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drag2share: How Tablets Are Driving A Huge Explosion In Mobile Video

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Mobile video has begun to accumulate scale, and has also turned out to be one of the few types of mobile content — along with games — that monetizes reliably and drives premium ad rates.

That’s reflected in the much higher prices that mobile publishers can command for mobile video ads, compared to standard mobile formats like banners. eMarketer estimates mobile video will account for $520 million in ad spending in the U.S. this year, or 13% of the digital video ad market.

In a recent reportBI Intelligence breaks down the mobile video ecosystem, analyzing the behavior and devices behind the growth in consumption, and examining the demographics and behavior of mobile video consumers.

We specifically detail how mobile video monetization is booming, and look at the new video ecosystem that is taki! ng shape , with tablets — rather than television — at the center.

Access The Full Report And Data By Signing Up For A Free Trial Today >>

Take look at this chart from our report:

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Here are some additional key points about tablet video habits:


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Monday, August 19th, 2013 news No Comments

Google Chromecast review: can you make your dumb TV a smart one for just $35?

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/29/google-chromecast-review/

Google Chromecast review: can you make your dumb TV a smart one for just $35?

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Despite the best efforts of Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, LG and others, most of the televisions in people’s homes these days are not of the smart variety. However, there are hundreds of millions of regular televisions packing HDMI ports, and Google’s new Chromecast device offers a way to put some brains into those dumb TVs by giving them access to web-based content. Having a Chromecast dongle connected to your TV means you can stream videos straight from a Google Play, Netflix or YouTube app, or mirror the content in any open tab in Google’s Chrome browser using a tab casting feature.

Sure, we’ve seen devices with almost identical functionality, like Plair, but Chromecast is backed by Google, whose relationships with content providers and developers mean that the Google Cast technology powering it will soon be popping up in even more apps. Not to mention, there’s the price. At $35, it’s almost a third of the cost of Plair and also Roku 3 and Apple TV, the current most popular devices that bring internet video to your TV. Even for such a paltry outlay, is it a worthy addition to your living room? And is it really “the easiest way to enjoy online video and music on your TV” as Google’s marketing would have us believe? Read on to find out.

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Monday, July 29th, 2013 news No Comments

drag2share: CHART: How Tablets Are Driving A Huge Explosion In Mobile Video

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Mobile video has begun to accumulate scale, and has also turned out to be one of the few types of mobile content — along with games — that monetizes reliably and drives premium ad rates.

That’s reflected in the much higher prices that mobile publishers can command for mobile video ads, compared to standard mobile formats like banners. eMarketer estimates mobile video will account for $520 million in ad spending in the U.S. this year, or 13% of the digital video ad market.

In a recent reportBI Intelligence breaks down the mobile video ecosystem, analyzing the behavior and devices behind the growth in consumption, and examining the demographics and behavior of mobile video consumers.

We specifically detail how mobile video monetization is booming, and look at the new video ecosystem that is taki! ng shape , with tablets — rather than television — at the center.

Access The Full Report And Data By Signing Up For A Free Trial Today >>

Take look at this chart from our report:

bii_mobilevideo2013_tabletowners3 (1)

Here are some additional key points about tablet video habits:


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Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 news No Comments

drag2share: REPORT: Apple Has A Plan To Let Viewers Skip Ads Altogether And Pay Media Companies For The Lost Views (AAPL)

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Apple is pitching media companies on a plan to allow viewers to skip advertisements while watching TV as part of its plan for an Apple TV, Jessica Lessin reports.

The ad-skipping technology from Apple would be part of a premium package for users.

To offset the lost viewership, Apple would compensate media companies for the skipped ads, says Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who is starting her own tech news site.

This seems like an audacious idea from Apple. eMarketer projects U.S. TV ad spending will be $66.35 billion this year. If Apple were to compensate for lost ad revenue, it could get pretty expensive pretty quickly.

Apple has been exploring the TV market for years now. It has reportedly been developing a full-blown television set, but nothing has happened yet. Lessin suggests Apple is more focused on making something happen in the TV market.


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Monday, July 15th, 2013 news No Comments

How Tablets Are Driving A Huge Explosion In Mobile Video

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/tablets-driving-explosion-mobile-video-2013-6

Mobile video has begun to accumulate scale, and has also turned out to be one of the few types of mobile content — along with games — that monetizes reliably and drives premium ad rates.

That’s reflected in the much higher prices that mobile publishers can command for mobile video ads, compared to standard mobile formats like banners. eMarketer estimates mobile video will account for $520 million in ad spending in the U.S. this year, or 13% of the digital video ad market.

In a recent reportBI Intelligence breaks down the mobile video ecosystem, analyzing the behavior and devices behind the growth in consumption, and examining the demographics and behavior of mobile video consumers.

We specifically detail how mobile video monetization is booming, and look at the new video ecosystem that is taking shape, with tablets — rather than television — at the center.

Access The Full Report And Data By Signing Up For A Free Trial Today >>

Take look at this chart from our report:

bii_mobilevideo2013_tabletowners3 (1)

Here are some additional key points about tablet video habits:

 

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 digital No Comments

Roku passes 5 million players sold in the US, shows off with a few more stats

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/10/roku-5-million-sold/

Roku passes 5 million players sold

Five years after the original Roku launched and just weeks after the release of the Roku 3, the company has announced lifetime US sales of 5 million units. The proclamation comes attached to a detailed infographic (linked below) that breaks down its last five years of progress, plus stats like where it’s most popular (Lexington, KY) and the most minutes streamed by one player in one week (10,080.) That’s quite a marathon session — Lost plus House of Cards doesn’t even get you halfway — but its stats claim 25 percent of players stream more than 35 hours per week.

