Research + News | Topic: Streaming Video

Video Game Stars: Players As Celebrity

Gone are the days where the plotlines of Thursday night sitcoms are discussed in the schoolyard Friday. Your kids are potentially more likely to be watching talented or charismatic gamers play online and partaking in communal chat rooms with fellow fans. Read the article here.

Kids Are Gluttons For Digital Video

It would be hard to overstate the importance of YouTube in kids’ digital mix. One survey shows 45% of 8- to 12-year-olds in the US have YouTube accounts. Read the article here.

Streamer Things: Internet-Enabled TV Connected Devices Found In Nearly 60% Of U.S. TV Homes

It’s no secret that in addition to traditional television, viewers also have access to a plethora of subscription video on demand content and virtual multi-channel providers. Read the article here.

I Watched 1,000 Hours Of YouTube Kids’ Content And This Is What Happened

What do you get if you endlessly recombine Spiderman and the Joker with Elsa from Frozenand lashings of product placement for junk food brands like McDonalds? Read the article here.

YouTube Accused Of ‘Violence’ Against Young Children Over Kids’ Content

Google’s video service is filled with disturbing channels and pre-school-aimed videos such as dark Peppa Pig that ‘border on abuse’, says campaigner. Read the article here.

On YouTube Kids, Startling Videos Slip Past Filters

The app YouTube Kids contains dark corners, as videos that are disturbing for children slip past its filters, either by mistake or because bad actors have found ways to fool the YouTube Kids algorithms. Read the article here.

YouTube’s Milestone: Users Now Watch 100 Million Hours Per Day On TV Sets

Every day, users of the video site watch 100 million hours of its content on TV sets, through smart TVs and devices like video game consoles and internet-connected set-top boxes. Read the article here.

Here Are Netflix’s Most Streamed Shows This Summer

Parrot Analytics has put together a list of the 10 most streamed TV shows of the last 90 days and, surprise, surprise, Netflix dominates the charts. Read the article here.

Girl Chatting On FaceTime Struck And Critically Injured By Car

A teenage girl is hospitalized in critical condition after witnesses say she walked in front of a moving car while engaged in a video chat on her mobile phone. Read the article here.

Netflix Debuts Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Stories For Kids

Netflix announced the debut of “interactive” stories on its service – a sort of choose-your-own-adventure style of storytelling, where viewers get to decide what happens next.

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