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The Future of Television requires a Hard Reset

London UK – May 1, 2022 In all great stories there are five main elements, the characters, the setting, the plot, the conflict and the resolution and the future of television certainly has a story. The Future of Television is ready for transition, but the early adopters agreed to a business […]

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Kapang CTV Platform Enables Convergence of Broadcast TV & FAST

London UK, April 20, 2022 -Free Ad-supported Streaming Television (FAST) or vLinear[1] has enjoyed explosive growth in the decade since the first FAST services appeared. The take-up has generally been driven by home broadband enabling streaming, massive choice and the service being free. Cord-cutters’ needs have generally been satisfied in pivoting from […]

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SUSTAINABLE AVOD BUSINESS MODEL BY INVESTING IN NEW CONTENT

Los Angeles – 8, May 2022 – Kapang, the CTV platform recently announced its FAST2.0 Standard that provides a more engaging, ‘cable like’ traditional TV viewer experience. To open up the opportunity to all linear and AVOD content rights holders, Kapang is offering to take new or existing content and recreate their linear […]

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Kapang enables cable-revenues for FAST Channels through FAST2.0 Standard

London UK – 3 April, 2022 – Kapang, as a Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (vMVPD) broadcasts content and channels with a format similar to that of cable and satellite TV but delivered over public internet. Kapang has an ambitious roadmap to provide a dynamic audience experience, provide higher revenues for […]

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CNN+ shutting down, streaming platform’s head to leave company

CNN+ will cease operations effective April 30, just a little more than one month after it first launched. CNN and Warner Bros. Discovery announced the move on Thursday (April 21). Along with the shuttering of the new streaming service, CNN announced that Andrew Morse, executive vice president and chief digital […]

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Amid Streaming Boom, Some Companies Love Linear TV

Betting that they can’t compete with Netflix and hoping a diversified approach is more lucrative, A+E, Fox Corp. and AMC Networks are leaning into the cable bundle (and ad-supported streaming). When the upfronts return to New York City in mid-May after a two-year pandemic hiatus, broadcast TV is expected to […]

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Coming soon to a streaming service near you: Ads

Ads were supposed to be on their way out, replaced by subscription money. Now Netflix, Disney, and everyone else is learning to live with them. Reed Hastings was consistent, year after year. Any time someone asked the Netflix CEO when he’d introduce ads to his streaming service, he insisted that […]

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Cord Cutting Spikes 31% … And At a Particularly Bad Time for TMT

The top 8 U.S. pay TV platforms combined lost over 1.5 million subscribers in the first quarter. That’s bad news for a tech/media/telecom sector that’s suddenly enduring slowed subscription streaming uptake The other shoe seems to have dropped for U.S. media companies in the first quarter, which were already facing […]

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Netflix might be getting into live streams to stop you unsubscribing

These are uncertain times for Netflix, but the streaming service isn’t sitting idle as competitors grow and subscribers leave. It has plans to diversify beyond its current core business, and those plans apparently extend to live streaming shows. As per a new report in Deadline, the powers that be at Netflix are […]

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Fast-forward to the new service that streamers are rushing to join

The familiar formula of television content shown with adverts is staging a comeback The US programme Judge Judy is helping to lead a brand of free, advertising-supported streaming services that is attracting a sharp rise in revenuesSONJA FLEMMING/GETTY IMAGES Are the credits rolling on the streaming wars? You might think […]

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Broadcast TV’s reduced role made clear in fall presentations

They never even made it onto the stage. There were constant reminders of the diminished influence of broadcast television networks this past week, when entertainment companies Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBC Universal and Fox hawked their upcoming wares to advertisers in flashy New York presentations. None was more glaring […]

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The Future of Streaming Sounds Like Old School TV

Television’s streaming revolution is starting to look like a rerun. At the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, media executives deliberated over the future of online streaming, the disruptive technology that has changed the way content is distributed and consumed. But some of those changes, it turns […]

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Streaming’s Share of TV Viewing Rises to Record 30.4%: Nielsen

HBO Max registers 1% share Netflix, reeling after the stunning announcement that it lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter, increased its share of viewing in the U.S. in March, according to new figures from Nielsen. Nielsen said Netflix had a 6.6 share of viewing for the month, up from 6.4% in February. The news […]

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