OTT/Streaming

 

TiVo Stream 4K Getting Retail Push From Walmart (Next TV)

Streaming device appears in mega retailer’s end caps and weekly mailers.... More

Asia Streaming Consumption Bucks Global Trend in Virus-Hit Second Quarter (Variety)

Streaming video consumption in Asia grew a barely perceptible 2% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020. The rest of the world saw viewing time leap by an average of 63%.... More

SVOD to Generate $100B Over the Next Five Years (Rapid TV News)

The rising tide of subscription video-on-demand is floating markets across the world, and a study has revealed data showing that SVOD revenues for 138 countries will reach $100 bil... More

Netflix Launches Latest Production Hub in Vancouver (THR)

The streaming giant has taken a long-term lease at the Canadian Motion Picture Park studio complex.... More

Ampere: UK SVOD Viewing Climbing Across All Ages (BTN)

Audiences to SVOD are now level with BVOD for the first time. According to Ampere Analysis, SVOD viewing remained high in the UK during the third quarter, even after lockdown was l... More

U.S. to Continue Impressive SVOD Growth Despite Market Maturity (DTE)

The US will have 317 million SVOD subscriptions by 2025, new figures have shown.... More

Chernin Entertainment Inks Spotify First-Look Deal to Adapt Podcasts for TV, Film (Variety)

Peter Chernin wants to spin Spotify’s podcasts into TV and movie gold.... More

Svenska Spel Hires Red Bee Media for French Horse Racing Streaming (SportBusiness)

Red Bee Media has been recruited to provide OTT streaming services for a new French horse racing streaming service put in place by Svenska Spel, the state-owned gambling operator i... More

Shows on the Rise: September Premieres Shine (TV Time)

New releases take over as we approach fall starting with the premiere of Ratched. The psychological thriller drama enters at No. 1, earning a rise ratio of 100%.... More

Facebook Video Powers a User-Generated Content Surge (Digiday)

The viral video has been making a comeback on Facebook.... More

Report: Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Looking to Sell Itself, Among Other Possible Options (Variety)

Quibi is exploring “strategic options” including a potential sale, the Wall Street Journal reported. vLaunched in April 2020, Quibi has raised about $1.75b from major studios a... More

Discovery Aims to Launch Discovery+ Streaming Service in Early 2021 (Digiday)

Discovery is getting ready to officially enter the streaming wars.... More

Premier League Takes Pride of Place on Peacock as NBCU’s Key Weapon in Streaming Wars (SportsBusiness)

NBCUniversal is actively looking to utilize NBC Sports’ premium properties – specifically the English Premier League – to attract subscribers to its new streaming service Pea... More

Trump Gets a TikTok Deal, but ByteDance Keeps A Lot of the Power (Protocol)

President Trump has approved a plan for Oracle to process TikTok's U.S. data and take a minority stake in the company. But the announcement was short on details about ByteDance.... More

Analyst: SVOD World Faces Splitting Into Two Tiers (TVB Europe)

Smaller SVOD players need to partner up or be acquired in order to compete with the big players according to Moody’s analyst Neil Begley.... More

Olympic Broadcasting Service Aims to Set Sport Streaming Benchmark With Alibaba (ZDNet)

Hosted on the Alibaba cloud, the broadcasting service is hoping to deliver a 'groundbreaking' sports viewing experience.... More

Why Cash-Strapped Towns are Suing Streaming Giants (THR)

A growing number of municipalities are going to court against Netflix, Hulu and Disney+ to argue these companies need to pay their fair share of revenue as a utility fee.... More

Hulu Tests Co-Viewing Feature ‘Watch Party’ With Ad-Supported Viewers (TechCrunch)

Hulu was one of the first major streaming services to introduce a “co-viewing” feature that allows friends and family to watch Hulu content together from different locations.... More

Verizon Media Brings Premium, Unified Demand to Publishers With OTT Smart Auction

OTT Smart Auction is a header bidding-like solution for OTT publishers. OTT Smart Auction is a server-to-server container integration that enables OTT programmatic demand to compet... More