Cable companies are buying distributors and content creators in a final attempt to cripple streaming services.
YouTube TV will now include live sports and content from Time Warner to kick-start its takeover of terrestrial and cable television.
Television advertising sales in the U.S fell 8% to $61 billion in 2017 – the biggest slump in 20 years. Sales at cable networks dropped for the first time in a decade.
Distributors push back against content providers as price increases and growing content commitments eat into profitability.
Cable networks use bulk pricing to spurn Amazon’s ambitions to launch a skinny bundle with on-demand streaming and live television.
As the streaming market fragments into dozens of streaming options will Netflix become the Friendster or Facebook of media viewing?
Series viewership outpaces overall growth because Netflix is using vast resources to become a dedicated content creator.
After decades of stifling innovation and blocking new content delivery models, cable companies are paying a hefty price that shows no sign of stopping.
German market researcher GfK found that 90% of OTT users in the UK have access to smartphones, but only 4% of those use it to stream OTT content.
When AT&T acquired DirecTV for $48.5 billion, they had big plans for mobile streaming. The FCC thinks DirecTV Now service “may obstruct competition and…”