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KOMO-TV to stream live news to mobile devices - Lost Remote

KOMO-TV to stream live news to mobile devices - Lost Remote | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
Lost RemoteKOMO-TV to stream live news to mobile devicesLost RemoteAnd that means no TV. For mobile users, the smartphone becomes their best (and only) option for news.
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Mobile Video: How to deal best with Mobile Video growth, Monetization and all related topics
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NTT Docomo Ventures Invests in Expway to Advance Mobile CDN Development

NTT Docomo Ventures Invests in Expway to Advance Mobile CDN Development | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
The funds will be used to further the adoption of FastLane, Expway’s newly announced Ultimate Mobile CDN solution which optimizes data traffic between the telecom cells and the terminals using LTE Broadcast. In addition, Expway’s solution will also be made available on Wi-Fi networks to enhance video delivery in highly dense areas.
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LTE-Broadcast Alliance adds new members - Mobile World Live

LTE-Broadcast Alliance adds new members - Mobile World Live | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it

The LTE-Broadcast Alliance added five new operator members and a host of vendor partners, as it looks to boost global support for the technology.

 

EE, a co-founder of the alliance alongside Verizon, Telstra and Korea Telecom, named HKT, CSL Mobile, Reliance Jio, Smartfren, TIM and Turkcell as new operator partners.

 

Together, the companies’ in the alliance now represent more than 370 million subscribers.

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Slowly but surely operators adopt LTE Broadcast for its obvious quality for delivering popular content in the most efficient way.

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Big Launch Of Reliance Jio 4G Services By Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani who formally announced the company's second innings in the telecom business with a big launch of Reliance jio 4
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Reliance makes 4G LTE Broadcasting a reality for millions of Indians at very competitive prices. TV, movies, music and free calls!

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Facebook's Olympics Performance Grabs Gold Over Comcast

Facebook's Olympics Performance Grabs Gold Over Comcast | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
The social media giant dominated in engagement, though Comcast fared better than some may think because of viewership beyond traditional TV.
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Olympics further show that consumers are moving towards watching live events on their mobile devices and feel compelled to share their experience. Advertisers have noticed.

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YouTube Is Joining the Skinny Bundle Party | GLDS

YouTube Is Joining the Skinny Bundle Party | GLDS | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
The skinny bundle has been delivering big value for cable operators recently, but can it do the same for YouTube and Hulu? In an effort to lure cord-cutters
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Apple, Hulu, now YouTube vying to add cable and network channels to their OTT content offerings. Who will crack the infamous nut first?

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BBC iPlayer will require a TV licence from September

BBC iPlayer will require a TV licence from September | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
For years, people have used BBC iPlayer as a way to avoid the licence fee. If you watched everything on-demand, rather than tuning in live, it meant yo
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Interesting monetization for OTT content.

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USA Basketball Exhibition Games Will Stream Live on Facebook

USA Basketball Exhibition Games Will Stream Live on Facebook | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
Nine USA basketball exhibition games will be broadcast live on the social network over the next two weeks.
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In the OTT battle, content is key, but is sports the king of content?

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Facebook Live now lets you stream up to 4 hours of video

Facebook Live now lets you stream up to 4 hours of video | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
Facebook has begun rolling out several updates to its livestreaming capability this week. People and Page administrators will now be able to broadcast longer with Facebook Live — up to 4 hours per session, along with being able to do so in fullscreen and video-only mode. These options are intended to benefit both the creator and the viewer and are set to be released more broadly “in the coming weeks.”
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Live streaming competition is heating up as Facebook Live doubles its video limit. Content creators and consumers are happy. But are the mobile networks following?

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Programmatic drives video ad growth, mobile viewing rising sharply » Digital TV Europe

Programmatic drives video ad growth, mobile viewing rising sharply » Digital TV Europe | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
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People have more tolerance of buffering for live events - it is for me a sign that they really really want to see this content - but they must be pretty frustrated.

