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Netflix to Grow U.S. Subscribers But Lose Market Share: eMarketer

SVOD leader Netflix had a weak quarter, but the researchers at eMarketer see it bouncing back with strong subscriber numbers for the rest of the year.

Apple+ Will Reportedly Cost $9.99/Month at November Launch

Unconfirmed reports say Apple's Apple+ subscription video service will debut by November with a monthly price of $9.99.

Disney+ to Cost $6.99, Debut on All Major Platforms (But One)

The Disney+ service will be available in more than just the U.S. at launch, as the company announced Canada and the Netherlands will get it at the same time.

Roku Launches Channel for Kids, Partners With Lionsgate, Mattel

Set-top box and connected TV platform Roku continues to expand its free ad-supported viewing options with the debut of the Kids and Family channel.

Global Sports Fans Prefer Smart Phones, Not Into in Cord-Cutting

In a sign that video streaming is now expected even by sports-loving pay TV customers, Grabyo found that 65% prefer phone viewing.

Amobee Launches Connected TV Data Marketplace for Advertisers

Created in partnership with over 60 data sources, Amobee's data marketplace lets advertisers deliver to over 60,000 audience segments.

Mux Takes $20M in Series B Round, Plans New Features, R&D

Mux, a startup that provides video analytics and infrastructure tools, announced that it's taken $20 million in funding in a Series B round.

CBS, Viacom Form ViacomCBS, Merging to Combat Netflix and YouTube

"The streaming wars haven't even started!" With ViacomCBS now accelerating its online video strategy, viewers are going to see even more competition for their attention.

Global Pay TV Market Reaching 1.1B Subs by 2024: ABI Research

Don't count the pay TV market out too soon, because it's still growing. ABI Research forecasts the industry will count over 1.1 billion subscribers by 2024.

On-Demand Viewing Growing Much Faster Than Live, Says Conviva

Across all streaming devices, on-demand video viewing times are growing at a faster rate than live viewing times, finds a Conviva quarterly report.

Surprise: It's the Pay TV Companies That Are Driving Cord-Cutting

Pay TV operators are raising prices and forcing people to stop service. When consumers drop low-priced bundles they pay more for standalone broadband.

Pay TV Execs Optimistic They Can Adapt to Changes: Report

Declining subscriber numbers don't bother today's pay TV executives, who are "cautiously optimistic" their companies can adapt to changing viewer preferences.

Adobe Adds Speed Controls to Premiere Rush Video Editor

After upgrading to v1.2, Adobe Premiere Rush users will be able to speed up or slow down sections of their clips, while automatically preserving the audio pitch.

Facebook Open Sources Two Video- and Photo-Matching Tools

With the goal of preventing harmful content, Facebook offers technology that can identify and block photos and videos as quickly as they're uploaded.

Streaming Video Revenues Hold Steady, Pay TV Sees Sharp Decline

Household spending on online video has remained fixed since 2014, reports Parks Associates, staying at around $8 to $9 per month.

Indie Darling Vimeo Goes Corporate, Introduces Vimeo Enterprise

Large organizations can create sites exclusively for internal teams or selected customers, and hold live events for audiences of any size.

Netflix Rules in Global OTT Demand, But its Lead Is Slipping

Parrot Analytics sees cracks in the Netflix armor: It's still the dominant force in digital original video, but competition is slowly taking its market share.

The War for Sports Viewers: In the US, Only 12% Prefer Streaming

People are streaming video more than ever, but one area lagging behind is live sports. Lowering latency could attract more fans.

Cord-Cutting Reaching an All-Time High: 'Man the Lifeboats!'

The rate that U.S. households cut the cord is higher than ever, and the trend shows no sign of ending. Media companies need to worry as vMVPDs don't pick up the slack.

Longer Instagram Stories Are Stronger Performers Says Conviva

The study finds a direct correlation between Story length and reach, with longer Stories doing better. Stories with 15 to 25 frames enjoy the best reach.