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U.S. home entertainment spending up 16.8% in 2023
Feb 7, 2024 – According to DEG, overall U.S. consumer spending on digital and physical home entertainment formats in 2023 was $43 billion, a 16.8% increase from the almost $37 billion consumers spent in 2022.
News categories: Digital Entertainment Group, Digital TV, DVD, 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

US streaming services must focus on value to retain subscribers
Jan 25, 2024 – Kantar has released figures showing that 95% of American households now have at least one streaming subscription, indicating near total market saturation in the country.
News categories: Kantar, Hannah Avery, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

Prime Video ads to generate over $2bn in revenue in 2024
Jan 30, 2024 – Analysis from Omdia reveals that ad-supported Prime Video is set to generate more than $2bn in incremental revenue in 2024, its launch year, in addition to revenue already generated by ads during live sports.
News categories: Omdia, Matthew Bailey, Advertising, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, Worldwide

Pixalate releases reports on top grossing CTV apps in Q4 2023
Jan 24, 2024 – Pixalate has released benchmark reports with data on the top grossing apps in open programmatic advertising by region across Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV.
News categories: Pixalate, Advertising, Digital TV, Market Research, North America, Streaming, TV OS, Worldwide

Apple previews entertainment experiences on Apple Vision Pro
Jan 16, 2024 – Apple has announced entertainment experiences for its Apple Vision Pro. Vision Pro enables users to watch new shows and films from streaming services including Apple TV+ and Disney+.
News categories: Apple, Disney, Greg Joswiak, Bob Iger, Digital TV, Metaverse, Streaming, Worldwide

Disney unveils 'Shop the Stream' ad innovation
Jan 10, 2024 – Disney has launched a beta program for its first native streaming shoppable ad format, which allows consumers to purchase their favorite items without disrupting their viewing experience.
News categories: Disney Advertising, Jamie Power, Amy Lehman, Advertising, CES2024, Digital TV, Streaming, USA

Xperi expands Powered by TiVo media platform's global footprint
Jan 8, 2024 – At CES 2024, Xperi (NYSE: XPER) has announced Konka as a new Smart TV OEM for its Powered by TiVo Smart TV platform and an extended partnership with BMW for its DTS AutoStage Video Service.
News categories: Xperi, Jon Kirchner, CES2024, Content Distribution, Digital TV, In-Car, Smart TV, TV OS, Worldwide