NBC announced that it will sell a package of 150 Premier League games for $50 a season, no pay TV required. Sinclair Broadcasting is launching a national distribution network based on ATSC 3.0.
This week Akamai released new empirical data that shows the corrosive impact on brand that low video quality has. Apple hired two top-notch show producers, but it still doesn't add up to an originals strategy.
Ad starts and viewers had their 25th consecutive quarter of double digit growth, according to Freewheel. However, the screen driving that growth has switch from mobile to the television.
We discuss Cisco's claim that live video will absorb 13% of the total IP video load by 2021. We also look at why OTT operators need to treat their apps as a video store, and as part of the entertainment!
iFlix is succeeding where Netflix flounders. Its move to expand into the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) is a shrewd one and should see success similar to its rise in Southeast Asia
The BBC is working with Twitter to deliver UK election debates live, and US TV channels give up on scripted in the face of SVOD competition.
Snapchat and Facebook look to boost the social video chops with professional content. Viacom wants to anchor a pay TV skinny bundle, and Amazon is challenging pay TV in Europe.
The popular narrative is that Q1 2017 pay TV losses were due to an increase in cord-cutting by consumers. Bruce Leichtman says its pay TV marketing, not cord-cutting, that's to blame.