OTT/Streaming

Cord-Cutting Accelerates as OTT Video Keeps Growing (eMarketer)

It's no longer news that US consumers are ditching traditional TV in favor of over-the-top (OTT) video services like Netflix. But, according to our latest forecast, that rate is ac... More

Adidas, Twitter Teaming Up to Livestream High School Football (Adweek)

Adidas and Twitter are teaming up on Friday Night Stripes, a slate of eight livestreamed high-school-football games featuring nationally ranked teams. The games will be available t... More

Juventus Unveils New In-House OTT Service (TVBEurope)

Juventus has announced the launch of Juventus TV, an in-house OTT platform and new TV channel. Juventus TV will replace the Italian football club’s linear TV channel, Juventus Te... More

La Liga Confirms Landmark Facebook Rights Deal in India (SportsPro)

La Liga has confirmed a landmark rights deal with Facebook that will allow fans in the Indian subcontinent to watch every game for free on the social media network for the next thr... More

As Netflix Surges, Original Content is the New Black – But Licensed Shows Still Take the Crown (L.A Times)

Netflix’s promotional tagline is “See what’s next” — a nod to the numerous titles that are instantly available to watch at the click of a remote. For the streaming entert... More

NBCU Building OTT Lure to Hook Viewers (LightReading)

Seeking new ways to attract eyeballs in an increasingly fragmented video market, NBCUniversal is developing a free video app that would entice viewers to sample programming in exch... More

Consumers Still Pay for Premium Content – When It’s Streaming (Media Post)

The warnings are plentiful over the past several years: There are too many premium-scripted TV shows. The question remains: How can every new TV show gain support? Well, it can’t... More

Streaming is Challenging Live TV (MediaPost)

I was in Europe this past week. While in Amsterdam, I noted a campaign singing the praises of watching soccer live on TV. This has been TV’s most potent and frequently used weapo... More

New Streaming Businesses Open Up New Roles at Big Media Companies (Digiday)

As TV viewers spend more time on streaming video platforms, big media companies have gotten more serious about building their own subscription streaming services — or “direct t... More

Roku’s Free, Ad-Supported Streaming Channel is Now Live Online (TechCrunch)

Roku is today bringing its free, streaming entertainment destination, The Roku Channel, to non-Roku devices for the first time, with a launch on both the web and on select Samsung ... More

Serie A Goes OTT in U.S. with ESPN+ (SportsPro)

ESPN has secured the rights in the US to Serie A, Italian club soccer’s top flight. The exclusive, multi-year deal will see more than 340 matches per season shown on ESPN+, the s... More

Laver Cup Signs Amazon OTT Deal (SportsPro)

The Laver Cup, the men’s tennis tournament between a European and World team, has announced a deal with Amazon Prime Video. As part of the agreement, Prime Video will provide cov... More

Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $1 Billion for Short-Form Video Venture (NYT)

Jeffrey Katzenberg has a billion to play with for his new short-form video platform. The money will go toward the executive’s dream of upending the entertainment industry with hi... More

Major Labels Team Up to Sue Web Sites Ripping Audio from YouTube Videos (Billboard)

Universal, Warner Bros, Sony and other big record labels filed a lawsuit on Friday (Aug. 3) against two Russia-based illegal stream-ripping websites, FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com. The w... More

CBS All Access Seeks to Carve its Niche Among Streaming Platforms (Variety)

CBS All Access is gearing up for its largest slate of originals to date next year with 10 series on deck. That’s a fraction of the volume served up by its larger competitors on t... More

Report: Streaming TV Consumption More Than Doubled Since Last Year (TechCrunch)

As a result of the larger cord-cutting trend, more consumers are watching TV streamed over the internet. And the size of this streaming TV audience is rapidly growing. According to... More

Comcast to Launch Prime Video on Xfinity (THR)

Prime Video is coming to Comcast's Xfinity. The cable giant has inked a deal with Amazon to offer its Prime Video service to customers via its Xfinity X1 platform. The deal gives X... More

Fifth of U.S. Video Consumers SVOD-Only (RTN)

Even though the majority of video consumers in the US view content from a variety of sources, in both physical and digital formats, 17% relied solely on SVOD services to view video... More

YouTube Premium Cracks Open Paywall (MediaPost)

YouTube only rebranded its YouTube Red subscription service as YouTube Premium just a couple of months ago, but it is already tweaking its model, opening the paywall a crack in a b... More

CBS Launches Local News Streaming Services (TechCrunch)

CBS is today debuting a new portfolio of streaming services designed to deliver local news to cord cutters and other digital media consumers. The services, branded CBSN Local, will... More