OTT/Streaming

Spanish Football League La Liga Pushes Into OTT with a Subscription Service (Digiday)

Spanish football league La Liga in August piloted an OTT subscription service that lets fans watch second-tier Spanish football matches for €2.99 ($3.45) a month or €14.99 ($17... More

What Does the Future Hold for OTT Live Sports Streaming? (NAGRA Blog)

OTT streaming infrastructures have drastically democratised how consumers access live sports content. And this is driving a rapid evolution in consumption habits and expectations. ... More

Study: Music Industry Missing Out on $2.65B a Year from Stores’ Improper Streaming (Billboard)

Business licenses are intended for use when music is played to benefit a business and offer creators greater compensation. These rights are not included in cheaper, standard consum... More

Netflix, Amazon Leave Little Room for Streaming Video Latecomers (Bloomberg)

Media executives say they’re confident the digital frontier is big enough for more paid video services. They’re gambling that a rising number of cable TV cord-cutters will enla... More

CEO: Ooyala to Enhance Video Streaming Services after Telstra Sale (Digital TV Life)

Jonathan Huberman, CEO of Ooyala, cited that as a company, they will continue their investments in Ooyala Flex Media Platform as the aim to increase their market-leading post in me... More

Testronic Announces Platform Testing Services (MESA)

Testronic has launched Testronic Platform Testing Services focusing on live streaming of sports. The comprehensive multi-part service offering is designed to help clients create an... More

Yahoo’s NFL Streaming Audience Has Been Steadily Growing (Fierce Video)

Ever since Verizon-owned Yahoo Sports last year signed an expanded streaming deal with the NFL, the site has seen its viewership steadily increase. Through the first three weeks of... More

Trump Signs Sweeping New Music Licensing Legislation (Variety)

President Donald Trump signed the Music Modernization Act on Thursday at a White House ceremony. The bipartisan act addresses music licensing and royalty legislation, among other i... More

What Media Companies Might Be Overlooking in Their Rush to Jump on the OTT Bandwagon (Adweek)

This year, the steady migration of media companies toward creating OTT offerings has turned into an outright stampede. With brands like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu leading the w... More

WarnerMedia Prepping Streaming Service Featuring HBO, Other Entertainment Brands (THR)

AT&T's WarnerMedia division is prepping a new direct-to-consumer streaming service that will feature its portfolio of entertainment brands, including HBO. WarnerMedia CEO John Stan... More

HITS Fall: EIDR’s Roadmap Looks Bright

LOS ANGELES — Will Kreth, executive director of the Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR), looks at the current, collaborative ID initiatives being undertaken today by the entertainme... More

Disney-Fox Film Structure Plan: Alan Horn Atop Divisions, Streaming is Priority (Deadline)

Now that Disney has set the hierarchy of Fox TV executives who’ll be part of the merged entities, next comes the film division. Alan Horn will be top dog. Reporting to him will b... More

Walmart’s Vudu Orders MGM Shows for Free, Ad-Supported Video Service (Variety)

Walmart, America’s biggest bricks-and-mortar retailer, is taking its first crack at original entertainment. Vudu, the company’s streaming-video arm, has struck a partnership w... More

SiriusXM’s Pandora Acquisition Shows How Fast the Streaming Market is Growing (The Verge)

Liberty Media, the parent company of SiriusXM, wants to be the sole winner in internet radio. That’s one of two big takeaways from Liberty’s move to acquire Pandora for $3.5 bi... More

10 Years of Spotify: Should We Celebrate or Despair? (The Guardian)

The streaming service is a decade old on Sunday. So has it created a post-CD paradise for listeners – or turned today’s music into a grey goo?... More

Hulu Aims to Sharply Cut Reliance on Traditional Ad Breaks (AdAge)

Hulu is aiming to generate 50 percent of its advertising revenue from non-intrusive ad formats by 2021, up from less than 10 percent now, according to Peter Naylor, who leads ad sa... More

Cord-Cutting Means Cord-Shifting, TV Prices Will Still Rise (Media Post)

Cord-cutting is really about “cord-shifting.” What is the end result? A shift to higher consumer pricing. Selling new virtual pay TV services have -- up until now -- sounded li... More

How Cable Has Fueled OTT (Light Reading)

Cable operators and other broadband service providers may grouse loudly about the growing loss of their edge services business to OTT (over-the-top) entrants. But, ironically enoug... More

Netflix to Let Viewers Pick How TV Episodes, Movies Will End (CNBC)

Streaming giant Netflix will now allow users to choose how a TV episode or movie will end as it pushes further into Interactive TV, Bloomberg reported on Monday. The Los Gatos, Cal... More

ThinkAnalytics Personalized Multi-Language Recommendations Added to Viacom18’s OTT Service (MESA)

ThinkAnalytics announced that Viacom18 in India has gone live with ThinkAnalytics on the ad-funded OTT service VOOT. VOOT’s 37 million monthly active users now have personalized ... More