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 […]

DAZN’s core market strategy highlighted by German deals and acquisitions

Sports streamer DAZN has been very transparent in its recent strategy of refocusing on its core markets and this was brought into focus again this week with a number of deals it has tied up in Germany. Chief among these was a high-profile launch on Vodafone’s GigaTV pay TV platforms, the GigaTV 4K Box and […]

Apple makes authoritative stamp on aggregate OTT market with ViacomCBS bundle

  In the week when ViacomCBS was reportedly mulling adding a now-ubiquitous mathematical symbol to its upcoming streaming service, the company also launched a cut-price bundle for Apple TV+ customers in a move that has big implications for both companies.  The news will see Apple offer a bundle of ViacomCBS’s US SVODs – CBS All […]