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In the news | January 27th, 2021

In the news | January 27th, 2021 Quibi wind-up continues Quibi, which raised $1.75 billion in venture investment, is expected to return about $350 million to investors. Quibi sold many of its original shows to Roku, which developed digital media players with Netflix,...

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In the news 25 Nov, 2020

YouTube YouTube TV, Google’s live streaming TV service, finished the third quarter with over 3 million subscribers. The new total suggests that YouTube TV added 500,000 subscribers during the quarter, Fierce Video reports. Quibi Quibi is an expensive outlier, not the...

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In the news (25 October)

#hulu #disney Disney has apparently scaled back its plans for Hulu to avoid raising the value of the company and incurring a larger buyout payment to Comcast. https://www.fiercevideo.com/video/disney-sandbags-hulu-s-global-hopes-to-avoid-big-comcast-bill-report...

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In the news (14 October)

#PlutoTV coming to Spain "Pluto claims that it will be the first free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service on the Spanish market, and added that Telefónica’s Movistar+ will handle ad sales. The company also said that it will work with over 20 content...

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In the news (7 October)

#VideoElephant: new #shortform platform VideoElephant was founded in 2012 and focused on aggregating video content from publishers and content providers and then licensing that content to online publishers, mobile apps, streaming services and digital signage companies...

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In the news (17 September)

Report finds streaming services lead the way on #gender #diversity “The report from San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film examined over 4,100 television characters and more than 4,200 behind-the-scenes credits. They found...

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In the news (7 September)

#Netflix subscriptions benef from confinement “The company added 10.1 million new paid subscribers – well ahead of the 7.5 million net additions it forecast in April and significantly higher than the 2.7 million subscribers it added in the second quarter of 2019. In...

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In the news (17 July)

#Netflix About Netflix's capacity to raise its price “... overall, Netflix customers who said they would be willing to pay more than they currently do rose from 47% in December 2019 to 55% in May 2020. And, among respondents who stream more than 7 hours per week of...

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In the news (1 July)

#Screens #Usage #ConnectedTV – About Youtube shift in viewing patterns "The company cited a Nielsen study which said that YouTube overall reaches more people age 18-49 than all linear TV networks combined. However, YouTube said it’s seen a “dramatic shift in viewing...

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In the news (25 June)

In the news 25 June, 2020 #SVOD – About the “value” of SVOD services catalogue “Netflix has 3,781 total movies available. Amazon Prime? 12,828. That massive difference, however, narrows when you look at high quality movies. When you look at quality movies — 6+ rating...

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