OTT/Streaming

As OTT Gains Ground in Live Sports, Traditional Broadcasters May Be Left Behind (ReadWrite)

As traditional broadcasting channels lose ground to emerging competitors, all signs point to over the top services as the future of streaming television. The $46.5 billion in reven... More

Amazon Adds NBA League Pass Live-Streaming Games to Prime Video Channels (Variety)

Amazon is bringing pro hoops action to Prime Video Channels: The ecommerce giant now offers NBA League Pass as part of its lineup of 150-plus subscription options for Prime members... More

Smithsonian Networks Launches New Subscription VOD Service (Variety)

Smithsonian Networks has expanded its push to reach cord-cutters with the launch of Smithsonian Channel Plus, promising subscribers 1,000-plus hours of streaming nonfiction program... More

CBC Opens Up Olympics Coverage on New OTT Platform (SportsPro)

The Canadian Broadcast Corporation has launched its own OTT streaming service, featuring highlights packages from a broad selection of its winter sports coverage. CBC Gem, which is... More

Will Voice Technologies Liberate Us From Our Device Masters? (DXC Technology Blog)

Voice technology and artificial intelligence are combining to allow device users to get information, be productive, and even communicate without having to look at and manipulate th... More

Hulu Launches New Private Marketplace for Its OTT Ad Inventory (Marketing Land)

Hulu is opening up its sought-after video inventory to programmatic buyers with a new private marketplace that will launch Jan. 1. Hulu said programmatic buys will be on a level pl... More

NBA Digital Launches Quarter-by-Quarter OTT Payment Structure (SportsPro Media)

Turner Sports and the National Basketball Association have updated their digital live game offer to allow subscribers to pay for coverage quarter by quarter. The offering, which we... More

TV’s Next Commercial Break Might Be the Pause in Your Binge (Variety)

TV viewers may dislike commercial breaks, but Madison Avenue soon hopes to get them to watch ads during a very different kind of interruption.... More

Netflix Reveals Plan for ‘Roma’ Expansion Into More Than 600 Global Theaters (Screen Daily)

Netflix confirmed that Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA will be released in more than 100 theatres in the US and more than 500 theatres internationally in more than 40 countries around the... More

Facebook Watch Fashions Itself As Free OTT Alternative (Media Post)

When Facebook launched Facebook Watch in August 2017, it was meant to be a home for exclusive original content, created just for the social network. Now, more than a year into its ... More

Hulu is the First Streaming Service to Take Venmo (Engadget)

Hulu is expanding its payment options to include Venmo. Starting today, subscribers will be able to use the popular peer-to-peer payment app to pay off the cost of their Hulu membe... More

How Asia is Reinventing the Moviegoing Experience for the Streaming Age (THR)

One of the most compelling experiments, just now getting off the ground, is Chinese video giant iQiyi's attempt to meld the movie theater experience with the age of streaming. The ... More

Europe Puts International Stream Rippers, MP3 Pirates on Notice with Inaugural ‘Watch List’ (Billboard)

Think stream ripping and MP3 pirates are a dying breed now with the rise of legal streaming? Not so fast, as the European Commission today publishes its inaugural list of non-EU we... More

Viacom Plans ‘Multifaceted’ Approach to OTT in 2019 (Media Post)

Viacom is all-in on embracing over-the-top video, but the company is forging what CEO Bob Bakish believes is a “differentiated strategy” than some of its competitors. That diff... More

Hulu to Top 23M Subscribers by Year-End (TechCrunch)

Hulu will top 23 million subscribers by year-end, according to comments made by Hulu CEO Randy Freer speaking at Business Insider’s Ignition conference this morning. While Freer ... More

Hulu CEO: Most Cable TV Networks Will Be Gone In a Decade (Variety)

The traditional pay-TV universe of 300-plus channels is going to shrink dramatically over the next 10 years, Hulu CEO Randy Freer predicted — with maybe a dozen cable TV networks... More

Amazon Reveals Most-Binged Prime Series of 2018 (Digital TV Europe)

Amazon has revealed that Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and Homecoming are its two most-binged Prime Original series of the year on a worldwide basis.... More

Fox News Goes Over the Top With Streaming ‘Fox Nation’ (Variety)

Fox Nation is a way to carve a new revenue stream for Fox News, which will stand as the biggest financial engine of a slimmed-down 21st Century Fox once the parent company complete... More

Who Wins the War for Streaming in India? (THR)

The three heavyweights are battling it out for digital dominance in an online video market estimated to reach 550 million users — roughly 67 percent larger than the entire popula... More

Netflix Set to Ramp Up European Production (Digital TV Europe)

Netflix is set to increase the number of European titles it produces by a third in 2019, according to the Financial Times. Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP of international originals, ... More