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Future of TV http://futureoftv.co TV & Media Industry News Fri, 15 May 2015 17:23:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Netflix Tops $600 a Share, Said to Be in Talks to Enter China http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/15/netflix-tops-600-a-share-said-to-be-in-talks-to-enter-china/ http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/15/netflix-tops-600-a-share-said-to-be-in-talks-to-enter-china/#respond Fri, 15 May 2015 17:23:09 +0000 http://futureoftv.co/?p=1456 Netflix Inc. rose above $600 a share for the first time after it was reported to be in talks with a Chinese media company backed by Jack Ma and other possible partners as it seeks entry into China’s $5.9 billion online video market. Netflix has held discussions with companies including Wasu Media Holding Co., according […]

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Netflix Inc. rose above $600 a share for the first time after it was reported to be in talks with a Chinese media company backed by Jack Ma and other possible partners as it seeks entry into China’s $5.9 billion online video market.

Netflix has held discussions with companies including Wasu Media Holding Co., according to people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Netflix plans “to be nearly global by the end of 2016,” Anne Marie Squeo, a spokeswoman, said in response to questions about a possible China partnership.

via Netflix Tops $600 a Share, Said to Be in Talks to Enter China – Bloomberg Business.

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Consumers want à la carte TV, but big online bundles likely http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/13/consumers-want-a-la-carte-tv-but-big-online-bundles-likely/ http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/13/consumers-want-a-la-carte-tv-but-big-online-bundles-likely/#respond Wed, 13 May 2015 18:05:48 +0000 http://futureoftv.co/?p=1454 According to a new survey of US adults, 77% would prefer to assemble their own bundles of TV channels. Sky and CBS Interactive believe they’ll get it in the short term, but that re-aggregation into big cable-like bundles is inevitable. Reuters/Ipsos surveyed 1,680 Americans at the beginning of May on their interest in à la […]

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According to a new survey of US adults, 77% would prefer to assemble their own bundles of TV channels. Sky and CBS Interactive believe they’ll get it in the short term, but that re-aggregation into big cable-like bundles is inevitable.

Reuters/Ipsos surveyed 1,680 Americans at the beginning of May on their interest in à la carte TV channel access and found overwhelming support for the idea. This is good news for the likes of HBO Now, CBS All Access and Noggin, all of which have launched direct-to-consumer OTT services in the last several months.

via Consumers want à la carte TV, but big online bundles likely – nScreenMedia.

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Verizon Pursues OTT Dream With $4.4B AOL Buy http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/13/verizon-pursues-ott-dream-with-4-4b-aol-buy/ http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/13/verizon-pursues-ott-dream-with-4-4b-aol-buy/#respond Wed, 13 May 2015 17:52:23 +0000 http://futureoftv.co/?p=1452 Verizon will make a tender offer of US$4.4 billion for AOL, the companies announced Tuesday. AOL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon upon completion of the merger agreement this summer. The deal drives Verizon’s LTE wireless video and over-the-top video strategies, and provides support and connectivity for the company’s Internet of Things platforms. […]

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Verizon will make a tender offer of US$4.4 billion for AOL, the companies announced Tuesday. AOL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon upon completion of the merger agreement this summer.

The deal drives Verizon’s LTE wireless video and over-the-top video strategies, and provides support and connectivity for the company’s Internet of Things platforms.

via Verizon Pursues OTT Dream With $4.4B AOL Buy | Deals | E-Commerce Times.

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DirecTV Adding Apple Watch App for Your DVR http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/13/directv-adding-apple-watch-app-for-your-dvr/ http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/13/directv-adding-apple-watch-app-for-your-dvr/#respond Wed, 13 May 2015 17:50:34 +0000 http://futureoftv.co/?p=1445 DirecTV is the latest company to announce that it will be releasing support for the Apple Watch, which it claims will bring new levels of integration to the user experience. Previously DirecTV had developed an app for the iPhone that allowed its subscribers to control their DVR’s from their iPhones. Now DirecTV is updating its app and adding support […]

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DirecTV is the latest company to announce that it will be releasing support for the Apple Watch, which it claims will bring new levels of integration to the user experience. Previously DirecTV had developed an app for the iPhone that allowed its subscribers to control their DVR’s from their iPhones. Now DirecTV is updating its app and adding support for the Apple Watch.

Users will be able to play, pause, fast-forward, and rewind on screen content from the Watch app. Aside from the generic controls, the app will also allow users to set shows to record, navigate the on-screen menu, and more.

via DirecTV Adding Apple Watch App for Your DVR | Digital Trends.

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How Network Television Is Facing the Future http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/13/how-network-television-is-facing-the-future/ http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/13/how-network-television-is-facing-the-future/#respond Wed, 13 May 2015 17:33:25 +0000 http://futureoftv.co/?p=1438 The status of network television as the medium’s dominant form has long been in decline. With the rise of cable television, the Internet, and streaming services, the mono-cultural reach of the “big five” networks isn’t what it once was. These days, a show only has to draw a few million viewers to be considered a […]

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The status of network television as the medium’s dominant form has long been in decline. With the rise of cable television, the Internet, and streaming services, the mono-cultural reach of the “big five” networks isn’t what it once was. These days, a show only has to draw a few million viewers to be considered a hit, and the 22-episode model of storytelling is being switched up for a wider variety of schedules aping the more limited “prestige TV” run. But even with all that noted, 2015 is notably seeing the end of two shows that were flagships for the final era of network dominance: CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Fox’s American Idol.

via From Fox’s ‘Empire’ to CBS’s ‘CSI: Cyber,’ What Have Networks Learned This Season? – The Atlantic.

