February 12, 2016Twitch's Impressive User #s
Video game streaming site Twitch released some impressive info this week, touting over half a million concurrent users who tune in to watch videos. And the users that are tuning in to Twitch are watching more videos per month (421.6 minutes) than the average YouTube user (291 minutes). Twitch's increasing viewer numbers may be due in part to the platform's recent expansion beyond gaming content "into "creative" videos adjacent to the gaming space, including things like painting, illustrations, songs, costumes and even glass blowing." Read the full story on Twitch here.
February 10, 2016CBS Super Bowl Streaming Record
CBS streamed the Super Bowl to a record audience last Sunday, with an average of 1.4 million people streaming the game per minute, watching a total of 315 million minutes of game coverage. Last year CBS only streamed 213 million minutes of coverage to about 800,000 ...
February 9, 2016Inside Spotify's Video + Podcast Plans
Spotify introduced two big features last week - video and podcasts. The streaming giant added a "Shows" tab to their popular app, which introduces users to videos and podcasts by individually customizing the experience for each user. The hope is that this approach, ...
February 8, 2016Twitter's New Algorithmic Timeline
It was reported late last week that Twitter will soon be introducing a new, algorithmic timeline, which will look more like a Facebook feed. According to the Verge, the new algorithm "will re-order your timeline is based on the one that ranks tweets for the "while you ...
February 5, 2016YouTube Red Original Shows Launching
YouTube Red will launch 4 original titles next week, which marks YouTube's first move into the paid original content business. Shows launching include: musical teen drama "Dance Camp", the "Scare PewDiePie" series, documentary "A Trip to Unicorn Island", and sci-fi ...
February 4, 2016Instagram Unveils Scripted Series
Instagram unveiled their first ever scripted series this week - called Shield 5, which will air on the photo/video sharing platform as 28 15-second episodes running throughout the month. Each 'episode' of the show will also be paired with a photo, which will be key to ...
February 3, 2016SoundCloud Adds Radio Feature
This week SoundCloud added a new radio feature called "Stations", which will feature an unlimited stream of music based on user input (track name, search terms, etc.). SoundCloud's major goals with this new feature are to help them better utilize data acquired through ...
February 2, 2016Spotify Paid User Conversions
Some new Spotify numbers were released this week, which revealed that the music streaming platform is converting more people into paying subscribers than ever before. According to reports, Spotify now has around 28 million paying subscribers, and about 100 million ...
January 29, 2016CBS's Digital Super Bowl Strategy
CBS announced that for the first time ever, this year's Super Bowl will be available for viewers to stream through connected-TV devices like Roku, Xbox One, Apple TV and Chromecast. CBS's evolving strategy to capture higher audience numbers for the big game via digital ...
January 28, 2016Music Streaming App Report
App store monitor App Annie released their annual report recently, which included some interesting information on the state of music apps. Some noteworthy findings included: significant worldwide revenue growth for the top 10 music streaming apps (up 120% from 2014), ...