OTT/Streaming

Hulu’s Big Emmy Night Marks a Streaming Milestone (CNBC)

Streaming service Hulu made Emmy history on Sunday by becoming the first digital platform to win a top series award with its dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale." The Hulu series a... More

Hulu Becomes First Streaming Service to Win an Emmy for Outstanding Drama (Adweek)

Netflix may have more subscribers, more buzz and more cash to throw around, but Hulu now has something that has eluded its streaming competitor’s grasp for several years: an Emmy... More

NeuLion Partners with NOVA to Power New OTT Digital Service for Premium Content Delivery (SSN)

NeuLion today announced a new partnership with NOVA Broadcasting Group (NOVA), a Bulgarian broadcaster, to launch a new over-the-top (OTT) service. “We are very excited to be par... More

Darren Aronofsky’s New Film ‘mother!’ is Designed to be Beautiful on an iPhone (Quartz)

Directors like Christopher Nolan or Quentin Tarantino would cringe at the thought of audiences experiencing their cinematic exploits anywhere other than in cinemas—let alone on a... More

Spotify iMessage App Allows Users to Share Songs Without Leaving the Conversation (Billboard)

Spotify's new iMessage app lets you send and receive songs from friends without closing out of the conversation, Engadget reports. A spokesperson for Spotify confirmed the launc... More

NeuLion to Power Sky Sports Box Office OTT Service (MESA)

NeuLion today announced that it is partnering with Sky Sports to power its new, direct-to-consumer over-the-top (OTT) service, Sky Sports Box Office. The NeuLion® Digital Platfo... More

Disney Plots Streaming, from ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel to Pay-Per-Sports (NYT)

Disney’s two planned streaming services took clearer shape last week, as the entertainment giant vowed to bring “Star Wars” and Marvel movies to one and proposed a novel appr... More

The Booming Chinese Live Streaming Market Has Reached its Zenith (Forbes)

Growing quietly but steadily over the past five years, the live-streaming industry has become a viable source of income for many thousands across the globe, but nowhere is it more ... More

How to Have Your OTT Data Cake – And Eat It (Videonet)

Brilliant content, whether home-grown or bought-in, is essential. But with competition intensifying as more players join the fray, getting the right content mix is only part of the... More

How Netflix Guesses What You Want to Watch (Los Angeles Times)

Netflix wants subscribers to know it's looking out for them. For instance, the average Netflix subscriber might not guess that its dark superhero drama “Jessica Jones” might st... More

Facebook, Twitter, Apple Get Into the Television Business (The Economist)

A new generation of TV shows is being made for smartphones, tablets and other internet-connected screens. Netflix and Amazon have been at this for some time. But other technology c... More

Flixster Video Ceasing Operations (HMM)

Flixster Video, the download and streaming service operated by online movie app Flixster.com, is ceasing operations today (Aug. 28). The move does not affect Flixster.com. In a pos... More

Netflix Launches Comedy Instagram Account (Found Remote)

Netflix has launched a new Instagram account solely dedicated to its Comedy offerings. Ahead of Jerry Seinfeld’s upcoming Netflix Stand-Up Special, the streaming giant seeks to g... More

Twitter Punches Its 24-Hour Livestreaming Ticket to Sports Network Stadium (Adweek)

Multiplatform sports network Stadium will livestream on Twitter 24 hours per day. Stadium—which announced an agreement Wednesday to livestream 15 college football games on Fac... More

Survey: Millennials Say There are Too Many Streaming Services (Light Reading)

A new survey from researcher Morning Consult found that the proliferation of OTT streaming services may already be taxing young audiences. According to the survey, 57% of 18-29-yea... More

‘Game of Thrones’ to TV What ‘Jaws’ Was to Movies, Says Amazon Studios VP Roy Price (The Drum)

Amazon Studios is a lead disruptor in the video space and a number of broadcasters may look on in fear at its financial heft. Roy Price, the vice president of Amazon studios, talki... More

Revolutionizing Digital Music Through Blockchain (HuffPost)

Suddenly, there’s a new technology emerging that will likely turn the current market on its head. Blockchain technology, or distributed ledger, is a distributed database which vi... More

Apple’s TV Content Push: Who Will Get a Piece of That $1 Billion? (The Wrap)

Apple signaled this week that it is serious about competing in the original-programming space, devoting a cool $1 billion in a concerted push into new TV shows. But questions remai... More

Nostalgia TV Makes a Comeback. How Hulu and Netflix are Breathing New Life Into Old TV Shows (Los Angeles Times)

At a time when television is booming with more than 450 original series in production this year, viewers have a multitude of options. But shows such as HBO’s “Game of Thrones... More

Will MoviePass Give Theaters a Jolt of Innovation, Or is it Doomed to Fail? (Deadline)

The subscription movie service, introduced in 2011, received publicity beyond its wildest dreams this week after it dropped its monthly price to $9.95 from $14.95. Many consumers w... More