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Walmart is helping launch original shows, claiming that Netflix and Amazon don"t make enough content aimed at its core Middle America shoppers (WMT)

AP Walmart has struck deals to back original TV shows and other programming that will air on its streaming service, Vudu.&nbs.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 11th, 2018

Walmart Explores Its Own Streaming Service

Walmart is exploring a subscription video streaming service that would seek to challenge Netflix and Amazon.com by offering programming that targets Middle America......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 28th, 2018

As Netflix and Amazon produce their own shows, free streaming service Tubi focuses on bringing traditional Hollywood to viewers

“We will never do original content,” Tubi CEO Farhad Massoudi said, because Tubi is focused on providing a revenue source for studios and networks in an era when they have to compete with the “beast of Netflix.”.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 29th, 2018

Netflix, Amazon making more scripted shows than broadcasters for the first time

The television industry produced a record 495 original scripted television programs this year, according to a new industry report from FX Networks Research. Of those, 160 — or nearly a third — came from “online services” such as Netflix, .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 14th, 2018

Streaming Video Services Made More Original Shows Than Broadcast or Cable in 2018, Report Says

In four years, streaming services have quadrupled their market share. Online streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon just made television hist.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneDec 13th, 2018

AT&T rolling out three-tiered streaming service

To compete with Netflix and a similar platform from Walt Disney Co., AT&T plans to launch three versions of a video-streaming service next year that will feature original content from Warner Bros.,... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 30th, 2018

YouTube and Facebook are learning it’s not so easy to make shows people want to watch

As soon as Netflix hit it big with House of Cards, and Amazon followed suit with a breakout hit, Transparent, one tech giant after another started seeing dollar signs. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 29th, 2018

YouTube to take original shows out from behind a paywall

In the future, “Karate Kid” fans will be able to watch “Cobra Kai” for free. YouTube plans to make all of its original content available to its 2 billion users via an ad-supported model. Previously, the digital video giant put its YouTube Origin.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 27th, 2018

Netflix plans to raise $2 billion to fund new content

Netflix said Monday it plans to raise about $2 billion in debt to fund original shows, acquire content and for possible acquisitions......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 22nd, 2018

Netflix unveils $2 billion debt issue to fund new content

Netflix Inc announced its third tap of debt markets in a year on Monday, aiming to raise about $2 billion as the streaming video pioneer invests heavily in original shows and acquiring content to fend off intensifying competition......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 22nd, 2018

Apple to offer free video content to device owners

Apple Inc. is spending a billion dollars on original content this year to get into the same business as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, but so far it’s been unclear what the computer giant’s digital video service will look like. The industry got a .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 12th, 2018

Risk of streaming fatigue as Walmart, AT&T, Disney join fray

As Walmart, AT&T and Disney join stalwarts such as Netflix in streaming video and creating original shows, the plethora of new services creates a risk for streaming fatigue. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 11th, 2018

Walmart’s Vudu Video Service Will Be Getting Original Shows From MGM

But Vudu’s product chief says the new deal isn't an attempt to chase the likes of Netflix. Walmart is getti.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 8th, 2018

Doubling down: Streaming subscriptions, original content on the rise

Interest in streaming is soaring — both among subscribers and the platforms themselves, with worldwide subscriptions to subscription video on demand (SVOD) positioned to more than double by 2023 and services such as Netflix and Amazon nearly doub.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 25th, 2018

No Sex Please, We"re Apple: iPhone Giant Seeks TV Success on Its Own Terms

Apple wants to make scripted shows for streaming. But it doesn’t want to risk its pristine brand image by including violence, politics, raw language and risqué story lines common to cable, Netflix and Amazon......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjSep 22nd, 2018

All the confirmed original shows coming to Netflix in 2018

NetflixNetflix still has a good deal of original content in store for the rest of this year. 2018 has already seen the premiere.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 20th, 2018

The 8 Netflix original TV shows coming this fall that are definitely worth watching

Netflix Netflix is always dropping new shows and new seasons, but now that it's the fall TV season, there are even more than usual. To make choosing what .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 11th, 2018

Is Facebook Watch a Serious Streaming Platform? These 6 Shows Say Yes

Facebook is beefing up its original TV content, most of which seems aimed at younger users. But is it any good? Here’s a look at the best on offer......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytSep 6th, 2018

As Amazon Go prepares San Francisco launch, this startup wants to help other retailers go cashierless

It has been four years since Krishna Motukuri had his lightbulb moment about grocery checkout lines. Motukuri needed to make a quick stop for a gallon of milk, but there was nothing quick about landing in the middle of Trader Joe's dinner rush. T.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 4th, 2018

Netflix Is Testing Ads for Its Original Content

Users are reporting seeing ads in between shows. Netflix has confirmed it is testing showing ads for its original content. The ads reportedly come in between episodes and feature trailers for Netflix’s original content,.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 18th, 2018

Key Words: Too many shows? Netflix exec says it can balance quality and quantity

Netflix Inc.’s head of original programming defended the streaming service’s strategy on Sunday, answering skeptics who have questioned its massive volume of content......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 29th, 2018