OTT/Streaming

OTT Gains Momentum in Spain (Advanced Television)

OTT TV platforms are becoming increasingly popular in Spain with four in every ten Spaniards watching streamed content via a TV set at least once a week, according to the CNMC (The... More

Nearly 70 Million U.S. Households Now Have a Connected-TV Streaming Device (Adweek)

U.S. adults are consuming more media but less live TV each day than ever, while the number of households with a connected-TV device has skyrocketed in the past year to 69.5 million... More

NBC Sports Plans to Stream 1,800 Hours of Winter Olympics Coverage (Digiday)

NBC Sports plans to stream more than 1,800 hours of Winter Olympics coverage in February from Pyeongchang, South Korea — the most NBC Sports has ever done for the Winter Olympics... More

Will Apple’s Premium Video Play be Boring or Savvy? (The Drum)

We know that Apple is moving into the premium content business, but we don't know why or what overall strategy this serves. I see two different strategies — one boring and one... More

HBO Launches Streaming Service in Central Europe Highly (Variety)

HBO has gone direct-to-consumer in four countries in Central Europe. HBO Go has launched in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia and will serve up HBO hits including ... More

Soderbergh’s New Mosaic App Will Change How You Watch TV (Wired)

Plotting director Steven Soderbergh's latest project—an interactive smartphone app called Mosaic—required covering most of the walls in a Chelsea loft with color-coded cards an... More

The Evolution of TV  –  Getting Ready for the New Viewing Experience (DataArt)

Most industry experts agree that interactive OTT is the way of the future, with the expectation that TV with non-touchable graphics will be a thing of the past in just a few years ... More

SVOD Services Still Dominate Paid OTT Landscape (MCN)

General entertainment and premium-level subscription VOD services continue to have a massive lead over more expensive (and relatively newer) virtual MVPD services in the U.S., acco... More

How Mobile Apps Drive the Music Industry (IT Pro Portal)

The rise of the internet was, and continues to be, tough for music giants. In the heyday of the industry – when vinyl and CD sales were strong – labels were profitable, but ill... More

Millicom Deploys TiVo’s Next-Generation User Experience Platform in Colombia, with Plans to Expand Across Latin America (SSN)

TiVo announced that Millicom, a leading provider of cable and mobile services for more than 57 million customers in Latin America and Africa, has selected TiVo’s next-generation ... More

Could 2018 Be the Year of the OTT Breakthrough? (MediaPost)

2018 feels like a tipping point. Every major television company will have a dedicated streaming service by the end of next year, while the powerful technology trio of Google, Amazo... More

The Exploding Cost of Streaming Live Sports (Bloomberg)

In the past 25 years the cost of broadcast rights for English Premier League soccer has surged thirtyfold as deep-pocketed media companies have grown to depend on live sports to wi... More

Study: Originals Drive OTT Subscriptions (MediaPost)

Original and exclusive programming is the driving factor for consumers when they decide to subscribe to an over-the-top video service. That's probably the biggest takeaway from the... More

NBC to Air 450 Hours of Olympic Coverage on Cable (B&C)

NBCUniversal will be giving its cable networks a big helping of Olympics programming when it covers the Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea. NBCSN will have 368.5 hours o... More

In 2017, the Web Series May be the New TV Pilot (The Verge)

So why are we seeing so many web series getting adapted for television lately? In this age of GoPros, neatly curated social media presences, and streaming services on demand, creat... More

YouTube TV Rolls Out Living-Room App In Cord-Cutter Charm Offensive (Deadline)

YouTube TV, the “skinny bundle” pay-TV service that launched in the spring via web browsers, Google Chromecast and a mobile app, officially is entering the living room. A ne... More

Netflix is Smart to Bet the House on Content (Bloomberg View)

When this all shakes out over the next five to 10 years, there will likely be, at most, a half-dozen dominant players. Though there will also be plenty of niche streaming services,... More

YouTube Users are Streaming 100 Million Hours of Clips on TV Sets a Day (Recode)

YouTube has been trying to position itself as a TV competitor for years. Now it can say it is making real headway: The video service says viewers are watching 100 million hours of ... More

Spotify Cancels TV Shows in Reboot of Video Efforts (Bloomberg)

Spotify is planning to reboot its video strategy for at least the third time in as many years as the world’s largest online music service searches for ways to make money that don... More

NeuLion, Sky, Rogers Media Experts to Discuss DRM Content Protection Challenges Nov. 15 (SSN)

It’s among the more pressing questions today for media and entertainment companies today: when looking at content protection technologies and services, should I just build my own... More