July 08, 2021
Roku Claims Viewership Success With Quibi-Acquired ‘Originals’ 06/21/2021 (mediapost.com)
A record number of accounts streamed The Roku Channel in the two weeks following the launch of Roku Originals, according to Roku, which did not release specific numbers. The free channel launched its first “originals” — 30 of the 75 original programs it acquired in January from the now-defunct short-form video streamer Quibi for $100 million — on May 20.
Note: Ex-Quibi shows are also getting numerous and positive reviews now that they are on Roku.
Why Did Mobile Usage Grow During Last Year’s Lockdown? 06/17/2021 (mediapost.com)
Mobile usage keeps ticking up, now representing 32% of our total daily media time — this in the wake of all video streaming and other media gains in 2020. Should we be surprised? Last year, time with mobile grew 14%, to average 4 hours/16 minutes of daily use versus 2019. That growth rate was almost double that of 2019 over 2018. EMarketer projects that by the end of 2023, the number will grow to 4 hours/35 minutes — comprising a 35% share of all daily media time.
Roku’s content budget will top $1B next year: report | FierceVideo
Roku plans to spend more than $1 billion on content in 2022. That’s still well behind the $17 billion that streaming giant Netflix intends to spend this year but it demonstrates how serious Roku is in building the audience for the Roku Channel, its free, ad-supported streaming service.
India’s SonyLIV Sets Global Expansion Plans With 40 Strong Slate – Variety
In the last four weeks, the service has been given a soft launch across 28 global territories including the European Union, U.K., the Middle East and North Africa, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. In the U.S. SonyLIV was launched on Sling TV.
Streaming Services Per User Fall – The Hollywood Reporter
“In the past, many have posited an ultimate limit to the number of services a consumer will be able to manage,” Omdia highlighted. “With U.S. growth stumbling, many will be asking if seven is the new ceiling for video streaming video services (pay and free).”
AVOD consumption down 10% in less than six months in US – Digital TV Europe
“After the 2020 explosion of VOD growth, we’re seeing a cooling of the market, partially driven by viewing habits normalising, and industry consolidation, but also from a wealth of new SVOD and studio services”
US adults will consume almost as much media in 2021, but TV viewing will backslide – Insider Intelligence Trends, Forecasts & Statistics (emarketer.com)
Very informative infographic about recent media consumption evolution in the US
Global Streaming Content Spending Leapt 16% to $220B+ In 2020, Disney Led At $28.6B 06/29/2021 (mediapost.com)
The combined $76.3 billion content spend of the 3 top four U.S.-headquartered entities nearly equals the entire worldwide spending outside of North America — at $77.3 billion, the report points out.
How Much Money YouTube Creators Earn: Real Examples (businessinsider.com)
When it comes to a viral video, how much money a YouTube creator makes can vary wildly. We spoke with half a dozen creators who broke down how much they’d made on videos with 1 million views, and their answers ranged from about $3,400 to $40,000, depending on the type of content and viewer demographics.
Spanish surprise for Netflix, HBO and YouTube (broadbandtvnews.com)
Foreign audiovisual services such as Netflix, HBO and YouTube face the prospect of having to allocate 1.5% of their income in Spain to help fund the public broadcaster RTVE.
Russia preparing “sensational” new OTT legislation (broadbandtvnews.com)
Foreign OTT services operating in Russia are soon likely to find themselves in a very different regulatory environment than at present.
WEB SERIES TO WATCH
Two documentaries produced the same year in Brazil. Both are about women empowerment, but with two different angles and style. They have English subtitles and quite powerful.
Atunko Ilu Oba de Min
The channel is a mess with episodes everywhere.
Start with this one and explore the channel if you like it.