Warner Bros. Discovery will flex power in streaming, film, and measurement: The historic merger is set to be completed soon, reshaping the media industry.
Streaming’s saturation point has driven demand for bundles: A new report from Nielsen shows that 64% of consumers want a bundle that makes it easier to stream.
TV measurement is still fracturing: WarnerMedia is the latest media giant to experiment with its own measurement services.
The future of linear TV advertising may be ruled by manufacturers: Roku tests a new program that could revitalize linear ads.
Netflix and other streamers are doubling down on Japanese animation: Half of Netflix’s 222 million subscribers watched anime last year.
Disney+ is entering a new phase: Before firming up plans for an ad-supporting tier, the streamer is launching in a number of lower-priority markets.
Streaming services gained Oscar wins and brand awareness during commercial breaks: Disney’s own properties also propped up ad sales during the Academy Awards.
Netflix has 1.6 billion reasons to crack down on password sharing: While the exact number of sharers are hard to pin down, there’s a huge gray market the streaming giant could go after.
The number of digital video viewers in the UK continues to grow. This year, almost three-quarters (74.9%) of the population, totaling 50.6 million, will watch digital video.
Nielsen set to go private in $16 billion deal: Equity owners will be tasked to navigate TV measurement leader through fierce competition.
The elephant in the room propping up most of the figures in our recently released worldwide sub OTT user forecast is Netflix, the industry leader by a wide margin.
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Netflix’s pivot to gaming isn’t a sure thing: The company is launching additional titles, but it’s coming from behind in a crowded market.
The definition of cinema changed this weekend: With a Best Picture win for “CODA,” Apple showed that a streamer can deliver high-quality movie-going experiences—without going to the movies.
Reels is a win for Instagram, but smaller brands struggle to keep up: Food brands have decried algorithm changes that have harmed their businesses.
For the first time, we broke out Disney+ and Netflix viewers by age. It’s widely understood Disney programs are usually aimed at youth. Our forecasts give some clarity on how much Disney+ skews toward young people compared with other streaming services.
YouTube’s free TV shows will boost its watch time and appease nervous advertisers: Ad-supported TV is an obvious move, but the platform lacks access to today’s biggest hits.
YouTube’s new live streaming options will help its social commerce efforts: Already a live video leader, YouTube is adding features that mimic those of its competitors.
SXSW’s return reemphasized the importance of experiential marketing activations: Prime Video and others made big splashes, though pandemic-era virtual experiences remain.
What happened to the FTC’s beef with Amazon? The tech giant’s acquisition of MGM went through without a challenge as the FTC struggles with internal politics.