OTT/Streaming

Ampere: SVOD Homes Have Access to 100,000 Hours of Content (TV Technology)

Pouring through the entire libraries of SVOD services would fill one heck of a binge session, as a new report finds that the average U.S. household has access to almost 100,000 hou... More

Peacock to Become Exclusive U.S. Streaming Home to UK’s Premier League (Next TV)

Comcast and NBCUniversal are making their new streaming service, Peacock, the exclusive U.S. home for UK Premier League soccer. Peacock is set to launch nationally July 15 in both ... More

Customers May Soon Say ‘Enough is Enough’ to OTT Cable Price Hikes (FOS)

Ever-increasing content acquisition prices have led to a steady diet of price increases as OTT providers try to cater to families. The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemi... More

DAZN Revives Global OTT Platform as it Beta Tests With Boxing Fans (SportsPro)

Global digital sport broadcaster DAZN has rekindled its 2020 expansion plans by opening up its new boxing-focused streaming platform for beta testing later this month. The subscrip... More

Surveying the Streaming Landscape (TVB Europe)

OWNZONES CEO Dan Gorman and company advisor John Calkins discuss the current streaming landscape, and the impact of the continuing pandemic conditions on the market.... More

Thanks to ‘Hamilton,’ Live Capture Could be Broadway’s Next Act (THR)

The debut of the film version of the musical on Disney+ shines a spotlight on a subgenre poised to explode while the Great White Way is shuttered.... More

ViacomCBS Will Stream UEFA Champions League Matches on CBS All Access Beginning in August (CNBC)

ViacomCBS will become the exclusive English language streamer of UEFA Champions League games in the U.S. beginning in August, in time for the conclusion of the 2019-20 season. CBS ... More

How Film Festival Flix is Providing Online Streaming Access for the Macon Film Festival During COVID-19 (MESA)

Film Festival Flix will launch a new streaming festival channel for the 15th anniversary of the Macon Film Festival. Normally held in Macon, Georgia each year, Film Festival Flix... More

Adobe Launches Stock Film Fest to Demonstrate ‘Resourcefulness’ Amid Pandemic (THR)

Adobe is getting ready to launch its first virtual Stock Film Fest, which was formed amid the novel coronavirus pandemic to demonstrate "resourcefulness, innovation" and that "crea... More

Coronavirus: How to Protect Artists in Virtual Content Boom (LA Times)

Even before pandemic pushed our lives online, our digital moment was crying out for a new, more streamlined, simplified approach to managing this copyright can of worms.... More

Shows on the Rise: Foreign-Language Series Prevail! (TV Time)

It’s another No. 1 for Netflix! Fantasy-drama, Warrior Nun (No. 1), enters with an astounding rise ratio of 99.9% while the sophomore season of action series, Hanna, snags the No... More

ATSC 3.0 Deployment Stays on Track Despite Pandemic (Next TV)

ATSC 3.0 (aka NextGen TV)—got off to a flying start early this year, with the first TV sets for U.S. consumers being displayed at CES in January and rollouts across the country s... More

Can Live Sports Transform the Streaming Video Wars? (Forbes)

People are cutting the cord on their traditional pay-TV packages at a record pace, and shifting their viewing to online streaming services, both subscription and ad-supported. That... More

AI Will Help the Radio Industry Reinvent Itself (Radio World)

Ryan Steelberg, Veritone: "If there’s one industry that can take advantage of the power of AI, it’s media and entertainment. Considering the large amounts of data broadcasters ... More

Growing Number of Americans Willing to Pay Higher Price for Netflix (Variety)

For American consumers, Netflix’s value proposition has escalated during the coronavirus pandemic — and the question for the No. 1 subscription streamer is when, not if, it’s... More

‘Hamilton’ Gives Disney+ a Holiday Weekend Bump in U.S. (TechCrunch)

The much-anticipated addition of “Hamilton” seems to have paid off for Disney+.... More

TiVo: HBO Max Now ‘Fully Integrated’ Into Its Stream 4K Android TV Device (Next TV)

A TiVo spokesperson said that HBO Max is now fully integrated into the technology company’s new TiVo Stream 4K OTT device. Beyond offering mere app support for the new AT&T/Warne... More

SVOD Faces its Post-COVID-19 Future (World Screen)

Stay-at-home measures have been very good for SVOD platforms. According to a new survey, 23 percent of consumers added a streaming video service subscription since the start of the... More

Apple to Add 4K Netflix Support to Macs (DTE)

In what will surely be a welcome update to Mac users, Netflix may finally stream in 4K UHD on Apple computers with the upcoming Big Sur operating system.... More

‘Mad Men’ Sets Streaming Pact With Amazon, AMC Snags Linear Rights (Variety)

In a move that even the great Don Draper might not have seen coming, the new streaming home for “Mad Men” will be Amazon’s IMDb TV. All seven seasons, 92 episodes of the icon... More