OTT/Streaming

YouTube TV Brings Major Network Livestreams to 10 New Metro Areas (Forbes)

YouTube TV just became an attractive cord-cutting option for almost 50 million people. Google’s live-streaming TV service added 10 metro areas to their base lineup of New York, L... More

Netflix Testing Brand Bundling in Europe (HMM)

With more than 104 million subscribers globally, Netflix is a formidable brand increasingly coveted by TV networks. As the SVOD pioneer eyes the majority of its subscribers abroad,... More

Broadcasters Investigate OTT Opportunities (TV Technology)

Consumers who have dropped their cable or satellite subscriptions in favor of over-the-top access to their content can use an antenna to get their local over-the-air content for fr... More

Twitter Eyes PGA Championship Digital Rights (BI)

Twitter is holding discussions to acquire the UK digital streaming rights to the 2017 US PGA Championship, according to people familiar with the matter cited by Financial Times. Se... More

Netflix’s Next Move is to Disrupt Hollywood’s Biggest Money Maker (Washington Post)

Known for its hit shows like "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," and inspiring a new way of watching television, the streaming giant Netflix is making a more aggressive... More

​​Canada’s TELUS Taps Mediamorph for Contract Management Services

Canadian telecommunications company TELUS has tapped Mediamorph and its cloud-based enterprise software and data services to automate contract management and programmer fee calcula... More

Netflix CFO: Growing Internet TV Adoption, Strong Content Slate Were Keys to Q2 Success

The ongoing growth of internet TV around the world, combined with a strong slate of original content, were the keys to the strong results that Netflix achieved in the second quarte... More

‘Game Of Thrones’ Shatters HBO Viewership Records With Season 7 Debut (Deadline)

Winter may be here for the penultimate season of Game Of Thrones, but HBO’s blockbuster series turned on the heat to shatter viewership records with last night’s Season 7 debut... More

Look Out, YouTube and Facebook: Amazon’s Coming for Video Publishers (Digiday)

YouTube and Facebook get a bulk of the attention from digital publishers looking to build and scale video businesses. Meanwhile, for the past year, Amazon has built a platform that... More

Google Play Offers Movies in HDR (HMM)

Google Play announced the launch of HDR (high dynamic range) playback for myriad movies available for sale on the digital retail platform. HDR will first be available in the U.S. a... More

Streaming Services Led by Netflix Pile up 2017 Emmy Nominations (LA Times)

After radically altering the way viewers have consumed television, streaming video platforms led by Netflix have now conquered the Emmy Awards nominations. Four out of the seven... More

Asia’s Online Video Market to Hit $46 Billion by 2022, Dwarfing Theatrical (Variety)

The online video market in Asia is set to grow nearly threefold over the next five years, reaching more than $46 billion by 2022, according to a new report. China will account for ... More

Parks Associates: Nearly 60% of US Broadband Households Subscribe to Netflix, Amazon or Hulu (Light Reading)

Parks Associates revealed that 59% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu. The firm notes that only 6% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to any oth... More

Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Streaming Platform Gets Launch Date (Variety)

Lionsgate is launching Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud streaming platform on Aug. 3 with a slate of original scripted and unscripted comedy series, stand-up specials, licensed progra... More

English Football League, Utilizing NeuLion’s OTT Tech, Ready to Take on the World (MCN)

The English football league is about to hit the global stage. The EFL — a fixture on traditional TV in the United Kingdom, whose top teams are promoted to the English Premier Lea... More

Amazon Prime is on Pace to Become More Popular than Cable TV (Recode)

Someday soon, more U.S. households will be subscribers of Amazon Prime than cable or satellite TV, according to recent estimates of Amazon’s popular shipping and entertainment se... More

Hulu Offers HBO, Cinemax as Subscription Add-Ons (Variety)

Subscribers to any of Hulu’s subscription packages can pay extra to add HBO and its sister channel, Cinemax, the companies announced Tuesday. Regardless of whether you are sub... More

Co-Pro Partners on Board Technicolor’s Drone Series (TV Kids)

Technicolor Animation Productions has teamed up with France Télévisions and Gloob, Globosat’s kids’ channel in Brazil, to produce the new 26×22-minute animated show Team Dro... More

Amazon Offering $10 Credit to Get Prime Customers to Stream Videos (Fierce Cable)

For its Prime customers who don’t dip into the streaming video library, Amazon has an offer to incentivize them to check it out. The company is offering a $10 credit to use on... More

U.S. Cord Cutters Watch More Netflix than Amazon Video, Hulu and YouTube Combined (TechCrunch)

Netflix is continuing to dominate streaming services in the U.S., not only in terms of penetration in cord cutters’ homes, as reported in April, but also in time spent watching. ... More