OTT/Streaming

The Disney+ Launch Kicks Off Game of Thrones for Streaming Services (CNBC)

Disney’s announcement that Disney+ will launch Nov. 12 for $6.99 per month will set off a battle royal among streaming services. By the end of the year, consumers will have enoug... More

Disney Considers Overseas Push for Hulu After Taking Control (Bloomberg)

Hulu, the streaming TV service now majority-owned by Walt Disney Co., may finally be heading overseas.... More

‘The Simpsons’ Moves to Disney+ as New Streaming Home (THR)

The Simpsons are moving to a new streaming home. The longest-running primetime scripted series in U.S. TV history will join Disney+ when the service launches Nov. 12. The first 30 ... More

Super-Aggregators: The New Pay-TV Heroes (Videonet)

Ivan Verbesselt, NAGRA: The rise of on-demand OTT multiscreen services has transformed the content landscape forever. And in this on-demand world, consumers are increasingly demand... More

Spotify is Quietly Becoming the Netflix of Audio (Inc.)

Spotify has quietly morphed into the world's largest podcast publisher since it has more in-house shows than their competition. Spotify subtly shifting over to podcasts makes compl... More

fuboTV Leverages Google Cloud for Cloud-Native Streaming (SSN)

Anil Jain, Google Cloud: Twenty years ago, if you would’ve told me that I’d watch my favorite soccer team (Manchester United) on a mobile phone from the comfort of my backyard,... More

Facebook Putting New Restrictions on Livestreaming (NY Post)

Two weeks after a crazed gunman broadcast himself slaughtering 50 people in New Zealand on Facebook, the social network giant says it’s putting in new restrictions on livestreami... More

Netflix Tries Out Mobile-Only Subscription Plan in India (Variety)

Streaming giant Netflix is testing a mobile-only subscription in India that costs half of its basic plan. Netflix India’s monthly plans begin at INR500 ($7.27), and the mobile-on... More

Criterion Channel, Rising From FilmStruck Ashes, Sets April Launch Slate (Deadline)

The Criterion Channel, the streaming service that is bringing classic films back online after the widely lamented shutdown last fall of WarnerMedia’s FilmStruck, has set the line... More

Comcast Unveils ‘Flex,’ a Streaming Service for Internet Customers (Variety)

Comcast said it would unveil “Flex,” a hub for its Internet-only customers that allows them to stream and purchase shows and movies, the latest effort by a traditional cable pr... More

How Netflix Wants to Take on Its Competition in 2019 and Beyond (Variety)

During the two days at Netflix’s Los Angeles offices, one number came up over and over again: Only 5% of the world’s population are native English speakers. “Historically, we... More

NFL’s Goodell Says Sunday Ticket Needs a Online Streaming Outlet (Fortune)

The National Football League’s Sunday Ticket package of out-of-town games may have finally outgrown its quarter-century exclusive with AT&T’s DirecTV, at least that’s what Co... More

Moby’s New Album is Exclusive to the Calm Meditation App (TechCrunch)

Album exclusives are nothing new in the age of Tidal, of course. But Moby’s latest is taking a kind of circuitous route to the world’s mobile devices. The electronic artist has... More

Apple Hires Oscar Chasers to Help It Catch Netflix (Bloomberg)

Apple is targeting prestigious awards for an upcoming slate of original movies and TV shows, demonstrating grand Hollywood ambitions for a video streaming service that will compete... More

Spotify Will Now Be Pre-Installed on Samsung Phones (Billboard)

Back in August, Spotify secured a major partnership as Samsung's go-to music provider. That power couple gets serious today with the announcement that Spotify will now be pre-insta... More

Free Content Could Be Key for Apple Streaming Strategy (Variety)

Apple has yet to give a glimpse of its upcoming video streaming service, but that’s likely to change soon. The Cupertino-based tech giant is expected to unveil its new offering a... More

Study: As Streaming Hits New High, Podcasting Goes Mainstream, Smart Speakers Take Hold (Billboard)

Amid the streaming surge, podcasting now has a grip on the majority of Americans, as the portion of the U.S. population aged 12 and up who have ever listened to a podcast passes 50... More

Disney+ Will House Disney’s Entire Motion Picture Library (CNBC)

The Walt Disney Co.'s new streaming service Disney+ will include movies from Disney's vault that have been periodically withheld from public purchase, CEO Bob Iger confirmed during... More

Why TV Advertisers Need a Second Screen Strategy (Forbes)

The second screen is quickly becoming a first consideration for TV advertisers. The ability to turn what is otherwise a destructive distraction into a creative asset has become an ... More

Research: Mobile Video Grows 60% a Year (Advanced Television)

New research has found that over the past five years, video on mobile networks has grown on average 50-60 per cent year-on-year (YoY), while in many developing markets, the rate is... More