Netflix Is Winning the “Streaming Wars”

Back in November, Netflix ( NASDAQ:NFLX ) CEO Reed Hastings said the best way to judge success in the streaming wars is how much time consumers spend with each service. And while Disney ( NYSE:DIS ) has racked up a lot of Disney+ subscribers in a short amount of […] Click here to view original […]

MarketCast Streaming Video Data Shows Fans Turning to Unscripted Programming, Dramas and Classic Comedy During First Few Weeks of the Crisis

By MarketCast LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, MarketCast released highlights from the latest MarketCast Streaming Tracker, a bi-weekly report that measures streaming video trends across top streaming video platforms. According to findings in MarketCast’s March 14 to March 27 reporting period, streaming audiences gravitated to “distraction […] Click here to view original […]

Quibi gambles with mobile-only streaming platform amid COVID-19

Chrissy Tiegen headlines “Chrissy’s Court,” a comedic spin on reality courtroom shows, set to debut on new short-form streaming platform Quibi. Creators of the freshly minted subscription streaming platform Quibi had a tough sell on their hands even before the COVID-19 pandemic spiraled us into uncertain financial times.THE CANADIAN […] Click here to view original […]

SiriusXM, Howard Stern Announce Free Access To Streaming Content Until May 15

Howard Stern speaks onstage at “Howard Stern’s Birthday Bash” presented by SiriusXM, produced by … [+] Satellite audio giant SiriusXM is providing free premium content to its listeners, as more people shelter in their homes as the coronavirus outbreak spreads in the U.S. SiriusXM and its popular host, Howard […] Click here to view original […]

Why This Netflix Analyst Says Streaming Platform Will Beat Q1 Net Subscriber Guidance

Netflix, Inc. NASDAQ:NFLX – Why This Netflix Analyst Says Streaming Platform Will Beat Q1 Net Subscriber Guidance Netflix Inc NFLX 2.75% is one of the key beneficiaries of social distancing and stay-at-home orders necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, according to Credit Suisse. The Netflix Analyst Douglas Mitchelson maintained an […] Click here to view original […]

DirecTV’s days are numbered

Start saying goodbye to DirecTV. It may not be today or tomorrow, but it could be soon. DirecTV-owner AT&T this week admitted that it is no longer actively marketing the service, which has seen subscribers fall to 16 million from 20 million when the company purchased it for $49 […] Click here to view original […]

Free streaming to watch: HBO shows; CBS All-Access for 60 days; other free trials

The Sopranos cast members Tony Sirico, Steve Van Zandt, James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli and Vincent Pastore are pictured in a publicity image provided by HBO. (Photo By Getty Images) Looking for free shows to watch? Streaming services are stepping up and offering more choices to people staying at home […] Click here to view original […]

Streaming services compete in a locked down world

Disney+ is about to expand its streaming service to Europe just as large swathes of the continent are locked down because of the coronavirus. Here are some of the main streamers competing to entertain the millions in COVID-19 confinement across the world. Netflix The American giant, which dominates the […] Click here to view original […]

Disney+ Surveying Subscribers On Possibility Of Adding More “Mature” Content

Last month, not only did we report that Hilary Duff suggested the Lizzie McGuire reboot was not “family-friendly” enough for the Disney streaming service, but we also reported that the Love, Simon series ( Love Victor) , which was originally planned to air on Disney+, is now going to […] Click here to view original […]

YouTube TV Has a Big Problem: No MTV, Nickelodeon or Comedy Central

YouTube TV has been available nationally since early 2019, following a couple of years of availability in some markets. The Google-owned service allows users to get most of the channels they want without having to pay a cable company, or depend entirely on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and other traditional […] Click here to view original […]

Netflix, Bell Media reduce video quality to lower internet bandwidth use

Netflix — along with Crave, YouTube and other streaming services — is lowering video quality for its subscribers in Canada as the streaming giant attempts to reduce soaring demands on internet bandwidth. (Matt Rourke/The Associated Press) Netflix is lowering video quality for its subscribers in Canada as it attempts […] Click here to view original […]

