TV Everywhere is too complicated and fragmented to be really popular — but it has nonetheless changed television.
Dish Network’s linear streaming deal with Disney won’t be the last of its kind. But don’t expect the floodgates to be thrown open generally just yet, either.
More and more people are connecting their TVs to the internet — and as a result, they may be starting to watch less traditional television.
The guy who once wrote a vociferous defense of cable finally cut his. But is it the paradise he’d heard so much about? Yes, and no.
DirecTV wants to get into the online streaming race, but target niche audiences. That’s a smart move for the satellite operator.
It’s true: The Chernin Group has acquired a majority stake in Crunchyroll, an online video service specialized in Anime.
Roku just turned AOL On into its default news source, adding videos right to its home screen. But are such exclusive partnerships really good for consumers and publishers?
Instead of a sale, Hulu’s owners now find themselves putting up a $750 million fig leaf to make it look like they have some sort of strategic plan for Hulu and to try to hide the implications of the non-sale for the value of their streaming rights.
As viewers rely on a growing number of screens and devices for consuming video, the source of the programming becomes ever-less relevant to the experience of watching it, particularly as OTT services like Netflix become a more important source of original programming.
Consumers aren’t the only ones who would benefit if broadcasters put everything online. This is what they’re missing out on by not doing that.