OTT/Streaming

Streaming Forever Changed the Music Business – Are Video Games Next? (NBC News)

Soon gamers will be able to play whatever they want, whenever they want and wherever they want, as long as they have a good internet connection.... More

Netflix’s Sarandos Insists No Plans to Introduce Advertising, or Sport (TVB Europe)

Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos has said the streamer the has no plans to introduce advertising or bid on sports rights, adding both are “not core to the propositi... More

WarnerMedia and the New Streaming TV Era (The Atlantic)

Cord cutters will soon need several subscriptions to watch all their favorite movies and shows—and the cost could look like the dreaded cable bill.... More

Music is Supposed to Unify Us – Is the Streaming Revolution Fragmenting Us Instead? (Los Angeles Times)

Today Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital services give us instant access to virtually any song. But that has also invited fragmentation that affects the recording ind... More

UEFA.TV is an OTT Streaming Service for European Soccer (Forbes)

European soccer’s governing body UEFA has launched its own OTT video platform. UEFA says UEFA TV is designed to give soccer fans access to more of its content and provide greater... More

Digital Edition of MESA’s Spring ‘M&E Journal’ Goes Live (SSN)

The Spring edition of the “M&E Journal” from the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) is now live, offering nearly 30 articles authored by executives from Hollywood... More

Why 2019 is a Golden Age for Branded Digital Series (Muse)

Each time a new medium of communication is introduced, it is inevitably followed by a wave of brands looking to create their own programming. ... More

Mobile Time to Surpass TV Time in 2019 (Digital TV Europe)

Adults in the US will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching their TVs, a new study has found. According to eMarketer, US adults will spend an average of 3 hours ... More

Epix is the Latest Streaming Channel to Launch on Amazon Prime (Engadget)

MGM's premium cable network, Epix, has come to Amazon Prime for $5.99 a month. The Epix channel will show original original programming like the spy drama Berlin Station and the up... More

Technicolor Execs Discuss Ultra-Broadband, DOCSIS 3.1 Adoption Trends

Demand is heating up for a wide array of content services in emerging economies around the world. This is driving network service providers (NSPs) to offer customers a next-generat... More

Hollywood is Quietly Using AI to Help Decide Which Movies to Make (The Verge)

Cinelytic is one of the many companies promising that AI will be a wise producer. Its software lets customers play fantasy football with their movie, inputting a cast, then swappin... More

Smart Streaming in the Age of 5G (IT Pro Portal)

In today’s digitally driven world, processing streaming data in real-time is a requirement for business success. In order to gain a competitive advantage, organisations must enab... More

Nollywood Ready to Go Global Thanks to Netflix (Bloomberg)

Streaming will help Nigeria’s film industry, Africa’s most vibrant, reach a much wider audience.... More

What to Expect From Hulu Under Disney’s Control (THR)

Insiders predict bigger content budgets, synergies with sister networks and a juggling act as one company now runs a half-dozen networks and three digital services. ... More

Hotstar Connects With Akamai to Shatter Viewership Record Again for VIVO IPL (SSN)

The twelfth edition of the VIVO IPL cricket tournament concluded with another high for reported online viewership. Hotstar, India's largest premium streaming platform, leveraged Ak... More

Cannes: Chanel Backs Relaunch of Art House Streamer Le Cinéma Club (THR)

Le Cinéma Club, a global free streaming platform that focuses on art house films, is relaunching its service next month with a redesigned site and exclusive new content with the b... More

Microsoft, Sony Will Partner on Game Streaming, AI (CNET)

Sony and Microsoft on Thursday said they're exploring a strategic partnership to develop cloud-based solutions for their respective game and content streaming services. The announc... More

ESPN Investing Aggressively in OTT Service (SportsPro)

Jimmy Pitaro, the president of US media giant ESPN, has said that his company is “investing aggressively” in their OTT streaming platform ESPN+. ESPN+, launched in April 2018, ... More

Quibi Ramps Up Search for Daily Video Programming (Digiday)

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s billion-dollar video startup Quibi will be centered on expensive video series from high-profile directors and celebrities such as Guillermo del Toro and Just... More

The Streaming Debate Rages on In Hollywood (CNN)

The streaming debate rages on in Hollywood, with industry heavyweights continuing to weigh in about its impact on movie theaters. In the latest take, Tom Bernard, the Sony Pictures... More