Inside The Stream
Cineverse: the alternative to top SVODs

Cineverse: the alternative to top SVODs

September 22, 2022

Cinedigm’s just-launched Cineverse aspires to be the alternative to top services like Netflix and Disney+. The company’s EVP and GM explain the technology and business approach to get it there.

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IBC 2022 highlights: Pirate-against-pirate, FAST linear, metadata

IBC 2022 highlights: Pirate-against-pirate, FAST linear, metadata

September 15, 2022

FAST linear, metadata, and search and discovery were three of the major IBC 2022 highlights last weekend. Technology pitting pirates against pirates was a standout innovation.

25M Rings of Power viewers, viewers love FAST!

25M Rings of Power viewers, viewers love FAST!

September 8, 2022

Amazon’s Rings of Power reached 25 million members in its first day, but does it justify $58 million per episode? Viewers are loving the FASTs, and YouTube, LG, and Samsung are leaning in.

Disney membership, Paramount bundle, Netflix CPMs, Diginets

Disney membership, Paramount bundle, Netflix CPMs, Diginets

September 1, 2022

This week we discuss four stories, including Disney’s rumored membership program, Netflix’s $65 ad CPMs, the Paramount+/Showtime bundle, and Diginet-FAST linear convergence.

Inside the Stream – Inside the Roku-HBO House of the Dragon campaign

Inside the Stream – Inside the Roku-HBO House of the Dragon campaign

August 25, 2022

HBO and Roku teamed up for the first-in-streaming House of the Dragon campaign. Roku’s Director of Partner Growth joins us to discuss the features, goals, and how the experience came together.

Can Big Ten help slow broadcast and cable decline?

Can Big Ten help slow broadcast and cable decline?

August 18, 2022

Nielsen says that TV streaming time exceeded cable for the first time ever in July. Summer reruns, declining cable TV, and streaming sports played their part. Can Big Ten slow the slump?

Inside the Stream – The impact of Disney D2C price increases

Inside the Stream – The impact of Disney D2C price increases

August 11, 2022

Disney enjoyed continued D2C success in the last quarter, though North American growth slowed. Big price increases and more service tiers could change all that. How will they impact Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+?

Can FASTs become the new cable TV?

Can FASTs become the new cable TV?

August 4, 2022

Can FAST services grow to become the new cable TV? We discuss the issue with Alan Wolk of TVREV, the author of a new report on the subject. He also reveals what else he thinks will happen to the market.

What NFL+ says about the state of US TV

What NFL+ says about the state of US TV

July 28, 2022

NFL+ is the league’s first direct-to-consumer service. But is it a big enough response to tumbling traditional pay TV subscriber numbers?

Ad tiers, account sharing options complicate Netflix

Ad tiers, account sharing options complicate Netflix

July 21, 2022

Netflix says ads will drive subscriber and revenue growth. But multiple ad-tiers and account sharing options make a subscriber’s life a lot more complex and potentially more expensive.

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