Tag Archives: AVOD

Quarter of US broadband households use free, ad-based OTT services

25% of US broadband households have watched video on a free, ad-based OTT service in the past 30 days and no single service dominates the market. Among the leaders, 7% of US broadband households use The Roku Channel, 6% use the Pluto TV AVOD service and 6% use Crackle and 31% of the households subscribed to HBO, the market leader in premium channels. While a quarter of the households used an antenna to watch live TV channels, overall just over three-quarters watched live TV channels. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/30wFo7t

Advertisements

Peacock Sets July Launch Date: NBCUniversal Streaming Service Will Offer Free Tier, Ad-Free Subscriptions

It was also revealed that the service will offer a free, ad-supported tier, as well as options for ad-free service. Peacock Free and Peacock Premium (the latter of which costs $4.99 a month for non-bundled Comcast and Cox subscribers) both will come with ads, but premium customers can upgrade to an ad-free experience for an additional $5 per month. (Any customer can also purchase the ad-free experience directly for $9.99 per month.) – Ryan Schwartz, TVLine » https://ift.tt/2FYzySY

Comcast in Talks to Acquire Free Streaming Service Xumo (Report)

Similar to ViacomCBS’ Pluto TV, which Viacom purchased for $340 million in January, Irvine, Calif.-based Xumo offers a free, ad-supported streaming service. Executives from Comcast, led by chairman and CEO Brian Roberts, have said that Peacock will offer a free tier with advertising in addition to subscription tiers. – Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2ZDj1Nn

US media players get on AVOD goldrush bandwagon

The study said that compared with a decade ago, AVOD companies are now competing in a more developed online video market that offers greater potential for digital advertising revenue and a more advanced advertising infrastructure. For all that, the analysis calculated that new AVOD roll-outs and improved ad-tech are expected to drive US online video advertising revenue to $27 billion in 2023, growing at a CAGR of 11% during the period of 2018-2023. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/36uEF8D

Short-form streaming originals to boom

The study also showed that Facebook currently has the most short-form originals with a focus on news and current affairs, including daily broadcast news programme, Fox News Update. Short-form was also seen to be popular in Asia, and Hong Kong’s Viu came in second globally for the volume of short-form originals currently on their platform, most of which were reality or entertainment. SVOD leader Netflix has opted for another approach, preferring scripted comedies such as dramedy Special, sketch comedy series I Think You Should Leave, and coming of age comedy Bonding. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2t9bGc5 [photo: Facebook Watch logo]

Plex launches its free movie and TV streaming service

Plex has officially launched its ad-supported streaming service, which offers free access to movies, TV shows, and documentaries from both major studios and smaller indie producers. “Starting today, Plex will deliver more content to more countries than any other free streaming service to date,” the company wrote in a blog post — a clear jab at similar offerings like The Roku Channel. – Chris Welch, The Verge » https://trib.al/12BL4Ot [photo: Plex]

Comcast plots 2020 meeting to provide details on Peacock streaming service

NBC is planning to offer Peacock for free to its Comcast and Sky pay TV subscribers along with a subscription tier for consumers that don’t subscribe to Comcast’s pay TV services. But recent reports from CNBC (which is owned by Comcast) suggest that the company will make the service free for everyone to use. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/38gEfEC

Roku is locking down TV’s until you give personal data.

Disclaimer: by ‘’Lock’’ I mean soft-lock. They do technically allow you to continue without adding the payment, but the options are hidden and only available if you look for them. Dark patterns are absolutely at work here, and unless you factory reset your TV it’s a freaking brick for the majority of people. Your TV is what I will call ‘’BlueBricked’’ – Usejournal.com » https://ift.tt/2ri9LRs

Pornhub Joins The Streaming Wars With Its Own Big Subscription Deal

Pornhub Premium provides subscribers with 125,000 premium videos on top of the site’s standard library, In addition, Pornhub Premium, like YouTube Premium, gives you an ad-free experience. You know, for when you’re in a hurry. The subscription also gives you access to a host of content streaming in high resolution and cutting edge formats like 1080p, 4K and even virtual reality (Where you at, James Cameron?). And because that kind of quality uses a lot of data, Pornhub Premium also gives subscribers faster streaming speeds. – Nick Evans, CinemaBlend » https://ift.tt/34fSV4w

« Older Entries