Category: Streaming

Has the BBC Cured Streaming Latency?

Posted on 21st September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2022 FIFA World Cup, Altice, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Audience, BBC, BBC IPlayer, Broadcasters, Collaboration, DAZN, Eleven Sports, Facebook, HDR, Latency, Live Sports, Netflix, Nfl, Optus, Pay Tv, Pay-TV Subscritions, Research, Rights Holders, RMC Sport, SFR, Social Media, Streaming, Streaming Services, Streaming Video On Demand, Svod, Tech Majors, UCL, UHD and Video Subscriptions

Two weeks ago, the NFL warned subscription video on demand (SVOD) services to up their content delivery game if they are to be taken seriously when bidding for premium rights.…

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Big Brother Axed By Channel 5, But It Is Not All Bad News For Endemol

Posted on 14th September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Big Brother, Channel 4, Channel 5, Digital Content, Digital Natives, Endemol, Engagement, Facebook, Netherlands, Online, Pay Tv, Quarterly Trends, Reality TV, Social Media, Spotify, Streaming Behaviours, Streaming Video On Demand, Subscriptions, Svod, Terrestial Channel, TV Show Fandom, UK, UK Franchise, Viacom and Youtube

Dutch production house Endemol is no longer going to be making cult reality TV show Big Brother for Viacom’s UK terrestrial channel, Channel 5. It announced that it was “disappointed…

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Mid-Year 2018 Streaming Market Shares

Posted on 13th September, 2018 by Mark Mulligan in Amazon, Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Prime Music, Apple, Apple Music, Google, Google Play MusicLine Music, Label Streaming Revenue, Market Share, MelOn, Music Streaming, Music Subscriber Market Shares, Music Subscriptions, Pandora, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Market Shares, Streaming Services, Subscribers, Subscription Services and Subscriptions

Music subscribers grew by 16% in the first half of 2018 to reach 229.5 million, up from 198.6 million at the end of 2017. Year-on-year the global subscriber base increased…

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DAZN launches in the US – is it worth the gamble?

Posted on 12th September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon Prime Video, Boxing, Combat Sports, Consumer Behaviour, DAZN, EPL, Matchroom Boxing, MLB, Monthly Video Subscriptions, NBA, Nfl, NHL, Online Video, Original Content, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Perform, Premium Rights, Sports, Sports Rights, Streaming Video, Svod, Tech Majors, Us, US Open and Viewership

On September 10th 2018 UK-based Perform Group officially launched DAZN US, its sports streaming video on demand (SVOD) service for the US. Following its inaugural launch in August 2016 in…

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NFL issues warning to streaming services

Posted on 6th September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in 2018 World Cup, Amazon Prime Video, Consumer Behaviour, Coverage, DAZN, Digital Content, Domestic Sports Rights, Eleven Sports, Mobile Rights, Nfl, Optus, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Perform, Premium Content, Rights Auction, Rights Holders, Serie A, Sporting Rights, Sports Content, Sports Fans, Streaming Services, Subscribers, Svod and Tech Majors

As rights holders and tech majors continue to experiment with streaming video on demand (SVOD) services as a way to broadcast sports content, questions are being raised about the ability…

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How Streaming is Changing the Shape of Music [Part I]

Posted on 6th September, 2018 by Mark Mulligan in A+R Strategy, Artists, Audience Fragmentation, Buzz Feed, Catalogue, How Streaming Is Changing Music, Labels, Record Labels, Song Writers, Song Writing, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Changes, Value Chain Tensions and Value Chains

[This is the first of two thought pieces on how streaming is reshaping music from creation to consumption]  The streaming era has arrived in the music business, but the music…

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Amazon is all in on advertising

Posted on 31st August, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Ad Supported, Ad Supported Streaming, Advertising, Advertising Video On Demand, Alphabet, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Arpu, Diversify Revenues, Earnings Release, Europe, Facebook, Free Dive, IMDB, Margins, Market Share, Netflix, Nfl, Reuters, Roku, Tech Majors, The Information, The Roku Channel, TV Networks, Twitch, Us, Video Advertising, Video Content, Video Service and Youtube

Amazon’s latest play into the TV ad market with the launch of Free Dive, an ad-supported video service for Fire TV users, showcases the company’s intent to further diversify revenue…

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