• Streaming News Wars Heat Up
    Once limited to traditional broadcast news windows, or cable news channels, news has finally broken through on streaming platforms, with a number of legacy players and startups aiming for eyeballs.
  • At Newfronts, YouTube And Hulu Flex Their Muscles
    Hulu's event felt like a TV upfront, with flash, breezy presentations and big stars. YouTube had a bit less star power, but turned to big-name musical acts.
  • Disney+ Could Steal Nearly 9M Netflix Subscribers
    A survey found 37.5% of U.S. Netflix subscribers -- about 22.5 million people -- plan to try Disney+ at launch, implying that there is plenty of room for both services.
  • Disney+ And Netflix Reshape The Coming Streaming Wars
    While Netflix has established itself as the "everything service," Disney is preparing to enter the market as a place for higher-quality fare, including top-tier films and big-budget TV.
  • Advanced Ad Experiences Beginning To Expand Across OTT, Connected TV Platforms
    While platforms like Hulu are delivering advanced ad experiences, companies such as BrightLine are developing, building and deploying these experiences across OTT and connected TV platforms.
  • The Wild Resurgence Of Nature Programming
    With their mostly family-friendly content and epic scale, nature documentaries such as "Planet Earth" and "Frozen Planet" have become must-haves in the era of high-concept comedy and niche dramas.
  • Apple Event Leaves More Questions Than Answers On Streaming Video Play
    Apple TV+ will be available on Apple devices, and on third-party devices from smart TV makers like Samsung, and connected TV devices from Roku and Amazon. It will be a subscription product, and it will not have ads.
  • Combat Sports Find New Home On Streaming Platforms
    All WWE and UFC signature events, which had been a staple of pay-per-view, will be offered directly to consumers over streaming devices through ESPN+ and WWE Network starting this year, while many of the very top boxing matches will only be available on DAZN.
  • Changing Consumer Habits Spark Opportunity In Niche Streaming Space
    BroadwayHD seeks to take advantage of the Broadway brand, while being a global service.
  • AT&T's HBO Shakeup Suggests Big Changes Coming Ahead Of Streaming Launch
    HBO chief Richard Plepler and Turner President David Levy announced their imminent departures, with former Showtime and NBC exec Bob Greenblatt brought in to lead content for WarnerMedia, including HBO and the company's upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service.
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