OTT/Streaming

Attributes That Define Today’s ‘Premium’ OTT (Media Village)

OTT is more nuanced than you might think. Adding to the complexity, the over-the-top field - the collection of streamers that come through the TV "over the top" of a cable box via ... More

Why Kids’ Programming Will Be a Major Battleground in the Streaming Wars (Variety)

As families consider which platforms best fulfill their television desires, the industry’s thirst for younger eyeballs (and parental cash) means that the forthcoming direct-to-co... More

The Road to Pay-TV Super-Aggregation (NAGRA Blog)

Operators know they have to rise to the challenge of popular – and now ubiquitous – OTT services. But the proliferation of said services also presents opportunities for pay-TV ... More

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Picks T-Mobile as Wireless Launch Partner (Variety)

Quibi, the short-form mobile TV service founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, announced a pact with T-Mobile to be the official telecommunications partner for its April 2020 launch. T-Mob... More

Report: UI More Important to OTT Users Than Content (Digital TV Europe)

Service users are more likely to recommend a platform based on the quality of the user interface (UI) than they are on content. According to new research from Parks Associates, 70%... More

How Streaming Services are Betting on Originals to Capture OTT Market In India (Entrepreneur)

According to a report, the Indian OTT market is projected to grow 80 per cent from 170 mn in 2019 to 300 mn by 2022.... More

Report: LA, California TV Production Cashing in on the Digital Streaming Boom (LA Daily News)

Digital streaming services have now surpassed older media broadcast and cable as the largest generator of television series. And California is home to more of them than any other p... More

TiVo’s Ad-Supported Streaming Service, TiVo Plus, Launches (TechCrunch)

TiVo’s answer to The Roku Channel, TiVo Plus, is launching today. The company had already unveiled its plans for ad-supported streaming earlier this month with the debut of two n... 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

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

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

Why OTT Giants Battle for Asian Audiences (ET BrandEquity)

Acclaimed director David Michod's epic "The King" was one of four major Netflix productions screened at Asia's largest film festival this week, underlining how streaming services a... More

This Small Company Will Win the Streaming Wars (Forbes)

The entertainment world is at an inflection point. New business models are killing convention, even in the most unlikely places. In an interview with Bloomberg, Dave Shull, TiVo ne... More

OTT Live Streaming: Can It Get Up to Speed? (NAGRA Blog)

OTT providers have been streaming live content for years now. But more often than not, the experience has been inadequate for consumers. And with modern audiences increasingly expe... 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

Studios Support Academy’s Plan to Replace DVD Screeners With Streaming Service (Variety)

Studios are signing on to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ plans to eventually eliminate DVD screeners for Oscar voters. Academy president David Rubin recently to... More

How Small Streaming Services Must Stand 0ut – Or Perish (LA Times)

The entry of Disney, Apple and WarnerMedia into the streaming wars could spell trouble for a number of smaller niche players while creating opportunities for others. The number of ... 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

Who Will Win the Streaming Wars? (LA Times)

An epic battle is brewing in the entertainment industry. In the coming months, most of the biggest media conglomerates will launch their own streaming services in a high-stakes eff... More

Streaming Wars Will Be Great for TV Advertisers (Media Post)

We’re in the midst of the streaming wars, as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and a host of smaller players like Tubi, Fubo and CBS All Access fight to win new streaming video subscri... More