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Rappler's latest stories on video streaming


Tencent buying iflix streaming service

Jun 25, 2020 - 1:10 PM

Tencent says of the deal: 'This is in line with our strategy to expand our international streaming platform, WeTV, across Southeast Asia'

China punishes live-stream apps for 'vulgar' content

Jun 23, 2020 - 5:47 PM

Ten live-streaming platforms have been reprimanded and ordered to suspend new user registrations and overhaul their feeds, the Cyberspace Administration of China says

Netflix confirms mobile-only testing of playback speed controls

Oct 29, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The additional controls allow mobile users to slow down or speed up Netflix programming being viewed. Its possible release, however, will depend on feedback from testing.

Russia warns Youtube, foreign powers of 'meddling' after protests

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Russia accuses foreign governments and media, including video website YouTube, of backing the demonstrations, which are held to demand free local elections

'Game of Thrones' finale delayed in China due to ‘transmission medium problems’

May 21, 2019 - 10:07 AM

The finale disappears from Tencent Video, the only legal video streaming platform in China for the show

Photo: Courtesy of HBO

Huawei looking into own video streaming service in Southeast Asia push – report

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Huawei is preparing video streaming content, according to a Variety report

More video platforms beyond YouTube now covered by Smart data packages

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:34 PM

In addition to YouTube and iFlix, Smart data subscribers will get video allocation for Cignal Play and NBA League Pass

YouTube's viewing stats track how long you spend watching videos

Aug 29, 2018 - 7:02 PM

You will now see how much time you spent viewing content today, yesterday, and over the past week.

YOUTUBE VIEWING HABITS. Fabled video repository YouTube will now give you stats on your viewing habits. Images from YouTube blog.

Amazon Prime Video to be part of Globe's on-demand offerings

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The world's second-largest video-on-demand platform comes to Globe

Facebook rolls out 'Watch' video service worldwide

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:01 PM

The product is not designed for 'mindless consumption' but to get people 'engaged,' says Fidji Simo, Facebook's vice president for video

WATCH. Facebook's long-form video feature will have to compete with YouTube and Netflix for attention. Image from Facebook

Netflix shares dive as subscriber growth misses mark

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:17 AM

Membership in the quarter grows 5.2 million to a total of 130 million, matching the same period last year but a million shy of what Netflix forecast, according to a letter that came with the earnings figures

Youtube has 1.8 billion logged-in users monthly, renews Coachella deal

May 04, 2018 - 7:29 PM

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki reveals the statistic at the YouTube Brandcast 2018 presentation while Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl announces 3 more years of partnership with the Coachella music festival

YOUTUBE'S SUSAN WOJCICKI. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks onstage during the YouTube Brandcast 2018 presentation at Radio City Music Hall on May 3, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images/AFP

Strong subscriber growth lifts Netflix revenue, profit

Apr 17, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Netflix's new member additions boosts its subscriber base to 125 million worldwide, including 118.9 million paid subscribers

NETFLIX. The Netflix logo. Image from the Netflix website

Apple's deep pockets could take on Hollywood, Netflix

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:33 PM

While Apple has not revealed any plans publicly a report that the iPhone maker could spend a billion dollars on its own shows suggests more disruption for a sector seeing rapid changes

APPLE AND STREAMING? This file photo taken on June 13, 2016 shows the Apple logo displayed on a screen at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference presentation at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California.  File photo by Gabrielle Lurie/AFP

New Nokia 8 touts simultaneous front and back video capture

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:55 PM

The flagship phone s Dual Sight mode may prove useful to Facebook Live users

DUAL-SIGHT. The Nokia 8's most novel feature is its simultaneous front-and-back video capture ability. All images from Nokia

Sony to acquire 95% stake in anime distributor Funimation

Aug 01, 2017 - 4:17 PM

The acquisition puts Sony firmly on the radar against other anime streaming services such as Netflix Hulu and Amazon

Netflix poised for elusive China breakthrough

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Netflix which has 98 million subscribers in 190 countries enters the last major market where it is absent

Facebook Live now lets you stream video and games from your computer

Mar 23, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Users can now use professional equipment and personal computers to livestream on Facebook – a feature that used to be mobile only

EVERYONE GETS STREAMING. Users can now take advantage of streaming on Facebook Live for their personal profiles. Image from Facebook.

