A summary of the most exciting recent news in online video in the U.S., U.S.-Hispanic and Latin American markets. If you’re trying to keep up, consider this your one-stop shop.
This article explores how Amazon is pivoting towards video.
YouTube has updated its recommendation feature to use a measure of satisfaction derived from a massive and ongoing user survey to predict and promote videos that people would rank as among the best they have watched recently. It also unveiled a new video format called ‘Reels’ that lets users create 30-second videos.
A recent study by S&P Global Market Intelligence reveals that around 70% of Internet households in the United States watch online video via a TV set. In 2017, US Internet households were equally likely to be using a smart TV, Blu-ray player, SMP or a pay-TV STB to watch online video on the TV. The use of smart TVs, Blu-ray players and SMPs has also increased.
Online advertising spend grew by 11.5% in the first half of 2017, driven by mobile and video formats, according to a study from IAB Europe and IHS Markit.
The “Where are Brand Marketers Taking Their Video Strategy in 2018?” study revealed that only 6% of marketers would currently characterize themselves as “innovators” when it comes to their use of online video, and that 80% of correspondents reporting that they will increase their video advertising efforts in 2018.
Audio.ad launched a DSP in Latin America and the US-Hispanic market for digital audio ads.
New research from IMS and comScore reveals that around 60% of advertisers were willing to pay 50% extra on top of what they currently invest to secure safer media, which guarantees more visibility.
The city of Sao Paolo, Brazil recently approved a law to tax streaming services at a rate of 2.9% of its local revenues.