"Digital Content" articles

The launch of NBCUniversal’s OTT streaming service Peacock last year was hampered by its unavailability on key leading platforms.  Parks Associates data from our OTT research shows Peacock’s position: Peacock reached a deal with Roku in September, and NBCUniversal announced this week that the streaming service will launch on Amazon devices starting June 24. Peacock will be compatible on all Fire TV devices, including Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Jun. 25, 2021
Tags: Amazon, digital content, digital media, OTT, streaming
Submitted by Future of Video Speaker – Gideon Gilboa, Kaltura  Content and pricing alone are no longer enough to earn viewers’ loyalty. Households consider up to 13 video streaming attributes when deciding between subscriptions, according to Nielsen Total Audience Report. This is where smart data-driven strategies can help Cloud TV providers stand out from the competition and create sticky and engaging experiences based on all the data collected from their users....
 
While Amazon Prime Video consistently ranks as a leading global OTT service, Amazon Studios hasn’t yet developed a deep roster of original movies and TV shows like its rivals Disney+ and HBO Max. Prime Video users primarily access library titles from other content providers and make use of the service’s aggregation functions. While acclaimed original programming such as the Oscar-nominated Manchester by the Sea and Emmy-winning Marvelous Mrs. Maisel were popular, Prime Video...
 
by Liam Gaughan | May. 26, 2021
Tags: Amazon, digital content, digital media, online video, OTT
AT&T’s efforts to expand beyond its telecommunication arm to become an entertainment media conglomerate has mostly been a failing prospect. AT&T hoped to enter the pay-TV market with the purchase of DIRECTV in 2015 but was offset by the rise of streaming media. AT&T attempted to cut losses and drop its traditional pay-TV offerings when it sold a 30% stake of the DIRECTV, AT&T TV, and U-Verse businesses to private equity firm TPG in February. AT&T now looks to...
 
by Liam Gaughan | May. 17, 2021
Tags: digital content, digital media, online video, OTT, streaming
There is a booming market for OTT services that spotlight niche genre interests and feature rare content not widely available. Services like Shudder, Arrow, Shout! Factory, and Screambox have all seen significant growth by catering to genre fans with programming tailored to their interests. Swedish home video label Klub Super 8 will launch the global subscription OTT service Cultpix in summer 2021. The service will feature over 400 cult classic and vintage films and television...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Apr. 30, 2021
Tags: digital content, digital media, online video, OTT
T-Mobile launched a unique strategy to target cord cutters through distinct content offerings when it unveiled its vMVPD service TVision in November. Despite the steady growth of the online pay-TV market, TVision courted controversy early on when content providers filed complaints over T-Mobile’s separation of channels between its VIBE and LIVE plans. Providers including ViacomCBS, NBCU, and Discovery stated that TVision’s inclusion of their channels on the skinnier VIBE ($10/month)...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Apr. 5, 2021
Tags: digital content, OTT, streaming
Parks Associates is hosting the next Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media Conference on May 5 discussing Beyond the Theater and New Windowing Strategies. Event sponsors include: Everise, Deltatre, Brightcove, Bitmovin, and Metrological.  Prior to 2020, the traditional content windowing process for new theatrical releases had remained relatively the same for decades upon decades. Movie theaters were the primary channel for first-run movie titles and the...
Last week, Sundance Film Festival concluded its seven-day run, premiering new movies and other Festival experiences digitally and on satellite theater screens across the US, due to the continuing presence of COVID-19. In terms of major buyers at film festivals, streaming services like Hulu and Apple+ are still the new kids on the block. However, they are arriving with the most purchasing dollars, leading to record-breaking sales and proving the growing importance of OTT services in the...
 
by Tam Williams | Feb. 10, 2021
Tags: COVID-19, digital content, OTT

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