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Cinedigm Continues Expansion of Distribution Footprint, Launching Nine Streaming Networks on FreeCast’s SelectTV Service

The Agreement Brings Cinedigm Networks including Bambu, The Bob Ross Channel, Comedy Dynamics, CONtv, CONtv Anime, and more to SelectTV Cinedigm announced today a partnership with North American OTT streaming company FreeCast to bring nine of Cinedigm’s popular streaming networks to FreeCast’s rapidly growing streaming service SelectTV. Operated by next-generation television provider FreeCast, SelectTV makes it easier than ever to watch TV Shows, Movies, Events, and more online by organizing all of the web's entertainment…

TechBytes with Sara Larsen, CMO at Brightcove

Tell us about your current role and the team/technology you handle at Brightcove. As the CMO of Brightcove, I oversee Marketing Communications, Demand Generation, Field Marketing, Product Marketing, and Go-To-Market activities. This includes anything from branding, public relations, content development, and pipeline generation. How have your marketing and sales teams regrouped to continue customer success benchmarks? Our marketing and sales teams are aligned at every level, top to bottom. Our CRO and I believe sales and…

Comscore Sees Notable Rise in Streaming Usage

Households using OTT up 28 percent, total OTT hours up 13 percent year-over-year The latest research from Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, finds that OTT streaming has significantly increased across Connected TVs and streaming boxes/sticks in recent weeks. The higher utilization rates are the latest example of how media consumption shifts are rapidly occurring amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In looking at OTT streaming behavior thus far in March 2020, Comscore…

Vidaa and OTTera’s Streaming Video Service Join Power on Hisense Smart TVs with Vidaa Platform

Consumer electronics company Hisense and their subsidiary Vidaa have chosen OTTera, the white label OTT streaming video service, to onboard onto the Hisense VIDAA platform. Vidaa will work with OTTera to integrate long tail providers and utilize OTTera's simple-to-use integration and already integrated advertising solution for a speedier onboarding to its platform. "Hisense and Vidaa have been very aggressive since their entry into the connected TV space, and as an early partner, we are very happy to be a continued part…

Streaming Video Alliance Announces Recipients of Annual Membership Grant Program and Introduces New Industry Conference, SEGMENTS:2020

Alliance's Membership Grant Program Welcomes Three New Members; SEGMENTS:2020 Call for Speakers is Now Open The Streaming Video Alliance (the Alliance), a global technical association solving technical challenges to improve the video experience at scale, announced the recipients of its 2020 Membership Grant Program, now in its third year. The Alliance also introduced SEGMENTS:2020, a new industry conference about the streaming video workflow, and has opened the call for speakers. "On the heels of our five year…

4C Recognized in Gartner’s New Market Guide for Integrated Media Planning Tools

4C, a global data science and marketing technology company, today announced that it has been featured as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s new Market Guide For Integrated Media Planning Tools. Gartner estimates that there are at least 50 vendors in this market. From 4C’s perspective, being selected for this report underscores its emergence over the past decade as a leading innovator in cross-channel marketing software. Gartner’s report outlines the challenges that exist for brands operating in today’s multimedia world:…

Parks Associates: Quality of User Interface (UI) More Important Than Content Recommendations in Video Service Satisfaction

New Study Examines Consumer Preferences Related to New UI Options New research from Parks Associates finds 70% of US broadband households with a major video service consider its user interface to be good, with 48% rating it "very good," and these scores impact their willingness to recommend the service to others. Analysis of consumer responses reveals quality of the UI and the ease of finding content are the most likely factors to drive willingness to recommend a video service. UI Preferences and Content Discovery …

The Sports Streaming Tipping Point: Four Lessons for Future Success

Live sport is a big business. Of all the industry innovations in recent years, OTT streaming has undoubtedly had the most significant impact on its status quo and put the greatest number of cats amongst the pigeons in terms of how much time and mind space (not to mention column inches) has been dedicated to addressing it. More consumers are now sports streaming than ever before. And with the rise of online-only providers like DAZN bringing new competition for existing market players, this has ushered in new expectations…