OTT/Streaming

Might Disney Add Music to its New Streaming Service? (Billboard)

Its DisneyLife service in U.K. and France offers movies, television, books and....music. Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger rocked the entertainment world - and Netflix’s stock - th... More

Turner Sets U.S. Rights Deal for European Soccer Rights, Plans Streaming Service (Variety)

Turner has grabbed U.S. rights to UEFA European soccer league games with plans to launch a direct-to-consumer streaming service next year. The deal marks the latest push by a major... More

ESPN’s Apple TV Update Lets You Binge-Watch Up to Four Live Streams at Once (Variety)

ESPN produces more than 60,000 hours of programming each year — and the sports cabler has devised a few new ways to encourage viewers to gorge on more of that content than ever. ... More

Why Disney Could End Up Streaming for AT&T (Light Reading)

Through a series of acquisitions, AT&T could end up as a new kind of Disney customer, relying on the entertainment giant for streaming video infrastructure services. The result wou... More

YouTube is Testing Live Viewer Counts on Mobile (Engadget)

YouTube video views have gotten a lot of attention lately thanks to the record for the most watched video shifting so much. Well, if you want to keep up with how may people are wat... More

With Most Music Being Offered for Free, Why is Piracy Still Growing? (Forbes)

As streaming platforms like Spotify, Pandora, YouTube and a dozen others have grown, many in the music industry assumed that the dark days of people stealing songs and albums had c... More

Disney Streaming Venture Could Make Bloated Pay-TV Bundles Obsolete (L.A Times)

In the end, bloated, costly pay-TV bundles, which consumers have despised for years, could be killed off by a mouse. Disney’s announcement that it will launch two Internet-bas... More

Hollywood’s New Love Affair with the Internet (CBS News)

A decade ago, Hollywood celebrities released their work on the internet only when traditional means of distribution on TV and movies weren't available to them. Now, the web is ... More

Five Key Questions in the Wake Of Disney’s OTT Leap (Forbes)

Will others follow suit? With moves such as these the inclination is to see this as the first of an inevitable set of traditional media dominoes that will fall. But I wouldn’t ru... More

Facebook’s March Into Video Begins Now (VideoNuze)

Last night Facebook announced “Watch,” as its primary video initiative. Watch is an update of Facebook’s Video Tab, which was originally introduced in April, 2016, but with a... More

YouTube’s Fastest-Growing Audience is in the Living Room and Advertisers Want in (AdAge)

There's a great migration happening among the citizens of YouTube, and it's not in the direction one might assume. Although most digital content producers, including YouTube, are f... More

USA Swimming Content Now Available for Purchase Through Wazee Digital Commerce (MESA)

Wazee Digital, and USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming, today announced that they have extended their partnership. Now, in addition to using Wazee D... More

James Murdoch says He’s ‘Open Minded’ About Creating a Fox SVOD Offering (Deadline)

Fox did not follow Disney’s lead last night in announcing new subscription streaming services for its content. But CEO James Murdoch told analysts today that he’s “very open ... More

Disney’s New Platform Could Become the Streaming King for Kids (Forbes)

By 2019, there should be a Disney SVOD service (in part thanks to Disney’s now majority stake in BAMTech) that will house children’s television content and exclusive first-runs... More

Facebook Reveals ‘Watch,’ Its YouTube Competitor and TV Clone (AdAge)

Facebook announced Wednesday that it has invented, well, television. The social network finally revealed the details behind a new video hub that it had been developing for months. ... More

With Disney’s Move to Streaming, a New Era Begins (NY Times)

Disney set off a sonic boom in Hollywood by unveiling plans to start two Netflix-style services: For the first time in the streaming age, the world’s largest media company had de... More

FX Hopes its New Ad-Free Offering Will Help Fortify its ‘Epic Battle’ with Netflix (Adweek)

With critically-acclaimed shows like The Americans and big hits like American Horror Story, FX would seem to be well-positioned to thrive in the changing TV landscape. But that won... More

Analysts Predict Impact of Planned Disney Streaming Service

Disney’s announcement that it plans to launch its own direct-to-consumer streaming service for its Disney and Pixar films in 2019 stands to hurt Netflix, although to what degree ... More

The Long, Hot Summer of Netflix’s Ever-Accelerating Expansion (Wired)

The streaming company has spent the last three months expanding its reach, jumpstarting development slates in new nations, and supercharging genres that it had previously ignored. ... More

CBS Will Launch a Streaming Sports Network Later This Year (Adweek)

Three years after launching CBSN, an all-news digital network, CBS is about to do it again, this time focusing on sports. The company will roll out a sports-themed, 24-hour livestr... More