I was going through my unread saves on Instapaper today and came to this interesting chart in a Techcrunch post from earlier this month. It shows people stay watching videos much longer on tablets and mobile than they do on desktops. Maybe not surprising in theory – but look at the extent of the [...]
Netflix’s movie and TV streaming service is now available on over 200 different devices – mostly TVs, Blue-ray players and games consoles. I think there is a lesson here for media distribution businesses in the digital age – Netflix has been hugely successful in large part because they have made it dead easy for [...]
Netflix is at what might be looked back on as a watershed moment in the company’s history. On Monday they announced a $7.99 all you can eat download service for movies and television and according to the New York Times they are expecting that the cost of streaming movies will pass the cost of [...]
This chart (originally in the UK Times and I found it on Hypebot) shows two things. Firstly, and unsurprisingly, recorded music revenues are shrinking both for labels and artists, and revenues from live performances are rising. Secondly, and this is the surprising bit, for artists the growth in income from live music is [...]
Last week I wrote that the latest online video stats show that longform content is doing well, and in response Alan Patrick pointed me to a presentation on his blog entitled The Future of Online Video – Emerging Hypotheses which contained the following chart:
It is a great presentation overall (if you like [...]
Last week I wrote about the success that long form content is enjoying online and posited that as this market starts to go mainstream there will be a requirement for new search and discovery tools.
I have always thought that future search and discovery services will take one of two forms – [...]
Novermber 2008 data just out from Comscore and reported by NewTeeVee and Broadstuff, amongst others, shows that in the US online video consumption was up 34% from Nov 07-Nov 08 at 12.7bn video views. The number of unique viewers grew at only 6% to 98m – roughly flat as a percentage of the US [...]
Tim Bradshaw has a good article in the FT today describing the regulators ruling that Project Kangaroo as currently envisaged will restrict competition in the provision of TV online in the UK.
The issue is that ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, the owners of the Kangaroo joint venture, control too much of the [...]
Last week I wrote that the action in online video is in professionally produced content. In a comment Alan Patrick of Broadstuff pointed me to the chart below which he had posted a little earlier. It rams home the same point; that the ad dollars will be with long form pro content rather than [...]
At the Library House Mediatech conference yesterday there was a presentation from a company called Slingshot Studios which could be described as a ‘Film2.0 business’.
They described how Hollywood has chased up film budgets to an average of $70m on production and a further $50m for distribution by focusing on the very limited strategy [...]