As Online Video Explodes, a Look at 5 of the Industry's Biggest Trends (Infographic)

A whopping $1.4 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions took place in the space last year.

learn more about Geoff Weiss

By Geoff Weiss • Feb 7, 2015

Pixabay

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

As YouTube celebrities hone their entrepreneurial acumen and brands continue to break new ground in the realm of online video ads, it's safe to say that 2015 will be a lucrative year for the medium.

To this end, the below infographic, courtesy of Manatt Digital Media, looks back at some of the industry's biggest milestones in 2014 with an eye to what's coming next.

In addition to the whopping $1.4 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions that took place in the space last year, new media has also become increasingly international -- as Vevo reached 1 billion monthly views in Mexico, and Netflix accelerated its European expansion.

Related: Vine Launches Standalone App for Children

And viewers are looking to new consumption formats more than ever before. Pay television lost a record number of subscribers in last year's fourth quarter as more and more companies have opted to cut the cord.

For additional stats, including the most popular brands-turned-media companies among millennial viewers and other emerging verticals in food, sports, fashion and more, check out the infographic below:

Click to Enlarge+
As Online Video Explodes, a Look at 5 of the Industry's Biggest Trends (Infographic)

Related: NFL Launches First Official YouTube Channel Days Before Super Bowl Kickoff

Geoff Weiss

Former Staff Writer

Geoff Weiss is a former staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

Related Topics

Editor's Pick

Have More Responsibilities at Work, But No Pay Bump? Use This Script to Get the Raise You Deserve.
Black and Asian Founders Face Opposition at All Levels — Here's Why That Has to Change
Business News

Frontier Airlines Just Announced Its All-You-Can-Fly Summer Pass for $399. What's the Catch?

As travel begins to pick up, the airline hopes unlimited travel will jumpstart its business.

Marketing

What Millennials Really Think About Product Life Cycle, As Told By A Millennial.

Millennials have come into significant purchasing power, and I know how you can capitalize on that.

Growing a Business

3 Ways to Grow a Multi-Million Dollar Drop Shipping Business

Begin with these drop shipping basics and everything will soon fall into place.

Money & Finance

How NFTs Work — and How They Could Prove Profitable for Your Business

NFTs seem to be all the rage these days, but can they actually work for most businesses?

Thought Leaders

5 Small Daily Habits Self-Made Millionaires Use to Grow Their Wealth

We've all seen what self-made millionaires look like on TV, but it's a lot more subtle than that. Brian Tracy researched what small daily habits these successful entrepreneurs adopted on their journey from rags to riches.