Research + News | Topic: Streaming Video

Teens Turning Off Cable In Favor Of YouTube

Teens are embracing streaming video — in particular Google’s YouTube platform — and are increasingly spurning linear pay TV services, according to Piper Jaffray’s 2018 “Taking Stock With Teens” survey. Read the article here.

BTS Set 24-Hour YouTube Debut Record With ‘Idol’

BTS extend their global victory lap once more, as their latest single “IDOL” has dethroned Taylor Swift to earn the highest 24-hour music video debut in YouTube history. Read the article and view the top 10 list here.

MTV To Produce Reboots Of Classic Shows For Streaming Services

When MTV launched in 1981, it quickly established itself as the place where young viewers flocked to on TV. Now, of course, younger consumers favor streaming video services like Netflix and Hulu over bulky cable TV bundles. So MTV has decided that if millennials don’t “want their MTV” on the channel itself, they will deliver it to them wherever they are watching. Read the article here.

Battle Royale(ty) – Top Fortnite Players To Watch

With the game entering the cultural zeitgeist and players earning celebrity status—particularly among teen boys—here are a few gamers to keep an eye on. Read the article here.

Live Streaming Apps Put Young Teens At Risk For Sex Predators, Advocates Warn

The rise in popularity of livestreaming apps is putting young teens and pre-teens at growing risk of becoming victims of sex predators and distributors of child porn, advocates say. Read the article here.

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.