Global platforms are diversifying into video and using it to solidify their core business proposition.
It appears that the television industry is being haunted by a ghost named FANGA.
German cable operator association FRK wants streaming providers such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook und YouTube to participate in the costs of upgrading their networks for the gigabit future through a carriage fee, arguing that business models based on the idea of free data highways must come to an end.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 and Japanese mobile messenger and mobile live broadcasting solutions provider Line Corporation have jointly launched a new mobile live streaming platform in Germany.
37% of streaming media devices owned by US broadband households are Roku devices, up from 30% in Q1 2016, according to Parks Associates.
ProSiebenSat.1 Puls 4, the Austrian subsidiary of German media company ProSiebenSat.1, has bundled the free-of-charge live-streams of its Austrian free-to-air channels in a central app for smartphones and tablets.
Apple has reportedly set aside $1 billion to create and purchase content for the Apple TV.
Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg are joining Apple in newly created positions overseeing all aspects of video programming.
Stefan Langefeld will join German media company Pantaleon Entertainment on May 1, 2017 as chief operating officer (COO).
Apple is planning to build a significant new business in original television shows and movies, according to the Wall Street Journal.