VideoFuel: This Week in the Digital Video Industry 8/15-8/21

By Rachel DeSimone on August 21, 2020

1 Covid-19 Drives Consumers to Spend More Time Than Ever Streaming Videos on Mobile 

The mobile data and analytics analyst found that in all consumers spent 1.6 trillion hours on mobile in H1 2020 with noticeable spikes in gaming, shopping, video conferencing and streaming video.

2 "It's Been a Source of Some Much Needed Income": Sports Clubs Are Building Subscription Businesses on Facebook

In the scramble to replace revenue lost to the coronavirus pandemic, some sports clubs are selling content exclusively on Facebook. The hope is that fans who can’t pay to watch their fans at stadiums do so on Facebook.

3 Google Building Streaming Video Aggregation Feature for Chrome

Google is reportedly building a streaming video service aggregation feature – dubbed Kaleidoscope – within its Chrome web browser.

4 AVOD Picks up Stream; Oracle Kicks the Tires on TikTok

Subscription video-on-demand services dominate the headlines, but time spent with ad-supported video is responsible for a significant slice of viewing.

5 Pluto TV to Launch in Brazil

In the latest step of the branching out of the AVOD service in a key region, ViacomCBS-owned free global streaming television service Pluto TV is to expand to Brazil in December 2020.

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