Today: Video Is Eating the Web. Really. Netflix is 15% of all Internet Traffic. And as YouTube’s 14th Birthday approaches, it’s feeling growing pains. Today – FutureForward unpacks Video. I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steve Rosenbaum… let’s Launch.

Rundown:

Netflix Eats Up 15% of All Internet Downstream Traffic Worldwide (Study)
Netflix Eats Up 15% of All Internet Downstream Traffic Worldwide (Study)

YouTube? The Power and Peril of The Video Network:

How YouTube’s Year-in-Review ‘Rewind’ Video Set Off a Civil War

SR YouTube removed 58 million videos between July and September this year because they broke community guidelines. More than 7.8 million of those videos were taken down because they violated community guidelines. The other 50.2 million were taken down as YouTube removed 1.67 million channels.

YouTube removed 58 million videos in the latest quarter
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/421106-youtube-removed-78-million-videos-in-latest-quarter

Popular YouTube Streamer Promotes Channel That Publishes Anti-Semitic Content
http://fortune.com/2018/12/11/pewdiepie-esemicolonr-controversy/

PewDiePie’s ties to white supremacy spell serious trouble for the future of YouTube
https://www.vox.com/2018/12/13/18136253/pewdiepie-vs-tseries-links-to-white-supremacist-alt-right-redpill

Video Future: OTT vs. Cable?

Number of Streaming Shows Overtakes Basic Cable, Broadcast for First Time, FX Reports
Number of Streaming Shows Overtakes Basic Cable, Broadcast for First Time, FX Reports

Nielsen’s Q2 Audience Benchmark Shows How Connected Devices Are Reshaping Media

Nielsen’s Q2 Audience Benchmark Shows How Connected Devices Are Reshaping Media

Television is still the most dominant media, but more young adults are connecting via internet
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/media/2018/12/12/cutting-cord-2018-tv-dominates-but-younger-users-connect-via-web/2276207002/

Video Trends that don’t look like TV

TikTok, a Chinese Video App, Brings Fun Back to Social Media

Facebook Expands ‘Watch Party’ Video Co-Viewing to Users and Pages Worldwide
Facebook Expands ‘Watch Party’ Video Co-Viewing to Users and Pages Worldwide

Vyng Hits $7 Million After Series A Funding, To Upgrade Generic Ringtones With Viral Videos
https://www.forbes.com/sites/samarmarwan/2018/12/13/vyng-hits-11-million-after-series-a-funding-to-upgrade-generic-ringtones-with-viral-videos/

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