Analyst Insights

The Impact of Pause Ads on Streaming Platforms

December 12, 2018Rob Silvershein

The Impact of Pause Ads on Streaming Platforms

According to a recently published Variety article, AT&T and Hulu announced plans to introduce pause ads on their streaming platforms in 2019. A...

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Why YouTube Failed in the Originals Space

December 04, 2018Brad Schlachter

Why YouTube Failed in the Originals Space

YouTube made headlines this past week by announcing that it will make its original programming free to its two billion monthly users, abandoning the...

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A Skinny Bundle with a Twist

November 01, 2018Rob Silvershein

A Skinny Bundle with a Twist

Atlanta Based Vidgo, a prepaid live TV streaming service, soft-launched its first two Latino content bundles nationwide this past Sunday. The launch...

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Thoughts on the Future of Skinny Bundles & Sling TV

Michael Greeson

Thoughts on the Future of Skinny Bundles & Sling TV

Last week, the vice president of product marketing and management for Sling TV, Jimshade Chaudhari, said during an interview that the fatter channel...

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Can AT&T Compete with Netflix?

October 16, 2018Brad Schlachter

Can AT&T Compete with Netflix?

AT&T’s WarnerMedia made headlines this past week by announcing plans to unveil a direct-to-consumer streaming service by the end of 2019. This...

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Swift Voting

October 11, 2018Rob Silvershein

Swift Voting

If you believe that the power of a celebrity influencer is overstated, the case of the Taylor Swift’s Instagram voter registration post should put...

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The Content Arms Race Continues to Escalate

September 27, 2018Brad Schlachter

The Content Arms Race Continues to Escalate

In January, TDG published a report on the Big-3 SVOD & the Original Content Arms Race that examined the market conditions that were driving...

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5G Is On The Way, And It’s Bringing Company

August 28, 2018Michael Greeson

5G Is On The Way, And It’s Bringing Company

Though large-scale 5G deployments are still a couple years out, there is no doubt that the high-speed mobile service will be combined with virtual...

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OTT Monetization: Neflix’s Model is Not for Everyone

August 22, 2018Brad Schlachter

OTT Monetization: Neflix’s Model is Not for Everyone

With Netflix’s impressive growth and a global base of 130 million subscribers, many OTT services have sought to emulate the industry leader...

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20th Century Fox Prepares for War!

August 15, 2018Rob Silvershein

20th Century Fox Prepares for War!

Last week, 20th Century Fox formalized its $32.5 billion bid to acquire the remaining assets of Sky TV. This did not exceed Comcast’s $34 billion...

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