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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
BroadwayHD seeks to take advantage of the Broadway brand, while being a global service.
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.