OTT/Streaming

Amazon Scores Another Goal Against Sky With German Soccer Rights (Bloomberg)

Amazon.com is starting to chisel away at Sky’s dominance of sports broadcasting in Europe’s biggest economy. The U.S. e-commerce giant secured rights to stream some European Ch... More

Premier League Brings Record Number of Sign-Ups to Amazon Prime (The Guardian)

The prospect of Amazon mounting a major challenge to Sky and BT at the next multibillion pound Premier League rights auction has increased, after the streaming of 10 top-flight Eng... More

Taking a Holistic Approach to Fighting Streaming Piracy (NAGRA Blog)

The worldwide content distribution industry – from traditional cable, telco and satellite TV providers to the growing number of direct-to-consumer players – will go through a t... More

Streaming Wars Heat Up Rerun Market as New Services Stock Up on Hits (Variety)

In a year in which more than 500 scripted series are on the air and new streaming services seem to debut nearly monthly, some of the biggest money being thrown around for content h... More

Will 5G Super-Charge OTT? (Media Post)

Nearly two-thirds (62%) said they’ll likely replace their home internet with 5G Wi-Fi service (here’s that first “if”)… if it delivers speeds equivalent to those of fiber... More

Comcast CFO: Peacock Streaming Service to Break Even by Year 5 (THR)

Comcast's NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock, set to launch in the spring, will invest $2 billion over the first two years and break even by year five, Comcast CFO Michael Cava... More

Irdeto Credited with Assist in South African Pirate Streaming Arrest (MESA)

A Dec. 4 arrest of a Cape Town man accused of illegally selling pirate internet streaming devices and online content subscriptions is being celebrated by digital platform security ... More

Netflix Film Chief Scott Stuber Says Streamer Planning to Release More Audience Numbers (Variety)

Netflix is closer to getting into the numbers game than it’s ever been. Scott Stuber, the head of original films at Netflix, says the behemoth streaming company — which has fam... More

AI Gaining Traction in Media Supply Chains (TV Technology)

Signiant’s SaaS platform, which underpins the company’s Media Shuttle and Jet products, is currently being used by more than 500,000 users around the globe to move petabytes of... More

Atlantic Broadband Announces Amazon Prime Video App on Select TiVo Devices (MESA)

Atlantic Broadband has partnered with TiVo to deliver the Prime Video app to select TiVo devices. Atlantic Broadband customers with an Amazon Prime membership can now stream Prime ... More

China Streaming or China Dreaming? The Outlook for Foreign VOD (China Law Blog)

The numbers coming out of China continue to amaze. There are 855 million digital consumers in China and they have more than twice as many internet users as the US has people. The C... More

Netflix Earmarks $420M to Fight Disney in India (TechCrunch)

Netflix continues to bet heavily on India, one of the world’s largest entertainment markets, where it competes with more than three dozen rivals, including Disney. Reed Hastings,... More

Streaming Wars: CEO Tom Leighton Says Akamai Can Handle Streaming Boom (Variety)

Cloud computing company Akamai hit a milestone last month when its content delivery network experienced volumes of data exceeding 100 terabytes per second for the first time ever. ... More

Why Video Pirates Threaten Viewers, Businesses During OTT Streaming Storms (Synamedia Blog)

The streaming wars have already begun, and with the most recent launches of Disney+ and Apple TV+, these streaming services are in fierce competition for subscribers’ dollars. Bu... More

How OTT Operators Can Survive the Streaming Wars (Irdeto Perspective)

Up to now, many OTT players have preferred to prioritize device reach over security – minimizing Content Security as much as content owners will allow. Appetite for detecting OTT... More

Yankees Strike YES Network Streaming Deal With Amazon (SportsPro)

The New York Yankees will locally stream games via Amazon Prime Video next season as part of a distribution deal with their co-owned YES Network, according to a report by the New Y... More

Will Streaming, Media Concentration Lead to Another Vast Wasteland? (Media Post)

When Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newton Minow gave his famous “vast wasteland” speech to broadcasters in 1961, he warned that the three television networks had b... More

What is the Endgame for Disney+? (The Economist)

Disney not need to launch a digital-video service to remain one of the most profitable media firms on earth. Disney could have chosen to keep doing what it has done for the past de... More

Sony’s ‘Collaboration Series’ Pairs Artists With Tech, Gaming, Movies (Billboard)

Sony Music Entertainment artists will collaborate on new projects with Sony technology, gaming and movies as part of a new campaign. Dubbed the Sony Collaboration Series, it's comp... More

How Home Entertainment Companies are Navigating the Streaming Apocalypse (Variety)

Now that the streaming apocalypse is fully upon us, how are people in the home-entertainment business coping? Mostly by reducing expectations for those once lucrative discs. With r... More