Voting Is Now Open for the 2019 Readers' Choice Awards!
Let the competition begin! Voting begins for the streaming video industry awards that matter most—because winners are chosen by the community itself.
Disney Raises the Stakes, and the Competition Should Be Worried
The Disney+/ESPN+/Hulu triple-play offers something for the whole family, and comes at a budget-conscious price. As opening shots go, it's a howitzer.
$21: The Amount Consumers Want to Pay Barely Covers Two Services
Households are reacting to new OTT offerings by tightening their belts and closing their wallets. Is this a boon for ad-supported services or the end of expansion?
The DirecTV Now Name Must Be the Real Problem, Decides AT&T
Customers are fleeing DirecTV Now because they don't like the DirecTV name, the parent company decides. What do they like better? Their phone company, of course.
AT&T and NBCU Drag Viewers Into the Age of Experimentation
Yes, there are two more premium OTT services coming. Yes, it's all too much for the average viewer. No, it won't last forever.
Trouble Ahead: Netflix's Bad Quarter Could Turn Into a Bad Year
The constant drip, drip, drip of bad news for the SVOD leader has taken its toll, and viewers are leaving en masse. Suddenly the giant doesn't look so powerful.
If TV Watching Goes Social Is it Still Passive Entertainment?
We all know that hours of passive boob tube watching aren't good for our bodies and minds. But what if we're active viewers? Is there a safe way to binge?
Trouble for Netflix: When the Insurgent Becomes the Incumbent
Little by little, Netflix's lead could get chipped away. A research report shows that the company's expense and engagement numbers don't add up.
The Northern Path: Cooperation and Competition in the Nordics
Could OTT services save money by working together on shared solutions? At a conference in Norway, one executive makes a plea for partnership.
The SVOD World Is Close to Being a Zero-Sum Market, Says Report
Three services are enough, say many households. With so many choices, consumers wonder which are essential and which they need to drop.
The 2019 Streaming Media 50 Coming in July
Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on.
Disney, CBS, Akamai, Microsoft and More Speaking at Content Delivery Summit
This year's event next week features presentations and fireside chats from leading players in the world of content delivery, from the CDNs themselves to the broadcasters and content owners that use them.
NewFront Week 2019 Starts Monday; Here's What We Want to Know
The biggest online video publishers—including Hulu, Twitter, Verizon Media, and YouTube—will hold their newfront presentations next week. Here are the questions we want answered.
Hulu, Cheddar, and Netflix to Headline Streaming Media East 2019
The streaming world is expanding, and our conference is growing right along with it. This year, we bring you face-to-face with the area's most important players, including Roku, Nielsen, Adobe, NBC, CBS, Pluto TV, and many more.
28% Watch Their Phones While They're Watching TV, Finds Facebook
They might be sitting in front of the TV with a favorite program on, but where is their attention? An eye-tracking study from Facebook shows our divided viewing habits.
Five Takeaways from NAB 2019: The Trends That Shaped South Hall
Conference attendance may have been slightly down this year, but South Hall—where nearly all the streaming video exhibitors were—felt busier than ever.
vMVPDs Are Bloated; It's Time to Retire the Term 'Skinny Bundle'
All the channels viewers want and even more they don't! Monthly prices that come close to pay TV! What's not to love about today's skinny bundles? Almost everything.
It's Time to Disband the Unofficial Netflix Protection Society
As the first global network, Netflix has attracted a lot of criticism, but it's attracted even more defenders. That's really not necessary; Netflix can take care of itself.
What Defines OTT? Even the Experts Can't Agree on a Meaning
The theme of this year's Streaming Forum was "OTT: Better Than Broadcast?" But before they could debate that topic attendees needed to decide what OTT means.
Should the Buyer Beware? Not at Streaming Media
In this ad-heavy world, it's hard to tell what's paid for and what's editorial. But one place you won't have a problem is on this site or at Streaming Media conferences. That's our promise to every reader and attendee.