 

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32% of smartphone streamers abandon session every other time

32% of smartphone streamers abandon session every other time | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
New data shows that premium online video quality isn't measuring up to expectations. 86% expect a high quality viewing experience from every screen, and many aren’t getting it. According to a new
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Many SVOD consumers are not getting the TV-like experience they expect out of their mobile devices. This is having a devastating impact on the bottom line of service providers.

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England v Wales Euro 2016 game sets new mobile data traffic record

England v Wales Euro 2016 game sets new mobile data traffic record | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
UK mobile operator EE has revealed the recent football match between England and Wales delivered a new record for mobile data consumption on its network.

The Euro 2016 fixture was the first time the two countries had faced each other in one of the big two international football tournaments. The match kicked off at 2pm, which probably coincided with a belated lunch-hour for many fans. It was broadcast by the BBC and also streamed live via the BBC website, which will have prompted many fans to watch it on mobile devices.

The chart below shows yesterday’s data traffic superimposed on the data for a week ago. As you can see the traffic curves were almost identical until 2pm, at which point mobile data consumption almost doubled. A few people stopped streaming at half time then even more tuned in for the second half, peaking when Daniel Strurridge scored England’s late winner before quickly dropping back to normal levels.

“This was a perfect storm for mobile data usage – a huge event, with massive build up, taking place during the working day, and live streamed on a great app,” said Matt Stagg, Head of Video and Content at EE. We’ve built our 4G network to be able to deliver an amazing live video experience for our customers for events exactly like this. People don’t want to miss these big events, and a reliable, high capacity mobile network makes sure that they don’t.”

According to EE that peak was 50% higher than the previous peak, which resulted from people streaming footage of Tim Cahill’s volleyed goal for Australia against the Netherlands in the 2014 World Cup, which you can see below.

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EE also shared an update to its Wembley Stadium mobile data consumption numbers. Apparently this year’s FA Cup final topped one terabyte of mobile data in the stadium, almost double last year’s level.

Here’s some more info from EE: “The magic of the cup final fuelled a surge in picture and video posts to social media with uploads representing 31% of total traffic inside the stadium, a significant increase from previous events. Usage of Snapchat peaked at the start of the first half, as lucky fans from both sides looked to share their big day out with friends and family.

“Web browsing and video streaming made up the vast majority of data downloads during match day, with fans utilising access to video replays and match feeds via the likes of BBC Sport.

“Over 12,000 EE customers nationwide were tuned into BBC’s live coverage of the game via their mobile devices, the peak occurring shortly after Jesse Lingard smashed the winner in the 110th minute. iPhones (64%) made up the majority of devices streaming BBC’s live coverage, followed by Android (24%) and iPads (7%). Video on demand was the second most popular BBC service during the game, with approximately 3,000 mobile users, followed by live radio (approx. 2,000).”

Via Patrick Lopez
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We've known for some time now that special, live events create peaks in mobile data consumption. Euro 2016 provides another example.

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Euro 2016: How to watch live on TV, mobile and online in the UK and abroad

Find out how to watch Euro 2016 live on TV, mobile and online all across the globe.
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Euro 2016 is now available live, on your mobile device. Watch it anytime, anywhere!

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Russia eyes LTE TV services

Russia eyes LTE TV services | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
Russia is looking into the possibility of launching TV services using LTE Broadcast technology.
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Russians may soon get as much as 20 live HD streaming TV channels on their mobile phones. Time to move to Russia?

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Amazon in talks to live-stream tennis and rugby, wants to be ‘new-age MSO,’ says programmer | FierceCable

Amazon in talks to live-stream tennis and rugby, wants to be ‘new-age MSO,’ says programmer | FierceCable | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
Amazon is talking to broadcast-rights holders of internationally popular pro sports, including tennis and rugby, as it looks to potentially acquire some affordable live-streaming rights. 
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Could Amazon’s acquisition of affordable live-streaming rights disrupt the OTT market?

