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Stranger Things Have Happened - Online Video Investment Grows 75%

YouTube should retain its position as the online video market leader with the biggest audience and Alphabet could begin reporting its revenues separately from Google. Facebook will further monetise its video views. This will come from more suggested...

Read More21 Oct 16
Subscription Economy Lessons From Music’s Transition To Digital

Warner Music Group revenues are up and it’s all thanks to streaming. The music label’s quarterly revenues grew 10% year on year to USD745m in Q1 2016 as a result of growth in music streaming, which for the first time was its largest source of...

Read More09 May 16
EXPERT COMMENT: Will ‘Amazon And Chill’ Become A Thing?

One of the unifying results of the digital revolution is its impact on prices. Consumers expect more storage, faster speeds and more mobile data, all for less money. But earlier this week, Amazon flipped the script and launched Prime monthly and Prime...

Read More25 Apr 16
HBO And Discovery Acquire Stakes In OTOY

Time Warner's HBO and Discovery Communications have acquired stakes in Los Angeles-based cloud-graphics company OTOY. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The investment will fuel development and distribution of original holographic content,...

Read More20 Apr 16
Competition Will Speed Up Cord Cutting

Netflix faces a challenging year. The subscription TV and movie-streaming service beat its estimated user growth target of 6.10m in Q1 2016 hitting 6.74m and a total of more than 81m after rolling out to 130 new regions. However, the company, which is...

Read More19 Apr 16
Original Content Is Essential, But Spending Is Unsustainable

Star Trek is coming back to TV with a new series set to air in January. It's a much-loved TV show for many a fan and one that network CBS hopes will boost its own nascent video streaming service when it launches there exclusively. "This new series will...

Read More03 Nov 15
Investment 101 - 5 Student-Focused Startups Attracting Investor Attention

With the new academic year arriving most new students around the world know where they’re heading for university. Although many are enjoying the last few weeks of their summer holidays, investment in the space hasn’t taken a break. This week,...

Read More25 Aug 15
New Media Moguls - BuzzFeed Follows Vice Into TV

BuzzFeed is getting a USD200m investment from Comcast’s NBCUniversal, which values the online publisher at around USD1.5bn. It’s an investment that will see the two firms work together as NBC chases a younger audience, while helping BuzzFeed get...

Read More19 Aug 15
What Comcast's Streaming Service Means For Future Of Cable

The post-cable world is still someway off, but Comcast's decision to launch a USD15-per-month service streaming content from a selection of broadcast networks and HBO points to where it sees the market moving. It’s a move designed to appeal to those...

Read More13 Jul 15
Philo Nabs USD10m For Online Cable

Digital broadcasting platform Philo picked up USD10m in a Series B round led by NEA, with investment also coming from CBC New Media Group, HBO (in one of its first startup investments), Rho Ventures, XFUND, and from CEO Andrew MCCollum. Philo offers an...

Read More16 Jun 15
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