For companies founded with technology in mind, like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, it is an obvious point. For media companies just beginning to enter the arena, like Disney, Time Warner and NBCUniversal, it may require thinking differently.
Is esports the future of live sports -- or is it a fad that will remain niche entertainment? Last week's Overwatch League finals showed esports' strengths and weaknesses.
The rise of mobile video, social video and streaming have already dramatically shifted the way we consume video, but both legacy media companies and new upstarts are betting that these technologies will forge a new set of winners and losers.
"Our goal is to recreate the magic of yesteryear with the original Brat Pack.' How do we take the stylistic elements of that content, like from 'Ferris Bueller' or 'Risky Business' or 'Breakfast Club,' and apply that to today's world of content creators?" Brat co-founder Darren Lachtman tells Video Insider.
For the first time in 18 years, HBO did not lead all networks in Emmy nominations, and streaming video was the reason.
Now that it has moved to streaming video with HBO Now, the company may need to rethink its ethos of quality, not quantity in order to compete with the streaming Goliath Netflix. And according to comments made by AT&T executive John Stankey-who now oversees the company's content group, including HBO-some changes could be coming.
Ever since Apple first started picking up original video programming last year, one question has been left unanswered: Where, exactly, will all this video content live? It's no small question either, Hollywood A-listers like Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Aniston have signed on to programming without knowing where it will be available, or at what cost -- or even whether it will have advertising.
Last week, the company launched IGTV, a new long-form video app, which will also be viewable inside the main Instagram app.
AT&T Watch TV is part of a broader effort by AT&T to turn its subscription services into a one-stop shop for consumers: get all your entertainment and your mobile data in one place.
Apple's keynote presentation at the company's Worldwide Developer's Conference last week was, as usual, chock full of news for fans of the tech giant. Somewhat lost in the news about augmented reality and new operating systems was a subtle tweak to software-and a new partnership-that attests to the future of pay-TV's streaming future.