Taming the Many-Headed Problem of Video Content Discovery
Sure, today's OTT video platforms could share data and create comprehensive video recommendation systems, but they don't want to. Here's why they should care.
The Bloated Bundle: Today's vMVPDs Are Anything But Skinny
Skinny bundles promised to be bargain-priced alternatives to expensive pay TV packages. Now, they're nearly as pricey as cable and satellite. Where did it all go wrong?
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.
Disaggregation Nation: Cord-Cutters Need to Make Tough Choices
The golden age of TV is also the golden age of TV providers. As the number of services grows exponentially, viewers wonder what they've gotten themselves into.
OTT Falls Into the Same Trap as Cable
Viewers turned away from cable because it offered them too many choices. OTT recreates the same problem, but on steroids. So what is the industry going to do about it?
Netflix's Movie Library Is Kind of Terrible, But Does It Matter?
Today, Netflix got its first Oscar nomination for Best Picture. That doesn't change the fact that its movie library is shrinking—and often bad.
Press Pause, Get an Ad?
Hulu and AT&T's plan to show commercials when viewers pause is a reminder that these are tech companies, not broadcasters, at heart
Publishers Learn NewFronts Equation: Content + Scale = Impossible
Who won the NewFronts this year? Twitter won. Not by producing great video, but by distributing video for many of the biggest publishers online.
Netflix Uses Data to Drive Creativity, and It Terrifies Hollywood
The leading SVOD has become the first global network, and detractors accuse it of making creative decisions based on algorithms. It doesn't, but here's the real reason it's winning.
Streaming Options for Foreign Travelers Are Improving—Slowly
When it comes to subscription video on-demand, increasingly you can take it with you. Some services now let subscribers stream while abroad.
Popular Skinny Bundles Still Aren't Catering to Cord Cutters
Skinny bundles have made a lot of improvements in a short time, but until they can detail exactly what live sports they carry they aren't replacements for pay TV.
20 Years of Streaming Media: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Streaming Media launched during the dot-com bubble, and while some of the early players faded away when their funding ran out, others helped chart the future of the industry.
Stakes Are High, but Joe Inzerillo Is Batting 1.000 With BAMTech
BAMTech's EVP and CTO faces challenges such as international expansion and a lack of standards as he attempts to out-innovate the competition.
So Many Decisions! The Future of Streaming TV Is Nettlesome
Some people are never happy. U.S. viewers now have scores of premium streaming options at their fingertips, but a few see those choices as a problem.
The Four Problems Facing OTT Services—and How to Solve Them
When will over-the-top video services finally get more viewing time than broadcast channels? When they finally overcome these four main problems.
How Much of a Role Will Mobile Phones Play in the Future of TV?
While older viewers prefer streaming to a living room television, Millennial and Gen Z viewers agree: The small screen is big! Now where's the 4K?
A King’s Ransom: Why Do OTT Subscription Costs Keep Rising?
The subscription video market is getting crowded, so why aren't prices declining? To understand that, first understand which actors are driving the market.
Is Apple Giving Up on Live TV and a Skinny Bundle Offering?
There may be peace in our time between Amazon and Apple. While that's good news for home streamers, it suggests Apple is no longer interested in creating a skinny bundle.
The Many Generation Z Video Services Are Due for a Shakeup
There's a lot of original online video being created for young viewers. It's hard for the players to stand apart when they all look the same.
Dying to Stream: The Rise in Violent Acts Streamed Live Online
Another week, another story of a horrific act live streamed across the internet. Live video makes this possible. Now, how does the industry stop it?