Tablet and mobile video are breaking new records with live video dominating video-on-demand as television is transformed from a linear service into a personalised, online, mobile experience, the latest Ooyala Global Video Index has revealed.
Ahmed Nassef has left his role as Yahoo!'s vice president and managing director for Middle East and Africa to found Telfez, a Palo Alto-based start-up that will enable social TV experiences for consumers in high-growth emerging markets around the world.
A third of sports fans use smartphones to access sports content, and of those fans, 36% access sports content via their mobile device at least once per day. Also, a quarter of US sports fans are now using social networking platforms to follow sports.
Video metadata and recognition technologies provider Gracenote is aiming to capture a foothold in the second-screen arena with new video APIs.