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Mobile devices are streaming online video like there's no tomorrow

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Mobile devices are streaming online video like there's no tomorrow
It looks like mobile devices are responsible for an increasingly bigger part of online video streaming. That's the conclusion reached by Ustream's management team.

It has been announced that as much as 20% of Ustream users are utilizing their phone/tablet to stream the video, which is a pretty impressive figure. Partly due to this boost in mobile users, Ustream has seen a 290% increase in subscriber revenue compared to the same time last year, as well as a healthy 300% increase in pay-per-view subscription revenues.

Apparently, broadcasters using the service are also quite pleased with this development, as the number of broadcasters taking advantage of the company's Pro Broadcasting service has also increased by 170%.

With every fifth viewer now using a phone or a tablet to stream video from Ustream, video streaming services are probably seeing the mobile market as the next big opportunity in their business.

What about you - are you streaming video with your mobile device, or prefer to do so on your computer?

source: Gigaom

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posted on 15 Aug 2012, 09:34

1. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

the olympics yes

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 09:40 5

2. CreeDiddy (Posts: 957; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

Streaming is now the future. Blu-ray and any other mediums are dead in 3-5 years. Larger internet pipes and streaming is taking over.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 11:37 1

4. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

Kinda sad because that means we won't be able to resell our movies. Plus we won't have a hard copy to play on devices that can't connect to the internet.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 11:00

3. JessJess (unregistered)

I have subs to Netflix/LoveFilm/Spotify and that pretty much serves all my needs. I used to buy music from 7Digital & iTunes before Spotify. Not bought a CD in a long time. Not bought a DVD for about 6 years. The majority of my watching is done on mobile, and I'm considering a Nexus 7 for the specific purpose (shame no sim slot thou).

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 12:46

5. b1112v (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)

Using Jetflicks.mobi by itself puts my at 18-22gb a month on my Verizon razr maxx. Obviously the next phone I get will be at full retail so I don't lose my data plan.

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