Netflix exceeded its own expectations in Q2 2017, gaining 5.3 million new subscribers. Was it the ballooning original content budget the delivered the subscribers? Execs at the company don’t seem to know.
In this round-the-horn podcast edition, we discuss four stories: Disney’s Movies Anywhere triumph, the rise and rise of on-demand viewing, Amazon’s shift toward ads, and streaming sports.
Two icons of the television era have come under the spell of the online. Star Trek: Discovery launched on CBS All Access and YouTube TV will sponsor the baseball World Series. We discuss the implications of both.
New research from GfK shows that consumers have very specific expectations for the cost of SVOD services. We talked with GfK’s David Tice, SVP of Media and Entertainment, about the data and what it could mean for Disney’s 2019 SVOD service.
IBC 2017 shows that the arguments against online are over for the traditional TV industry. Just in time, because younger audiences are moving away fast.
The new Apple TV adds the much need 4K and HDR support, but at a much higher price than the competition. Comcast adds YouTube to the X1 set-top box and does a good job with the integration.
Roku’s IPO paperwork revealed much about its business, including where its future lies. Mobile operators continue to use TV content as a differentiator. Newsy and ZoneTV are headed to pay TV. Which one will be successful in the linear world?
Major sports ratings are falling on broadcast and pay television as fans use YouTube to catch up on games they miss. In this interview with Thuuz CEO Warren Packard, he explains the company's new highlight reel solution. He thinks it could help bring those sports fans back to television.
Are Q2 2017 pay TV losses a big deal and where are those subscribers going. Amazon and Redbox are headed in opposite directions with their DVD rental services. Apple invests $1B in the production of original digital video. Is it enough to move the needle?