Seechum App – The Netflix of Social Connections Launched in 188 Countries

Seechum, a new Social Connections Mobile App, officially launched globally on the App Store, after a short beta release in the UK. The launch comes off the back of a successful seed funding round which closed at the end of 2019. Seechum is the world's first on-demand, video-based Social Connection Mobile App, enabling entertaining social experiences between individuals from more than 180 countries. Marketing Technology News: Sage X3 V2020 R2 Released in India to Enable Indian Pharma Companies…

VPN Usage Rises by 180% due to Skyrocketing Streaming of Netflix as Online Communities Unite in Isolation

VPN services have been on the rise, bridging the gap between individuals and uniting them into online communities and "watch parties" on Netflix, nearly doubling the usage of virtual private networks compared to the pre-pandemic period. ZoogVPN, a freemium VPN service provider, has shared more insights on how the newly changed habits have affected our network dependency To combat the loneliness crisis, people have been gathering into various online communities and "watch parties" on Netflix to lessen the emotional stress…

Netflix of Images Rolls out AI-Powered Image Search and Success Prediction Tools After Securing $1 Million Investment

The Platform, Which Features a Netflix-Style Subscription Model, Uses AI to Find Authentic Images and Videos Based on Written Marketing Content and Predicts How Images Will Perform, Saving Marketers Time JumpStory, a revolutionary AI-based digital content platform, has released its AI-powered search and success prediction tools in 40 new languages, bringing their platform one step closer to its goal of using technology to make it as easy as possible for storytellers to find the perfect image.  “The stock image industry…

NovaSight Leverages Netflix and Disney to Cure Vision Disorders

Company To Present Its AI-Driven Eye Tracking Solutions for Vision Care at CES 2020 NovaSight, a leading provider of digital healthcare platforms, announced that the company will be presenting its AI-driven eye tracking solutions for vision care at the upcoming CES 2020 event in Las Vegas. Traditional vision assessments are manual, subjective and time consuming, which often lead to inaccurate results and treatments, especially for children who do not always understand examiner instructions and cannot properly…

33% of Future Disney+ Users Plan to Unsubscribe from Netflix

New report finds a high level of anticipation for Disney+ in the US, with thousands of consumers planning to cancel existing streaming subscriptions in favour of the service Disney+ only went live yesterday but 40% of US consumers planning to sign-up are already considering canceling their subscriptions to other streaming services. Of these, one third (33%) are considering canceling their Netflix subscription in favor of Disney+ according to a new report from the technology-based market research company AudienceProject,…

Behind Netflix’s Stagnation Lie Opportunities for Other Innovating Platforms

It’s no secret that Netflix has fundamentally altered the landscape of TV and film over the last decade. The platform has around 150 million global subscribers, with a name so household it has become a commonly used verb - “Netflix and chill” - a la Google and Uber. Riding the wave of demand for on-demand content - streaming video consumption is up 72% year-over-year - Netflix isn’t going away any time soon. And there’s no doubt that the company reached the size it is by setting itself apart from its competitors in…

Jackie Lee-Joe Named Netflix Chief Marketing Officer

Netflix announced that Jackie Lee-Joe has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer. Jackie has served as CMO of BBC Studios, part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, since 2015. "Jackie is a truly original thinker with a wealth of global experience - making her the perfect fit as our next Chief Marketing Officer. I'm excited to work with her in promoting our brand and original programming in new and creative ways to our members all around the world," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. Marketing…

Where Netflix Meets Black Twitter

Black Entrepreneur Launches Social Streaming Platform First teased last fall – X On Demand (xod.tv) has finally gone live. The Netflix-style site, with a social twist, boasts a growing library of works by Black filmmakers, with at least one person of Black American/African decent in a leading role both in front of and behind the lens – prerequistes for a project to be considered for the site. While billing itself as a platform "dedicated to showcasing works by Black filmmakers and content creators", XOD steps up the…

Former Netflix Director of Content Acquisition Joins Linius Advisory Board

Linius Technologies Limited, the only cloud-based solution that transforms static video into hyper-personalized video experiences with its world-first Video Virtualization Engine (VVE) – has significantly strengthened its Advisory Board with three new additions, including former Netflix Director of Content Acquisition, Simon Gallagher. The Advisory Board’s mission is to refine and maintain Linius’ aggressive growth strategy, in order to accelerate the Company’s commercialization. Linius Advisory Board members are retained…

A Publisher’s Journey to Data Collection: Adapting Netflix’s Approach

When looking through the history of consumerism, there is one thing that remains clear to publishers of all sizes – today’s consumer is drastically different than those from five years ago. Gone are the days when publishers could mass advertise and still hope for success. Consumers now expect a catered and personalized interaction on a continual basis. We are in, what is dubbed, the “Netflix era.” While select publishers have begun to take notice of this and incorporate this personalized mindset into their business…

App Annie: Netflix and iQIYI Lead APAC Revenue Ranking in Online Video Apps in H1 2017

