Streaming

The Paradox of Choice

The major studios sabotaged the dream of a la carte programming and are now attempting to transform streaming into cable television via an ethernet connection instead of coaxial.

Streaming

AVOD Market Heats Up

Several media companies are holding discussions to acquire advertising-supported video streaming services. Fox Corp is in talks with Tubi, and NBCUniversal is considering Vudu.

Broadcast

Cord-Cutting Gains Momentum

In the fourth quarter, two million US subscribers cut the cord on traditional television packages from AT&T, Comcast, Charter, and Verizon, up from 1.7 million in the third quarter.

Streaming

Disney Aims At Netflix

Disney+ nearly triples its subscriber base since launching in November. Through January, the streaming service has 28.6 million subscribers, up from 10 million weeks after it debuted.

Distribution

Follow The Leader

NBCUniversal, who competed against Disney for Fox, is planning to follow Disney’s lead in India with the purchase of Zee Entertainment.

Netflix Overtakes Sky
Distribution

Netflix Overtakes Sky

Sky’s new owners, Comcast, will more than double its investment in European original programming for the new venture – Sky Studios.

AT&T Mistimes Market
Distribution

AT&T Mistimes Market

AT&T’s decision to acquire a declining DirecTV and a sputtering Time Warner is materializing into a massive miscalculation.

Disney Takes Over Hulu
Streaming

Disney Takes Over Hulu

Last week, Disney and Comcast came to terms whereby Disney would take sole control over Hulu. Comcast will remain a silent partner until 2024

Cord Cutting Accelerates
Distribution

Cord Cutting Accelerates

There is even more bad news for pay television providers. Unlike 2017, subscribers signing up for cheaper online television bundles are starting to contract.

Hulu
Streaming

Hulu Subscribers Swell

The Hulu streaming service reached more than 25 million subscribers at the end of 2018. On a year-over-year basis Hulu subscriber growth rose 48%.