Category: Podcasts

VideoNuze Podcast #5#549: Digging Into Roku’s Strong Q4 Results

Welcome to the 549th edition of the VideoNuze podcast, with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia. On this week’s podcast, Colin and I dig into Roku’s strong Q4 and full year 2020 results which were reported yesterday. As has been the case for the past several years, “platform” revenue, which includes Roku’s advertising business, led the way. Platform revenue reached  $471.2 million in …

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VideoNuze Podcast #5#548: Disney Reaches 146 Million DTC Subscribers; Super Bowl Streaming Jumps

Welcome to the 548th edition of the VideoNuze podcast, with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia. Disney turned in yet another strong quarter of direct-to-consumer streaming growth, with 146.4 million subscribers at the end of its fiscal Q1. Disney+ added 21.2 million to reach 94.9 million subscribers. The only hiccup was that Hulu with Live TV dropped by 100K to 4 million subscribers….

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VideoNuze Podcast #546: Comcast Has Nearly 10 Million More Broadband Subscribers Than Video Subscribers

Welcome to the 546th edition of the VideoNuze podcast, with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia. Comcast reported its Q4 and full year 2020 this week and as usual, the divergence between residential video and broadband subscribers was stark. Remarkably, Comcast now has nearly 10 million more residential broadband subscribers (28.3 million) than residential video subscribers (18.9 mill…

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VideoNuze Podcast #543: Roku’s Growth; Discovery+ Impressions

Happy New Year and welcome to a new year of the VideoNuze podcast, with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.   Roku continues to grow, announcing over 50 million active accounts at the end of 2020. On this week’s podcast Colin and I dig into the data that Roku revealed. The explosion of premium content for streaming no doubt is helping Roku’s account growth and viewership. A recent […]

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Brutally Honest Insights on a Wild Year in the Streaming Wars

When the history of the so-called streaming wars is eventually written, 2020 will be looked back on as an absolutely pivotal period. That’s what prompted the final episode of the year for Variety podcast “Strictly Business” to dispense with the usual guest interview and instead feature a marathon monologue filled with candid assessments of how […]

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Brutally Honest Insights on a Wild Year in the Streaming Wars

When the history of the so-called streaming wars is eventually written, 2020 will be looked back on as an absolutely pivotal period. That’s what prompted the final episode of the year for Variety podcast “Strictly Business” to dispense with the usual guest interview and instead feature a marathon monologue filled with candid assessments of how […]

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101 – Remote Production Services in Live Sports: An Industry Roundtable

2020 has been a challenging year for live sports production. Those involved in remote production services have had arguably the most challenging 10 months they have ever faced. On this special roundtable episode of The SVG Podcast, top executives from leading remote production service providers join us to discuss the current state of the business, how it is impacting their operations and future[…]

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CandW Discuss the 2020 Top Ten Stories in OTT TV

vMVPD price increases, the continued decline of pay TV, Netflix growing in the face of new competition. All were important stories in 2020, but none of them made our top ten list. Listen on to find out what did. To download the free report on kid streaming behavior discussed in […]

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CandW Discuss the 2020 Top Ten Stories in OTT TV

vMVPD price increases, the continued decline of pay TV, Netflix growing in the face of new competition. All were important stories in 2020, but none of them made our top ten list. Listen on to find out what did. To download the free report on kid streaming behavior discussed in […]

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VideoNuze Podcast #541: Premium TV Taps Free Streaming

I’m pleased to present the 541st edition of the VideoNuze podcast, with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.   This week Colin and I discuss the recent activation of a Showtime channel within the free Pluto TV service. Showtime and Pluto TV are both part of ViacomCBS and in this case Showtime is tapping into free streaming to drive more subscriptions and higher brand awareness. Colin s[…]

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CandW Discuss the Q3 Surprise From Linear Pay TV

Linear pay TV Q3 surprise growth saw traditional operators lowering losses, and vMVPDs making big gains. What is going on, and can the industry repeat it in the fourth quarter? Chapter 1: Linear pay TV and vMVPD Q3 growth (1:30) The linear pay TV industry unexpectedly grew in the third […]

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VideoNuze Podcast #539: Strong Third Quarter For Pay-TV

I’m pleased to present the 539th edition of the VideoNuze podcast, with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.   Despite gloomy predictions, the pay-TV industry in the U.S. turned in a relatively healthy third quarter in 2020 , likely gaining subscribers. This was due to robust additions by virtual pay-TV providers (led by Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV) and moderating losses by traditio[…]

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VideoNuze Podcast #538: Disney+ Reaches 74 Million Subscribers

I’m pleased to present the 538th edition of the VideoNuze podcast, with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.   Disney reported its fiscal year and Q4 results yesterday, with the highlight being that Disney+ had 73.7 million subscribers at the end of the quarter. Coincidentally, yesterday was exactly one year since Disney+ launch. Disney had initially forecast Disney+ would reach 60-9[…]

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This Week on ‘The Streaming Insider’ (Our YouTube Show): First Look At AirPlay & HomeKit on Roku[…]

Every Friday we release a recap of the week in streaming on YouTube. Want to watch this week’s episode? Click here to watch . We asked ourselves – could we give you the entire week in streaming news in less than 10 minutes? Well it turns out we can. Introducing, “The Streaming Insider” , our new YouTube show which takes you “behind-the-stream” of the biggest news in cord-cutting. The S[…]

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VideoNuze Podcast #536: Smart TVs Grow, Peacock Gets 22 Million Signups, TVision Skepticism

I’m pleased to present the 536th edition of the VideoNuze podcast, with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.   Smart TVs have been a big beneficiary of the pandemic-driven viewership shifts as Conviva’s Q3 State of Streaming report showed this week. Colin and I explore what’s driving smart TVs and connected TVs and what’s ahead. NBCUniversal announced continued growth for its Peacoc[…]

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Podcasts – Rethink

The Faultline Podcast is an audio companion to Rethink Technology Research’s Faultline service, a weekly news service that examines the video market – focused on Pay TV, OTT, SVoD, and the technology that supports them. Occasionally, our Rethink TV research wing stops by too. The Faultline Podcast hits the most important points from the last week’s news. If you’re in the business world and deal wi[…]

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