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Global OTT Video Bundling and Service Partnerships Tracker: 1Q20

By Jonathan Doran 01 Jun 2020

This tracker summarizes bundled service deals that combine premium OTT video with broadband access or pay TV, with package details and the cost of each option provided where available.

Media & Entertainment

Music statistics analysis

By Simon Dyson 01 Jun 2020

A round up of the latest music industry statistics.

Media & Entertainment

How podcasts are carving out a space in the music business

By Simon Dyson 29 May 2020

A look at how podcasts are carving out a space in the music business.

Media & Entertainment

COVID-19: Lockdown offers traditional TV a crucial opportunity

By Adam Thomas 14 May 2020

With huge numbers of people now confined to their homes, the result has been a major spike in linear TV viewing as the UK population looks for news and current affairs programming to inform, perennial TV favorites to reassure, and innovative entertainment to engage and distract.

Media & Entertainment

COVID-19 could shift billions of dollars from physical to virtual ad environments

By Matthew Bailey 07 May 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on the advertising industry, with many advertisers reducing or even freezing budgets during the pandemic and ensuing lockdown.

Media & Entertainment

Dominance of music streaming set to shield record companies from a big COVID-19 hit

By Simon Dyson 29 Apr 2020

As we move towards the time that companies in the music industry start reporting results for 1Q20, all eyes and ears will be on the assessment by executives of how 2Q20 is likely to turn out.

Media & Entertainment

Hooq’s demise shows that OTT video can no longer be a side business

By Tony Gunnarsson 16 Apr 2020

The closure of Asian streaming service Hooq is a reminder that OTT video is an incredibly difficult business, and reminds us that the history of the internet is one littered with failed video services.

Service Providers

COVID-19 in media technology

By Kedar Mohite 15 Apr 2020

Productivity, business certainty, and resource utilization will be the top three priorities in 2020

Media & Entertainment

Facebook goes telco: Rumored stake in Reliance Jio could create an Indian digital powerhouse

By Charlotte Palfrey 08 Apr 2020

Last week saw a number of reports indicating that Facebook is intending to purchase a 10% stake in Indian telco Reliance Jio. This investment is an interesting prospect: it presents a marked contrast to the kind of social acquisitions we saw in the 00s where social firms were the target of acquisitions by media firms.

Media & Entertainment

COVID-19 impact on digital consumer services significant but not uniformly negative on all segments

By Maria Rua Aguete 03 Apr 2020

In the current climate of a rampaging coronavirus across the planet, the impact of the pandemic on the global consumption of digital services will be significant, and recovery will be slow and difficult.