Jennifer Salke has had an amazing career creating acclaimed shows like “Modern Family” on Fox and “This is Us” on NBC. She brings content and media experience that is much needed at Amazon Studios. Finally Amazon Video can become relevant in this fast moving video streaming space. NBC exec Jennifer Salke named head of Amazon Studios
1997 – Reed Hastings, pictured, and Marc Rudolph, two software engineers, founded Netflix in 1997 to use the Internet to rent movies on DVD, then a new format. (An old, discredited story claims that Hastings had the idea after Blockbuster charged him a $40 late fee for “Apollo 13.”) Rudolph left in 2002. 1999 – A brief
Disney hired former Director of iTunes Movies, Kevin Swint, to lead Disney’s SVOD streaming service launching in 2019. Kevin lead iTunes Movies international expansion and iTunes Extras while at Apple. Kevin also lead the Milk Streaming Video and Music product line at Samsung. In August 2017, Disney announced its plans to launch their SVOD service.
Who is winning the streaming video wars and who is losing? According a recent Gartner report Total SVOD market was $18.7 billion in 2017, an increase of 28 percent from 2016. Netflix forecasts revenues for 2017 around $11B, capturing ~60% of this market. Hulu has ~8%, HBO ~2%. Amazon doesn’t charge for SVOD separately, it’s
Today we look at SambaTV, a new measurement company that’s measuring online live and on-demand streaming services across Smart TVs, streamers like Roku, Sling, Consoles, Smartphones and Tablets. What exactly does Samba TV do? Among many other services, core of Samba TV technology is around audience measurement on all kinds of connected devices. Samba TV
Here are the official stats from Netflix on the most “devoured” shows on Netflix in 2017, users watched more than 2 hours a day of the following shows American Vandal 3% 13 Reasons Why Anne with an E Riverdale Ingobernable Travelers The Keepers The OA The Confession Tapes https://media.netflix.com/en/press-releases/2017-on-netflix-a-year-in-bingeing American Vandal, the #1 show, produced