BBC iPlayer look to overtake Netflix as the UK’s no.1 online video service

The BBC are looking to take the top spot from Netflix and become the most popular online Video on Demand (VOD) service in the UK over the next few years. BBC iPlayer is the online…

Nielsen are looking to buy Gracenote for $450-500 million

Nielsen, one of the world’s biggest user insight companies, are in talks to purchase Gracenote for their technology, in particular their advanced content recognition software. Nielsen, one of the world’s leading analytics companies for user…

Vimeo planning subscription service to go against YouTube and Netflix

Vimeo are planning to launch a new paid subscription service for the video sharing site to offer a new service and new features to viewers. Vimeo is one of the biggest video hosting sites in…

Spotify dropping video partners to focus on Netflix style exclusives

Spotify launched videos earlier this year to little response, and even fewer users, but Spotify are determined to keep videos going with their own content. Spotify videos or ‘Shows’ saw a massively anti-climactic launch earlier this…

Get the synth sound of Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ with this free Ableton pack

Get the iconically atmospheric sound of the theme from the breakout Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’ with this free Ableton pack. Reverb.com have taken a great exploration into the music of the new horror-drama series Stranger Things…

Amazon Separate Prime Video and Launch Monthly Subscriptions

Today Amazon have introduced an alternative monthly plan for their Prime service and give a separate option for just Prime Video monthly. Amazon’s Prime bundle service has long been a bargain with next-day delivery, music…

Video Streaming Makes Up 70% Of Broadband Use

In five years audio and video streaming services have risen from under 35% of online traffic to almost 80%. The latest data from broadband internet traffic firm Sandvine confirms that audio and video and streaming makes up the…

Youtube Looking to Acquire Rights to TV Series and Films

YouTube are reportedly looking for the rights to stream TV series and films to add to their new subscription service YouTube Red. When YouTube revealed their first subscription service ‘YouTube Red’ they announced that they would…