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Twitter taps BAMTech for NFL live streams

Twitter taps BAMTech for NFL live streams | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
This story was delivered to B
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It's amazing how much content BAMTech has access to. Twitter is on the way to become a premier OTT TV Channel provider. 

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Facebook embraces vertical video in mobile news feeds

Facebook embraces vertical video in mobile news feeds | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
Marketing news, voices and jobs for industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Vertical videos - This could be the start of a new genre. Interestingly enough, it's counter Go90! Which format will dominate?

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Intel strikes landmark deal to make ARM-based chipsets

Intel strikes landmark deal to make ARM-based chipsets | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
Intel and ARM have struck a deal that will see the best of both worlds merged in a single manufacturing process at Intel’s Custom Foundry.
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Will they go back to mobile faster then we thought?

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Why the decline in Olympics TV viewing should be no surprise

Why the decline in Olympics TV viewing should be no surprise | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
Rio Olympics TV viewing is down over 30% from the 2012 games. A number of reasons have been offered for the poor results, but which is right?
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Rio Olympics TV viewing is the latest victim of the general decline in TV viewing, increase in cord cutting, and the large amount of ads.

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Having Conquered Mobile, Facebook Sets Its Sights on Video, But Challenges Loom - VideoNuze

Having Conquered Mobile, Facebook Sets Its Sights on Video, But Challenges Loom - VideoNuze | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
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These are exciting times for live video streaming! The next few months are going to be full of more news like this.

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What is Verizon’s Go90 and why should I care?

What is Verizon’s Go90 and why should I care? | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
The little-known mobile video service has been frequently mentioned as part of the rationale for buying Yahoo.
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Top 3 US mobile cellular carriers battle it out with live streaming video. The technology part has been figured out. Content is key.

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AT&T banks on streaming video future - Mobile World Live

AT&T banks on streaming video future - Mobile World Live | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
AT&T finance chief John Stephens expressed his faith that a streaming version of the operator’s DirecTV service
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Yet more evidence of the growing demand for mobile streaming.

It will take many more, but this is yet another nail in the cable TV coffin.

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Here’s what live sports looks like on Twitter

Here’s what live sports looks like on Twitter | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
Twitter is streaming Wimbledon, our first glimpse at live sports on Twitter.
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Twitter is live streaming Wimbledon mixed with related tweets and ads. Will users like the experience?

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T-Mobile in Talks to Add Facebook to Binge On

T-Mobile in Talks to Add Facebook to Binge On | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
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Good news and bad news? T-Mobile adds another big video content provider to its nearly 90 video partners. More mobile video streaming - to choose from (good news for mobile end-user) - to deal with (bad news for carriers)?

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Exclusive: Live streaming video and channels coming to the Amazon Fire TV

Exclusive: Live streaming video and channels coming to the Amazon Fire TV | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
I have begun my dissection of the new 5.2.1.0 software update for the Amazon Fire TV and have found strong evidence that support for live streaming video from Amazon is coming to the device.
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Is TV dead? Live Streaming is on the rise. All online players, one after the other are launching live services over the air. TV is probably not dead yet, but its days are counted.

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Facebook and Microsoft Are Laying a Giant Cable Across the Atlantic

Facebook and Microsoft Are Laying a Giant Cable Across the Atlantic | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
Internet giants are starting to build enormous networks of their own, taking over the role traditionally played by telecom companies.
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The data traffic growth is incredible! This is just the begging, and these giants now it!

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Phone connectivity a top priority for new-car shoppers, survey says | Motor1.com

Phone connectivity a top priority for new-car shoppers, survey says | Motor1.com | Mobile Video Challenges Worldwide | Scoop.it
Ability to sync your phone a key consideration.
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Car connectivity on the rise. In fact consumers now demand it. LTE Broadcast slated to help firmware upgrades and mass data downloads.

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