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Top 10 US streaming services seeing strong subscriber growth
Cloud TV, SVOD
Top 10 US streaming services seeing strong subscriber growth
Oct 26 2016 7:30 AM

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of U.S. broadband households subscribe to at least one streaming service, with the Big 3 – Netflix, Amazon Video and Hulu – most prevalent.

But Sling TV, CBS All Access and Showtime are moving up in that list – prepared by Parks Associates – as more Americans opt for SVOD services.

Parks said it’s seeing continued growth among the Top 10 SVOD services, with all of them growing their subscriber bases over the past year.

Sports rights rise, viewership declines… what happening here?
Sports, Monetization, Commentary
Sports rights rise, viewership declines… what's happening here?
Oct 13 2016 9:45 AM

After seeing double-digit growth rates for the past three years and a compound annual growth rate of nearly 8.6% between 2010 and 2015, media rights for North American sporting events for TV and streaming are forecast to moderate slightly through 2020 to a CAGR of 5.5%, a new study says.

Watch out ESPN et al, Twitter’s got game… maybe
Live Streaming, Sports
Watch out ESPN et al, Twitter’s got game… maybe
Jul 26 2016 8:00 AM

Twitter is continuing to gain momentum in its bid to become a major player in major sports, this week announcing it had signed deals with Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League to stream a one game a week from each league beginning later this year.

Yahoo game-a-day MLB deal a nod to future sports streaming growth
Sports, Content Deals, Live Streaming
Yahoo game-a-day MLB deal a nod to future sports streaming growth
Apr 06 2016 7:00 AM

Yahoo will stream one Major League Baseball game a day on its Yahoo Sports main page – 180 games in all -- giving baseball fans one more way to watch… for free.

The season-long deal follows Yahoo’s initial experiment with MLB last season, when it offered some free games during the 2015 season.

Report: HBO OTT service aims at April launch using MLB technology
Pay TV, OTT, Online Video
Report: HBO OTT service aims at April launch using MLB technology
Dec 09 2014 6:30 PM

HBO plans to launch its OTT service in April using MLB’s digital services, according to published reports.

The decision to outsource the delivery apparently has resulted in HBO’s CTO Otto Berkes resigning from the company.