Digital TV News: DTC

Skydance and Paramount sign agreement to form 'New Paramount'
Jul 8, 2024 – Skydance Media and Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) have entered into a definitive agreement to form 'New Paramount', a next-generation media and technology leader.
News categories: Paramount Global, Skydance, Shari Redstone, David Ellison, Gerry Cardinale, Charles E. Phillips, Content Distribution, Digital TV, MandA, Streaming, USA, Worldwide

Ease Live and Bedrock create M6+ Live Sport Experience
Jun 11, 2024 – Bedrock and Ease Live are collaborating to provide media and entertainment companies with immersive video experiences through Interactive Overlays, significantly enhancing viewer engagement.
News categories: Ease Live, Bedrock, Kjetil Horneland, Jonas Engwall, Digital TV, France, Streaming, UX

Warner Bros. Discovery adds 2 million DTC subscribers in 1Q 2024
May 9, 2024 – Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) has reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024. Global DTC subscribers were 99.6 million at the end of Q1, an increase of 2.0 million versus Q4.
News categories: Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, Digital TV, Results, Streaming, Subscribers, USA, Worldwide

Brightcove introduces Smart TV SDKs for Roku, Samsung and LG devices
Apr 15, 2024 – Brightcove (NASDAQ:BCOV) has launched player platforms for Roku, Samsung and LG Smart TVs. The SDKs unlock features in the player framework, including content protection, monetization, and analytics.
News categories: Brightcove, Scott Levine, Digital TV, Media Player, Smart TV, Streaming, Worldwide

VisualOn OSMP+ player integrated into US IPTV operator's STBs
Apr 11, 2024 – VisualOn has integrated its OSMP+ player into the Android TV set-top boxes of a leading US IPTV operator, facilitated through Vantiva.
News categories: VisualOn, Vantiva, Android TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Media Player, NABShow, Set Top Box, USA

US: 10% of streaming video services borrowed from someone else
Mar 20, 2024 – Research from LRG has found that 53% of households in the US have four or more DTC streaming video services. 10% of all DTC services are borrowed from someone else, down from 12% in 2022.
News categories: Leichtman Research, Bruce Leichtman, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

Disney reports earnings for quarter ended December 30, 2023
Feb 7, 2024 – The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has reported results for the quarter ended December 30, 2023. Disney+ Core subscribers decreased sequentially by 1.3 million in the quarter.
News categories: Walt Disney Company, Digital TV, Results, Streaming, Subscribers, USA, Worldwide

ESPN, FOX and WBD forming U.S. sports streaming JV
Feb 6, 2024 – ESPN (NYSE: DIS), FOX (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX) and Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) have announced plans to form a joint platform to house a new streaming sports service for the U.S.
News categories: The Walt Disney Company, FOX, Warner Bros. Discovery, Bob Iger, Lachlan Murdoch, David Zaslav, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, USA

Warner Bros. Discovery adds 1.6 million DTC subscribers in 1Q 2023
May 5, 2023 – Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) has reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023. Direct-to-Consumer subscribers totalled 97.6 million at period-end, up 1.6 million versus the end of Q4 2022.
News categories: Warner Bros. Discovery, Digital TV, Results, Streaming, Subscribers, Worldwide