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Sports Rights Now Make Up 26 Percent of Global Content Spend (THR)

TV broadcasters and streamers invested $38 billion in sports rights in 2018, nearly double the $20 billion spent in 2012, according to new research from Ampere Analysis. ... More

CBS All Access is Only as Big it Needs to Be (FierceVideo)

CBS All Access has more than four million subscribers. By 2022, CBS expects it to have 25 million combined with Showtime. It's big growth but that doesn’t mean CBS wants it to gr... More

Bob Iger Bets the Company – and Hollywood’s Future – on Streaming (THR)

Disney+ leads a wave of billion-dollar Netflix competitors that are transforming the entertainment industry and launching a new age of ambition (and anxiety) as Iger, Kevin Mayer a... More

Twitter Partners With Discovery, Eurosport for Tokyo 2020 Olympics (THR)

The deal will see Twitter bringing Eurosport's digital coverage of the Summer Games to its users across Europe.... More

AMC is Launching Its Own On-Demand Movie Service (Engadget)

If you can't beat them, join them. AMC Entertainment, the largest theater chain in the world, will soon be offering movies to stream at home. The movie theater industry has tried a... More

5G Heralds ‘Next Layer’ of Digital Disruption for Media (Digital TV Europe)

5G is the next coming layer on top of the digital disruption of the media distribution chain, according to Mary Kay Evans, chief marketing officer, Verizon Media. It will provide n... More

Disney+ Reveals Every Movie, Show Coming to the Streaming Service (Polygon)

Disney unveiled the full list of movies and television shows that will be available on Disney Plus at launch by way of a extremely long Twitter thread. Thanks to a European beta te... More

Are These End Times for Binge Culture? (LA Times)

As the number of original scripted programs closes in on 500, and four new streaming platforms prepare to enter the market in the next six months, the scramble to stand out has led... More

Verizon Media Expands Shortform Video Business (THR)

Verizon Media is expanding its shortform video business with the launch of the In the Know Network, which will offer up bite-sized updates on everything from the latest on positive... More

Netflix Goes All Out to Wow Children as Streaming Wars Intensify (NYT)

Netflix has been a force in children’s entertainment for years, its usefulness as a digital babysitter helping it grow into a streaming behemoth with 152 million subscribers worl... More

Salesforce Adds Integrated Order Management System to Its Arsenal (TechCrunch)

Salesforce certainly has a lot of tools crossing the sales, service and marketing categories, but until today when it announced Lightning Order Management, it lacked an integration... More

PGA Tour to Live Stream Every Shot From The Players Championship (Golf Channel)

The PGA Tour is expanding its live video coverage of The Players Championship as far as it can go – every shot by every player in every round. In a first for golf, and most likel... More

Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 Name, Holiday 2020 Release Date (The Verge)

Sony has confirmed that its next-generation console will be called the PlayStation 5, and it’ll be out next year, launching in time for “Holiday 2020.” The company also annou... More

Netflix Loves Music Content – But Also All Other Content (NPR)

Netflix's recent forays into music-related film and television feature a laundry list of stars and splash, even in the last year alone. In the last few years, dozens have exploded ... More

Hulu Finally Launches Support for Downloads (TechCrunch)

Hulu is finally adding downloads to its streaming service, years after Netflix and Amazon Prime Video did the same. The company had promised over a year ago that it would soon roll... More

CTA: SVOD, Smart TVs, 5G to Boost Spend on Consumer Tech (Variety)

Subscription video streaming services, smart TVs, and 5G internet will be three key driving forces behind propelling U.S. consumer spend on tech products throughout 2020. That’s ... More

Target, Disney Team Up on Media Offering for Advertisers (AdAge)

Bullseye and Mickey are teaming up again. Target’s in-house media company Roundel is partnering with Disney Advertising Sales on a new offering designed to arm Disney’s TV adve... More

AR is Big – 5G Will Make it Huge (VentureBeat)

On mobile devices, 5G is set to bring faster speeds, hyper-capacity, new viewing experiences like 8K resolution streaming, and 360-degree video — which is important for the devel... More

Verizon Media’s Lucas: Brand Safety, Customer Trust Are Key to Good Advertising (Beet.TV)

Verizon Media’s data strategy is built on customer trust. The company, which owns media titles including Yahoo News, TechCrunch and Engadget, has content at scale second only to ... More

Survey: Online Holiday Shopping to Overtake In-Store for First Time (Bloomberg)

For the first time, consumers in the U.S. plan to do more of their holiday shopping online than in physical stores, according to a new survey.... More