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Report: Many independent theaters happy to accept MoviePass, but fear the service will shut down

While some large theater chains like AMC have opposed the popular MoviePass service, a new report from <i>Business Insider</i> today dives into how MoviePass …

MoviePass

Nielsen Digital Content Ratings To Incorporate Xumo Viewership

Xumo, the free over-the-top video streaming service, will see viewing on its platform added to Nielsen’s Digital Content Ratings, the companies said …

Advertising Industry

Study: PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, & DIRECTV NOW Customers Are Far Happier Than Cable TV Customers

Today, the American Customer Satisfaction Index was released and, for the first time, streaming services have been included. In what may be the least …

Televisions

Twitter kills its apps on Roku, Android TV and Xbox

Twitter pulled the plug on its official Mac app this past February, and its continuing to shut out other third party apps as well. The company tweeted that as of Thursday, May 24th, Twitter for set top media boxes Roku, Android TV and Xbox will no longer work. The company refers any of these device …

Android TV

Look How Much Netflix Saves by Producing Its Own Originals

While in-house productions cost a lot more upfront, the company is saving a ton of money in the long term.<p><b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ:NFLX) has shifted a growing …

Intellectual Property

The Most Important Leadership Skill You Probably Never Learned

Complex problem solving is an essential leadership skill. Leadership consultancy Zenger Folkman recently surveyed over 300,000 managers and found it was the second most-important competency for effective leadership (next to inspiring and motivating others). The 2016 OECD Survey of Adult Skills …

Management

Google announces YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

Goodbye, YouTube Red; hello, new premium services<p>Google is breaking up its premium YouTube Red service into two new offerings: a YouTube Music streaming service, available either for free with ads or for $9.99 per month, and a YouTube Premium for original video content, costing $11.99 per …

YouTube Red

Infographic: How Video on Demand and Time-Shifting Are Changing Television

With OTT services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon providing hundreds of TV show options, marketers may be worrying about how to switch up their …

Video on Demand

Netflix: Would You Pay $20 a Month for It?

By<p>May 15, 2018 11:39 a.m. ET<p>Can you put a price tag on BoJack Horseman?<p>Of horse you can. (OK, yes, I’m probably fired for that.)<p>As for what that …

Piper Jaffray

4 Examples That Will Confirm You Were Born to Be a Leader

Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.<p>Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is <i>by what standard</i>? Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

Leadership

How to Create a Strong First Impression as a Leader

Lead with authenticity, and these tips will help you communicate the rest to make the best first impression as a leader.<p>5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>You’ve likely heard this saying: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” And it’s true. You …

Body Language

5 Powerfully Essential Questions Every Leader Should Always Ask Themselves (and Their Team Too)

The best leaders reach out to their people for clarity and positive changes. These questions are a great way to begin that conversation.<p>Anyone who owns a business is aware that there are thousands of books and opinions out there regarding how to help make your business become successful. Management …

Leadership

The best investment decision I have ever made

When I got my business degree in 2011, I was ready to start my career.<p>I wanted to start a business, earn money, and also invest. Those were my main …

Success

Want to Keep Your Best Workers from Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, fifty percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. …

Employee Engagement

The Big Reason For TV Consolidation Is Content

Media consolidation takes no breaks -- now companies are tripping over themselves to gain even more leverage, especially in this marketplace. The big …

Advertising Industry

Apple will reportedly sell streaming video subscriptions through its TV app

Apple will follow the path of Amazon this year and offer customers the ability to subscribe to popular streaming service from its TV app, according to a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i>. Normally, consumers must download and subscribe to services like Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Now, Showtime, and others on …

Smart TV

Seven Practices That Will Give Leaders The Time To Lead

At a time when so many roles in organizations are codified it is somewhat curious that there still appears to be so little agreement on what a chief executive is supposed to do. The result can be that CEOs rush around trying to do too much. The notion of newly-promoted managers over-burdening …

Leadership

Is Google A Threat To TV Stations?

Google local media revenue -- search and local advertising on YouTube -- is now at $19 billion, according to BIA Advisory Services.<p>For those scoring …

Digital Advertising

What It Takes to Think Deeply About Complex Problems

The problems we’re facing often seem as complex as they do intractable. And as Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” So what does it take to increase the complexity of our thinking?<p>Too many leaders default to …

Management

Here are 5 ways to be a leader instead of a manager

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a <i>manager</i> and a <b>leader</b>?<p>Jennifer Hill has. Having held senior leadership positions with some top …

Bank of America

How SVoD Started To Steer the Film Business

SVoD streaming services have changed the way we consume entertainment forever, pushing the envelope regarding choice, diversity, freedom, and …

Televisions

Hulu's Incredible Growth Is Bad News For Netflix For One Reason

Hulu now has more than 20 million subscribers thanks to its original shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, an 18% increase since Q4 2017. By comparison Netflix has around 55 million subscribers and CBS All Access serves some 5 million, although that number includes Showtime’s streaming service.<p>The bad …

Televisions

Univision plans Netflix-style streaming service

Univision's streaming ambitions are growing beyond live video. The Hispanic-American broadcaster has unveiled an on-demand service that gives you access to both its own shows as well as partners like the BBC and Viacom. Full access to live and on-demand content will cost you $8 per month, but …

Media Industry

'The writing's on the wall': Streaming services like Netflix set to overtake cable TV

Within two years, streaming services like Netflix will be more popular in Canada than cable TV, a new report suggests.<p>By the end of 2020, 10.6 …

Televisions

Amazon Prime Video's growth outpaces Netflix in UK

Amazon’s efforts to challenge the supremacy of Netflix are starting to pay off, with Prime Video proving to be the fastest-growing video-on-demand …

Video on Demand

Hispanic audiences, and $1.5T in buying power, trend toward OTT

By Samantha Bookman<p>As the online video market heats up, increasing attention is being paid to one of its fastest-growing consumer segments: the …

Televisions

Refinery29 to Launch OTT Service Channel29, Unveils Expanded Slate of ‘Socially Impactful Content’

Refinery29, the media and entertainment player that targets millennial females, is the latest content company to plot an over-the-top video …

Virtual Reality

Cord cutting didn’t accelerate in Q1 but was still way up year over year

Analysts were quick to tell a reactionary Wall Street that cord cutting didn’t actually accelerate in the first quarter, with the rate of increase …

Televisions

Sling TV cloud DVR now on browsers, Chromecast, Xbox and LG TVs

The $5-a-month extra service expands to work with most devices.<p>As live TV streaming services mature, one of the biggest differentiators is the ability to record shows, play them back later and (maybe) skip commercials.<p>Now one of the cheapest such services, Sling TV, has expanded its cloud DVR …

Televisions

Condé Nast to Launch Wired, Bon Appetit, GQ As Their Own OTT Networks

Wired, GQ and Bon Appetit are slated to become the first magazine brands within Condé Nast to support their own fully programmed streaming channels, …

Televisions