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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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