OTT/Streaming

New Yorkers are About to Lose the Best Kept Secret in Movie Streaming (Gizmodo)

The New York library system is one of the largest and best-stocked in the country. Among the many perks for members is access to free movie streaming service Kanopy—at least for ... More

Why Game Streaming Will Finally Work (OneZero)

The future of gaming won’t require a powerful console sitting under your TV. In fact, it’s boxless, wireless, and streaming from a magic server, miles and miles away. At least ... More

In OTT Video, Features as Important as Content (Marketing Land)

Marketers must understand the benefits of collaboration with product teams to promote UX and other aspects of their business users care about.... More

With Disney in Charge, Hulu Plans Original Content Push (Engadget)

Now that Disney is in charge of Hulu, the streaming service is going to get more original content. Hulu CEO Randy Freer told CNBC that Hulu's "investment in original programming wi... More

How Subscription OTT Services Manage Seasonal Churn (Digiday)

One of the biggest headaches for subscriptions publishers is the underlying fear of the churn spiral. Over-the-top streaming subscriptions services share those same challenges, but... More

EA Mulls Its Own Game Streaming Platform Amid Growing Competition (THR)

One of the main trends driving last week's E3 convention in Los Angeles was the advent of video game streaming services, such as Microsoft's Project xCloud and Google's Stadia, bot... More

IMDb Streaming Service Gets a Content Makeover (CNET)

Amazon's IMDb TV is stepping up its content game. The free streaming service, formerly known as FreeDive, will triple its content selection to include thousands of hits like Captai... More

What is Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi All About? (Vanity Fair)

The start-up promises content from filmmakers as illustrious as Steven Spielberg, Steven Soderbergh, and Antoine Fuqua. It’s coming for your phone.... More

Apple Wants to Make Oscar-Worthy Movies to Beef Up Streaming Service (NY Post)

Hollywood sources say the tech giant has been approaching “elevated” directors and other film talent in recent months to talk about bankrolling projects with Oscar-winning pote... More

Netflix Expands Korean Content Commitment as Industry Deepens (Variety)

Netflix is expanding its involvement in the Korean film and TV industries by greenlighting several new shows and renewing others. “When we started three years ago, we had a high ... More

Amazon Will Debut ‘The Report’ in Theaters Before it Hits Prime Video (Engadget)

Amazon is making good on a plan to offer Netflix-style theatrical releases for movies before they reach Prime Video. The internet giant now plans to release one of its Sundance pic... More

Analyst: Disney Projected to Top 130M Online Video Subscribers in 5 Years (Variety)

Disney could have more than 130 million subscribers across its online video services worldwide by 2024, Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne projected in a note to investors T... More

UEFA Debuts OTT Digital Platform (MESA)

UEFA has officially unveiled its new OTT streaming platform - a first for a football governing body - which is aimed at giving viewers greater access to live and on-demand video co... More

Amazon Prime Video Confirms WTA Deal (TVB Europe)

Amazon Prime Video has confirmed it has signed an exclusive four year deal with the WTA. The deal will see Amazon stream a minimum of 49 WTA tournaments a year from 2020, allowing ... More

As Madison Avenue Rushes to TV, Hulu Works For Its Cut of the Action (Variety)

Hulu is owned by TV companies – and now it’s working to try to capture some of TV’s ad dollars before it’s too late. The streaming-video hub has been offering lower rates o... More

Rakuten Launches Global J League OTT Platform (SportsPro)

Rakuten has launched a new soccer-centric overseas live streaming platform in more than 140 markets, including major European territories. The Rakuten Sports OTT service hits the m... More

Netflix Changed the Ccontent Landscape Forever – It’s Time for Pay TV to Take Advantage (Videonet)

Ivan Verbesselt, NAGRA: From its innovative recommendation algorithms to its high-quality original content, there’s surely no denying that Netflix has transformed the content lan... More

CBS Launches Los Angeles Hub for Streaming Video Outlet CBSN (Variety)

CBS launched a new streaming-video outlet for Los Angeles consumers, CBSN Los Angeles, marking the second of the company’s efforts to debut direct-to-consumer streaming news serv... More

OTT on the Ascendency With Revenues to Double by 2024 (Digital TV Europe)

Breaking this down by type, SVOD is currently the largest OTT revenue source. SVOD revenues will climb by US$51 billion (€46 billion) between 2018 and 2024 to take its total to $... More

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman Offer Details on Quibi Launch, Pricing (Variety)

According to Katzenberg, the service will have two pricing tiers at launch on April 6, 2020. The first will cost $4.99 with one pre-roll ad before each video segment — a 10-secon... More