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SVOD aggregators are too big to ignore for players looking for global scale

Roku shares leapt to an all-time high this week after industry juggernaut John Malone threw his weight behind it, and other tech players, as the future of streaming and content aggregation. Malone had every right to be bullish on all three of Amazon, Roku and Apple, with the trio (potentially along with Google as it […]

Can Disney+ continue the momentum of its first 12 months?

Twelve months after its launch, Disney+ has amassed 73 million paying users – capping off a remarkable first-year for the streamer. When it launched on November 12 in the US, Canada and Netherlands, many were confident that the IP-driven streamer would be a success, but few would have predicted its immediate impact with 10 million […]

Peacock – the low-risk streamer presenting significant results for cautious Comcast

‘The right streaming strategy at the right time’ is how Comcast CEO Brian Roberts has described Peacock, NBCUniversal’s OTT platform which launched this summer. The streamer, which offers both on-demand and live viewing, is available in a traditional-looking US$9.99 package for ad-free viewing, along with an ad-supported US$4.99 tier available at no extra cost for […]

Quibi’s problems stretched beyond a pandemic

After little more than six months on the market, Quibi has announced that it is to shut down. The news came as a surprise to many in the industry – not that the platform failed to make an impact, but rather the speed in which the streamer managed to crash and burn. In a letter […]

Six more months of COVID-19 restrictions – where does sports broadcasting go from here?

The UK government deflated broadcasters, sports leagues and fans alike when it announced that there will be at least six more months of COVID-19-related restrictions, including the pausing of getting crowds back into stadiums. Speaking on BBC Breakfast earlier this week, Michael Gove, the Cabinet Office minister, said: “It was the case that we were […]

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