Comcast to Launch Disney+ and ESPN+ on Xfinity Platforms

Comcast and The Walt Disney Company announced that they have reached an agreement that includes the rights for Comcast to distribute the Disney+ and ESPN+ services on its Xfinity X1 and Flex platforms. “With the addition of Disney+ and ESPN+, our X1 and Flex customers will soon have the ability to easily find and watch the complete range of Disney shows and sports,” said Rebecca Heap, Senior Vice President, Video and Entertainment, Comcast Cable. “Whether it’s live, on demand or streamed via an app, unifying content is…

Comcast to Launch Disney+ and ESPN+ on Xfinity Platforms

Comcast and The Walt Disney Company announced that they have reached an agreement that includes the rights for Comcast to distribute the Disney+ and ESPN+ services on its Xfinity X1 and Flex platforms. “With the addition of Disney+ and ESPN+, our X1 and Flex customers will soon have the ability to easily find and watch the complete range of Disney shows and sports,” said Rebecca Heap, Senior Vice President, Video and Entertainment, Comcast Cable. “Whether it’s live, on demand or streamed via an app, unifying content is…

Study: Digital Hologram ARAdvertising vs. Traditional Advertising in 5G Era

How WIMI's Hologram AR advertising technology is changing the industry Antiprohense, a market research organization in Hong Kong, recently released a research report on 'Digital Advertising vs. Traditional Advertising in 5G Era'. Digital advertising is challenging the traditional advertising industry. During the outbreak of COVID-19, many people saw the public-welfare function and commercial value of the media, and many advertisers would adjust their advertising strategies as soon as possible. Digital advertising will…

Coming of Age: 2020, a Generation-Defining Year for Gen X and Boomers

By the end of this decade, most global consumers are expected to be older than 60. Though the global population is aging and people are having fewer babies, the power and influence of older groups in the marketplace seems to have been largely lost on some marketers. As Generation Z have taken the pedestal from under millennials as the newest enigma for the modern marketer, Generation X or Gen X and baby boomers have often been left at the margin. “Old” and “young” stereotypes becoming old-fashioned Younger…

Study: 61% of US Broadband Households Subscribe to Two or More OTT Services

New industry report evaluates potential impact of new SVOD services in OTT market New research in Parks Associates' The Next 'Big 3' in OTT finds 61% of US broadband households subscribe to two or more OTT services as of 3Q 2020, up from 48% the previous year. Forty-five percent subscribe to three or more, up from 27%, and 31% subscribe to four or more, up from 14%. The Next 'Big 3' in OTT evaluates this rise in service stacking and the impact of new SVOD services, including Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, and Apple TV+, plus an…

Study: Brands and Agencies Turning to Digital Promotions Now More Than Ever

Realtime Media, a global leader in driving customer acquisition and engagement through creative applications of technology, announced the results of a national market research survey. The results show that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, more brands and agencies are leveraging digital promotions than ever before as a way to engage consumers, with a specific emphasis on purchase-based campaigns. The company-administered survey revealed that 73% of companies and 60% of agencies had executed a digital promotion within the last…

Michael Ni Joins Coveo as Chief Growth Officer

Coveo, the leading relevance platform for search, recommendations, and personalization, announced Michael Ni as its new Chief Growth Officer. Ni will oversee the marketing team and lead Coveo’s next stage of growth as a global SaaS company, reporting to CEO and Chairman Louis Têtu. Marketing Technology News: eGain Modernizes IVR Engagement with AI, Digital, and Analytics "Coveo is unequivocally the industry’s largest and fastest-growing global provider of cloud relevance platforms, and a leader in applied AI for the…

Terminus Acquires GrowFlare

Terminus, the leading account-based marketing platform, announced its acquisition of GrowFlare, an innovative account profiling and predictive data company that leverages psychographic intelligence to dynamically identify ideal accounts and surfaces the intelligence needed to engage with relevance. The addition of GrowFlare brings a powerful new data solution into the Terminus Engagement Hub and provides customers with the capabilities they need to focus their go to market efforts and dynamically prioritize accounts as…

MediaKind Mediaroom is the IPTV Platform Used by MEO, the Leading Pay-TV Service in Portugal

Mediaroom platform offers a unique, comprehensive, and graphically rich user experience to MEO subscribers, including linear, video-on-demand, time-shift TV, and cloud DVR services Recent upgrades from MediaKind's portfolio of solutions enable premium video storage and processing capabilities, HD user experience, live OTT streaming, and app aggregation MediaKind, a global change leader in media technology and services, announces that its long-standing Mediaroom customer, MEO, has been recognized as Portugal's leading…

Applicaster Launches “Fast Forwards” to Harness Surge in Video Subscription and Advertising

Applicaster, the global technology company turbocharging video app development and giving media companies a better way "to app", launched Fast Forward Solutions, a breakthrough multi-partner technology stack that dramatically accelerates video app development. The Fast Forward Solutions include subscription, ad-based, and TV Everywhere business models, blending industry-standard technology partners—Brightcove, JW Player, MPX, Google Suite and Adobe Primetime, among many others—combined with deep technologies such as React…

