"digital content" articles

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
Apple TV+ has become one of the leading SVODs since it launched in November 2019, building off of Apple’s brand recognition and device partnerships. At launch, Apple TV+ courted subscribers with a promotional deal offered. Users that purchased a new Apple device were given a year of free access to the service, and that promotion was first extended to February 2021. In an effort to retain the core subscribers who initially signed up for the service, Apple has extended the promotion...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Feb. 5, 2021
Tags: Apple, digital content, OTT, streaming
Recent research conducted by Parks Associates, and captured in the report Cloud Gaming: Demand and Preferences , finds nearly a third of US consumers are interested in cloud gaming and game subscription services. These services, including names such as NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Google Stadia, Microsoft’s upcoming Project xCloud, and PlayStation Now, have become hot topics in the gaming space for their attempt to replicate the streaming video service model. With a cloud gaming service,...
“Baby Yoda.” These are two words that many consumers have come to recognize, and, frankly, to adore. The surge in popularity of the lovable character is symbolic of the company behind it. During its fiscal Q1 earnings call, The Walt Disney Company reported strong growth for its direct-to-consumer division, which includes Hulu, ESPN+, and newly-launched Disney+. Disney announced subscriber figures for each of its streaming services for the first time, illustrating its success in...
 
by Brandon Riney | Feb. 13, 2020
Tags: digital content, digital media, online video, OTT, streaming
One of the most interesting announcements at CES 2020 was the April 6 launch date for Quibi . Intended to target Millennials, Quibi – short for Quick Bites – is a smartphone-only OTT service, featuring only video content of 10 minutes or less. Although there are plenty of apps which emphasize short-form video, an exclusive feature to Quibi is that all content is viewable in both horizontal and vertical screen orientations. Quibi is a hybrid AVOD/SVOD model, with an ad-supported...
 
by Seth D. Yockey | Feb. 5, 2020
Tags: CES, digital content, digital media, online video, OTT, streaming
During AT&T’s WarnerMedia Day on October 29, the company announced details of its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max. Previously, sparse information existed regarding the SVOD, with only an idea of its name, a general launch date, and limited knowledge of its content library. However, event presenters uncovered highly anticipated details that have remained speculative until now. HBO Max joins others in an attempt to steal some of the thunder from the “big three”...
 
by Brandon Riney | Nov. 5, 2019
Tags: digital content, digital media, online video, OTT, streaming

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