Archive for the ‘Streaming Media General Discussion’ Category

Mobile phone screens are the streaming video playback device of choice for those under 25

April 8, 2016 10:01 am

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Watching streaming video on mobile phone screens is becoming the norm. 81% of Americans who use smartphones are now streaming video on those phones — a trend driven...

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WSJ: YouTube doesn’t make money, despite billions of viewers

February 26, 2015 11:47 am

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YouTube has never made money. Despite the top 3 videos on YouTube having well over 3 billion viewers, hosting millions of other (some viral, some ignored) clips and bringing in over a billion users per-month, YouTube can’t generate enough revenue to pay its employees and keep the doors open on its own. Why?

An easy answer is that the infrastructure that makes Google’s video empire possible (and all youtube’s video content partners), is not free as in beer or information. All the bandwidth used for watching high school kids ghost ride their parents cars, the server and datacenter infrastructure, video storage (think billions of GB of storage), transcoding (think millions and millions of hours of transcoding), and related video services has always required Google to have a revenue stream from YouTube besides “advertising” which they haven’t built out. I remember talking about this in 2007: how can youtube possibly sustain itself? Well, it doesn’t need to.

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Networks Should Thank Netflix, so should the average television consumer

October 31, 2014 6:21 am

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Netflix has been pushing – content providers, content distributors, cable co’s and the fiber in North America – who knows how long it would have taken for networks to...

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Google’s new video quality report tool

January 23, 2014 4:33 pm

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[popuppress id=”3668″]  [vc_single_item] Google releases ‘The YouTube Video Quality Report‘, which I like a lot because it has a excellent visual representation of some of the CDN tools...

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What is 4k TV? What is SuperHD or Ultra High Def?

November 18, 2013 8:07 pm

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  “Ultra high definition is also known as Ultra HD, UHD, and UHDTV. In Japan, 8K UHDTV will be known as Super Hi-Vision since Hi-Vision was the term...

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Interview with YouTube founder on how they’ll finally generate revenue

September 10, 2008 3:38 pm

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Google investors have really only one question about YouTube: When does the search giant figure out how to turn those hundreds of millions of video views into cash?...

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