RMG: 54 percent of online video ads never seen; Game of Thrones still first choice among video pirates

Online video news from across the Web:

> Online video ads face a chilling problem in that 54 percent are seen by no one, an RMG Networks study says. Article

> One thing about the Purple Wedding went well: Illegal downloads of Game of Thrones' second episode, season four, set a new record. Article

> Americans averaged nearly 18 hours watching online video in February. Article

> Facebook is splitting out Messenger from its primary mobile app, forcing users to download Messenger separately. The change will take place in European countries first over the next few weeks. Article

> Branded videos are climbing the online viewership charts, with Wren firmly at the top. Article

> UFC live-streamed the weigh-in for fighters in its "Nations" finale event in Quebec. Article

> Brightcove will power French newspaper Le Figaro's online video platform. Article

And finally… Google, Apple and Samsung are the most preferred providers of devices that stream online video, such as smartphones and tablets. Article

Suggested Articles

HBO Max, the upcoming subscription streaming service from WarnerMedia, has filled out the rest of its executive team in charge of original programming.

NCTA-The Internet and Television Association is pointing to a new report that shows the cable industry had a $450 billion impact on the U.S. economy in 2018.

Subscriber growth is still the key metric by which Netflix’s performance is measured. By that standard, the company just posted some disastrous second-quarter…