Disney’s ESPN Streaming Service Surpasses One Million Subscribers

Disney’s ESPN Streaming Service Surpasses One Million Subscribers

Over the last several quarters, one of the few blemishes to be had with Disney has been ESPN as chord cutters moved away from the sports programming behemoth. While it took some time for Disney to get its digital offering together, which included some headcount pruning and other cost-saving measures, this past April it launched […]

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AT&T and Time Warner launch WatchTV, with new unlimited data plans

AT&T and Time Warner launch WatchTV, with new unlimited data plans

The dust has barely settled on the legal ruling that is paving the way for AT&T (T) to combine with Time Warner (TWX), and we are alread hearing of new products and services to stem from this combination. No surprise as we are seeing a blurring between mobile networks and devices, social media and content […]

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All those streaming services can add up to serious $$

All those streaming services can add up to serious $$

We continue to hear more and more about chord cutting as consumers increasingly to over the top and streaming vidoe services and they shift how, where and when they consume that content. Given the Content is King perspective that we have, it comes as little surprise to see that consumers are utilizing multiple platforms because […]

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Disney’s buying Fox has a Connected Society appeal

With consumers increasing shifting their content consumption to streaming services, be it online or via mobile, we are seeing a number of moves by companies to position themselves accordingly. AT&T (T) is looking to buy Time Warner (TWX), Alphabet (GOOGL) is expanding the reach of YouTubeTV and Apple (AAPL) is hiring programming talent. Amid all […]

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Nielsen to measure Connected Society streaming content, viewers

Nielsen to measure Connected Society streaming content, viewers

Given the growing number of cord-cutters in the U.S. as more shift from broadcast TV to a variety of streaming services, Nielsen (NLSN) is pivoting its business model to ride this Connected Society tailwind. Give the enormous pool of advertising dollars that are at stake given the shift in viewer consumption habits it makes perfect […]

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Verizon to join AT&T, Comcast and others with its streaming TV service

Verizon to join AT&T, Comcast and others with its streaming TV service

Following in the footsteps of HBO, AT&T, and Comcast, it’s looking like Verizon wants to appeal to the watch what I want, when I want, where I want Connected Society viewer. More competition should serve to improve choice, price and programming choices, and hopefully lower cable bills as well. The question is what does this […]

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More U.S. Households Now Have Netflix Than a DVR… Who Even Has a DVD Player Anymore?

More U.S. Households Now Have Netflix Than a DVR… Who Even Has a DVD Player Anymore?

The power of streaming the content you want, when you want it on the device you prefer is not to be underestimated. It’s been a sea-change in how people consume content, and that has led to a shift in the hardware that people use. With Netflix outstripping digital video recorders (DVRs), we have to question […]

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Jerry Seinfeld Teams with Netflix and What’s Wrong With That?

Jerry Seinfeld Teams with Netflix and What’s Wrong With That?

There is little question that streaming content is altering the playing the field, not just how people consume audio and video content, but increasingly where certain content can be found. First, it was movies, then TV shows, but as back catalogs were seemingly pervasive, streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon have looked to differentiate […]

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Look out DirecTV Now, here comes Hulu’s live TV streaming service complete with ESPN

Look out DirecTV Now, here comes Hulu’s live TV streaming service complete with ESPN

The race to replace broadcast TV with streaming services has become even more competitive with Hulu tossing it’s hat in the ring alongside the soon to be launched DirecTV Now from AT&T that is likely to benefit from the announced Time Warner acquisition. To drive viewers, it’s all about the content and increasingly proprietary content […]

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