The top five CDN videos of 2017

The explosion of online videos in the last few years has solidified its place as the medium of choice for most people. With Cisco predicting that by 2020, 82 per cent of consumer internet traffic will be video, it’s become obvious that it is one of the most compelling storytelling tools in 2017 and will continue to be going forward. With 2018 right around the corner, CDN takes a look at its most popular videos of the last 12 months.

  1. BlackBerry Motion first look – All Hands on Tech

While it may not be explicitly making its own smartphones anymore, BlackBerry continues to prove that it is a powerful brand with a lot of fight left in it. The second BlackBerry-branded phone made by TCL captured the attention of our audience this year and also received good reviews.

  1. Ford Fusion 2018 paving the way for automation

The Canadian International Auto Show took place in mid-February as the hype around autonomous vehicles began to ramp up. Part one of our series looking at what automakers are doing in the self-driving space focused on Ford, one of the most vocal proponents of the tech. It’s promised the world that it will have a fully autonomous vehicle on the market by 2021, but until then, it’s slowly adding more smart and connected features to its cars available today.

  1. All Hands on Tech – BlackBerry KeyOne review

The BlackBerry Motion may have taken the top spot this year, but its big sister was not far behind. The BlackBerry KeyOne came out in the spring to rave reviews, and made everyone a little nostalgic for the good ol’ keyboard days.

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review – All Hands on Tech

Microsoft has invested a lot in growing its flagship Surface Pro brand, and the latest iteration did not disappoint. While its necessity might be questionable, the device’s sleek looks shined on camera.

  1. Using Google Home in Canada – All Hands on Tech

American consumers have enjoyed smart voice assistants for years, but the great white north is still very new to the game. Despite Google Home being released in Canada at the end of June, many were impatient for its official launch, hence this video explaining how to set up the device without it being released yet.

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Mandy is a lineup editor at CTV News. A former staffer at IT World Canada, she's now contributing as a part-time podcast host on Hashtag Trending. She is a Carleton University journalism graduate with extensive experience in the B2B market. When not writing about tech, you can find her active on Twitter following political news and sports, and preparing for her future as a cat lady.

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