Studio BLUP Promotes Laura Lane to Chief Marketing Officer as Part of Its Ongoing Growth Plans

Studio BLUP, part of the LAB Group of agencies, has promoted Laura Lane to Chief Marketing Officer as part of its ongoing growth plans. Laura has spent just over a year and a half freelancing at the agency to help manage client projects for the likes of Nerf and Reebok whilst also running her own personalised gift and visual storytelling business My Icon Story where she has created product ranges for global brands including Mr Men, Lovehearts, Transport for London and the Natural History Museum. Marketing Technology News:…

Comcast Planning to Team Up With Walmart to Develop and Distribute Smart TVs

With an annual growth rate of 4.1 percent, the video streaming service is expected to reach $26 billion this year. Netflix founded way back in 1997, is probably the first name that comes to mind when talking about online streaming services. The growth of Netflix paved the path for others to join its race and now we have a dozen online streaming services competing with each other. Some prominent names that came alongside were YouTube, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, among others. When such prominent names have already…

BBTV Signs New Contracts With Major Content Partners

BBTV Holdings Inc., a media-tech company that uses technology-enabled solutions to help content owners become more successful,  announced the signing of four major content partners: Nick Pro, penguinz0 (Charlie White Jr.), Jack Denmo, and Francesca Farago. The partners further amplify and expand BBTV’s rich library of content, viewership, and monetization. In addition, BBTV has retained and extended its partnerships with Kwebbelkop (Jordi van den Bussche), IAmSanna (Sanna Van Vucht), and CJ SO COOL (Cordero Brady),…

Facebook Unveils Cloud Gaming to Race Against Stadia and Xcloud

With the ongoing testing in limited regions, Facebook has ventured into the cloud gaming universe with the launch of several cloud-streamed games. These games are available on the Facebook app and the browser, eliminating the need for any downloads.  Users can play the games available on the cloud service via the existing Facebook service. Further, there are no requirements for special hardware or controllers, as users can play with their hands on mobile and PC users can utilize mouse and keyboard.  For the first week,…

How COVID-19 Has Coronated Digital the King of Healthcare Marketing

In many ways, the coronavirus pandemic has been different for each of us, but we’ve also shared many of the same experiences. I can confidently say that you, the reader, have most likely driven tens of miles to find basic commodities, celebrated holidays with extended family on Zoom, and binge-watched episodes of Tiger King. However, one place we know with certainty that you avoided at all costs was your doctor’s office. In a recent McKinsey report, 80% of physicians surveyed saw a drop in patient volumes, with 62%…

Shut Down, Just Like That?: Quibi Shutting Down Spells “Life is Hard” in the Live Streaming VOD Industry

Quibi had a rather short stint, but it’s vanishing act will leave a stale taste in the mouth of everyone in the ad tech industry. Investors lost $1.8 billion that they invested hoping to build an adtech-centric company that would revolutionize the way viewers consume video content on their smartphones. They almost managed to sail through the months of challenge, until the ship sank in shallow waters within 7 months of their "Titanic" entry into the global VOD space.  When we are witnessing a rise (flattering if we go by…

LG Launches Shop Time App On LG Smart TVs

Shopping from home just became even more convenient for LG TV owners just in time for the holidays. LG Electronics USA announced the launch of the Shop Time app exclusively on LG Smart TVs. Shop Time lets you use your TV to make purchases directly from popular multiplatform video retailers QVC and HSN and several other at-home shopping channels. The app is available now via free download on all LG Smart TVs (2016-2020), including the critically acclaimed LG OLED TV lineup, reaching millions of households across the U.S.…

ViacomCBS Announces Leadership of Global Streaming Organization

Positions company to seize global opportunity in streaming through integrated strategy and structure across free and pay platforms Strengthens cross-house content and franchise collaboration across ViacomCBS streaming ecosystem ahead of Paramount+ launch in early 2021 Tom Ryan named President and CEO, ViacomCBS Streaming; Kelly Day, COO, ViacomCBS Networks International, to assume additional role of President of Streaming, ViacomCBS Networks International ViacomCBS announced a new leadership structure for its global…

LADbible Group Teams up With Jimmy Carr to Launch LADx in First Ever B2B Campaign

LADx is LADbible Group’s latest digital video advertising offering, that seeks to address key industry concerns such as wasted ad-spend and transparency head on LADbible Group, the world’s largest and most engaged social publisher, has launched LADx, a revolutionary streaming-based video advertising format, in its first ever B2B media campaign starring comedian Jimmy Carr. The campaign created by LADbible Group’s marketing team and in-house creative agency Joyride, is running in the UK from today, across social media,…

Jebbit Releases Fourth Consumer Data Trust Index Revealing Covid’s Impact on Consumer Trust Increase in World’s Leading Brands

Study Reveals Data Collection is at the Heart of Consumer Trust / Established Technology, Convenience and Home Improvement Brands Score High While Facebook and Direct-to-Consumer Brands Struggle Jebbit, the world’s leading declared data platform, announced the release of their most recent Consumer Data Trust Index, a report surveying consumer trust in 100 of the world’s leading public-facing companies. In past surveys, adult consumers from the United States were asked to rate, on a scale of one to 10, their level of trust…