OTT/Streaming

You Want to Watch All the European Soccer? Here’s How (Warning: It’ll Cost About $750) (NY Times)

Watching European soccer in America used to be a lonely, frustrating pursuit. Die-hard fans had to search out the odd televised European match, often on an obscure channel or at an... More

3 Big Questions About Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Billion-Dollar Gamble on Premium Mobile TV (Variety)

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman will build it. Will the world’s smartphone-carrying masses come? The plan is to create a mobile-specific subscription entertainment service, st... More

‘High Times’ Launches OTT Network (MediaPost)

Cannabis-focused media company High Times is introducing an over-the-top video platform, called High Times TV, specifically for cannabis content. High Times believes the platform w... More

‘Jeopardy!’ Launches on Hulu in Quiz Show’s First Streaming Deal (Variety)

Long-running quiz show “Jeopardy!” and erudite host Alex Trebek have landed on Hulu. In a new deal between Hulu and Sony Pictures Television, “Jeopardy!” has made its subsc... More

Comcast Considers a Streaming Service That Will Pay You to Watch (FastCompany)

The strategy behind online video services is expanding to marketing ploy. According to a report in The Information, Comcast’s NBCUniversal is considering launching a streaming se... More

Twitter to Stream Caribbean Premier League Matches (SportsPro)

Twitter has signed a deal with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), allowing the social network site to live stream every game from the T20 cricket competition in 54 different count... More

Disney Wants the ‘Star Wars’ Rights Back from TBS, TNT for its Streaming Service (Ad Age)

Walt Disney Co. is suffering from seller's remorse. The world's largest entertainment company tried to buy back TV rights to "Star Wars'' movies from AT&T's Turner Broadcasting so ... More

How Phish Became the Unlikely Heroes of Digital Music Streaming (Mashable)

Phish is hardly the only jam band to have a fan-friendly taping policy. The Grateful Dead developed theirs years before Phish even formed, and plenty of other artists, from Umphrey... More

Eleven Sports to Stream La Liga, Serie A Matches on Facebook (Reuters)

Eleven Sports will show one Spanish and one Italian top flight soccer match a week live and for free on Facebook, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut for Juventus. Tech groups ha... More

Report: Streaming TV Consumption More Than Doubled Since Last Year (TechCrunch)

As a result of the larger cord-cutting trend, more consumers are watching TV streamed over the internet. And the size of this streaming TV audience is rapidly growing. According to... More

Ad-Supported OTT Keeps Growing, and Advertisers Would Be Wise to Take Note (Forbes)

Television’s Holy Grail: fewer, better targeted ads that consumers don’t mind watching and which brands will pay more money for. Connected TV may well be the place to fulfill t... More

The Future of Hulu May be in VR (Daily Dot)

Hulu is the perfect streaming service for beginner cord-cutters thanks to its diverse range of price options and the variety of streaming devices it supports. But there’s one asp... More

YouTube to Test New ‘Explore’ Feature in iOS App with Expanded Video Recommendations (Variety)

YouTube will kick the tires on a new way to try to get users to watch more videos: It’s about to launch the test of a new “Explore” tab for its iOS app, which YouTube says wi... More

AWS Elemental Powers Magnolia Pictures’ Move Into OTT (SSN)

As part of the Magnolia OTT video workflow, AWS Elemental MediaConvert adds simplicity and powerful functionality to support the transcode profiles and asset conversions Magnolia r... More

10% of Global Population Use a Subscription OTT Video Service Each Month (The Drum)

More than 10% of the global population will use a subscription over-the-top (OTT) video service at least once a month in 2018, according to forecasts from eMarketer. Nearly 765 mil... More

Tracking OTT: Why More Data Creates the Need for More Accurate Measurement (Forbes)

The beauty of ad-supported digitally delivered television is that, unlike traditional cable, both networks and advertisers have access to a wide range of data about their viewers. ... More

Amazon Prime Video is Getting a Great New Feature (Forbes)

Ever since iTunes on the latest Apple TV joined other streaming services such as Netflix and Rakuten in offering support for the high quality Dolby Atmos sound format, Amazon Prime... More

Manchester United Brings MUTV to On-Demand Platforms (TVB Europe)

Manchester United is making its MUTV network available on four new platforms: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and Xbox. The expansion means fans of the football club can watch the c... More

Will Blockchain Reinvent the Television? (TechHQ)

Blockchain TV isn’t exactly a blockchain server in your TV set, but indirectly it actually is. The proposition is that broadcast media firms should be implementing blockchain ove... More

The Future is OTT – Advertisers Must Move with the Market (The Drum)

Asia was slow to launch over-the-top video offerings such as live TV streaming or subscription video on demand (SVOD) but the market is starting to move with new services launching... More