OTT/Streaming

WarnerMedia Plans to Unveil Streaming Service by End of 2019 (NY Times)

Get ready for the streaming wars. AT&T announced that it plans to unveil a digital video service featuring WarnerMedia’s films and television shows by the end of next year, movin... More

CBS News Launches Streaming-Video Morning Program (Variety)

TV’s morning-news wars have a new competitor. CBS News, which already produces “CBS This Morning,” unveiled “CBSN AM,” a one-hour morning program built for its CBSN strea... More

Microsoft’s xCloud puts Xbox in the Data Center; Game Streaming Trials Start in 2019 (DCD)

Microsoft has announced Project xCloud, a game streaming service that aims to bring Xbox titles to any compatible screen via cloud computing. The concept is not exactly new - with ... More

Facebook Premieres Launches Globally as Part of Live Video Push (CNET)

The social media giant wants to bring you even more video. Facebook on Tuesday rolled out Premieres globally, and expanded its interactive video polls and Top Fans features. The so... More

Tennis Channel Becomes U.S. OTT Hub for WTA (SportsPro)

The Women’s Tennis Association has signed a landmark deal with digital cable and satellite television network Tennis Channel to become the new over-the-top (OTT) digital streamin... More

Hulu Aims to Sharply Cut Reliance on Traditional Ad Breaks (AdAge)

Hulu is aiming to generate 50 percent of its advertising revenue from non-intrusive ad formats by 2021, up from less than 10 percent now, according to Peter Naylor, who leads ad sa... More

The Rise of Streaming Apps, and What Developers Need to Consider (Forbes)

Streaming apps (or real-time apps) produce and process data in real time. Think of IoT, financial services or travel booking. Extracting insights from streaming data requires a com... More

Disney-Run NHL Streaming Service Packs on More Pregame, Postgame Shows for 2018-19 Season (Variety)

As the National Hockey League gets ready to drop the puck on the 2018-19 season, Disney Streaming Services is promoting new and enhanced features of NHL.TV, the over-the-top hockey... More

NBC Sports Launches ‘Philly Pass’ Streaming Subscription for Out-of-Market Eagles, Phillies, Sixers Fans (Variety)

Die-hard Philadelphia sports fans who reside outside the City of Brotherly Love’s market confines can now stream NBC Sports Philadelphia’s programming for the Eagles, Phillies ... More

Why Hulu Hangs in the Balance of the $39B Comcast-Sky Deal (CNBC)

Now that Comcast has trumped Fox and Disney's bid to buy 61 percent of U.K. pay-TV company Sky, attention is turning to the other 39 percent — as well as streaming platform Hulu.... More

Has OTT Advertising’s Time Arrived? (MediaPost)

Yes, it’s time. Vincent Letang of Magna just released a new report projecting over-the-top video advertising to hit $2 billion in the U.S this year. Why so much growth this year ... More

What 5G Will Mean to Consumers – and When (WSJ)

Each of the modern leaps in wireless network technology has brought distinct change: The second generation—aka 2G—allowed for voice transmission, 3G ushered in the app revoluti... More

‘Mobile-First’ Generations Driving Adoption of Streaming Sports Content (MediaPost)

With the NFL season now underway, and with more options for streaming those games online and via mobile devices, analysts are again asking: Will consumers continue shifting their s... More

Hulu Hits 1M Live TV Subscriber Mark, Debuts New Campaign Timed to Emmys (USA Today)

Hulu is taking a victory lap even before the Primetime Emmy Awards are doled out Monday. Its timing is appropriate as Hulu's live TV service, which launched last year and now has 6... More

YouTube Will Now Show Vertical Ads (Engadget)

Over the past few months, YouTube has made watching vertical videos feel more natural on the platform. It first gave mobile users the ability watch full-sized vertical content with... More

Streaming Service CBS All Access Rolls Out Support for Offline Viewing (TechCrunch)

CBS All Access, the network’s over-the-top streaming service for cord cutters, will now let subscribers save shows for offline viewing. The feature, “Download & Play,” is onl... More

UEFA Working on OTT Streaming Platform, Launch Expected Soon (InsideSport)

UEFA, Europe’s governing body of football, has mooted for the possibility of launching its own over-the-top streaming service to supplement its media rights revenue. UEFA’s mar... More

The Netflix Executives Who Bent Comedy to Their Will (NY Times)

When Netflix started developing original content, Lisa Nishimura’s experience helped make the case to bet big on comedy. Now, 50 percent of its 130 million subscribers have watch... More

New Research Shows We’re Now at Peak OTT (Adweek)

According to new research from market research and consulting company Parks Associates, the OTT space presents unique challenges for the dozens of providers in the U.S., ranging fr... More

Analyst Prediction: Apple’s SVOD Service ‘Will Make Over $4B by 2025’ (TVB Europe)

Apple's much-discussed streaming service is expected to generate over $4 billion of sales within its first six years, according to a report from Morgan Stanley. The firm suggests t... More