The Polish broadcaster TVN has now started producing content for Discovery-owned channels in the US, according to Piotr Korycki, president of the board and executive director, TVN.
In the US TiVo has introduced the hybrid set-top box TiVo Bolt OTA for DTT and OTT featuring 4K UltraHD.
The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment has announced that ESPN+, the multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from DTCI in collaboration with ESPN, has surpassed one million paying subscribers in just over five months since its April 2018 launch.
Hulu has confirmed that it’s live streaming OTT service, Hulu with Live TV, has surpassed 1 million customers.
CBS Corporation has reached a settlement agreement with National Amusements, members of the CBS Board of Directors, and related parties, that results in the departure of chairman and CEO Les Moonves and the settlement of disputes about control of the company.
In the US, at the end of 2017, 210 million devices were installed in consumer homes actively delivering internet connectivity to the TV screen, and by the end of 2021 there are forecast to be 275 million, according to The NPD Group.
Parks Associates research finds the rate of cancellations for OTT video services among US broadband households has held steady over the past three years at approximately 18%.
Roku has announced Shenzhen MTC Co. has joined the Roku TV licensing programme to build smart TVs under the JVC brand.
New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group finds that 69% of all US households have a subscription video on-Demand (SVOD) service from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu – up from 52% in 2015.
While cord cutting and shaving may be challenges for pay-TV providers, the vast majority of US consumers still say they are not ready to give up on these proven and deeply established sources of entertainment.