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A lookback at 2016 in the world of Video Streaming. 29 December 2016

It’s been at eventful year of Video Streaming & Live Streaming – From LIVE Presidential Debates on Social Networks to Nat Geo’s 360° Video of Antarctica Journey everything was streaming instantly over the air. Video Streaming has been the talk of the year. We have seen many major brands entering the market space and making a push towards online …

Buffering Is the Biggest Frustration for Video Streamers 21 December 2016

According to a new study by Limelight, if an online video buffers more than three times, 78% of the audience clicks away. Since there is a problem serving regular video, Virtual reality and 4K will have to wait some more. The other problem online streamers reported to have is poor quality of video, then the lack …

Video to account for Three-fifth of Global Mobile Data Traffic in 2017 09 December 2016

According to a recent Juniper Research study, Mobile and M2M devices will generate equivalent to 14 billion hours of 4K video streaming by 2018, principally driven by mobile video uptake. The UK analysts forecast that the annual cellular data traffic will reach 129,000 petabytes (PB) by 2018. The research also predicts that as 4K content becomes more widely …

Hulu now supports 4K streaming 07 December 2016

The Premium entertainment video streaming platform Hulu now supports streaming your favorite videos in Ultra HD. “4K Ultra HD gives content creators a more immersive canvas for their stories. So today, we are excited to announce that Hulu now supports streaming in Ultra HD 4K– just in time for the premiere of our newest original series, Shut …

Black Friday to boost 4K TV sales 28 November 2016

There has been talks on early adoption of 4K TVs worldwide, but 2016 was the year 4K actually hit the market. According to a new IHS study, shipments for the 4K TV have more than doubled in the US in Q3 2016, rising to over 3.3 million units as manufacturers and retailers push for holiday season …

4K Adoption Up by 104% 11 November 2016

The total US home entertainment spending was at $4.2 billion for the ’16 Q3, bringing year-to-date total to over $13 billion having 4K/Ultra HDs on the rise.  According to Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the sales increased by 3.8% in the third quarter compared to same time in last year. 2 million 4K/Ultra HD TVs were sold in US market …

4 million HDR TVs to be shipped this year 14 October 2016

According to a recent IHS Markit study, High Dynamic Range (HDR) TV units to be shipped in numbers are 4 million and this is expected to grow at more than 30 million by 2020. The research predicted that almost all of the 112 million 4K TVs shipped worldwide will be HDR compatible. However the research also stated that …

Google’s big launch and what’s in for Video Streaming? 12 October 2016

4K is trending, and just as we expected, Google has reacted to Roku’s 4K launch at an unbelievable cost.. This Tuesday, Google launches one of its fastest streaming dongles so far – the Chromecast ultra. No, doubt, Chromecast devices have been great hit in the video streaming space in the past days. But when Roku …

Chinese Telco Xiaomi launches 4K Mi Box powered by Android TV in the US 06 October 2016

The Chinese telecom company, Xiaomi has launched 4K Ultra HD streaming media player boxes in the US. The video streaming boxes powered by Android TV come at US$69 (€61). These boxes are currently available at the Mi.com website and will also go to sale in Walmart later this month. The 4K Mi streaming device is expected to …

4K OTT to Attract 189 Million Unique Users Globally by 2021 22 September 2016

According to a new research by Juniper Research, 4K OTT video streaming services will attract 189 Million unique users by 2021 globally up from just 2.3 million this year. The research expects 4K OTT content to be viewed by every 1 in 10 US residents in 2021, compared to just 1 in 500 this year. The …

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