Twitch reveals Pulse, its Twitter clone for game streamers

Mar 07, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The beta of Pulse allows streamers and their followers to talk to one another by connecting to Twitter and then using the Twitch homepage as a sort of message board

PULSE. Twitch comes out with a new feature. Image from

YouTube showing a billion hours of online video daily

Feb 28, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Online video consumption is soaring with Google Facebook Twitter and other internet firms working to increase audiences along with their cuts of advertising dollars typically devoted to television

Netflix adds 7 million subscribers in global expansion

Jan 19, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Netflix says it ended the year with nearly 94 million subscribers adding 5 million outside the United States in the last 3 months of the year

NETFLIX. The Netflix logo. Image from the Netflix website

Amazon video goes global, steps up challenge to Netflix

Dec 15, 2016 - 12:11 PM

The expansion covers the Philippines where the service will be available for 2 99 a month

As streaming booms, audio overtakes video in US

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Analytical firm BuzzAngle Music says there were 114 billion audio streams compared with 95 billion video streams in the first 6 months of 2016

Sony to drop Ustream on PS4

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Players will still be able to broadcast gameplay through YouTube Twitch and Dailymotion as well as watch broadcasts from those services using the Live from PlayStation service

Twitter moves to curb nastiness at Periscope

Jun 01, 2016 - 11:45 AM

A new tool lets viewers of Periscope videos quickly report comments that they perceive to be abusive

PLDT now owns 7.5% share in Kuala Lumpur's iflix

Mar 12, 2016 - 9:57 AM

Iflix will use the fresh funds to accelerate its growth in Malaysia Thailand and the Philippines as well as enter new markets

RIDING ON DEMAND. By 2020, the total number of video-on-demand subscribers globally is expected to reach 250 million, up over 1000% from 2010. Image from Shutterstock

Netflix membership climbs with global growth

Jan 20, 2016 - 4:24 PM

Netflix says its total membership eclipsed 75 million just hours after the end of the official close of the quarter It expects to add a total of 6 1 million members in the first 3 months of this year

NETFLIX. Photo from Netflix website.

Periscope videos go live on Twitter for iOS

Jan 13, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Twitter is first rolling out the feature on Twitter for iOS while Android and web versions will follow

PERISCOPE INTEGRATION. You can now view Periscope videos on tweets! Image from Twitter.

Why becoming the next Netflix is really, really hard

Jan 09, 2016 - 4:18 PM

Luis Buenaventura spends some time bouncing between Netflix Blink iFlix and Hooq to see how they approach video on demand services

93% of Netflix US titles not available on Netflix PH – Report

Jan 07, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Finder com releases 3 web pages that allow prospective Philippine Netflix users to gauge the value of signing up for Netflix in the country

Netflix launches nearly globally, including the Philippines

Jan 07, 2016 - 2:07 AM

UPDATED Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says the company launched the initiative while their presentation at the Consumer Elecronics Show was ongoing

NETFLIX EVERYWHERE. Netflix launches in the Philippines and nearly worldwide. Screen shot from Live stream.

YouTube Red's content blocks are a worrying precedent

Dec 08, 2015 - 10:43 AM

YouTube Red content blocking can get silly as countries without YouTube Red can presumably see content the US can t

YouTube announces music app, ad-free subscription service

Oct 22, 2015 - 2:42 PM

YouTube Red will offer commercial free access for 9 99 a month starting on October 28 YouTube Music meanwhile functions like a streaming platform with organized channels that provide videos of each artist

YOUTUBE RED. Screen shot from YouTube video.

Video on demand to 'enrich' Filipinos' lives

Sep 02, 2015 - 9:45 AM

Streaming video services are beginning to gain popularity in the country led by pioneers like HOOQ with its tailored services for Filipino consumers

DEMONSTRATING. HOOQ can be accessed through a PC and mobile devices. Users can register up to 5 devices to one account. Photo by Adrian Portugal / Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas cadets vs Thailand - SEA Games 2015

Jun 14, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Live blog and livestream of the Philippines vs Thailand SEA Games semifinal basketball match at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games

Kobe Paras retains FIBA U-18 dunk title with perfect score slam

Jun 08, 2015 - 2:47 AM

Kobe Paras of the Philippines retained his FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships dunk contest title after pulling out a perfect score in his final attempt

MAJOR AIR. Kobe Paras (C) is still the U-18 Prince of Dunking. Screenshot from live stream

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YouTube coming out with subscription service – reports

Apr 09, 2015 - 6:02 PM

The unnamed offering from YouTube will provide a premium ad free user experience for a monthly fee of 10

YOUTUBE GETS SUBSCRIPTIONS? Photo by Samantha Sin/Files/AFP to end broadcast archiving on June 8

Jun 02, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Justin tv user activity data points to more than half of the archived Videos on Demand VODs on the site remaining mostly unwatched with 0 or 1 total views

YouTube to get offline viewing on mobile

Sep 19, 2013 - 4:16 PM

YouTube is working on an upcoming feature to add videos for offline viewing on its mobile app

OFFLINE VIEWING? YouTube is working on enabling videos to be viewed without an Internet connection on YouTube's mobile app.

YouTube celebrates 8 years online

May 20, 2013 - 5:25 PM

YouTube now gets more than 100 hours of video a minute among other notable milestones

CELEBRATE EIGHT. On YouTube's eighth year, some new milestones are achieved. Logo from YouTube

iOS YouTube gets 'send to TV' function

Mar 01, 2013 - 5:41 PM

YouTube for iOS gets the Send to TV functionality

SEND TO TV. If you have a Smart TV, you can now send YouTube videos from your iOS device to the television.