OTT/Streaming

Analyst: Apple TV+ Could Amass 100M Subs in 3-4 Years (FierceVideo)

Apple TV+, the company’s upcoming subscription video streaming service, could close in on Netflix-like subscriber totals in just a few years following its launch. That’s accord... More

OTT Live Streaming: Can It Get Up to Speed? (NAGRA Blog)

OTT providers have been streaming live content for years now. But more often than not, the experience has been inadequate for consumers. And with modern audiences increasingly expe... More

Airlines Sound the Death Knell for In-Flight Seatback Screens (Forbes)

Do you like watching a movie or a favorite TV show during a long flight? Be prepared to watch on your tiny smartphone screen if you don’t remember to pack a tablet. Three of the ... More

NAGRA: Continued Growth of OTT, Piracy Present Challenges for Pay TV Industry (SSN)

Pay-TV industry executives are increasingly seeing the continued growth of over-the-top (OTT) video streaming services as both a challenge and an opportunity, while the growth of p... More

Spotify, YouTube, Amazon Look to Oldies for New Music Streaming Subscribers (FBN)

Music streaming services are trying to use older music to draw in new subscribers, according to a recent report. The Wall Street Journal reported that companies like Spotify, Amazo... More

Will AI Solve Geolocation Challenges for Leading Gaming Providers? (SDC)

Artificial intelligence is leading to some surprisingly robust advances in the field of digital gaming. One of the most important contributions of artificial intelligence is with g... More

BBC to Launch Revamped iPlayer in 2020 (TVB Europe)

The BBC is to roll out its revamped iPlayer next year, having received regulatory approval from Ofcom. The platform will host live streaming, catch-up, box sets and podcasting, wit... More

5 Tips From the Production Room: How to Live Stream Like a Pro (Verizon Media Platform)

Today’s streaming technologies can help you deliver your sporting event with broadcast quality — even if you aren’t a major broadcaster with a big budget. However, there’s ... More

Netflix Was ‘Creatively Attuned to Us,’ Says Martin Scorsese After ‘The Irishman’ Premiere (Fortune)

"We couldn't get the backing—there was no way—for years," recalled Scorsese. "Ultimately, it was [Netflix content chief] Ted Sarandos." Netflix put up the $160 million budget, ... More

Connected Vehicle Data Will Revolutionize Audio Industry (Street Fight)

The advent of “connected” vehicles has created an exciting opportunity to utilize data collected from a vehicle’s infotainment system for application to the media industry, i... More

MLB’s YouTube Game Live Streams Averaged 1.2M Views This Season (Variety)

Did Major League Baseball’s first batch of exclusive game broadcasts on YouTube knock it out of the park — or were they just a decent digital at-bat? Overall, across 13 MLB gam... More

What’s Next for the Digital Living Room? ([email protected])

Will any one company ever win the digital living room wars? “One view is that this will be a ‘winner-take-all’ contest in which one firm will dominate the home infrastructure... More

Tesla Launches Netflix, YouTube In-Car Viewing (TVB Europe)

Tesla drivers can now stream Netflix and YouTube in their cars following a new software update. The company said that Model S, Model X, and Model 3 dashboard displays can now conne... More

With 4 UK Shows, Including BBC Global News, Quibi Steps Up Global Ambitions (Digiday)

Quibi’s deep pockets are stirring up excitement among U.K. creators, but there’s a cautious undercurrent about how the platform will spin commercial success from short-form vid... More

Sorry, Streamers: The Race to Snag Old Shows Leads Nowhere (Wired)

Reruns of Friends and The Office have been a phenomenon for Netflix, but aren't a lock to attract subscribers in the coming streaming wars.... More

BitTorrent to Launch Public Beta of New Live Streaming App (Variety)

BitTorrent is getting ready to open the floodgates for its new live streaming app. BitTorrent Live, which is also known as BLive, is being described as a live streaming app with so... More

Netflix Lands Streaming Rights to ‘Seinfeld’ (Variety)

Netflix yada yada yada “Seinfeld.” Variety has confirmed that the streaming giant has landed the global streaming rights to all 180 episodes the genre-defining sitcom. The deal... More

Spotify Wants to Know Where You Live and Will be Checking In (CNET)

Spotify knows a lot about its users -- their musical tastes, their most listened-to artists and their summer anthems. Spotify will also want to know where you live or to obtain you... More

How Data is Making Hits and Changing the Music Industry (Complex)

Numbers and analysis have long been powerful tools in the music business. But with more of music consumption becoming digital, there is an ever-increasing amount of information ava... More

The Real Strategy for Apple’s TV+ Isn’t to Compete with Netflix – It Just Wants a Bit of Your Time (Fortune)

Jockeying for a consumer’s time is becoming the larger battleground in the streaming wars, as it’s clear that no one service will truly dominate the field. ... More