Tag Archives: AVOD

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]

Advertisements

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

Amazon makes its music streaming service free with ads

Instead, Amazon’s free music service serves more as a way to upsell consumers by encouraging them to join Amazon Prime in order to remove the ads from their music. (Prime Music’s 2 million songs are an added perk of a Prime subscription.) This is Amazon’s true motive: lock in more customers to Amazon Prime, ensure they realize the value of the free shipping and other benefits, then get them to renew every year. Once a Prime member, people will shop more often from Amazon, which is where the retailer’s profits lie. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2s15FOd

US advertisers will allocate nearly $7BN to connected TV in 2019

It forecasts that US advertisers will spend almost $7 billion in 2019 on connected TV ads, accounting for nearly 3% of US advertiser outlays. eMarketer forecasts that by 2023, advertisers will devote almost 5% of their paid media budgets to connected TV placements. That said, the PC-based ad market will likely be at the end of 2019 about three times the size of the connected TV ad market. In addition, by 2022, advertisers will spend more than half as much on connected TV as they do on PC-based digital ads. – Editor, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/32JkQbl [photo: eMarketer]

Netflix Loses Title as No. 1 Bandwidth-Eating Application

In the Americas, Netflix’s share of downstream traffic for the first six months of 2019 was 12.9% — dropping from last year’s 19.1% share — putting it in third place behind HTTP media streaming and operator-delivered video. That reflects the growing consumption of other streaming options, both paid and free, with the biggest growth coming from operators’ own internet-delivered TV and video services (which accounted for 15% of downstream traffic in the region), per Sandvine. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/Cp8bMqq

Pluto TV Preps 24/7 James Bond Pop-Up Channel Ahead Of New Movie Launch

Timed to the ramp-up of interest in the super-spy ahead of No Time to Die, the 25th installment in the franchise due out on April 8, the channel will offer 18 Bond films in heavy rotation. The channel is slated to go live on Sunday. Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » https://deadline.com/2019/08/pluto-tv-preps-24-7-james-bond-pop-up-channel-ahead-of-new-movie-launch-1202708426/

« Older Entries