OTT/Streaming

Charter to Launch Streaming Video Service to Broadband-Only Customers (B&C)

Charter Communications said it plans to launch an over-the-top streaming video service at the end of March dubbed TV Essentials to its broadband-only customers without a video serv... More

Streaming Services Chase Hollywood Dreams at the Oscars (Bloomberg)

The Oscars are purportedly about honoring the best movies of the year, but they also serve as a proxy war between old-guard Hollywood studios and next-generation streaming services... More

Ooyala Streamlines HBO Asia’s Content Distribution (MESA)

Ooyala has signed its latest client, HBO Asia, an award-winning entertainment provider, to drive efficiencies into their content distribution business across linear and OTT channel... More

When Will ‘Netflix for Games’ Become a Reality? (THR)

Is a "Netflix for games" coming this year? As the video game industry posts record profits ($43 billion in U.S. revenue in 2018), some of the world's most valuable technology compa... More

In Race to Beat Netflix, Studios Give Up Billions in Profits (THR)

As major conglomerates ready their own streaming services, they'll leave lucrative licensing fees on the table to compete for subscriptions in a contest that, at least in the short... More

Netflix Teams with Foxtel for Secret City, Streaming Integration (Rapid TV News)

Netflix is co-producing a series with Foxtel, ahead of a wider partnership, to enable its content to be streamed on the Australian pay-TV operator's set-top boxes.... More

Cord-Cutting Sped Up in 2018: Biggest Pay-TV Ops Shed 3.2 Million Subscribers Last Year (Variety)

Cord-cutting inflicted a heavier toll on big cable and satellite TV providers last year — and analysts expect the pain to continue into 2019. The five biggest U.S. pay-television... More

ESL, Facebook Expand Streaming Deal (Sports Pro)

ESL, the world's largest independent esports company, has expanded its partnership with Facebook to stream all of its competitions on the social media platform. Since the start of ... More

Media Market Disruptor? The Evolving Benefits of Blockchain (Digitalist)

The rise of digital media also creates new challenges for producers, distributors, and ad makers – ensuring creators are paid fairly for their work, making sure media isn’t pir... More

Amazon’s Jennifer Salke Details Global Content Strategy (THR)

Jennifer Salke is going global with her ambitions at Amazon Studios. A year after taking the top job at the e-commerce giant's film and television outpost, Salke on Wednesday revea... More

Credit Suisse: Netflix Will Double Subscribers in 10 Years to 335M (CNBC)

Netflix is only getting started in its quest to conquer the globe, if the stock market's expectations are to be believed. Credit Suisse, in a note to investors on Wednesday, outlin... More

Apple Targeting April to Launch its New Video Service (CNBC)

Apple is in the final stages of preparing its new streaming video service, which will feature free original content for device owners and a subscription platform for existing digit... More

SVOD Viewing Could Catch Traditional TV by 2023 (MCN)

Subscription video on demand (SVoD) is projected to pull even with broadcast TV globally in hours viewing per day by 2023, according to a new report, with Netflix getting a big chu... More

UEFA, Premier League Plot OTT Services (Broadcast)

UEFA is to launch an over-the-top streaming service within the next six months. The OTT service will initially focus on showing youth football and women’s matches with behind-the... More

ABC’s Oscars Red Carpet Live-Stream Moving from Facebook to Twitter (Variety)

ABC is moving its Oscars red-carpet preshow from Facebook to Twitter for 2019, marking the first time “Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live” will be streamed live exclusively on ... More

Microsoft Helps LinkedIn Launch its First Live Video Streaming Service (The Verge)

Microsoft is getting involved in live video streaming, through its ownership of LinkedIn. The social network is launching a new LinkedIn Live service to its 600 million users, allo... More

Georgia Wants to Add a Tax on Netflix, Music Streaming (Fortune)

The cost to Netflix and chill, or add a new dance to your Fortnite moves, could be going up if you live in Georgia. Legislators in the Peach State are considering a new 4% tax on d... More

Hulu Focuses on Its Audience’s ‘Total Engagement’ Because ‘For Us, Demos are Dead’ (Adweek)

Hulu is one of many outlets that will be affected by the upcoming close of the Disney-Fox deal, which will give Disney a majority stake in the streaming service. But Hulu said it... More

Spotify’s Quest to Become the King of Podcasts (Engadget)

Spotify's purchases of Anchor and Gimlet Media hint at the battleground podcasting is becoming. Advertisers are desperate to get their product in front of those ears, and so have b... More

Netflix Launches ‘Smart Downloads’ Feature on iOS to Automate Offline Viewing (TechCrunch)

Netflix today is launching a new feature on iOS devices that will help make it easier to watch its shows when you’re offline. The “smart downloads” feature, as it’s called,... More