SeaChange International Reports 30% Increase in Streaming Activity in March Driven by COVID-19 Crisis and Changing Viewing Patterns

SeaChange Ideally Positioned to Help Video Service Providers Meet the Increasing Consumer Viewing Demand, Drive Advertising Revenues and Reduce Operating Costs WALTHAM, MA / ACCESSWIRE / March 27, 2020 / SeaChange International Inc. ( SEAC ), a leading provider of cloud and on-premise video delivery platforms worldwide, today reported […] Click here to view original […]

Free streaming service you haven’t heard of boasts 25M subscribers

In 2005, YouTube took the world by storm. A couple of years later, Netflix moved away from its original plan of DVD rentals and switched over to streaming video on demand. At the time, it was a groundbreaking idea. Netflix now reports over 60 million US subscribers. Who knew […] Click here to view original […]

TIDAL Has a Special 4 Months for $4 Music Subscription Promo Right Now

The music streaming service TIDAL is offering a special deal for listeners to help keep you entertained while everyone practices social distancing. Right now, TIDAL is offering new customers a special limited-time offer of 4 months for any plan for only $4.00 now through April 15th. Plans available for […] Click here to view original […]

Disney’s CEO change makes sense as the company pivots to streaming, where consumers pay directly

watch now Bob Iger’s surprise announcement that he’s stepping down as CEO of Disney and handing the reins over to parks chairman Bob Chapek comes during a time of massive change at the company. For much of its existence, Disney’s media business thrived by selling its channels, movies and […] Click here to view original […]

Streaming Apps Suddenly Face the Coronavirus Test

(Bloomberg Opinion) — A few weeks ago, there was entirely too much TV content for Americans to watch and not enough hours in the day. How quickly it will start to feel as though just the opposite is true. What’s on TV is a relatively minor concern in the […] Click here to view original […]

Why Netflix Is the Perfect Coronavirus Stock

To most people, Netflix ( NASDAQ:NFLX ) is a high-flying, expensive tech stock that would probably plummet in a market rout. Compared to the broader market, Netflix shares have not declined as much. The reason is most investors appreciate Netflix is well positioned for the current fears we are […] Click here to view original […]

Disney’s Using This Netflix Strategy to Reach Millions of Subscribers Fast

In 2017, Netflix ( NASDAQ:NFLX ) struck a partnership with wireless carrier T-Mobile to include a Netflix subscription in its mobile plans. The streaming leader has since struck numerous partnerships with carriers, video distributors, and internet service providers throughout the world. It’s proven to be an effective way for […] Click here to view original […]

Why the Streaming Wars Won’t End With a Single Winner

The question isn’t who will win the streaming wars, but how many players will survive it. Netflix The question isn’t who will win the streaming wars, but how many players will survive it. Netflix We are conditioned to believe that conflicts and competition always result in a single victor […] Click here to view original […]

Disney+ Is a Total Streaming Beast. Here’s Why People Love It in the Age of Coronavirus.

With most of America’s families holed up at home for the foreseeable future thanks to Coronavirus, the existence of Disney+ has been nothing short of a godsend. The long-in-the-works streaming service, which offers everything from Disney animated classics to the Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar canons to original programming, […] Click here to view original […]

Netflix Adds Top 10 List to Streaming Service

Scoot McNairy in “Narcos: Mexico” At long last, Netflix subscribers will be able to see which of the streaming service’s series and films are getting the most traction. The streaming service is adding a “Top 10” row to its homepage, which will be updated every day to note the […] Click here to view original […]

Welcome to the Streaming Wars

They’re worse than the cable wars, and they’re just getting started. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Getty Images Plus. Begun, the streaming wars have. Worse and far more harmful than the cable wars of years past. And with the new content wars will come a fresh internet hell. […] Click here to view original […]

Streaming Study Finds Netflix, Hulu Led In New Subscriptions – In Pre-Disney+ Era

Shutterstock Netflix secured 23% of new video on demand subscriptions in the three months up to October, 2019, closely followed by Hulu , with 20%, according to a new study by media research firm Kantar released Wednesday. The firm collected data from 20,000 streamers and non-streamers, including at least […] Click here to view original […]

Is there enough on Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon to see us through coronavirus isolation?

