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Young Adults Equally Likely to Prefer Seeing New Movies in Theaters or at Home (Morning Consult)

In an effort to qualify for awards season prizes, Netflix Inc. has been releasing select films in movie theaters — often at the same time or shortly before it releases them on st... More

TiVo is Ready for the Streaming Wars (Cheddar)

TiVo, famous for its DVR devices that capture and record TV programs in real-time, is wading into the streaming wars with a new one-stop entertainment platform, says CEO Dave Shull... More

Quarter of U.S. Broadband Households Use Free, Ad-Based OTT Services (Rapid TV News)

In a consumer study examining demand for pay-TV features and subscription OTT video services, Parks Associates has found that US broadband households are interested in offerings ac... More

TiVo: Smart TVs Deliver the Fastest Search, Discovery (Next TV)

According to the tech company’s latest survey, it takes 10.3 minutes on average using a smart TV’s interface to find a new movie or TV show vs. 12 minutes for Apple TV.... More

Netflix Content Spending to Top $17B in 2020 (Variety)

Netflix is keeping its foot pressed firmly on the gas pedal in the streaming-video road race. The streamer will invest around $17.3 billion this year in content on a cash basis, ac... More

NBCUniversal’s Peacock Ends Phase One of the Streaming Era (CNBC)

In what’s become a right of passage in the world of media and entertainment, Comcast’s NBCUniversal will unveil Peacock, its new video streaming service, during the company’s... More

With Stars Made for Streaming, Nature Shows are Hot Again (NY Times)

Wildlife’s global, family appeal, when the environment is “the issue of the age,” gives Netflix and its rivals a rich supply of new content. ... More

Universal, Warner Bros. Form Home Entertainment Joint Venture (Deadline)

Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. are entering into a North America ten-year joint venture with regard to their home entertainment arms. Separate from that deal, both studios are... More

Apple Has its Eye on MGM (Ampere Insights)

Apple has reportedly been in talks with MGM in a bid to acquire content to bolster the Apple TV+ catalogue, which will be particularly important when its free trial periods start t... More

How to Solve the Smart TV Challenge for OTT (Irdeto Perspective)

The streaming wars are intensifying as content owners like Disney go direct to consumer and Telcos and OTT-only operators like Amazon snap up live sports rights. At the same time t... More

CES: What Mattered to Hollywood (THR)

The impact of technology on Hollywood — from how movies are made to how they are displayed — was evident last week at the annual CES Show in Las Vegas, where participants inclu... More

The Rise of Streaming is Sapping Cable TV Programming (Digiday)

Cable TV networks are contending with an existential crisis. Not only are their linear TV audiences eroding, but so is the market for programming they can acquire to keep the viewe... More

Disney+ Was the Most Downloaded App in the U.S. in Q4 2019 (TechCrunch)

U.S. consumers have shown strong interest in Disney’s new family-friendly streaming service, Disney+, according to new data from Sensor Tower, which focused on app trends in the ... More

Ampere: China Leading eSports Boom (THR)

China is leading the fast-growing market for eSports, where professional video game players compete in front of a live online audience. A report Ampere Analysis finds that 26 perce... More

U.S. Home Entertainment Market Topped $25B in 2019, With 63% Coming From Streaming (Variety)

Consumer spending on home entertainment rose 8.4% to a record $25.2 billion in 2019, spurred by the at-home sector’s biggest growth engine — digital, according to DEG: The Digi... More

Technicolor Ruby STB Integrates Google Services, Netflix (Advanced Television)

Ruby, the new Technicolor Connected Home STB powered by Android TV, has integrated Google services and Netflix for network service providers operating in emerging economies. This c... More

NBCUniversal’s Peacock Aims to be the Comfort Food of Streaming TV (IBD)

Comcast-owned NBCUniversal plans to detail its Peacock streaming video service on Jan. 16. But at CES 2020, an executive described the general strategy behind the content on the vi... More

Adapt or Die: Why 2020 Will Be All About Entertainment’s New Streaming Battleground (Variety)

From a consolidation of historic Hollywood studios and the reunification of two major media companies to Apple taking the leap into content as the streaming wars ensue, 2019 was a ... More

Netflix Copycats Get Put to the Test in 2020 (Bloomberg)

HBO Max and Peacock are coming soon, but the incumbent streaming-video service still has an advantage.... More

2020 to be the Year of Direct-to-Consumer Video (Rapid TV News)

2020 will represent a profound step toward a future where more OTT content goes direct-to-consumer and video-on-demand reaches 900 million subscriptions worldwide, according to a n... More