D2C News

By Alex Sherman January 17, 2019 | At a time when NBC, Disney, AT&T, Viacom, Apple and others are considering subscription services for cord cutters, Walmart is abandoning its plans, according to people familiar with the matter. Instead, Walmart will focus on bolstering Vudu, the video service it acquired in 2010. The giant discount retailer opted not to move forward with a new streaming product after talks with...

By Sahil Patel January 16, 2019 | Interest in ad-supported streaming video — or AVOD, if you absolutely must — is growing at a rapid pace as a wide range of companies look to capture customers interested in free OTT video streaming on connected TV sets. But while this particular market is still in its growth stage, there are several indicators that...

By Beejoli Shah January 14, 2019 | With his new mobile video startup Quibi, veteran Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg is trying to turn short videos for mobile phones into can’t-miss programming. He has promised to stack Quibi with 5,000 10-minute episodes of various movies or TV shows within its first year of launch. But at a time when there’s no shortage...

CONTACT: Marcy Magiera Marcy@degonline.org     New subset group will support Direct-to-Consumer media in creating a robust marketplace to lead the new era of content consumption    LAS VEGAS (January 8, 2019): DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is pleased to pioneer a new direction in media industry advocacy with the formation of the DTC Alliance as a subset of DEG membership.   Every major media company and TV network will launch a Direct-to-Consumer (DTC)streaming service in the next five years representing a...