Cord-Cutting Is Only a Factor in North America, Says Kagan Report
The number of broadband-only homes in the U.S. will continue to decline, but globally cable and IPTV are strong.
SVOD and Broadcast TV Will Have Same Viewing Times by 2023
Netflix will remain the market leader in the near future, but Rethink Technology Research sees the SVOD leader's market share diminishing.
CuriosityStream Takes $140M in Funding, Deepens Content Library
The science, technology, and nature streaming service will create more 4K content and promote itself outside the United States.
Epix Debuts Epix Now Streaming Service, Starts With Mobile
The $5.99 per month service includes a library of movies and series, original programming, and downloadable content for offline viewing.
SeaChange Acquires Xstream in $5.5 Million Deal
The Copenhagen-based Xstream, which generated $6.6 million in SaaS revenues in 2018, sold to SeaChange in a cash and common stock deal valued at $5.5 million.
Disney Reveals Streaming Plans With Direct-to-Consumer Segment
Yesterday's Walt Disney earning call was the first to spotlight the company's direct-to-consumer segment, showing deep investments in Disney+.
More U.S. Households Now Have Netflix Than Pay TV, Says PwC
In a major milestone, adoption of the leading SVOD service now beats pay TV. Viewers have more choices than ever, and they're happy about that.
Criterion Channel to Launch April 8th, a New Home for Cinephiles
Charter subscribers will enjoy a discount for the life of their membership, and can start streaming weekly movies today.
Apple TV to Launch in Mid-April, Says Unconfirmed Report
Is the long-awaited Apple TV OTT service nearing launch? Apple told its entertainment partners to be ready, says one report.
The Roku Channel Begins Offering Premium Subscriptions Today
Set-top box users will get access first, followed by Roku TVs. On mobile, the Roku iOS app can now view The Roku Channel.
Analysts Respond to Hulu Price Drop, See the Move as Savvy
A recent price hike by Netflix could have consumers reevaluating their OTT spending. By lowering costs, Hulu helps avoid churn.
Viacom Acquiring AVOD Pluto TV in $340M All-Cash Transaction
In one deal, Viacom is buying a major entry into the ad-supported streaming market. But could its corporate culture slow growth at Pluto TV?
YouTube TV Expands to 95 New Markets, Now Has 98% U.S. Coverage
Just in time for the Super Bowl, YouTube TV is now available to nearly all households in the United States.
Ovid.TV Aims to Fill Gap in Independent and Arthouse Films Online
Launching in March, Ovid.TV will lead off with a collection of documentaries that can't be found on other streaming services.
Disney to Give First Look at Disney+ at April 11 Investor Day
UBS believes the Disney+ service will grow quickly, with 5 million subscribers in its first year, but original content costs will start at $1 billion per year.
Netflix Claims 10% of Total Television Screen Time in the U.S.
Is the leading SVOD worried about the upcoming debut of Disney+? No, it says, noting that Fortnite is a bigger competitor than HBO.
How Common Is Video Service Password Sharing? 16% Do It
Biometric methods of signing onto services are more secure, but consumers prefer traditional password access.
NBCU to Debut Ad-Supported Streaming Video Service in 2020
The service will be a competitor to Hulu while Comcast retains 30 percent ownership in Hulu, something that will change if Disney has its way.
ESPN+ Gains Personalization, Offline Viewing, New Platforms
The ESPN+ experience get tailored with recommendations customized for each subscriber, while the mobile apps can download favorite shows.
CBS Sports Plans Extensive Streaming Coverage for Super Bowl LIII
CBS is aiming to drive traffic to its CBS Sports HQ free streaming service, with over 30 hours of live content coming from Atlanta.