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What an OTT Future Means for Brands http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/13/what-an-ott-future-means-for-brands/ http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/13/what-an-ott-future-means-for-brands/#respond Wed, 13 May 2015 17:29:40 +0000 http://futureoftv.co/?p=1431 If you haven’t heard of OTT, short for “over the top,” you will soon. The acronym refers to video content delivered straight to the consumer via internet. The core disruptive concept is that the “pipe” created by the cable MSOs (multiple system operators) no longer provides the sole gateway to consumers’ television screens. Using software, […]

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If you haven’t heard of OTT, short for “over the top,” you will soon. The acronym refers to video content delivered straight to the consumer via internet. The core disruptive concept is that the “pipe” created by the cable MSOs (multiple system operators) no longer provides the sole gateway to consumers’ television screens. Using software, like the apps on new “smart” TVs, or hardware, like Roku or Chromecast devices, any consumer with a strong Internet connection can now bypass the disintermediated MSO. Think of HBO Now, a standalone service that consumers can access over the web, without a cable subscription.

via What an OTT Future Means for Brands – HBR.

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How the biggest hit in TV history predicted the death of TV http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/13/how-the-biggest-hit-in-tv-history-predicted-the-death-of-tv/ http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/13/how-the-biggest-hit-in-tv-history-predicted-the-death-of-tv/#respond Wed, 13 May 2015 17:25:03 +0000 http://futureoftv.co/?p=1429 The recent announcement that American Idol is coming to an end, once appointment viewing for tens of millions of Americans, has been met with a collective gasp of “finally” on the Internet. Although the former juggernaut was once seen as an unassailable part of Fox’s lineup, years of shuffling their judges panel and competition from shows like NBC’s The Voice […]

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The recent announcement that American Idol is coming to an end, once appointment viewing for tens of millions of Americans, has been met with a collective gasp of “finally” on the Internet. Although the former juggernaut was once seen as an unassailable part of Fox’s lineup, years of shuffling their judges panel and competition from shows like NBC’s The Voice have made the show feel dated, bloated, and vastly uninteresting. Formerly the water cooler talk du jour for much of the country, American Idol today is a slowly decaying relic of a pre-hashtag era.

via How the biggest hit in TV history predicted the death of TV.

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Comparing the NFL’s YouTube and Facebook Video Strategies http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/08/comparing-the-nfls-youtube-and-facebook-video-strategies/ http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/08/comparing-the-nfls-youtube-and-facebook-video-strategies/#respond Fri, 08 May 2015 17:02:23 +0000 http://futureoftv.co/?p=1421 Facebook is trying to usurp YouTube as the go-to destination for distributing and watching videos online, and a lot of brands, publishers and other content creators are trying to figure out which videos to put where. via Comparing the NFL’s YouTube and Facebook Video Strategies | Digital – Advertising Age.

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Facebook is trying to usurp YouTube as the go-to destination for distributing and watching videos online, and a lot of brands, publishers and other content creators are trying to figure out which videos to put where.

via Comparing the NFL’s YouTube and Facebook Video Strategies | Digital – Advertising Age.

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Media Executive Compensation Hit All Time High In 2014 http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/07/media-executive-compensation-hit-all-time-high-in-2014/ http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/07/media-executive-compensation-hit-all-time-high-in-2014/#respond Thu, 07 May 2015 17:21:35 +0000 http://futureoftv.co/?p=1414 Everyone from Ted Cruz to Elizabeth Warren agrees: The widening income disparities between the super rich and everyone else threaten the health of the economy and the political system. But Big Media companies don’t mind based on Deadline’s fifth annual examination of industry moguls’ compensation packages. via Media Executive Compensation Hit All Time High In 2014 | Deadline.

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Everyone from Ted Cruz to Elizabeth Warren agrees: The widening income disparities between the super rich and everyone else threaten the health of the economy and the political system. But Big Media companies don’t mind based on Deadline’s fifth annual examination of industry moguls’ compensation packages.

via Media Executive Compensation Hit All Time High In 2014 | Deadline.

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Upfronts: Major Networks Face Severe Pressure on Ad Prices http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/06/upfronts-major-networks-face-severe-pressure-on-ad-prices/ http://futureoftv.co/2015/05/06/upfronts-major-networks-face-severe-pressure-on-ad-prices/#respond Wed, 06 May 2015 23:21:16 +0000 http://futureoftv.co/?p=1406 Starting next week, advertisers are bound to hear some exciting things about TV. Fox is likely to talk about “Empire,” the music industry drama phenomenon. NBC may have something to say about a live presentation of the Broadway spectacular “The Wiz,” and CBS and ABC will finally let die-hard fans know if they can expect […]

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Starting next week, advertisers are bound to hear some exciting things about TV. Fox is likely to talk about “Empire,” the music industry drama phenomenon. NBC may have something to say about a live presentation of the Broadway spectacular “The Wiz,” and CBS and ABC will finally let die-hard fans know if they can expect to see “Supergirl” and a revival of the Muppets on their screens.

via Upfronts: Major Networks Face Severe Pressure on Ad Prices | Variety.

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