Illustration by: Soham Sen | ThePrint India is currently at stage two of the novel coronavirus pandemic. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘ Janata Curfew’ nudge , malls and theatres closing and most companies allowing work-from-home, online streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video have become entertainment […] Click here to view original […]

Streaming platforms boost offers, studios release movies at home in response to COVID-19

That means Netflix, Apple TV Plus and Amazon’s Prime Video may be put in a position to respond with their own surprise releases, discount deals or other offers to stand out from the pack. (Pexels photo) TORONTO — Streaming platforms are joining Hollywood in throwing away the rule book […] Click here to view original […]

Disney+ To Have Its Biggest Expansion As Streaming Hits These Opposing Forces

Walt Disney ( DIS ) is set to expand Disney+ across Europe next week, as the coronavirus pandemic fuels video streaming demand but burdens networks. Disney stock fell sharply. The Dow Jones media giant will launch its latest streaming video service on March 24 in the U.K., Ireland, France, […] Click here to view original […]

Sportsnet Now waives fees for next month, NHL Live to be free until league resumes play

Rogers Communications’ Sportsnet will be waiving fees for its SN NOW streaming service for “at least the next month” due to COVID-19. A spokesperson said in an email that the decision will be re-evaluated on a month-to-month basis. The carrier will also be making NHL Live, its hockey streaming […] Click here to view original […]

Tons of Netflix Subscribers Are Sharing Their Streaming Suggestions on Twitter

Folks are staying home and social distancing to the best of their abilities as we try to flatten the curve of the novel coronavirus. Due to the increased time at home, people are utilizing their streaming services even more than before, burning through their watchlists at incredible rates. With […] Click here to view original […]

What Happens Now for the TV Industry?

The entire TV business has come to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic, and nobody has the slightest notion when or how it will start up again. (See also: the rest of America.) But before the people who run linear TV networks and streaming services start dealing with […] Click here to view original […]

Walt Disney Delays India Launch of Streaming Service

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co has delayed the March 29 launch of its Disney+ streaming service in India, where it was gearing up to open another front against global rival Netflix Inc. The launch of Disney+ through its local partner Hotstar was timed to coincide with the beginning of […] Click here to view original […]

A Quick Guide to Streaming Movies While in Quarantine

Are you looking for HOW TO rules to binge-watching? Here is a guide to help get you going in the right direction.

DAZN Trying To Deliver A TKO To ESPN+

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 21: James “The Beast” Wilson and Migul Cubos battle at Avalon … [+] DAZN, dubbed the “Netflix of sports” has built its brand on boxing and recently made several moves designed to bolster its streaming service, with plans to expand to 200+ markets around […] Click here to view original […]

Coronavirus challenges capacity, but core networks are holding up

As the coronavirus continues to spread and more people work from home, the impact of the increased traffic on networks in the US so far seems to be minimal. No doubt that web, VPN and data usage is growing dramatically with the influx of remote workers . For example, […] Click here to view original […]

The Streaming Services You Can Watch for Free While You’re Stuck Inside

Screengrabs from Showtime, Sling TV, Shudder, and Acorn TV As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, and more people find themselves in mandatory or selective quarantine , the question of how to pass the time and stay sane while on lockdown has grown to a matter of […] Click here to view original […]

The NFL and NBA are offering fans complimentary access to their streaming services

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Media Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here. Both the NFL and the NBA and Turner Sports are offering fans complimentary access to their […] Click here to view original […]

How to stream Contagion online from anywhere

The developments regarding the current coronavirus outbreak across the globe are startling to say the least, and keeping the news on 24/7 is even more of a stressor than it normally is. It’s time to turn off the talking heads and all the uncertain reports, but if curiosity is […] Click here to view original […]

Netflix review: The best premium streaming service

Streaming shows and movies over the internet is the best way to watch TV, and Netflix is the best choice for streaming entertainment, period. It includes a wide variety of familiar network shows and more original series, films, documentaries and specials than any of its myriad competitors . The […] Click here to view original […]