With a growing roster of companies sending in their regrets because of coronavirus worries, organizer today declared IBC 2020 canceled. The powerhouse European broadcasting trade show held annually in Amsterdam will instead offer a weeklong Read More
Verizon’s throwing a full-court pass to try and score with the NBA, putting together a high-speed fiber network that connects all twenty-nine arenas that host NBA teams. (Yes, 29 arenas for 30 teams… LA’s Clippers and Lakers both play at the Staples Center.) In the process, it allows the NBA to add up to 30 cameras in every venue, guaranteeing viewers won’t get bored.
A record 495 scripted shows were available to audiences in the U.S. in 2018, up from 487 in 2017. It’s the first time there were more scripted series appeared on streaming outlets than on broadcast networks or basic cable.
Fox Networks Group has joined Google in offering a six-second ad format that can’t be skipped on its digital properties, with the goal to eventually bring them to its linear TV networks as well. “This Read More
The State of the Broadcast Industry 2017 report underscores the fact that OTT is a central part of the broadcast experience today and will be even more so in the coming years. OTT video has not Read More
Live sports have always been seen as a major edge for pay-TV operators, as its been the slowest to transition to operating over-the-top on a game-by-game basis, and hasn’t been beset by the disruption experienced Read More
The German TV market has long been a bit confusing for traditional pay-TV service providers and OTT players as it has largely been dominated by free-to-air public and ad-supported channels. But even that tough-to-crack market Read More