Netflix and TikTok were both first-movers, but unlike larger businesses they haven’t diversified their services very much. It seems they’re starting with gaming.
Some viewers purposefully seek out spoilers, others skip scenes with characters they don’t like. The advent of streaming has made viewers more actives and producers should take note.
You can measure the speed of your broadband connection, but that’s not the whole story. Your network provider also has to manage factors such as data loss and latency to ensure a smooth connection.
All this ‘choice’ in streaming video on demand is undermining the market benefits of aggregation.
The Olympics are usually profitable for broadcasters and show off the future possibilities of media technologies.
Rumble is a Canadian video-streaming platform that presents itself as an alternative to YouTube. Because Rumble does not censor content, right wing conspiracy theories have proliferated on the site.
In the war to secure exclusive content, the ability to invest in the acquisition or production of original content has become crucial ammunition.
A new standard for how videos are sent through the internet and read by your computer could make the digital world more inclusive, says media scholar Jason Schmitt.
As the pandemic moves us indoors, it’s time to reconsider our understanding of ‘screen time’ – especially since we’re relying on our devices now more than ever.
Although some have dubbed the flurry of new video services coming out as a ‘streaming war,’ the reality is very different.
Movie studios are launching their own streaming apps but record labels aren’t about to do the same.
Something about Netflix’s business model just doesn’t add up – unless you look at the streaming service as a massive data collection company.
With 15 nominations and three Oscars, Netflix is besting the big film industry players at their own party.
Oscar winning performances released straight to your home.
How likely are you to tune in to watch a streamed show at the same time as your friends, and chat in real time online? This is the goal of Facebook Watch.
‘Cyberlocker’ illegal streaming sites are in a constant cat-and-mouse struggle with law enforcement.
How do internet companies decide which network traffic to slow down and which to charge against users’ data plans? And what can we learn about net neutrality from the answers?
The problems some people had trying to watch Game of Thrones via the internet shows we still have a long way to go before we can live-stream major events to a mass online audience.
Text and video ‘mining’ could be used to automatically detect violent language and behaviour.
Netflix has seamlessly adapted to new technologies and disrupted existing business models. But unlike traditional media enterprises, Netflix has never tried to attract a mass audience.