January 28, 2015Video Service Vessel's "Windowing" Strategy
Brand new streaming video service Vessel launched its beta app this week, and it has everyone talking -- most notably about the company's promise to deliver 72 hour exclusives on new content for creators. Instead of positioning itself as a direct competitor to YouTube, "the US startup is pitching itself as complementary: a 'first window' for online video that wants creators to launch their new clips exclusively on Vessel". For creators, this is beneficial because it means they would make more money on Vessel during this 72 hour exclusive window than they would on YouTube. Read why, and more on Vessel's strategy here.
January 27, 2015Apple Watch Gets Release Date
During the Apple quarterly earnings call this week, CEO Tim Cook revealed that the Apple Watch will be begin shipping in April. Cook said that "We're making great progress in the development of it", and that the company has been seeing "seeing some incredible ...
January 26, 2015iHeartRadio Growth
iHeartRadio just released some impressive numbers, claiming to have a total of 60 registered million users and almost 90 million unique visitors. In addition to these user numbers, the streaming radio company also announced that over 500 million people have downloaded ...
January 22, 2015YouTube Reveals Original Content Plan
Following the reorganization of their content department last year, YouTube finally revealed their upcoming plans for original content this week. Alex Carloss, who runs the new YouTube Originals division, stated that the video giant plans to launch their content ...
January 21, 2015Netflix Q4 Numbers
Netflix released their Q4 earnings this week and revealed an impressive $1.48 billion in earnings and 39.11 million US subscribers. The company also announced that they will being streaming the controversial film "The Interview" this Saturday, and plans to increase ...
January 20, 2015Amazon Entering the Movie Business
Amazon announced this week their plans to enter into original feature films production -- just 5 months after Netflix announced that they would be releasing their first original feature film this year. Amazon plans to produce and acquire movies that will be shown on ...
January 19, 2015Music Consumption in 2015
Rainn News reported this week on an interesting study on media consumption done by Deloitte which offers predictions on millennials consumption of music in 2015. The study showed that young people will spend about $125 each on music throughout the year, most of which ...
January 16, 2015Facebook Video Taking Off
We have heard a lot recently about how huge online video is going to be for major media companies in 2015, and Mashable just posted a really interesting article on how, because of this, Facebook's video player is poised to skyrocket this year. According to the ...
January 15, 2015Apple Watch Details Leak
New details leaked on the highly anticipated Apple Watch this week. Most notable were details on the Watch’s “companion” app, which will reportedly let watch owners change settings for apps and connectivity via their iPhones. Leaked screenshots of ...
January 14, 2015Millennials Prefer to Stream TV
New data released by the Consumer Electronics Association and NATPE this week revealed that, not surprisingly, about 51% of millennials prefer streaming services like Netflix over using broadcast channels or cable to watch TV. According to an executive affiliated with ...