Telcos to dominate Western European pay-TV

Despite the number of Western European pay-TV subscribers falling by only 1.2% between 2018 and 2024, revenues will decline by 13.1%. Pay-TV revenues will dip by $3.84 billion between 2018 and 2024 to $25.44 billion. – Robert Briel, Broadband TV News »

Netflix Launching ‘Little Black Mirror’ Video Series Starring Maia Mitchell, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso, Juanpa Zurita and More

The trio of “Little Black Mirror” episodes will be released on YouTube on May 26, June 2 and June 6, on the Netflix América Latina channel. The episodes were directed and scored by musician-actor Rudy Mancuso, who is managed by Shots Studios (which also manages digital influencers Pons, Alesso, Stocking and Jibawi). – Todd Spangler, Variety »

TV Long View: Streaming Future Suffers from Lack of Transparency

For audiences, the lack of transparency in digital viewing could lead to more situations like the cancellation of One Day at a Time with Netflix. A lack of public information about how many people had watched the show helped fuel confusion and outrage about why the streamer dropped the show — especially after Netflix lamented on social media about how sad the decision was. – Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter »

Roku announces analytics, planning tools for OTT ads

With deep first-party insights from its 29.1 million active accounts, Roku believes that brands can now better model potential investment and estimate an unduplicated, incremental audience – whether the audience is light TV viewers and cord-cutters or viewers who were under or over exposed to a brand’s ads on linear TV. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News »

Crowdfunded gaming console Ouya will shut down for good on June 25th

[Announced] today that [Razer] will be discontinuing support for the gaming console. Owners of OUYA will have until June 25th to continue using the device. After that, Razer will be deactivating user accounts and shutting down all online elements of its service. Gamers will only be able to play games they have downloaded directly to their console. – AJ Dellinger, Engadget »
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