OTT/Streaming

Is Streaming Killing the Radio Star? (The Guardian)

The music industry has endured its share of crises in the digital era – from the slow death of the CD to the rise of online piracy. Now it is the turn of radio broadcasters, who ... More

Viewers No Longer Need a Cable Subscription to Stream Epix (Adweek)

Epix had been one of the only remaining premium cable networks that was not available to stream without a cable subscription—until today. The MGM-owned network has rolled out a d... More

UEFA to Launch OTT Platform in the Next Six Months (SportsPro)

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has revealed that European soccer’s governing body will launch its own OTT streaming platform in the next six months. Speaking after his re-elec... More

The Way Apple is Talking About its Video Service Suggests it’s Finally on the Way (Quartz)

Earlier this month, Apple opened the door for its content to reach more than just Apple device owners, as well. It made iTunes movies and TV shows available on smart TVs from Samsu... More

The Streaming Pricing Wars are On (Media Post)

What we are seeing is a rejiggering of the value of these streaming video services -- all built around research that suggests that consumers have limited desire for more than a han... More

Hulu Hits Play on Pause Ads (Ad Exchanger)

Hulu viewers will soon start seeing ads when they hit pause on a show. Coca-Cola and Charmin are on tap to test the so-called pause ads, which allow advertisers to run static displ... More

MTV Launches SVOD Consumer App (Broadband TV News)

Viacom International Media Networks is launching MTV’s first ever direct-to-consumer SVOD mobile streaming app. MTV Play will initially only be available in the UK and marks a gl... More

Report: TV Streaming Up 165% in Q4 2019 (B&C)

The amount of video being streamed showed strong growth in 2018, according to a new report. Global viewing hours of streaming TV was up 89% in 2018, boosted by a 165% increase in t... More

From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘High School Musical’: The Originals Headed to Disney’s Streaming Service (Variety)

As Disney Plus prepares to launch, the streaming service is prepping a number of shows and films it hopes will have broad family appeal. Disney Plus will be the online home of a li... More

Who Will be the First Netflix for Video Games? (Engadget)

The idea of a "Netflix for games" service has been floating around since long before video-streaming became a thing, but it hasn't found a solid foothold quite yet. Streaming games... More

Winter M&E Journal Digital Edition Goes Live (SSN)

The digital version of the winter edition of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance’s “M&E Journal,” featuring more than 40 original M&E thought pieces from executives r... More

‘The Sopranos’ Anniversary Hype Fuels Viewership as HBO On-Demand Audiences Surge (Variety)

Whaddyuh you lookin’ at? “The Sopranos” is enjoying a bada-boost from its 20th anniversary, as on-demand viewing of the classic HBO series has greatly increased in recent wee... More

Amazon Will Let You Stream Free Movies, TV Shows Through IMDb (CNBC)

IMDb, the film and TV website owned by Amazon, is launching a free streaming video channel that will be available in the U.S. on its website and Amazon Fire TV devices, the company... More

La Liga 123 to Air Globally on YouTube with English Commentary (Deadline)

Spanish soccer is continuing its global march with games from its second tier set to be broadcast on YouTube. La Liga has revealed that games from La Liga 123, otherwise known as t... More

Hulu to Launch Two-Week Guide for Live TV (Variety)

Hulu will soon look a bit more familiar to former cable TV subscribers: The streaming video service is looking to roll out a new live TV guide in the coming months that will allow ... More

Netflix Opens Eyes in Hollywood as ‘Bird Box’ Soars (WSJ)

Netflix rarely releases data on viewership of its content. But in the case of “Bird Box,” a tale about a resourceful mother protecting children from a homicidal force, the comp... More

Streaming is Getting Complicated (AP)

Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now.... More

Report: Global Subscription OTT Revenues to Overtake Cinema in 2019 (TVB Europe)

The research found that OTT revenues will reach $46 billion in 2019, compared with just under $40 billion for box office. US SVoD revenues surpassed theatrical revenues in 2017 and... More

Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift Tours Head for Netflix Encore (WSJ)

Two of the highest-grossing concert tours of the year are about to get video-streaming encore runs. The concert films from Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway residency and Taylor Swift... More

The Future of Television? Binge-Watching is Only the Beginning (WSJ)

Streaming video on demand has changed the audience experience more in a few years than cable television did over a few decades, and industry executives are unanimous in the belief ... More