Tag Archives: online video

Online Video Rides Mobile Tidal Wave

TV Everywhere has expanded the video experience to any screen, at any time, and anywhere. And mobile online video viewing in particular is leading the way. Adobe’s recently released U.S. Digital Video 2014 Inaugural Report captures this fascinating online video trend. When it comes to authenticated video, which includes online apps and websites that require […]

Who’s Really Watching, Creating, and Sharing Online Video?

This week’s #BroadData is a sign of the times – more adults are creating, publishing, sharing, and watching online videos than ever before. What was once a social endeavor undertaken mostly by young, digital natives is now becoming a cultural norm. The old 1% rule is slowly looking more like the 27% rule.

Lessons from Vegas: The Realities of Online Video

At the recent CES conference, there was much discussion of 3-D TV, mobile devices and tablet PCs. But there was also a great deal of talk about the future of television and about alternatives means of delivering entertainment and information to consumers. On this blog, I have many times written about so-called “cord cutters” – […]

McSlarrow Statement on TV Everywhere

Free Press’s description of TV Everywhere is a reminder of the admonition that people are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own set of facts.  The call for an “investigation” of TV Everywhere has no factual or legal basis, no matter how many times Free Press and its allies repeat the words “collusion,” […]

Big Boost for Online Viewing

Time Warner and Comcast held a press briefing this morning to provide some details about the much anticipated “TV Everywhere” project that Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes has been discussing for a few months including during a panel at The Cable Show back in early April.  Joining Bewkes for today’s briefing was Comcast […]

Another Look at Cord-Cutting: How Big Is It?

Earlier this week, I examined the recent coverage of the “cord-cutting” phenomenon. What I wanted to do was look at two questions: Can you really replace your cable service with just online video? At the present time, is this really a widespread phenomenon? On Tuesday, when I addressed that first question, I came to the […]

Another Look at Cord-Cutting: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

Online viewing of video is on the rise. This is a fact. But if you take the news coverage and blog posts about the “cord-cutting” phenomenon at face value, you would have the impression that this is a widespread phenomenon involving millions of consumers canceling their multichannel video subscriptions in favor of online distribution. I […]

A Lively Debate About Online Video

I hope you are following the very vibrant debate that’s been taking place over the last week, involving  Boxee CEO Avner Ronen, Chairman of HDNet Mark Cuban and a host of other people about the relationship between free online video and the programming available from multichannel video distributers, such as cable, satellite and phone companies. […]

Are Stories of Cable "Cord Cutting" a Myth?

Stories about “cord cutting” seem to be all the rage right now, but many of them are overlooking some pretty basic – and readily available facts – which suggest that consumers may enjoy online video but they certainly aren’t ditching their set-top boxes by the truckload (just the opposite). But, before getting into some of […]

Should All Content Be Online for Free?

Stories come and go in both the general media landscape and the blogosphere, but often the same issues remain on the radar, but driven by different players and events. For example, recently we’ve seen coverage of the Hulu-Boxee affair, the possible launch of online video platforms by cable operators such as Comcast & Time Warner […]