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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…

Cinedigm Partners with Fantawild to Operate Animated Streaming Channel

Deal with China’s #1 Theme Park and Children’s Media Company Brings Thousands of Hours of Top-Rated Programming to American Audiences Cinedigm announced a partnership with Fantawild, China’s Largest Theme Park Operator and the Top producer of Children’s Animation in Asia, to launch a new global streaming service featuring thousands of hours of the company’s widely acclaimed animated series. The Fantawild channel is planned for a launch in the second half of 2020 and will be available worldwide for linear and AVOD platforms…

Scener and Agora Partner to Scale Watch Party Platform After Seeing 100x Growth

Enables Scener "virtual movie theaters" to support up to one million synchronous participants while they watch Netflix, Disney+ and more in real time Agora, Inc. (API), a Real-Time Engagement platform provider, announced it is powering Scener's new Watch Party Platform, enabling millions of participants to simultaneously enjoy streaming TV content together over immersive live video chat. Scener's partnership with Agora creates a novel, shared experience that allows unparalleled engagement between viewers watching…

Searchspring Boosts Ecommerce Personalization Engine with 4-Tell Acquisition

The acquisition of personalization provider 4-Tell elevates Searchspring’s recommendation engine while enabling merchandisers to orchestrate more personalized shopping experiences in less time Searchspring announced that it acquired 4-Tell, the company behind AI-driven personalization platform, Smart Commerce. The deal propels Searchspring toward its vision to be the single destination where merchandisers can orchestrate personalized shopping experiences in real-time. “We are excited to welcome the 4-Tell team to…

Stephen Arnold Music and TradeCafe Leverage the Power of Sonic Branding

Bassett & Walker’s new cloud platform for trading agricultural commodities has a sonic signature that says “confidence, reliability and security.” As part of the launch of its new cloud-based trading platform, TradeCafe™, international agricultural commodities trader Bassett & Walker Inc. asked Stephen Arnold Music to create sonic branding that was memorable, conveyed security, confidence and integrity, and was pleasing enough to stand up to hundreds of repetitions. It had to appeal to a global clientele of…

Beyond Target Audience: 4 Other Factors for Choosing Publishers to Spend With

The modern digital media landscape gives brand marketers a virtually endless number of options when it comes to choosing the right outlets for reaching consumers. Most advertisers focus on the target audience when choosing which publishers to spend with, making sure that their audience demographics and behaviors align. While that’s certainly a priority, it’s not the only factor advertisers should consider. Consumer expectations have changed dramatically in the era of Big Data, social media, and fake news. Consumers are…

TechBytes with Rob Jayson, EVP, Insights & Analytics at USIM

What does the role of data play with marketing decisions today?   As an economist and general data nerd, I want to say that nowadays data is everything for making marketing decisions but, as with most things, it is a bit more nuanced than that. Data-informed decision making is critical, but we have to marry the insights we glean from data analysis with our human sense, understanding, and empathy for our clients and their customers, especially when working with such a new set of critical issues for our clients. A…

New Survey: US Cloud And Online Gaming Market Stands To Generate Nearly $3 Billion

Consumer research explores consumer interest in cloud gaming and online gaming services New research from Parks Associates finds the US cloud gaming market could generate nearly $3 billion in annual subscription revenue, as 30% of US broadband households currently express interest in this service. The research, in Cloud Gaming Demand and Preferences, reports 74% of US broadband households play video games for at least one hour per week. Gamers play for an average of 22 hours per week, a number skewed towards heavy gamers,…

US Cloud Gaming Market Stands to Generate Nearly $3 Billion in Annual Subscription Revenue

Consumer research explores consumer interest in cloud gaming and online gaming services New research from Parks Associates finds the US cloud gaming market could generate nearly $3 billion in annual subscription revenue, as 30% of US broadband households currently express interest in this service. The research, in Cloud Gaming Demand and Preferences, reports 74% of US broadband households play video games for at least one hour per week. Gamers play for an average of 22 hours per week, a number skewed towards heavy gamers,…

Hype or Just Normal: 5G Adoption and the Future of Connected TV and OTT

According to the global survey, 5G will start replacing the traditional broadcast distribution channels for TV Content like DTT and satellite within 1 to 2 years. Internet TV technology ecosystem is in a dynamic state of transition. Its future is heavily dependent on how quickly telecom service providers adopt 5G capabilities. According to the recent survey on the role of 5G and perceptions of broadcasters across the globe, Nevion found out that nearly 82% of the respondents agreed that 5G will “Eventually replace…