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Streaming Soars in US Especially During Daytime, Conviva Says

Streaming viewing rose 26% in the U.S. from March 9 to March 23 as viewers stayed home to avoid spreading the coronavirus, streaming intelligence company Conviva reported. The increases were largest in daytime, with a 39% jump between 10 a.m and 5 p.m. as people streamed news, shows and movies. “The […]

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Crowded Streaming Market Has Room for New Entries: Report

Pointing to the successful launch of Disney+, a new report said there is still room for new players in the crowded streaming market. The report, from Apptopia and Braze, said that partly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, streaming sessions were up 30.7% globally.  “Clearly, 2020 will be a big year […]

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Subscription Fatigue Raising Tolerance for Streaming Ads

The bloom might be coming off paying for commercial-free subscription streaming services, according to a new study from digital ad verification company Integral Ad Science. A survey of U.S. consumers found that 76% said they’re willing to see ads in exchange for watching free streaming video. The survey also found that […]

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Netflix and YouTube agree to reduce bitrate during Coronavirus crisis

Netflix and YouTube have agreed to scale down their broadcast quality in a bid to prevent the Internet slowing under the weight of additional requests during the Coronavirus crisis. It follows a discussion between Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and the European Union’s Internal Market and Services Commissioner, Thierry Breton. YouTube […]

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Viewers expect rules for streaming services to be the same as broadcast TV

A study by the regulator Ofcom into viewer expectations in the digital world has found confusion over the rules that apply to online catch-up and subscription services where the platforms have access to programmes previously shown on broadcast TV. Participants expected programmes previously screened by broadcast TV to be covered […]

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NBC Universal launching AVoD service

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has revealed plans to launch a free, ad-supported streaming service to anyone in the US that subscribes to a traditional pay-TV service – including competitors such as Charter, AT&T, Cox and Dish – as well as through European pay-TV provider Sky. The service is scheduled for an early 2020 launch and […]

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BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in talks to create UK streaming service

NBC Universal also believed to be involved in discussions on how to combat Netflix and Amazon The BBC, Channel 4 and ITV have held discussions about joining forces to create a British streaming service to combat the increasing power of Netflix and Amazon in the UK. The early-stage talks, which […]

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Amazon Prime Video wins US Open tennis rights in the UK

Amazon has signed an exclusive agreement with the organisers of the US Open Tennis Championships. The five-year deal with the USTA gives the streaming service live rights to the tournament in the UK and Ireland. Prime members will have access to live matches and on demand highlights. “We are proud […]

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ESPN launches its streaming service ESPN+

Meet the first big piece of Disney’s strategy In addition to being the sports media giant’s first big push into digital subscriptions, ESPN+ is also parent company Disney’s first streaming launch since it took a majority stake in technology company BAMtech last year, with the explicit goal of helping Disney move into […]

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