SVOD, Content
Will Netflix price hike stall subscriber growth? Nope
Jan 15 2019

It’s a question that everyone in the industry has been asking and we’re about to see just how price sensitive Netflix viewers are – a question that will also go a long way toward answering the broader segment question for SVOD providers.

Netflix is bumping prices on its subscriptions $1 for its basic plan, $2 for its most popular HD standard plan and $2 for its highest tier, 4K Premium. The 18% increase for the two premier plans is the biggest it’s ever jumped.

Algorithm, PageSpeed, Content, Live Streaming
Three Things AI Could Do for Your Content Production
Aug 02 2018

IDC forecasts global Artificial Intelligence (AI) spending will likely cross US$46 billion in 2020.

Like in many areas, AI is disrupting the media industry, as large amounts of data become available from the hours we spend watching videos.

For media executives, it's almost a given: AI can help automate workflows for greater productivity and provides insights to make smarter decisions.

Start with your content endgame in mind
Jun 14 2018
One topic held center stage at this week's Variety Tune In! TV Summit: The complexity of producing and marketing content in the era of multiple platforms and "peak TV.”
Top producers, executives, and talent including Judd Apatow shared their insights on the creative process and strategies for success as today’s content becomes ever more driven by data, competitive pressures and audience appetites.
SVOD, Content, Live sports
Original content, sports to push SVOD revenue to $120B by 2022
Dec 13 2017

New research posits that global revenue from subscription video on-demand (SVOD) will increase 88% to more than $120 billion in 2022, up from an estimated $64 billion this year.

The report from Juniper Research also says more than 25% of all global households will have at least one SVDO subscription in five years.

OTT, Content
Kids SVOD market heats up with YouTube Red original programming
Feb 16 2017
As more niche audiences flock to OTT services devoted to their specific interests today, a focus on kids SVOD programming is becoming a popular strategy for OTT providers to capture and keep cord-cutting adults and their offspring. 
Mergers & Acquisitions, Content
AMC takes a piece of Funny or Die as it looks to grow audience
Nov 16 2016

AMC has taken a minority share in Funny or Die, the online comedy channel, in a deal that aims to leverage the strength that AMC-owned IFC has in the linear space and Funny or Die has online and in social media.

Ooyala News, Content, Broadcaster
The world of content is moving beyond media asset management
Nov 01 2016

Ooyala’s new white paper, A World Beyond MAM: What Broadcasters Need to Know About Media Logistics, discusses the demands that broadcasters now face in two distinct areas: content creation and delivery across linear and OTT platforms.

SVOD, Connected TVs & Devices, Content
Amazon Prime video growth to outpace Netflix as Hulu falls away
Oct 24 2016

Hulu’s decision to cut its free, ad-supported streaming service is expected to sharply reduce the number of users of the service, dropping its base by nearly half, according to new research that also says Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service is booming.

Mergers & Acquisitions, Pay TV, Content
AT&T looks to build a giant, but faces regulatory hurdles in Time Warner buy
Oct 24 2016

Another blockbuster deal in the media landscape means another battle with regulators after AT&T this weekend agreed to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion.

OTT, Content
Netflix, Amazon outspent everyone but Disney and NBC on original content
Oct 17 2016

Only Disney and NBCUniversal are spending more on creating original content than Netflix and Amazon, a new report says, with the two streaming platforms’ spending exceeding stalwarts like CBS, HBO and Turner.

OTT, Content, Broadcaster
Report: Content best positioned to profit from OTT disruption
Oct 17 2016

OTT has become the fastest-growing method of video content consumption, and that growth is putting content owners in the best position to capitalize on the increasing audience fragmentation being caused by the rise of on-demand services, according to a new study that posits the demand for high quality content will remain strong across the board.

EMEA, Content, SVOD, Pay TV
Liberty Global shows Netflix some love, opening door for OTT growth
Sep 15 2016

There have been a lot of fluttering hands over the past two quarters concerning Netflix’s international growth potential. But the streamer’s deal this week with Liberty Global to put Netflix on the pay-TV operator’s next-gen Horizon set-top boxes in more than 30 countries may soothe most of that nervousness.