Online Video

Consider, for a moment, the latest staggering stats. Worldwide, people watch an average of 5 hours and 45 minutes of online video weekly—a 34% increase from 2016, based on the results of Limelight Network's "The State of Online Video 2017" consumer survey. By 2021, a million minutes of video content will cross global IP networks every second, according to Cisco; at that rate, it would take you more than 5 million years to watch all the video crossing the network each month. And within 3 years, IP video traffic will account for 82% of all consumer internet traffic, per Cisco.

Posted Feb 14, 2018

Limelight Networks, Inc., a provider of digital content delivery, announced the addition of an integrated Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution to its Video Delivery Services that simplifies the encryption and delivery of content in all popular DRM formats while reducing the costs of managing and storing the encrypted content.

Posted Feb 13, 2018

At Kidscreen Summit 2018, over thirty YouTubers and five agencies announced participation in SuperAwesome's SafeFam initiative. SafeFam's content certification is designed for young YouTubers and their parents to better understand and navigate the digital safety and privacy requirements of the under-13 audience on YouTube.

Posted Feb 13, 2018

Telemundo, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, announced the launch of "El 12" ("The 12th"), a new, bilingual digital initiative to search for the next generation of top soccer influencers in partnership with the global soccer media company COPA90.

Posted Feb 08, 2018

With YouTubers uploading videos at the rate of 60 hrs of video content per minute, being noticed on YouTube is easy task. Social media managers who work hard to get views for brand videos, sometimes fall short because of the sheer competition on the platform. This post describes five marketing tools and how you can use them to get your brand to shine on YouTube.

Posted Feb 02, 2018

Synereo announced the allocation of $500,000 to YouTube creators using WildSpark, their direct content monetization app. WildSpark allows YouTube creators to monetize their content, also rewarding their subscribers for sharing their work. Today, many YouTube creators rely almost entirely on advertising to make money.

Posted Jan 31, 2018

Adtaxi, a digital marketing agency, released the results of its Super Bowl Viewership and Consumer Streaming Trends Survey, an in-depth look at how consumers nationwide will be watching the Super Bowl, as well as an examination of their digital streaming habits more broadly. Although movies and television series still dominate the streaming world, there are important opportunities for digital advertisers to reach consumers while viewing major sporting events—namely through social media.

Posted Jan 31, 2018

This past holiday season saw huge gains in sales and not just in retail goods. Consumers used their growing disposable income to test out new digital experiences, enabling the App Store to hit a record $300 million in sales. One digital app experience sticks out: virtual reality. VR app usage spiked over the 2017 holidays.

Posted Jan 23, 2018

In the world of digital ads, two names continue to dominate: Google and Facebook. The competition isn't even close, with these online juggernauts now representing 73% of all U.S. digital advertising, a rise from 63% in the second quarter of 2015, per Pivotal's Brian Wieser in a recent note to clients. But a recent report by investment firm Cowen, "Ad Buyer Survey VI," suggests that Facebook may be poised to snatch that crown, due to the growth in video ads and Instagram.

Posted Jan 22, 2018

Social video creation platform, Wochit, reports that Facebook's de-prioritization of publisher and brand content is already having a negative impact across video metrics. The finding is among critical trends featured in the 2017 Wochit Social Video Performance Index, which is based on data from 33,000 videos posted to over 500 Facebook pages by nearly 300 brands.

Posted Jan 18, 2018

Video content has quickly surpassed all other trends in digital marketing when it comes to consumer engagement. That's why Smart1 Marketing announced a partnership with global visual content platform Slidely. The companies say this partnership will harness the power of video and make it accessible and affordable to small businesses in an effort to drive their online, digital marketing efforts.

Posted Jan 18, 2018

TimefireVR, Inc. announced investing in the cryptocurrency Ethereum as part of the Company's shift in corporate focus towards strategic investments in cryptocurrency and potential acquisitions of blockchain technology businesses. Ethereum is a leading blockchain platform for Decentralized Applications ("DApps") that run on a peer-to-peer network of computers instead of on one single computer or server.

