NBCUniversal Launching Peacock Streaming Service July 15

NBCUniversal has unveiled Peacock, a multi-tiered, free premium streaming service, according to parent company Comcast. NBCUniversal has been working on its streaming service for some time, but this is the first time there has been significant details. The service will…

CES 2020: LG Intros New Smart TVs, Apple TV Integration

LG has unveiled 14 new OLED TVs at CES 2020, using artificial intelligence to push the envelope in terms of picture quality and features. “At the heart of the latest 8K and 4K LG OLED and 8K LG NanoCell TVs…

Feds Bust Illegal Streaming Sites With More Content Than Most Legal Sites Combined

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has secured guilty pleas from two programmers who ran massive illegal streaming sites, following an investigation by the FBI’s Washington Field Office. Darryl Julius Polo plead guilty “to one count of conspiracy to commit criminal…

The Next Big Streaming War Is Going To Be Internationally… and Netflix Has a Huge Lead

We are looking at it with a very US-centric perspective visa vie either Netflix or any of these big streaming wars next phase of growth, says Propagate Content CEO Ben Silverman. I think Netflix is just so ahead internationally in reaching out and creating subscriber growth and subscribers in general.

Appeal Court Rules on Net Neutrality: Both Sides Declare Victory

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled on the controversial net neutrality rollbacks passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In 2018 the FCC moved to deregulate the broadband and telecommunications industries, setting off a battle…

Netflix Really Understands What’s Going On In Media Right Now

People like to say everything is a Netflix killer, says REDEF CEO Jason Hirschhorn. Netflix is the market leader and they’re the one to beat. I think the only difference is the hunter has become the hunted. Netflix really understands what’s going on in media right now.

The Over-the-Top Marketing Juggernauts Have Arrived

Bundling is a smart idea and free services feel like a better value. I think what we are going to get for the first time in over-the-top is the marketing juggernauts have arrived. Guys who market things for a living. This is what Disney does better than any company in the media space.

Does Netflix Have Enough Stuff To Keep Us Coming Back?

“Do they have enough stuff that’s good enough to keep us coming back?” asks Michael Pachter of Wedbush. “I actually think all these metrics they’re giving us on the crap shows are telling you that people are willing to watch whatever they throw at them because they’re running out of really great stuff to watch.”

All of Broadcasting Is In Danger From Streaming, Says Barry Diller

“It’s all of broadcasting that’s in danger because of what’s happened with streaming and with other services in that the only people who are willing to watch commercials are people that can’t afford to buy the goods being sold,” says media mogul Barry Diller. “That’s an existential long-term issue.”

Disney Takes a Playbook Out of Digitally Native Companies

“All of a sudden people are realizing that Disney is going to take the advantages that they have, content that nobody else has, moats that give them actual real leverage in the negotiations, and then they’re going to actually take a playbook out of these more digitally native companies,” says Sean Ammirati of Birchmere Ventures.”