Netflix chief product officer Neil Hunt said in a briefing today with journalists in San Francisco that the company plans to explore streaming mobile-specific cuts of its original movies and TV shows, to satisfy what he said was a growing audience of mobile Netflix watchers.
Mr. Vigneault’s death followed reports of other players dying during or after lengthy gaming sessions in Taiwan and South Korea, intensifying a discussion about the health risks of a streaming culture that rewards people for staying online for long periods.
This would be the biggest effort by Twitter to promote livestreaming on its platform we’ve seen in a while, arguably since the launch of Periscope.
Among the next generation of consumers, aged 12 to 24, only 30% listened to the streaming service in the past week (at the time of the survey). This represents a 3% drop from 2016, and a severe 15% dive from just two years ago.
While Facebook and YouTube are trying to secure more rights, at a lower cost, Snapchat has been regularly paying its licensing fees. That’s why it has become a preferred social network of many musicians.
The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that four foreign nationals — including two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service — were indicted for computer hacking, economic espionage and other crimes in connection with a massive attack and theft of data from Yahoo’s network in 2014.
Movie studios should prepare themselves for “another round of punishment” this year with “several big-budget bombs and disappointing performances from mid-budget pictures,” Cowen and Co. analyst Doug Creutz warns in his annual analysis of film industry trends.
The percentage of U.S. homes with broadband but not pay TV has more than doubled in the last five years, according to research company The Diffusion Group.
Three of the TV industry’s biggest players are teaming up in hopes of convincing Madison Avenue to accept a different yardstick when it comes to measuring the effectiveness of millions of dollars in advertising.
Total digital ad spending in the U.S. will increase 16% this year to $83 billion, led by Google’s continued dominance of the search ad market and Facebook’s growing share of display and mobile ads, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast.
Netflix’s reluctance to step into other content categories might seem foolish, but Jonathan Broughton, Senior Analyst for Home Entertainment at IHS Markit, thinks the streaming giant is right to exercise caution, particularly around music.
Contrary to initial speculation by anlaysts, YouTube TV will not start selling the two minutes of commercial time per hour that is sold by traditional cable and satellite carriers, a spokeswoman confirmed.