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Sports Leagues Must Act Now to Tackle Piracy (Videonet)

Simon Trudelle, NAGRA: With the 2018-19 football season well underway, live-streaming sports piracy continues to cause significant business challenges for the Pay TV industry. And ... More

Operators Turn to Live Sports in Search for 5G Use Cases (Verdict)

According to new research, which quizzed C-level executives from the world’s leading communications and media companies, sports fans will get their first taste of 5G technology a... More

Analyst: Apple’s SVOD ‘Could Reach 100M Subscribers’ in Three to Five Years (TVB Europe)

Apple’s planned SVoD could reach 100 million subscribers in its first three to five years according to one leading analyst. Dan Ives predicted that would translate into a $7 bill... More

TiVo Signs Video Metadata, IP License Extension with TikiLIVE (MESA)

TiVo today announced that TikiLIVE has extended its license agreements for TiVo Video Metadata and intellectual property. Under the terms of the Video Metadata extension, TikiLIVE ... More

Oscars and the Netflix Effect: ‘Roma’ Helps VOD Come of Age (Netimperative)

As Roma, the first Netflix film nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, helps establish VOD original content, an impressive 46% of consumers are now choosing Netflix to watch a f... More

Report: OTT-Only Subs Could Reach 15.5M Homes by 2024 (B&C)

The number of consumers getting their video programming from over-the-top subscriptions only will grow over the next five year to more than 15.5 million subscribers by 2024, accord... More

Report: Digital Ads Will Overtake Traditional Spending in 2019 (TechCrunch)

This is the year when the money spent on digital advertising will finally overtake spending on traditional ads — at least according to the latest forecast from eMarketer. The res... More

Global eSports Market Will Reach $1B in Proceeds in 2019 (Fortune)

The global e-sports market is set to reach new heights, according to a recent study. Total revenue for the global e-sports market will hit $1.1 billion in 2019, representing a 26.7... More

The TV Industry’s Biggest Question in 2019: What is TV, Exactly? (Bloomberg)

For the more than 90 million Americans who subscribe to traditional cable packages, TV may still be thought of as channels with assigned numbers, which you enter into overly comple... More

The Business Case for Hybrid LTE Solutions in the Connected Home CPE Environment (MESA)

The rise of 5G, and new consumer demand dynamics are causing network service providers (NSPs) around the world to implement flexible solutions that improve broadband performance wh... More

Trump Launching Artificial Intelligence Initiative with Executive Order (Billboard)

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order directing federal agencies to prioritize research and development in the field of artificial intelligence. The plan, called ... More

CreativeFuture Asks New Congress for Greater Oversight of Internet Giants (Variety)

CreativeFuture, the industry-led coalition of content creators, sent a letter to all members of the new Congress calling for greater oversight of major internet platforms. The lett... More

Dubbing Dogville: What Do LATAM Voice Artists Really Think of Cloud Dubbing? (ZOO Digital Blog)

Demonstrating how cloud dubbing can work at its finest, creative director Raúl Aldana took the wheel on an exciting localization project between ZOO Digital and Lionsgate – mana... More

Spotify Bets Big on Podcasting to Power Battle Against Apple (Bloomberg)

Spotify acquired podcasting companies Gimlet Media and Anchor FM, a declaration that their specialty is the next big area of growth for the world’s largest paid music service. Th... More

Report: Smart Speaker Adoption in U.S. Reaches 66M Units, with Amazon Leading (Tech Crunch)

Smart speakers had a good holiday. Amazon already said its Echo Dot outsold all other items on its site this holiday season, which hinted toward the sizable growth for the voice-po... More

HBO Made Sunday Night a Showcase – It Wants the Same on Monday (New York Times)

From “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City” to “Game of Thrones,” one thing has been true at HBO: Original scripted programming airs on Sunday nights. There was even onc... More

Super Bowl: Streaming Services Take Over the Big Game (Media Post)

This year’s Super Bowl could just as easily have been called The Streaming Bowl. No fewer than seven subscription streaming video services advertised during the big game, all hop... More

CBS’s Streaming Offshoot is Becoming a Necessity for Sci-Fi Nerds (Quartzy)

It wasn’t enough for CBS All Access to be the new home for all things Star Trek. The streaming service will also debut Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone on April 1, re... More

Technicolor’s Home Hybrid Gateway Receives EasyMesh Certification, Brings Advanced Wi-Fi Capabilities to Market (MESA)

The at home Wi-Fi ecosystem has been in a state of continuous evolution and competition. The demands driven by consumer behaviors and the entry of both new technologies and new mar... 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