Bob Iger has shed some light on Disney’s plans to launch its own SVOD service rather than licensing its content to third parties such as Netflix.
Nearly one-fifth of US video consumers choose subscription video only, the NPD Group said.
Even as traditional pay-TV providers form partnerships with former over-the-top (OTT) rivals to retain customers, cord-cutting continues to outpace projections.
The German Federal Cartel Office has approved the plans of media groups ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Communications to expand their joint OTT platform 7TV by integrating their streaming services maxdome and Eurosport Player.
ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery join forces to build the leading German OTT platform by integrating their existing streaming venture 7TV, video-on-demand service maxdome and Eurosport Player in one place.
Hulu has overhauled its top management, with Joel Stillerman, the chief content officer, and Tim Connolly, senior VP of partnerships and distribution, leaving the company.
Facebook will launch a new VR app Oculus TV with content from ESPN+, Hulu, and Pluto TV at the end of the month.
The number of households worldwide which pay for streaming video services such as Netflix and Amazon Video has now broken through the 250 million mark, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics’ TV and Media Strategies service.
Online viewers to Sunday night’s Superbowl coverage found that the potential for a wardrobe malfunction was the least of their worries.
More than 50% of US OTT subscription households subscribe to multiple OTT video services, according to Parks Associates. Of these multi-OTT households, 81% use Netflix plus some other service or combination of services, typically Amazon or Hulu.