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Netflix Steadies the Ship with a Smaller Piece of the Pie

With Netflix' new ad-supported service included for the first time in its earnings results, there were encouraging signs that the streamer has stemmed the crisis that had seemed to engulf it after losing customers in the first half of 2022.

Enterprise Video Usage Report Launches

Second annual survey highlights trends in hybrid work environments

Roundup: Streaming Industry Predictions for 2023

Predictions gathered here from industry experts and analysts for the streaming industry 2023 in five categories: Monetization, AVOD, Hybrid, and FAST; CTV and OTT; Rights, Piracy, Security, and Privacy; Expansion and Contraction; Gaming and Esports; Content Delivery; and '2023 Will Be The Year Of...'

State of Streaming Autumn 2022 Report Launched

New report expands on details provided during recent Streaming Media West keynote

BBC’s Internet-Only TV Is a Threat, Not a Promise

The BBC is preparing to shut down its traditional television and radio broadcasts and shift everything online, but will do so only if the principal of universal affordable access is maintained.

Gambling on Sports Is a Sure Bet for Streamers

The travails of FuboTV aside, streamers are advancing on incorporating Sportsbooks into their live product

Sharethrough Announces New CTV Ad Enhancements to Help Brands Drive Viewer Attention and Performance

Sharethrough, one of the top global independent omnichannel ad exchanges, has unveiled two CTV ad enhancements that will help brands drive viewer attention and performance as we head into the holiday shopping and prime sports seasons - countdown overlays and sports tickers

Netflix Reports Q3 Bounceback, Follows Broadcast-Centric Business Models with New Ad Tier

Netflix reported a strong third quarter after the market closed on Tuesday, with more growth anticipated in Q4 after its Basic with Ads tier launches November 1 in twelve countries as part of a wider development in the streaming ecosystem that will see streaming platforms engage with the metrics of linear broadcast for the first time.

RealSprint's Daniel Alinder Talks Sub-Second Latency and AV1 Encoding

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews RealSprint AB CEO Daniel Alinder in the NETINT booth at IBC 2022 in Amsterdam.

Google and Paramount at IBC 2022: Use Data for Personalization, Storytelling, and Customer Retention

Data is worth it's weight in gold to digital service providers who can mine it effectively. Power that data extraction with AI and ML and it will drive personalised content recommendations, and improved search and discovery to help differentiate a service and stem churn. This was a major topic across the IBC showfloor in Amsterdam this week. 

ITV Preps ITVX Streamer for ‘Digital Acceleration’

Later this year British commercial broadcaster ITV plans to launch a new streaming service combining SVOD and AVOD in two tiers.  

Warner Bros. Discovery Talks Synergies, Scale, and Live in IBC Keynote

"We want to be whatever we wish to be in the content landscape," said Warner Bros. Discovery CIO Dave Duvall in a keynote at the IBC media and entertainment technology trade show in Amsterdam. "Our ambition is not limited by resource. Now it's about product market fit with our D2C business and scale is a big driver." 

Encoding.com Talks Telestream Acquisition and Powering M&E VOD and Broadcast Workflows

"Now the same tools that power Vantage on prem are being incorporated into Encoding.com cloud," says Telestream VP Cloud Revenue Jeff Malkin (formerly president of Encoding.com). "We will leverage the framework to add new tools and make an unrivaled cloud solution." 

The Shortlist: Streaming Media's 2022 Innovation Awards Finalists

The votes are in, and we'll announce the winners in September. In the meantime, here's the list of the top three vote-getters in each of our 14 categories.

Half of Brits won’t pay extra to avoid ads on streaming service

Netflix's ad-supported tier and cost-of-living crisis place uncertainty on peoples' willingness to pay more for streaming service subscriptions

Survey: Enterprise Video

Annual survey of enterprise video asks readers to update us on use of video in the workplace

Comcast Urges Advertisers to Buy into FAST

In a report designed to focus advertiser attention on its own FAST service Xumo, Comcast finds that FAST penetration has more than doubled year-over-year. 

Voting is Open for the 2022 Streaming Media European Innovation Awards

Cast your vote today in the Streaming Media European Innovation Awards. Voting closes 25 July.

SVODs Target Growth in Central and Eastern Europe

As more OTT services begin to look to the region as an expansion point, CEE's SVOD subscriber base is projected to grow over 60% from 2020 to 2022, primarily driven by Netflix. This strong growth is forecast to continue into the future, supported by the launch of new services including SkyShowtime and the steady improvement of broadband availability.

M&A in Media and Telecoms Hits Record $469 Billion in Teeth of Recession

Despite increasing interest rates, the stock market decline in the tech sector and a potential recession, M&A business among media and telcos is heating up.