Sports audiences, pay TV, and Roku's Q3 results

Business Insider Intelligence senior research analyst Audrey Schomer, eMarketer senior analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom, and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss TV: How are sports audiences changing, and how does that affect pay TV? They then talk about T-Mobile's new skinny TV bundle, Roku's Q3 earnings, and live TV streaming prices.

Shoppable SVOD: NBCUniversal continued its foray into commerce with a streamed shoppable holiday special spinoff of the legacy "Today" program, "Steals & Deals," on Peacock.

SVOD: Amazon will remove HBO from its Prime Video Channels offerings, meaning users will need to use the HBO Max app—which could help HBO get the user data it needs to launch its ad-supported tier next year.

Disney+ has become a household name after 1 year. Can it take on Netflix?

Business Insider Intelligence senior research analyst Audrey Schomer, eMarketer senior analyst Ross Benes, and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss the streaming wars. How far along is Disney+ after just one year? What might slow down its skyrocketing growth? Can it knock Netflix out of first place? And how will a price hike affect Netflix?

Disney reports 73.7 million Disney+ subscribers, already beating its low-end 2024 subscriber goal

The Walt Disney Co. saw strong growth across its streaming platforms, with Disney+ now closing in on 74 million subscribers—but it will have to stay competitive with content and market expansion to keep up momentum.

Disney+ officially launches in Latin America amid consumer demand for indoor entertainment

A little over a year since its debut in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands, Disney+ is now officially available to consumers in Latin America. Subscribers to the platform will be able to enjoy unlimited access to the company’s vast array of content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, Fox, and more.

The Weekly Listen: Relocating to 'Free Speech' App Parler, Targeted Network TV Ads, and Linear Netflix

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin join junior analyst Blake Droesch, and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna to discuss the "minimigration" from major social networks to self-proclaimed "free speech" app Parler, targeted ads on network TV, the popularity of Starbucks mobile ordering, Netflix linear TV offering, The New York Times' digital milestone, how to travel to work at the speed of sound, and more.

Livestreaming Supplements In-Person Interactions During Quarantine

The large increase in live video viewers is one of the biggest digital media growth stories of the pandemic.

The Weekly Listen: Quibi's Funeral, Ads Near Political Content, and Facebook Post-Election

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the end of Quibi, Facebook's mini social networks called "Neighborhoods," Uber reclassifying drivers as employees, whether ads near political content affect brand perceptions, the state of Facebook post-election, how long Americans spend looking for things they've lost, a creature that sleeps while moving, and more.

The Weekly Listen: Foldable Phones 2.0, SVOD Free Trials, and Lasting Shopping Trends

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Mark Dolliver and Yory Wurmser discuss whether foldable phones have already failed, what happens when free subscription video trials expire, media companies restructuring around streaming, Apple's 24-hour music video livestream, which shopping trends will last, what if Iron Man was real, and more.

OTT: The number of US subscription over-the-top viewers will grow the fastest it’s grown in five years as the pandemic and streaming wars drive viewership—but growth will decelerate significantly again in 2021.

How to think about the video streaming universe

eMarketer senior analyst Ross Benes and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss the streaming wars. How significant of a player is Amazon Prime Video, really? Can HBO Max reach 50 million subscribers in five years? How should we assess Apple TV+'s first year, as well as the overall video streaming universe?

Hulu is increasing the price of its skinny bundle, Hulu with Live TV, by $10 next month. But the service hiked its price by the same amount last year and still grew strongly, so we don’t think it will hurt user growth too much.

The Streaming Wars Hit Western Europe

Western Europe showed a strong increase in SVOD platform adoption in recent years, a trend that is driven by US players such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, as well as newer streaming services and local players entering the market. The streaming wars are about to hit Western Europe, driving exponential growth in both subscription OTT and Netflix adoption.

Doug Scott, CMO of Twitch, speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov about the livestreaming platform’s user growth surge, the impact of popular programming beyond gaming, and building communities.

Don't Forget About Snapchat

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and junior analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch discuss Snapchat's surprising Q3 earnings. They then talk about the current TikTok debacle, how Facebook is monetizing WhatsApp, and the development of Facebook Gaming.

A Deep Dive into the Digital Lives of Internet Users Worldwide

eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Karin von Abrams discusses our Global Media Intelligence Report 2020, which compiles data and insights about internet users’ digital and traditional media usage across 42 countries. This annual project is a partnership between eMarketer and Starcom, and based on research from GlobalWebIndex. Also joining the discussion are Jason Mander, chief research officer at GlobalWebIndex, and Kelly Kokonas, executive vice president of global data strategy, technology and analytics, at Starcom.

3 Key Trends Shaping the Media Landscape This Year

As the coronavirus spread in the first half of 2020, we might have expected radical changes in the media behavior of consumers around the world. But for the most part, that didn’t happen. That’s just one insight to emerge from eMarketer’s newly released 2020 Global Media Intelligence (GMI) Report, a detailed look at internet users’ engagement with digital and traditional media in 42 major markets, produced in collaboration with Starcom Worldwide and GlobalWebIndex.