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Twitch continues to grow in Q1 2021, but YouTube Gaming is...

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Streaming platforms Twitch and Facebook Gaming have seen considerable growth in the first quarter of 2021, but YouTube Gaming has stumbled." Read more  

Plex Closes $50 Million Financing Round, Aims to Scale Free-Streaming Business

Variety reports: "Streaming media service Plex, looking to grow its free, ad-supported video business, announced that it raised more than $50 million in Series...

From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’: How Big IP...

Variety reports: "For years, rumors persisted that Lucasfilm was developing movies based on “Star Wars” characters Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi. But by 2018,...

CAA Launches Initiative to Improve Representation in Entertainment

Variety reports: "Power agency CAA and its eponymous foundation have launched a new program to help storytellers accurately portray marginalized communities and sensitive social...

Can “One Hulu” ad campaign boost service’s default service status?

nScreenMedia reports: "Disney is trying to convince streamers that Hulu should be their default service with a new ad campaign, “One Hulu.” But to...

Dentsu develops tool to address audience-based TV advertising’s patchwork problem

Digiday reports: "Traditional TV’s adoption of digital’s audience-based ad targeting is underway, but it remains ensnared by a lack of standardization. So ad buyers...

Twitch sets new record with over 2b hours watched in March

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Twitch set a new monthly viewership record in March with 2.06 billion hours watched, according to StreamElements analytics partner Rainmaker.gg." Read more  

Netflix Nabs Streaming Rights to Sony’s Feature Films Beginning In 2022

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Unlike Disney, NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS, Sony notably has not launched a direct-to-consumer streaming service to compete with Netflix. Instead, the...

WarnerMedia’s CEO says that in 2022 his movies will debut in...

Vox reports: "A few months ago, WarnerMedia upended Hollywood by streaming all of its new movies on HBO Max on the same day they...

As competition heats up, TikTok announces six new interactive music effects...

TechCrunch reports: "TikTok today is doubling down on its roots as a music-backed creation app with the launch of a half dozen new music...