Tag Archives: D2C

Synamedia to Build D2C Smart TV Apps for Etisalat

UAE’s largest operator, Etisalat UAE, has chosen technologies and services from Synamedia and 3 Screen Solutions to add a lean back TV experience for its direct-to-consumer strea... More

M&E Journal: What No One in Streaming Services is Talking Enough About

Streaming services are at a strange intersection in 2021: The clamor for direct-to-consumer (D2C) content is at an all-time high, yet the industry is more competitive than ever. Pr... More

M&E Journal: Why Siloed Solutions Won’t Win in the D2C Economy

We’re living in a time where a single Spotify download means breaking down a penny into hundredths of a cent, just to pay all the parties involved that are owed royalties. It... More

M&E Journal: Why Going Direct-to-Consumer Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

One of the most potentially far-reaching trends we’ve seen over the past couple of years in the industry is a huge upsurge in interest amongst rights holders for going direct-to-... More

Tim Davie: It’s Time for the BBC to Look Properly at D2C (TVBEurope)

Asked where Davie sees areas of priority for the BBC to grow its commercial revenue, David said he believes so far the BBC has made great progress but isn’t necessarily “firing... More

Brave New TV World (MCN)

Direct-to-consumer offerings, initially a supplement to the meatier affiliate-fee model, are fast becoming a go-to strategy for programmers.... More

FIH Taps NAGRA for New Fan Engagement, Streaming Offering (Digital TV Europe)

The International Hockey Federation and Nagra have sign a 10-year partnership to deliver a new online digital service for fans of the sport. The deal marks the first major iteratio... More

M&E Journal: How Will Content Evolve for the D2C Marketplace?

By Devendra Mishra, Chief Strategist, MESA - Hollywood is on an epic journey to deliver its content direct-to-consumer (D2C), a journey that will not only transform distribution... More

Disney Streaming in Flux: Questions Remain for Disney Plus, Hulu (Variety)

In a surprise announcement, Bob Iger said he was stepping down as Disney’s chief exec citing “the successful launch of Disney’s direct-to-consumer businesses” as one reason... More

Disney’s CEO Shift Makes Sense as the Company Goes Direct-to-Consumer (CNBC)

Bob Iger’s surprise announcement that he’s stepping down as CEO of Disney and handing the reins over to parks chairman Bob Chapek comes during a time of massive change at the c... More

M&E Journal: Why a Platform Approach to Direct-to-Consumer is the Right One

By Mark Cokes, VP Marketing, Applicaster - “We apologize for the delay in responding to your call, but we are currently experiencing higher than usual call volumes.” How man... More

2020 to be the Year of Direct-to-Consumer Video (Rapid TV News)

2020 will represent a profound step toward a future where more OTT content goes direct-to-consumer and video-on-demand reaches 900 million subscriptions worldwide, according to a n... More

M&E Journal: Direct-to-Consumer: The Hard Road Ahead for Hollywood Studios

By Devendra Mishra, Executive Director, HITS and Chief Strategist, MESA - Hollywood has long relied on exhibitors and retailers to deliver its products to the consumer through a... More

M&E Journal: Servicing D2C Services

By Chris Tribbey, Editorial Director, MESA - During April’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) spent plenty of time discussi... More

A Brave (and Very Fragmented New World): Ready for Hundreds of Distribution Decisions?

By Stewart Till, Producer, Mediamorph Board Member - Not so long ago content distribution used to be very orderly; a little like one of those rare, unusually calm “Game of Thr... More

M&E Journal: How D2C is Taking the Media Industry by Storm

By Richard Whittington, SVP, M&E, Industry Cloud Solutions, SAP - Relatively new entrants into the M&E industry are fundamentally changing the very nature of the industry. The ... More

M&E Journal: Localization Services Critical to D2C Strategies

By Chris Carey, Chief Revenue Officer, Managing Director for the Americas, BTI Studios - Major OTT platforms are proliferating at a record rate, with many distributors already b... More

M&E Journal: D2C ASAP … Not So Fast

By Rob Gardos, CEO, Mediamorph - In 2018, Deloitte’s Digital Media Trends Survey reported that, for the first time, more than half (69 percent) of U.S. households were subscri... More

Facebook Has Become the Storefront for Direct-to-Consumer Brands (AdAge)

The concept of owning the end-to-end relationship with consumers remains an illusion while Facebook controls the introduction.... More

Comcast CEO: No Plans to Stop Licensing Content to Others After D2C Service Launches

As Comcast continues to ready its own direct-to-consumer (D2C) streaming service for a 2020 launch, we shouldn’t necessarily expect the company to follow in the footsteps of Disn... More