Distribution

Emerging Exclusivity

The rapid expansion of OTT worldwide has profoundly changed the market, unlike any other innovation since the emergence of cable television.

Distribution

Lockdowns Reshape Content Distribution

COVID-19 has decimated global content pipelines by halting film production, canceling greenlit projects, and closing cinemas. However, the present disruptions have only accelerated transformations that were well underway.

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.

Streaming

Streaming Bout

The streaming bout between Netflix and traditional media companies for the world’s online video subscribers is well underway.

Streaming

Free Streaming Offers

Heavyweights Disney and Apple are offering free introductory offers to gain a head start over rivals. Select Verizon subscribers in the United States will get free access to Disney+ for a year.

Streaming

State of Netflix

As of September 30th, Netflix has over 158 million total subscribers – 60.6 million at home and 97.7 million around the world.

Streaming

Netflix Misses Subscriber Target Again

Netflix missed its quarterly subscriber forecast for the second consecutive quarter in a row. The company’s slowdown ahead of the introduction of several new subscription services is a troubling sign.

Streaming

Netflix Banned

Disney will ban all advertisements from Netflix across all of Disney’s entertainment platforms, including its television networks.