The last time we checked in on Roku sales, it was chasing the million unit mark alongside Apple’s hobby. The Apple TV has since risen to 5 million sold in the last fiscal year, buoyed by the AirPlay feature that makes it an attractive accessory for the company’s other devices. To Roku’s favor, it claims 43 percent of owners say it’s their preferred source of video for their TV. It’s come a long way from its start as a Netflix Player with more than 750 channels available including Time Warner Cable and HBO Go, which makes CEO Anthony Wood’s claim that the “future of TV is streaming” look closer than ever.

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 news No Comments

Meet Magine, The iPad App That Shows Just How Cool An Apple TV Could Be (AAPL)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-magine-the-ipad-app-that-shows-just-how-cool-an-apple-tv-could-be-2012-11

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People love TV.

Stats to prove it:

  • About 100 million people pay for cable TV, according to the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.
  • The average monthly cable bill was $86 2011, according to NPD. It’s expected to be $123 by 2015 and $200 by 2020.

So, if we’re all in love with TV, why are we excited about the near-certain prospect of an Apple TV?

Mainly because the software for current TVs and set-top boxes is terrible. Cable company software is ugly and hard to navigate.

Impressed with our MacBooks, iPads, and iPhones all of us – including industry insiders like Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, for example – imagine Apple could do a much better job.

Over in Sweden, a startup called Magine (pronounced like Imagine without the “I”) has done more than just dream.

It built a product for iOS and Android, which streams and records 16 Swedish television channels. Sometimes called the “Spotify for TV,” its shows us just how cool Apple TV software could be.

With Magine, your iPad is both a remote and a viewing device. Apple TV will have to work the same way, right?




Instead of hitting the “guide” button on your remote and navig! ating wi th arrows, you can use gestures.




This is how you select a show – by touching it.



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Friday, November 30th, 2012 news No Comments

aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV hits version 1.5, brings new player, NFS streaming and more

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/18/atv-flash-black-apple-tv-update/

aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV hits version 1.5, brings an overhauled player, NFS streaming and more

Folks enjoying all the tidbits aTV Flash (black) brings to the 2nd-gen Apple TV will be happy to know there’s a fresh update rolling out now. Inside v1.5, FireCore’s added new features such as NFS streaming, as well as including other minor things like extra transitions, subtle timing settings and support for more languages. In addition, and what’s perhaps the biggest enhancement, the $29.99 kit is also getting an all-new player, which promises a smoother playback regardless of the file type being used — not to mention it’s optimized for iOS 5. Of course, the refresh is gratis to those who’ve already shelled out the cash, and you can get to it by hitting the “Manage Extras” menu on Cupertino’s miniature box. Not familiar with aTV Flash? Give the source link below a quick click to peruse all about it.

aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV hits version 1.5, brings new player, NFS streaming and more originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 news No Comments

aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV hits version 1.5, brings new player, NFS streaming and more

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/18/atv-flash-black-apple-tv-update/

aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV hits version 1.5, brings an overhauled player, NFS streaming and more

Folks enjoying all the tidbits aTV Flash (black) brings to the 2nd-gen Apple TV will be happy to know there’s a fresh update rolling out now. Inside v1.5, FireCore’s added new features such as NFS streaming, as well as including other minor things like extra transitions, subtle timing settings and support for more languages. In addition, and what’s perhaps the biggest enhancement, the $29.99 kit is also getting an all-new player, which promises a smoother playback regardless of the file type being used — not to mention it’s optimized for iOS 5. Of course, the refresh is gratis to those who’ve already shelled out the cash, and you can get to it by hitting the “Manage Extras” menu on Cupertino’s miniature box. Not familiar with aTV Flash? Give the source link below a quick click to peruse all about it.

aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV hits version 1.5, brings new player, NFS streaming and more originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 news No Comments

37 million iPhones, 15.43 million iPads, 5.2 million Macs, 15.4 million iPods

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/24/apple-q1-2012-iphone-ipad-ipod-mac-hardware-sales/

We touched on the numbers in our report on Apple’s Q1 earnings, but the company’s throwing out a lot of “record” figures so we thought we’d take a moment to focus on just how its hardware sales stack up. The standout number is, of course, the 37.04 million iPhones sold during the quarter, which is up 128 percent from the same quarter a year ago (and up from 17 million in the previous quarter, a jump of 117 percent). That notably puts Apple back ahead of Samsung, which sold a total of 35 million smartphones in its most recent quarter. And as if that wasn’t enough, Apple’s Tim Cook also said on the company’s earnings call that it could have sold even more if it had more supply.

iPad sales also set a new record with 15.43 million units sold during the quarter, which is a 111 percent jump from the 7.3 million sold a year ago, and a 39 percent increase from the 11.1 million moved in Q4 2011. Once again, however, iPods are the one category that continues to decline in the face of the growth of smartphones. Apple sold a total of 15.4 million iPods — over half of which were iPod touches — which represents a 21 percent decline from the 19.4 million sold a year ago. The holiday shopping season did boost sales considerably from the 6.6 million sold in the previous quarter, though.

Mac sales were also on the upswing, totaling 5.2 million units — a 26 percent increase year-over-year. Breaking things down further, that translates to 1.48 million desktops (including iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro), and 3.7 million laptops (including the basic MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro). As for the company’s “h! obby,” t he Apple TV, it rang up 1.4 million in sales for the quarter, and 2.8 million for the 2011 fiscal year. Fans of charts can get their fix after the break.

Continue reading Apple’s Q1 hardware sales: 37 million iPhones, 15.43 million iPads, 5.2 million Macs, 15.4 million iPods

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