• Inside the Stream Podcast: More Sports Coming to Streaming; NBCU Picks First Nielsen Alternative

    Welcome to this week’s edition of Inside the Stream, the podcast where nScreenMedia’s Chief Analyst Colin Dixon and I take listeners inside the world of streaming video.

    This week Colin has been following various reports of NBA, MLB and Premier League potentially coming to streaming, courtesy of Sinclair, Apple and DAZN. Colin explains more about what this might mean for the industry, as consumers seek out new alternatives.

    Then we discuss NBCUniversal’s move that it has selected iSpot.tv as its first cross-platform video certified measurement partner. NBCU’s move is the latest by the industry to find a new currency alternative to Nielsen, the long-time standard and to better compete with digital options. NBCU said more measurement partners will be announced.

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  • Over 25 Speakers at CTV Advertising PREVIEW: 2022 (virtual) on Jan. 26th and 27th; Complimentary Sign Up

    VideoNuze’s Connected TV Advertising PREVIEW: 2022 (virtual) will feature over 25 speakers representing all vantage points in the CTV industry. PREVIEW is coming up on January 26th and 27th afternoons, with complimentary sign up!

    The program is also posted and we’ll have 9 sessions across the 2 afternoons, with speakers sharing insights about what they see coming in CTV in the year ahead. Day 1 will start with Brian Wieser, Global President, Business Intelligence at GroupM. Day 2 will start with Ross Benes, senior analyst at eMarketer. Each will be sharing their forecast for CTV revenues for the next 4-5 years and the key drivers.

    Their sessions will be followed by deep dive sessions on the big picture outlook for CTV, programmatic CTV, innovation, the buy-side perspective and publisher perspective on CTV, what’s ahead for TV and digital media and lots more.

    If you’re focused on CTV success in 2022, PREVIEW will be a must-attend virtual event.

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  • Inside the Stream Podcast: Smart TVs at CES, Peacock Olympics, HBO Max’s Success

    Welcome to this week’s edition of Inside the Stream, the podcast where nScreenMedia’s Chief Analyst Colin Dixon and I take listeners inside the world of streaming video.

    This week Colin leads off with highlights of smart TV innovations announced at CES. Then we discuss why Peacock streaming every moment of every event of the upcoming Winter Olympics is a big win for the service and also a milestone decision for parent NBCUniversal.

    Finally, HBO and HBO Max ended the year with nearly 74 million subscribers, which we both shows clear momentum and how they’re moving past the decision to withdraw from Amazon’s Channels programs earlier this year. HBO Max is one of few subscription services that doesn’t need Amazon’s distribution strength.

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  • Peacock Makes Smart Move Live Streaming Full Winter Olympics

    Yesterday Peacock and NBCUniversal announced that every minute of every live event at the upcoming Winter Olympics from Beijing will be streamed on Peacock. In addition, full replays of all competition will be available on Peacock immediately upon conclusion. Peacock viewers will also have access to the Opening and Closing ceremonies, the studio shows and medal ceremonies.

    The announcements are smart moves and allow Peacock to clearly communicate and promote that all events will be available on the service. It’s a big improvement from last summer’s Olympics, which had incomplete coverage on Peacock and where replays and clips of concluded events sometimes were delayed and/or showed up on YouTube prior to being posted on Peacock itself. The execution fell short of many Peacock viewers’ expectations.

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