OTT/Streaming

Bringing Live 4K Streaming Sporting Events to Life at Scale (VDMS Blog)

Today, the vast majority of live and streaming content is either 720p or 1080p. Despite the widespread availability of affordable 4K screens, broadcasters are still struggling with... More

Sony Electronics Unveils New In-Car Audio Line-Up With Bigger Screen Size, High-powered Sound (SSN)

Sony Electronics announced a new line-up of in-car media receivers led by the XAV-AX8000, which features an 8.95-inch screen and single-DIN rear chassis. (more…)... More

What’s Behind Apple’s Podcast Strategy? (Vulture)

Last week, Bloomberg dropped a fascinating scoop that Apple, the long-time impartial steward of the podcast ecosystem, is apparently planning to finance original podcasts that woul... More

How the Streaming Wars Will Change TV Forever (CNBC)

For decades, the cable bundle has been the center of the media and television universe. Next year, the focus will fundamentally change -- perhaps for good. Apple, Disney, Comcast... More

After Music and TV, Where Will the Streaming Revolution Take Us Next? (WEF)

Streaming is a truly revolutionary breakthrough, both in business and in society generally. In that light, it is worth taking a look at where it has taken us and where it will take... More

The Secret to Success on YouTube? Kids (Wired)

In a new report, the Pew Research Center said that in the vast ecosystem of YouTube’s English-language videos, children’s content and content featuring kids under 13 are some o... More

Cloud Gaming is Big Tech’s New Street Fight (Fortune)

Streaming video games promises to be an all-out brawl among companies with the internet infrastructure to back it up. At stake? Billions of dollars and the future of a fast-growing... More

You Can Now Watch Free Hulu Shows, Movies on Delta Flights (Travel + Leisure)

The airline announced that passengers can now watch Hulu Originals on board, thanks to a new partnership between the airline and the media streaming giant. The announcement comes a... More

Quibi Plans Bite-Size Shows for Mobile Phones – Will Millennials Buy In? (LA Times)

If Hollywood and Silicon Valley created a baby, they might call it Quibi. At least, that’s how veteran film mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and tech executive Meg Whitman view their fle... More

ESPN Sees Its Mobile App as a Path to Paying Subscribers (Digiday)

ESPN asks its mobile app to drive an increasingly diverse number of initiatives. The audience’s embrace of personalization is making that easier, particularly when it comes to pr... More

NBCUniversal’s Secret Streaming Weapons: ‘The Office,’ Euro-Content, Advertising (Forbes)

NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast, shed some light on its highly-anticipated entrant into the Streaming Wars, announcing the launch of its advertising-supported service in April,... More

AT&T Chief: HBO Max Will ‘Ultimately’ Offer Live News, Sports (Variety)

AT&T chief Randall Stephenson told investors that the HBO Max streaming service set to launch next spring will eventually include live sports and news programming. Stephenson talke... More

Who Will Power the Next Wave of Growth, Innovation in Streaming Media? (Forbes)

Investors and others with a financial interest in this space should be watching what’s going on beneath the surface: the hidden scramble for new patents, new technologies, and ne... More

Tesla to Offer In-Car Netflix, YouTube (TVB Europe)

Elon Musk has announced that Tesla owners will be able to stream Netflix and YouTube in their cars when parked and eventually in self-driving mode. Musk tweeted the news citing an ... More

How to Make Sense of Advertising in the Streaming TV Industry (Forbes)

It’s no secret the TV streaming industry is on the rise. The explosive growth is expected to continue as more consumers replace their older television sets with internet-enabled ... More

YouTube Cracks Down on Stream-Ripping Sites That Pirate Music (CNET)

YouTube has caught the attention of a high-level congressional office interested in its copyright-protection practices, an inquiry that comes as the massive video site cracks down ... More

U.S. Consumers Appreciate In-Game Ads (eMarketer)

Mobile gaming is quickly gaining popularity as an American pastime, topping social media and TV, according to a recent survey. For marketers, this medium is particularly beneficial... More

YouTube Integrates Music, Videos, Launches Premium in 13 European Markets (Digital TV Europe)

YouTube has launched a new feature that enables users to switch seamlessly between listening to music and watching videos on its YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium services ... More

Marvel Unveils Its Roadmap for Disney+ Shows (Engadget)

Marvel has provided the first details for phase four of its Cinematic Universe, and it won't surprise you to hear that Disney+ will play a large role. There are no less than five s... More

Spotify Taps Into Pop Culture Nostalgia With Disney Hub (Forbes)

Furthering its niche content offering, Spotify partners with Disney to house the studio’s musical content in one place on the app – the Disney Hub. The dedicated hub will unite... More