The still unnamed country music service — comprising a broadcast diginet and an OTT streaming platform — will operate from offices and production facilities in Nashville. Drew Riefenberger has been tapped to head the joint venture as general manager. The OTT version, a mix of linear and on-demand programming, will not simulcast the multicast version, although there will be some overlap.
According to a survey by by SurveyMonkey for the Wall Street Journal, 36% of those age 18-38 reported that they’ve chosen streaming TV over sex. The older crowd has less of an issue putting down the remote — only 16% of those 39 and over reported the same.
The influx of new video streaming services and the escalating war for contentamong them is beginning to make cord-cutting a less appealing option for your wallet than it once was, but you can’t reverse the natural progression of technology. Streaming is now the dominant entertainment medium for everything but live sports, and cable TV providers continue to lose millions of subscribers each year.
The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau is taking aim at video set-top boxes, including those that stream content from the internet, over growing concerns about models being marketed and distributed that don’t meet commission requirements.
Amazon said Thursday that YouTube will appear on Amazon’s Fire TV devices and smart TVs in the coming months, but did not give an exact date.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the San Jose, California-based entertainment video-streaming service will invest up to $100 million in the city.
Creating an app to deliver unique content OTT is only a small part of the equation for local news. Stations moving into OTT need their target viewers to be able to find their apps on various platforms, and that can be tricky.