Mobile video plays accounted for 62% of all online videos, up 9.8% compared to the same period a year ago. Globally, video starts on smartphones topped 50% for the first time, marking mobile as the platform of choice for video worldwide.
Netflix and other big content buyers are looking to spend more money on niche programming, which puts existing niche video streamers in a tougher spot.
Roku says it’s more of an advertising company than a device company. There’s some truth to that.
Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen said his satellite TV service has probably endured the bulk of subscriber losses due to its blackout of Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, adding that if the network returned he would expect a consumer backlash.
Once again, traditional TV providers had their worst quarter ever, as 1.1 million homes cut the cord in Q3 2018. That’s according to research firm MoffettNathanson, which tallied up the subscriber losses from the nine largest cable, satellite, and telecommunications providers.