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Disney looks to emulate Amazon with membership offering: The entertainment giant could also advance its flywheel by introducing in-app commerce for Disney+ and improving cross-selling opportunities.

On today's episode, we discuss what to make of HBO Max merging with Discovery+, Apple TV+'s content push, and Peacock's recent struggles. "In Other News," we talk about the significance of the Big Ten's latest media rights deal and why streaming may have just surpassed cable. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Ross Benes.

TikTok and YouTube are taking short-form video to CTVs: Strong viewer growth is making TV screens the next battleground for digital video dominance.

Roku’s in a “Weird” situation: When your best chance to grow is a “Weird Al” Yankovic biopic, things can’t be going that well.

Netflix’s ad-supported plans have an image problem: Concerns are swirling about the value of its upcoming subscription tier.

Streaming hits a major milestone: Time spent streaming beat out broadcast and cable for the first time ever last month.

On today's episode, we discuss the most pressing questions related to The Walt Disney Co.'s streaming platforms: what should we make of the recent price increase announcement, will Hulu soon become a tile within the Disney+ app, and what is the significance of Disney+ expecting to sign up fewer subscribers in the future? "In Other News," we talk about whether streaming will save sports or kill it and why folks are more likely to put TV subscriptions on the chopping block. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Ross Benes.

Smart TVs are staring down a very different landscape: Hardware sales will recover this year as the industry addresses concerns about miscounting ads.

TikTok’s growth could be stifled by ties to China: Intense demand and repeated scandals have the company twisted in a knot.

Disney+ gets out in front of Netflix: When it comes to launching and announcing pricing for its ad-supported tier, that is.

On today's episode, we discuss why Spotify is cautiously optimistic, the potential of video podcasts, and whether TikTok Music could be the next big podcast app. "In Other News," we talk about why people buy smart speakers and how crucial gaming is for Netflix's future. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Daniel Konstantinovic and senior account director Michael Civins.

Among US companies investing in digital video advertising, the share that did so exclusively on YouTube increased from 47% in Q4 2021 to 60% in Q1 2022, for a total of roughly 9,300 companies in the US.

HBO Max’s reputation is at risk: Cost-cutting moves from the debt-ridden company have consumers worried about the streamer’s future.

Ditching Netflix to pay for groceries: Consumers in the US and UK show a willingness to cut back on media and retail subscriptions as the cost of living skyrockets.

What’s next for TikTok? The social video behemoth could be expanding into music streaming services to challenge Spotify and Apple Music. We look at other tech segments ripe for a TikTok takeover.

CTV spend will see a downturn after Roku’s Q2: Months of macroeconomic pains and murky CTV credibility hurt the sector’s ad spend.

On today's episode, we discuss the most pressing questions related to Netflix: did its earnings present a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty picture, what to make of this new timeline for its ad-supported tier, and does the company have more Netflix-specific or industry-wide problems? "In Other News," we talk about Nielsen ONE's YouTube measurement capabilities and which streamers consumers are debating saying goodbye to next. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Ross Benes.

Advertisers use a different strategy on YouTube than on other digital video platforms. In Q1 2022, more than 40% of US video ads on the Alphabet-owned platform were post-rolls, and almost 30% were mid-roll ads. On other video platforms, 97% played before video content.

The NFL’s streaming service is full of ifs and buts: Deals with other streamers complicate the league’s attempt to flex its viewership.

Netflix recently announced it's set to introduce an ad-supported tier. But what’s the lay of the ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) land in markets around the world? Join our analyst Bill Fisher as he hosts analysts Paul Briggs and Matteo Ceurvels to discuss a few of the markets Netflix is looking to disrupt.