Until comparatively recently, watching TV or video on a mobile device was simply not a great experience; the poor quality displays meant viewers spent most of their time squinting at the device, that is, if the content loaded in the first instance. However, over the past two years, the quality of the viewing experience of TV and video on smartphones, tablets and even high-end feature phones has increased dramatically.
Google has mailed a cease-and-desist letter to Microsoft demanding the removal of a new YouTube video application for Windows Phone introduced last week.
Twitter is teaming with sports media giant ESPN to offer ad-supported video highlights posted moments after live action unfolds across ESPN's family of networks.
Walt Disney Company-owned ABC is poised to begin streaming primetime and local programming to mobile subscribers in select U.S. markets, becoming the first major American broadcaster to simulcast live content to connected devices.
Google unveiled its long-anticipated YouTube paid channels pilot program, enabling content creators to monetize their video efforts across a range of digital platforms.
Annual revenues generated from content delivered to mobile phones and tablets are on pace to surge roughly $25 billion over the next three years, reaching $65 billion worldwide by 2016, Juniper Research forecasts.
Google rolled out an updated version of its YouTube video application for Apple's iOS, highlighted by support for live streaming.
Rovio Entertainment reported full-year 2012 revenues of $195 million, up from $97 million the previous year, fueled by continuing demand for its Angry Birds games as well as branded merchandise.
Premium TV network EPIX is rolling out streaming video applications optimized for Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld and PlayStation 3 console, promising authenticated subscribers access to more than 3,000 titles.
Aereo, which streams local TV broadcast signals online to smartphones, tablets and other IP-connected devices for a fee, could strike a partnership with AT&T Mobility, according to a Wall Street Journal report.