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

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



1. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

the olympics yes

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

4. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

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).

5. b1112v

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

Using 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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