Posted Jan 09, 2018

EContent got the chance to talk with some of the digital content industry's best and brightest at the Gilbane Digital Content Conference 2017. In this installment of Voices of EContent, we asked these leaders in their fields to tell us what trend they were most excited about in 2018. We heard about content marketing, personalized video, augemented reality and machine learning, automation in translation and localization, and more.

Posted Jan 05, 2018

Stareable is dedicated to helping creators collaborate and get discovered as part of its mission to create a community around great web series. It's helped thousands of independent filmmakers

Posted Jan 04, 2018

Fyber, a programmatic trading technology platform, has partnered with Innovid, a video marketing platform, to scale programmatic supply of VPAID video ads on mobile and in-app on its Video Advertising Monetization Platform (VAMP). Fyber's proprietary in-app video player can now respond to the growing programmatic dollars going to mobile apps .

Posted Dec 19, 2017

Tubi, a free streaming TV and movie network, launched its Content Personalization Engine to help solve the discovery problem associated with VOD. Tubi will leverage new Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning technology to program and personalize its VOD service, making it, according to Tubi, the only free streaming service (AVOD) with a personalization engine.

Posted Dec 14, 2017

Socialbakers, an AI-powered social media marketing platform, announced the addition of performance benchmarks for social networks to its Socialbakers Suite. Socialbakers video performance benchmarks let marketers view their video performance metrics in a competitive context against industries, countries, and regions.

Posted Dec 07, 2017

Vidyard, a video platform for business, says it is making it easier than ever for B2B marketers to attract, engage, and convert more leads with online video content. With its new Interactive Events Library, Free Automated Transcription service, and Facebook Analytics integration, Vidyard helps marketers ensure that each video they publish is an evergreen lead generation engine, and is optimized for SEO, social media engagement, and lead conversion.

Posted Dec 07, 2017

Can you believe we're at the end of 2017 already? I feel like just last week, I was talking to someone about the Snapchat IPO and then to someone else about the YouTube "Adpocalypse." New products, new announcements, and new ideas have recently risen up in the online video world to bring us to where we are today—staring smack dab at the impending new year and all the changes and trends it will bring.

Posted Dec 07, 2017

Efficiently creating compelling content to support broadcast and digital marketing campaigns with cohesive and consistent messages across multiple channels is the new name of the game. A holistic approach to this process, backed by the appropriate expertise, systems and technology is the way to get there. While still in its infancy for even the largest brands, there's one industry that's been at this for a while and has paved the way: Hollywood.

Posted Dec 06, 2017

Hold the phone, Mr. and Mrs. Marketer, and not so fast, John Q. Publisher: That mobile video content you're preparing to post better be future-proofed beyond just the message and branding. Viewable convenience and an amenable aspect ratio are also key criteria today and likely will be for the foreseeable future—which means that your video better be vertical.

Posted Nov 27, 2017

Receptiv, a video advertising platform delivering brand experiences across premium mobile environments, announced the launch of Reveal -- a new mobile web outstream product deployed across over 40 key mobile publishers. Reveal is an outstream video product built specifically to comply with the IAB's LEAN (Light, Encrypted, Ad choice supported, and Non-invasive) principles and the Coalition for Better Ads' initial standards.

Posted Nov 21, 2017

Extreme Reach, the cloud technology platform for TV & Video ad workflow and Talent & Rights management, released initial insights from a new study exploring the most common pain points faced by ad ops teams. Based on a survey of 150 advertising industry professionals working in digital video campaign activation, the research has found that 70% of those on the front lines would reinvent the process of video campaign activation from scratch if given the opportunity.

Posted Nov 21, 2017

Our judges are an integral part of making the EContent 100 list happen, but they rarely get an opportunity to talk directly to our readers. In order to get an idea of what was on their minds during this year's judging, we asked them one simple question: "What was the breakout trend of the past year from your vantage point in the industry, and how do you see it evolving next year?" These are their answers.

Posted Nov 15, 2017

SendtoNews (STN) announced the full release of its new AI powered feature for its video player that intelligently scans articles and matches them to the most relevant content in its extensive short form sports video library. Once matched, it instantly displays the video in its high viewability player.

Posted Nov 14, 2017

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