The global success of Netflix’s Korean drama Squid Game illustrates the growing strength of non-English-language programming worldwide.
The Korean-language limited series, which had Netflix’s biggest first-28-day premiere ever, drew only 206 million viewing minutes during its first week on the platform.
Elon Musk on Thursday touted SpaceX’s plan to use Starlink for in-flight Wi-Fi, emphasizing that his company is in discussions with airlines to add the high-speed satellite internet service. “Please let them know if you want it on your airliner,” Musk wrote in a tweet, adding that Starlink could add “low latency half gigabit connectivity in the air!”
TikTok, an app best known for dancing videos with 1 billion users worldwide, has also become a shopping phenomenon. National chains, hoping to get TikTok’s mostly young users into its stores, are setting up TikTok sections, reminiscent of “As Seen On TV” stores that sold products hawked on infomercials. Above, a column of candy, left, featured in TikTok videos is displayed at It’Sugar candy store on the Upper East Side of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Canela.TV, one of the first AVOD streaming services for U.S. Hispanics, has introduced Canela Music. Featuring a combination of linear and VOD, Canela Music will offer a unique blend of Latin music programming, featuring various genres from Latin Pop, Regional Mexican, Classics, Romantic, and more. Verizon, Nissan and Target are amongst some of the partners teaming […]
Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos sent a lengthy missive to the entire company following the mounting controversy around The Closer, a new original special from comic Dave Chappelle.
Facebook will now count activists and journalists as “involuntary” public figures and so increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, its global safety chief said in an interview.
Twitter has rolled out new ad features and revamped the algorithm that decides which ads users see, as part of an effort by the the social networking company to lay the groundwork to launch future e-commerce features.
Andy Parker, the father of WDBJ Roanoke, Va., reporter Alison Parker who was murdered during a morning live shot in 2015, wants the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of the shooting.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is not a fan of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $250 million plan to parlay its 19 regional sports networks into a streaming service. For one thing, Manfred doesn’t believe Sinclair has enough digital rights from the 14 MLB clubs it has licensing agreements with to pull off such an enterprise.
IAB Tech Lab, the digital advertising technical standards body, on Wednesday released id-sources.json to help increase transparency around the use of ID solutions as the advertising industry prepares to transition to a post-cookie world. Today, the id-sources.json standard becomes available for public comment until November 12.
Viewers are increasingly ditching broadcast entertainment for streaming, Nielsen is being challenged as the default for metrics and tech giants are siphoning ad dollars once spent on linear television — but that doesn’t mean TV ads are dead.
The dystopian-themed Korean hit surpasses Extraction as the streaming platform’s most initially viewed show.
Disney’s strategic move into streaming conflicts with ESPN’s business, which profits handsomely from linear TV. ESPN probably won’t consider a direct-to-consumer service until the pay-TV bundle falls below 50 million U.S. households, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. ESPN’s near-term strategy is to incrementally increase the price of ESPN+, its limited streaming service, and add more content.
Comscore said today it has begun measuring viewing across YouTube and YouTube TV across YouTube’s biggest platforms, including personal computers, mobile devices and connected TV. Comscore will be able to provide metrics for de-duplicated viewing of campaigns on YouTube and YouTube TV for advertisers and measure the co-viewing of content on CTV screens.
Network affiliates are again pushing the FCC to bring some over-the-top video providers under the retransmission consent regime so they will have to negotiate directly with TV stations for carriage. That push came in comments to the FCC on the agency‘s latest quadrennial review of media ownership regulation.
Quicktake is looking to pick up viewers among the business world’s up-and-comers with a dramatically different programming approach than older sibling Bloomberg TV. The result is an OTT offering with content ranging from super-short to long form, interspersed with signature “datagram” visualizations and a soundtrack you can dance or trance to.
Lucifer roared back to near the top of the Nielsen U.S. streaming chart after a new season of the show dropped on Netflix, but Clickbait edged it to stay No. 1. During the week of September 6 to 12, Clickbait collected 1.1 billion total viewing minutes, while Lucifer totaled 1.05 billion.
Longtime NBCUniversal executive Lisa Hsia, who has worked in a wide variety of roles through the years at the company, is exiting after 27 years. The Emmy award-winning exec has decided to switch careers and work as a consultant for organizations. Hsia was most recently EVP of audience acquisition and growth for NBC Entertainment and NBC Sports, handling first-party data, optimizing CRM capabilities and driving audience engagement and growth across entertainment and sports platforms.
The FCC has authorized more than $163 million to 42 providers in the second round of phase one of Rural Digital Opportunity Fund broadband buildouts. The second round will cover approximately 65,000 locations in 21 states. “More help is on the way to households without broadband,” said FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel.