The agreement continues affiliate participation in CBS’s steaming service, CBS All Access, and it creates a template that allows CBS and its affiliates to be available to subscribers of new virtual MVPDs.
Viewing of live programming—defined as news and sports—on the 20 most-watched cable networks was up 14% year over year in the first quarter, while viewing for non-live content fell 7%, according to an analysis by MoffettNathanson.
Tubi TV has more than doubled its total funding with a fresh round of capital as investors bet more viewers will sit through commercials in exchange for access to a vast library of free, premium movies and TV shows.
David Zaslav has seen actual skinny TV bundles in 200 other countries, so the Discovery Communications president and CEO doesn’t want to hear that term being used stateside — at least, not until it rings true.
Amazon, which started selling tickets for shows, gigs and events for the first time two years ago, is once again using the UK to expand its music strategy with the launch of a new business called Prime Live Events.
The future of Disney’s TV division, particularly ESPN, has long been the focus of anxious Wall Street analysts since its growth started slowing two years ago amid subscription declines for pay-cable packages.
CBS Corp.’s SVOD platforms CBS All Access and Showtime Anytime are pacing ahead of projections to add 8 million subscribers combined by 2020. The company also revealed plans to bundle the two services.
According to the most recent data from the Association of American Publishers’s StatShot program, sales of downloaded audio through the first three quarters of 2016 grew 29.6% compared to the same period in 2015, and in November 2016 sales of digital audiobooks were up 47.2% over the previous November.
Source: Audio Publishing’s Internet Boom
Twitch wants to stream original programming, according to COO Kevin Lin, but with a catch: It wants to stream TV shows that are actually written and produced along the way with input from Twitch’s viewers.