Nielsen, the holy vanguard of television ratings, has finally figured out how to track viewership from Netflix and Amazon‘s streaming video services. And when it launches next month, it could fundamentally change the sorts of shows you see from them. Since neither… [Read more on Engadget]
It’s official, TV is moving online. Fewer customers are buying cable packages and more are opting for lower-cost options that let them watch movies and television shows wherever they want — at an airport or in a coffee shop.
Following in the footsteps of Time Warner and HBO, CBS plans to offer Showtime without a cable subscription. Speaking on the company’s third-quarter earnings call last week, CBS CEO Les Moonves told analysts, “We could say fairly definitely, sometime in ’15, there will be some [over-the-top] service from Showtime.”
While that is far from an official announcement, offering Showtime à la carte ought to… [Read more on Nasdaq]
A new industry group, the Streaming Video Alliance (SVA), has formed to work on industry-wide standards and best practices in internet video. There’s 17 members of the group but the problem is, YouTube and Netflix aren’t among them.
The founding members of the SVA do include some big names such as… [Read more on The Next Web]
Ratings agency calls on industry to adopt new measurement standards in the face of accelerated declines in traditional live-TV ratings
It’s official. Netflix and other subscription streaming devices are indeed television disruptors — no matter how much traditional media publicly denies it.