Ampere: Netflix use just 11% in Turkey

Just 11% of Turkish internet users watched Netflix in the past month, compared to a 13-country average of 24% of viewers, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm described Netflix viewing levels as “low” in the country, despite a prolific level of online video viewing on smartphones and the SVOD giant saying it had gone […]

Periscope launches live curated channels

Twitter’s live video service, Periscope, has introduced curated video channels to highlight “interesting topics, ideas, and events”. Channels will be categorised according to the conversation that surrounds them and will range from breaking or developing events to enduring topics. Periscope said that featured channels such as the Presidential debates, New York Fashion Week and the […]

Kirstine Stewart leaves Twitter

High-profile Canadian media exec Kirstine Stewart is leaving her role as vice president, media, at Twitter. Stewart is well-known in Canadian and international TV circles having run programming at Canadian pubcaster the CBC. Prior to that she was at one-time Canadian media giant Alliance Atlantis, and at Hallmark in the US. She joined Twitter three […]

‘Mobile video revenues to hit $25bn’

Worldwide mobile video revenues will reach US$25 billion by 2021, driven by advertisers trying to reach smartphone and tablet users, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm’s ‘Global Mobile Video Forecast: 2010-2021’ report claims that the number of people accessing video via mobile devices will more than double to 2 billion by the end of […]

Periscope launches on Apple TV

Twitter-owned live video service Periscope has launched an app for the Apple TV streaming box. With the Apple TV app, users can stream a collection of live broadcasts from around the world, without needing to sign in. Viewers can also send ‘hearts’ if they like a video, read comments that others submit and skip to […]