Streaming content was the bread and butter of this year’s IBC, topped with a big dollop of data. In our most recent white paper, Top Trends from IBC 2017, join me as we take a deeper dive into what is – and isn’t – hot in the broadcast industry. (You can download the paper here.)
Netflix has joined the long list of over-the-top services that are looking to use South Korean dramas as a lure to draw new viewers in Asia, while at the same time making its own service more competitive to local services in South Korea.
The company today announced it had contracted for a 12-episode original series based on a South Korean online comedy series. The series will debut in 2018.
As I write this post, I just finished watching an episode of Narcos Season 2. On the plane. Without paying for WiFi (which doesn't work for streaming on most airlines anyway). Just in time for holiday travel, Netflix now offers offline playback.
Today, Ooyala launched new versions of its MAM and Reviewer applications for Ooyala Flex designed to increase productivity and collaboration for a video productions’ most valuable contributors -- the creative team.
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.
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 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.
France’s Canal+ Group wants to double the number of subscribers it has by 2018 and this week previewed an ambitious plan that includes a new pricing model with “skinny” bundles of content, expanded partnerships, a new set-top box scheduled to deploy next year and a very targeted play to Millennials that features a no-contract offer of any streaming-only package that delivers to PCs, tablets and smartphones.
As Netflix’s subscriber growth in the United States, where the streamer already is in 45 million households, slows, it should come as no surprise that the bulk of its future growth is expected to come from its international business.
In fact, IHS this week forecasts that not only will growth be more rapid globally moving forward, but that the number of international subscribers will surpass U.S. subs by 2018.