Online Video News Round Up: Streaming video transforming TV, Africa sees VOD boom
Ad Execs: Digital Video Predicted to Rival TV In Ad Importance – MediaPost
Within three to five years, new research suggests, a majority of brand marketers and agency executives expect digital video programming to become as important to their bottom line as TV programming.
How Video Streaming is Radically Transforming TV – Boston Globe
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Aereo, a company that transmits broadcast TV over the Internet without paying broadcasters for the privilege. If the high court rules that this is legal, it could devastate traditional TV companies.
AOL.com Launches Premium Video Experience – The Wall Street Journal
AOL.com is launching a new premium video experience today, bringing video to the forefront of AOL.com and better serving the AOL.com audience’s demand for premium video content.
Netflix: Video speeds improved dramatically after Comcast deal – San Jose Mercury News
Netflix’s videos are streaming through Comcast’s Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to fees Netflix pays Comcast for a more direct connection to its network.
Africa sees VOD boom – IT Web Broadcasting
The number of video-on-demand (VOD) users in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) will grow by about one million, despite the lack of broadband infrastructure in the region.
AT&T Plans $500M OTT Video Venture with Crunchyroll Majority Owner – Wireless
AT&T and the Chernin Group today announced a joint venture to “acquire, invest in and launch over-the-top (OTT) video services.” The companies are committing $500 million toward the effort.