How significant will telco-centered superbundles-where the likes of T-Mobile or Verizon package streaming channel subscriptions with their services-prove in the expansion of the streaming ecosystem in the years to come, and what types of partnerships is it likely to include? Bango's Anil Malhotra, Starz' Rob Collins, Revry's LaShawn McGhee, and Reality Software's Nadine Krefetz discuss in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2023.
Too often, offsite attendees are treated as afterthoughts in hybrid events, where all the emphasis is on the audience in the room. But drawing in the remote audience and recognizing the importance of doing so is critical. Innovative strategies abound for drawing in remote viewers and creating more compelling experiences; Stream4Us' Anthony Burokas, LiveX's Anna Cowdery, and Howard & Associates' Andy Howard offer some best practices to best engage remote viewers in hybrid events.
Streaming localization is not just about delivering content to multiple regions; it's about "opening up the world," according to Peacock TV VP, Products Quincy Olatunde, who explains why he believes streaming localization is so critically important in this clip from his Streaming Media Connect 2023 keynote conversation with Media Universe Cartographer Evan Shapiro.
Are media and entertainment executives listening to the wrong people, and not bringing younger and more diverse voices into the conversation, and is it holding the industry back? While valuing the expertise of boardroom inner circles, are there ways to expand the table to encourage more forward-looking thinking? Peacock TV VP Quincy Olatunde and Media Industry Cartographer Evan Shapiro debate these issues in this clip from their keynote at Streaming Media Connect 2023.
From war crimes to war crime tribunals and war commemorations, how do we guarantee that content is available to play?
There's a lot more imperfect gear on the market than ever before—gear we can't count on from gig to gig. Gear that can't deliver reliable video. Features that work and then don't. Devices that connect and then don't. We've lost core reliability. Bulletproof needs to be a feature.
Largely at issue in the first simultaneous WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes in 60+ years are legacy residual rates in expired contracts that no longer reflect either the prevalence of streaming or the profit it brings to studios.
Perhaps the most surprising HBO outplacement news came just at this writing in late June, when WBD revealed that it was "in talks" to license the five-season HBO comedy series Insecure and other DFA'd HBO titles to Netflix, the first time HBO has ever let a tier-one original content competitor get its hands on HBO content. Like selling ads and staggered season releases for Netflix, for HBO, cutting such a deal with a premium rival was internally frowned-upon if not strictly verboten until recently.