arguments over YouTube is the assumption that music is one of the most important categories on Google’s online-video service. And it is. But it’s always worth being aware of the other genres...
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Report 392 – Burning Question

In our Cover Feature we look at the chaos surrounding both Cür and Guvera and what this tells us about the state of digital music in 2016. The market is tilted towards failure and even long-standing services, despite approaching...
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Facebook paying $50m to media and celebrities for live video

You’ll have noticed a growing number of celebs and media outlets using the Facebook Live video feature in recent weeks. What you may not have known is that many of them are being paid by the social network for this activity....
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Some Euro operators to block mobile ads on their networks

There’s a right royal rumpus brewing in the European mobile industry this week, and it concerns plans by some operators to start blocking advertising on their networks. According to the Financial Times, one European telco...
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Vidmind raises $30m for white label video streaming service

Israeli startup Vidmind has raised $30m in new funding from Russian retail chain Trellas for its white label video streaming service. This gives Trellas a majority stake in the company as it moves toward launching TVzor,...
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Game video-streaming service Twitch gets into music

Have you watched Twitch? It’s an online video service focused mainly on games: live streams of people playing games, including the increasingly lucrative world of “e-sports” (competitive gaming). It ended...