OTT/Streaming

Boxing Clever: What Does the Future Hold for Set-Top Boxes? (NAGRA Blog)

In a landscape dominated by SVOD and OTT services, the big question for many pay-TV operators is: how can the traditional set-top box (STB) evolve? And the question is urgent: oper... More

Netflix Launches 30-Second Preview Videos on Mobile (TechCrunch)

The launch is long-awaited. Netflix began offering previews on the web and via its TV app, and the company said the new feature will help those who tune in via their phone to find ... More

A Future for VR TV? (Digital TV Europe)

Ivan Verbesselt, Nagra: Virtual reality television is finally here. Well, it is if we believe the hype. Long predicted to be the future of TV, VR has seen some tremendous growth ov... More

Facebook is Testing a Way to Let People Watch Video Premieres in Facebook Live (The Verge)

Although the ability to publish pre-recorded video to Facebook Live has been an option for some time, it’s required the use of third-party programs like OBS and Wirecast. Now, Fa... More

Twitter’s Bet on Video is Starting to Pay Off (Bloomberg)

Two years ago, even as its stock plummeted and takeover rumors swirled, Twitter was hatching a plan to become a force in live video. The company’s goal was to help users discover... More

NAGRA to Introduce myCinema at CinemaCon (Screen International)

The data-driven service will stream live and alternative content via secure protocol to theatres based on audience demand within a locale. Cannes Film Festival president Pierre Les... More

Spark Digital Poses OTT App Questions (SSN)

With so many new entries into the burgeoning OTT space, Spark Digital, a software consulting, design and development firm focused on the media and entertainment industry, has produ... More

Netflix Just Turned 20 – Here’s How it Changed the Movie Business (Quartz)

Moviegoers once devoted substantial chunks of their Friday evenings to perusing the aisles of video stores. You’d go in with one movie in mind, but the latest releases had been p... More

Report: SVOD to Account for 70 Percent of Home Video Spend By 2021 (TVBEurope)

Services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu are rapidly dominating the overall home video entertainment sector, which in addition to SVoD includes DVD, Blu-ray, EST and V... More

Music Publishers Win Major Copyright Fight Over Streaming of Legendary Rock Concerts (THR)

The Wall Street Journal once called Wolfgang's Vault, a collection of thousands of live concert performances, "the most important collection of rock memorabilia and recordings ever... More

The Streaming Video Wars are Just Getting Started (Quartz)

ESPN, the long-time jewel in cable’s crown, has a new head to sit upon—and its name is streaming video. Disney took the first big step toward its streaming future this week ... More

MoviePass Bundles Subscription With iHeartRadio Streaming Service (THR)

MoviePass, the controversial movie theater subscription service, is adding music to the mix. The company on Friday will announce that new subscribers can access both MoviePass and ... More

Hulu Starts Selling HBO for $4.99 per Month for Limited Time (Variety)

Hulu is giving its subscribers a deep discount on HBO just in time for the return of “Westworld” later this month: The video subscription service began selling its HBO add-on f... More

How Netflix and Amazon are Driving a Global Reality TV Renaissance (THR)

Rumors of the death of reality TV have been greatly exaggerated. Nonfiction formats, from game shows to makeover programs and guilty pleasures of the Keeping Up With the Kardash... More

Spotify, Hulu Launch Bundled Streaming Package (Deadline)

Hulu and Spotify are teaming on a new, combined subscription plan with a single price of $12.99 a month. The package, which builds on an existing offering for students, is calle... More

Tennis Channel Partners with 24i Media to Power New Apps on Multiple Devices (MESA)

24i Media announced that it is helping power the newly launched Tennis Channel app, which is now available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Roku devices. The redesigned a... More

Spotify’s First Hardware Device Might be This Music Player for Your Car (The Verge)

Spotify announced it would be sharing news at an April 24th event. It’s unclear whether the company is planning to unveil hardware later this month in New York City, but evidence... More

3 Video Trends Shaping the Future of Digital Media (Adweek)

Evergreen content will always be an important part of content marketing. However, relying too heavily on evergreen to drive engagement is not going to be the most effective strateg... More

Criminals Gain as 339 Illegal Streams Detected for Joshua vs. Parker (CDSA)

As Anthony Joshua defeated Joseph Parker on Saturday night to now hold the WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO Heavyweight titles, Irdeto identified 339 streams that illegally redistributed the ... More

How Adobe’s New Audio Analytics Tool Will Help Pandora, Spotify, Audible Better Advertise to Gen Z, Millennials (Fortune)

Adobe announced a new tool that allows audio publishers to better understand their audiences at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas. The move was driven by client needs, with brands like... More