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CandW discuss what you need to know about IBC 2019

CandW discuss what you need to know about IBC 2019

September 19, 2019

The show hall and conference sessions at IBC were full of evidence that the business of online video is maturing. Here are some of the top themes and coolest technology at the show.

CandW discuss Apple TV+ chances in a crowded market

CandW discuss Apple TV+ chances in a crowded market

September 12, 2019

All the details of Apple’s SVOD service are now known. Has the company done enough to make it a success? New data shows it will have a tough fight in a crowded marketplace.

CandW discuss the Disney+ threat to Netflix

CandW discuss the Disney+ threat to Netflix

September 5, 2019

Though 1-in-5 say Netflix is their primary TV source, the streaming giant could be in trouble later this year. Half of its subscribers are very interested in Disney+, and some might jump ship to try it!

CandW discuss Apple’s $6B bet on TV and the TVOD crisis

CandW discuss Apple’s $6B bet on TV and the TVOD crisis

August 22, 2019

Apple has a lot of catching up to do if it wants to make its upcoming Apple TV+ the lynchpin of its thrust into services. Especially so as the performance of iTunes is caught in the downdraft of the transactional video market.

CandW discuss ViacomCBS and Pluto TV, pay TV losses

CandW discuss ViacomCBS and Pluto TV, pay TV losses

August 15, 2019

The numbers are in a pay TV took a beating in the first half of 2019. Looks like it could get worse in the second half. The CBS/Viacom deal is done and Pluto TV could be the ace-in-the-hole for the joint company.

CandW discuss Comcast and Roku bucking the trends

CandW discuss Comcast and Roku bucking the trends

August 8, 2019

Roku is increasing player sales while the rest of the industry contracts. It is helping drive growth in viewing time and ad views. Meanwhile, Comcast X1 viewers are watching more linear TV while vMVPD customers are watching much less.

T Time discuss if the time is right for shoppable video

T Time discuss if the time is right for shoppable video

August 4, 2019

The CEO of Clicktivated says that consumers are now used to clicking and touching, and that is why the market is ready for another try at shoppable video. Find out how his company plans to capitalize on the opportunity.

CandW discuss AT&T name game, SMP slump, dueling TVOD data

CandW discuss AT&T name game, SMP slump, dueling TVOD data

August 1, 2019

AT&T continues to monkey with video product names. This week it was DirecTV Now’s turn. Streaming media player growth has stalled, but smart TVs are picking up the slack. New data on TVOD conflicts with other reports and market trends.

CandW discuss why DirecTV Now isn’t part of AT&T’s video strategy

CandW discuss why DirecTV Now isn’t part of AT&T’s video strategy

July 25, 2019

AT&T lost nearly a million video subs in Q2. We explain what happened, the company's new three-tier video strategy, and why DirecTV Now isn’t part of it.

CandW discuss if Netflix Q2 downturn is a blip or a trend

CandW discuss if Netflix Q2 downturn is a blip or a trend

July 18, 2019

Netflix lost US subs for the first time in Q2 and turned in weak performance outside of the US. Is it just a blip or the start of a new trend?