Access and Entertainment

This blog post was provided by  Friend MTS . Piracy costs broadcasters and service operators a lot of money. While pirate operators won’t publish their annual financial reports, the reliable and publicly available statistics on the costs of unprotected content are quite revealing. Hefty amounts have been ordered to be repaid to the legitimate broadcasters and service providers in recent years. Dish Network was awarded a $585 million judgment in a single streaming...
This blog post was provided by  Friend MTS . It’s hard to believe that stolen content represents as much as half of all video content consumption . Revenue losses are staggering: the legitimate industry lost €3.21 billion to illicit IPTV in Europe in just one year (2021) according to the recent study by Bournemouth University undertaken for trade body the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA). Controlling the unauthorised use of valuable video content is a...

Apple’s announcement today regarding its deal with MLS (Major League Soccer) reveals a huge partnership that will play out over 10 years, valued at $2.5 billion .  Launching Feb 1, the MLS Season Pass from Apple will offer MLS fans every live match plus access to all postseason games, with no blackout dates for $14.99 a month or $99 per season. For Apple+ subscribers, the discounted rate of $12.99 a month and $79 per season is offered.   Prior to the 2020 OTT...
 
  The proliferation of OTT streaming services within the last decade changed how people consume entertainment content by granting the ability to watch anything at any time with no contract. Viewers today are comfortable moving between streaming services and sharing account credentials among friends and family to maximize their value. Further, the fragmentation of the streaming ecosystem combined with rising prices across platforms increases the appeal of account sharing on...

In November 2021, Netflix launched Netflix Gaming with five titles out of the gate. It has since grown its library of games to the current offering of over two dozen titles, with ambitions to offer 50 titles by the end of 2022. Netflix currently has about 221 million subscribers globally, but according to data from the app tracking software Apptopia, only 1.7 million of those users are accessing Netflix’s library of games per day – less than 1 percent of the streaming giant’s...
 
by Paul Erickson | Aug. 9, 2022
Tags: digital content, gaming, online video, OTT, streaming, TV Everywhere
The NFL Debuts New Streaming Service NFL+ The NFL launched its streaming service, NFL+, at the end of July at $4.99/month and $29.99/year (Consumers save 50% if they sign up now). The service offers subscribers access to live local and prime time games, NFL Network shows on-demand, and access to the NFL Films archives. A premium tier, at $9.99 month and $79.99/year, comes with full game replays and other premium offerings. While NFL+ is available to stream on phones and...
 
by Eric Sorensen | Jul. 27, 2022
Tags: online video, OTT, streaming

On June 23, VIZIO Smart TVs now allow viewers to watch videos from TikTok creators directly on the television. The TikTok videos will rotate in a carousel on the VIZIO homepage and VIZIO TV owners will be able to discover content from TikTok producers and subjects right from the smart TV home screen, without the need to sign in or download an additional app. The Parks Associates entertainment team spoke with Katherine Pond, Vice President of Business Development at VIZIO about the...
 
by Eric Sorensen | Jul. 1, 2022
Tags: online video, OTT, smart TV, streaming
  Historically, live sports programming has driven viewership and ratings for linear networks. Live sports programming continues to migrate online as more sports media rights become available. Numerous streaming providers continue to outbid one another for the coveted sports media rights. Sports consumers do not want to miss "water cooler" moments with their favorite sports teams. Live programming has been viewed by 78% of sports streaming subscribers. Even if news is...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 20, 2022
Tags: gaming, online video, OTT, streaming


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