According to the global mobile app analytics and market data platform, revenue generated from top video apps in APAC has seen significant increase App Annie said in the Report on APAC Online Video Apps that the total revenue generated from the top 5 video streaming apps in China has increased by 185% compared with the same period of 2016. The report talks about the first half year of 2017, and points particularly to apps from China. This is seven times higher than that of Japan and makes China the biggest and…

Coming of Age: 2020, a Generation-Defining Year for Gen X and Boomers

By the end of this decade, most global consumers are expected to be older than 60. Though the global population is aging and people are having fewer babies, the power and influence of older groups in the marketplace seems to have been largely lost on some marketers. As Generation Z have taken the pedestal from under millennials as the newest enigma for the modern marketer, Generation X or Gen X and baby boomers have often been left at the margin. “Old” and “young” stereotypes becoming old-fashioned Younger…

Study: 61% of US Broadband Households Subscribe to Two or More OTT Services

New industry report evaluates potential impact of new SVOD services in OTT market New research in Parks Associates' The Next 'Big 3' in OTT finds 61% of US broadband households subscribe to two or more OTT services as of 3Q 2020, up from 48% the previous year. Forty-five percent subscribe to three or more, up from 27%, and 31% subscribe to four or more, up from 14%. The Next 'Big 3' in OTT evaluates this rise in service stacking and the impact of new SVOD services, including Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, and Apple TV+, plus an…

Study: Brands and Agencies Turning to Digital Promotions Now More Than Ever

Realtime Media, a global leader in driving customer acquisition and engagement through creative applications of technology, announced the results of a national market research survey. The results show that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, more brands and agencies are leveraging digital promotions than ever before as a way to engage consumers, with a specific emphasis on purchase-based campaigns. The company-administered survey revealed that 73% of companies and 60% of agencies had executed a digital promotion within the last…

Michael Ni Joins Coveo as Chief Growth Officer

Coveo, the leading relevance platform for search, recommendations, and personalization, announced Michael Ni as its new Chief Growth Officer. Ni will oversee the marketing team and lead Coveo’s next stage of growth as a global SaaS company, reporting to CEO and Chairman Louis Têtu. Marketing Technology News: eGain Modernizes IVR Engagement with AI, Digital, and Analytics "Coveo is unequivocally the industry’s largest and fastest-growing global provider of cloud relevance platforms, and a leader in applied AI for the…

Terminus Acquires GrowFlare

Terminus, the leading account-based marketing platform, announced its acquisition of GrowFlare, an innovative account profiling and predictive data company that leverages psychographic intelligence to dynamically identify ideal accounts and surfaces the intelligence needed to engage with relevance. The addition of GrowFlare brings a powerful new data solution into the Terminus Engagement Hub and provides customers with the capabilities they need to focus their go to market efforts and dynamically prioritize accounts as…

MediaKind Mediaroom is the IPTV Platform Used by MEO, the Leading Pay-TV Service in Portugal

Mediaroom platform offers a unique, comprehensive, and graphically rich user experience to MEO subscribers, including linear, video-on-demand, time-shift TV, and cloud DVR services Recent upgrades from MediaKind's portfolio of solutions enable premium video storage and processing capabilities, HD user experience, live OTT streaming, and app aggregation MediaKind, a global change leader in media technology and services, announces that its long-standing Mediaroom customer, MEO, has been recognized as Portugal's leading…

Applicaster Launches “Fast Forwards” to Harness Surge in Video Subscription and Advertising

Applicaster, the global technology company turbocharging video app development and giving media companies a better way "to app", launched Fast Forward Solutions, a breakthrough multi-partner technology stack that dramatically accelerates video app development. The Fast Forward Solutions include subscription, ad-based, and TV Everywhere business models, blending industry-standard technology partners—Brightcove, JW Player, MPX, Google Suite and Adobe Primetime, among many others—combined with deep technologies such as React…

Studio BLUP Promotes Laura Lane to Chief Marketing Officer as Part of Its Ongoing Growth Plans

Studio BLUP, part of the LAB Group of agencies, has promoted Laura Lane to Chief Marketing Officer as part of its ongoing growth plans. Laura has spent just over a year and a half freelancing at the agency to help manage client projects for the likes of Nerf and Reebok whilst also running her own personalised gift and visual storytelling business My Icon Story where she has created product ranges for global brands including Mr Men, Lovehearts, Transport for London and the Natural History Museum. Marketing Technology News:…

Comcast Planning to Team Up With Walmart to Develop and Distribute Smart TVs

With an annual growth rate of 4.1 percent, the video streaming service is expected to reach $26 billion this year. Netflix founded way back in 1997, is probably the first name that comes to mind when talking about online streaming services. The growth of Netflix paved the path for others to join its race and now we have a dozen online streaming services competing with each other. Some prominent names that came alongside were YouTube, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, among others. When such prominent names have already…