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Below you will find solutions to a wide range of issues that the broadcasting industry currently faces as well as StreamVX case studies from the business sectors that the company operates in. So whether you are a CEO, CTO, CFO or in middle management, you will find expert information that may well help you in making astute decisions for your company.

June 7, 2024

Netflix shares soar on growth of subscribers to packages with advertising service. What's Wall Street excited about?

Trend Analysis
Szymon Karbowski

It looks like Netflix has solved the problem of securing long-term growth. The streaming giant now has 40 million users on its ad-supported streaming service. That number has almost doubled in the last four months, which is really significant.

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May 31, 2024

Dreams of cord-cutting and low-cost video streaming services were overblown? Is the era of chaos and nostalgia for cable upon us?

Trend Analysis
Szymon Karbowski

As many of us remember, streaming video services were supposed to let us watch what we wanted, when we wanted, and be a pretty affordable option. What's striking is that over the past few years, streaming has become expensive. It has done the impossible: made people miss good old-fashioned cable bundles.

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May 24, 2024

Disney+, Hulu and Max available in one packet. Offer like this has never been on the market yet.

Trend Analysis
Szymon Karbowski

The biggest streaming services compete fiercely for consumers' attention and money. However, they often do business together, such as selling time-limited rights to their famous productions or joint offers. We see this second situation in the context of joint subscriptions to Max, Disney+ and Hulu.

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May 17, 2024

Bob Bakish steps down as CEO of Paramount Global.

Business
Szymon Karbowski

Amid the M&A drama enveloping Paramount Global, Bob Bakish is stepping down as CEO after eight years at the helm of Shari Redstone's media empire.

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May 10, 2024

A billion dollars for a new FIFA football tournament on Apple TV+! Will this deal go through?

Business
Szymon Karbowski

FIFA is close to a deal with Apple to create a new global football tournament, the New York Times has learned. The Club World Championship, which would feature the best clubs in the world, would last a month and be available on Apple TV+ streaming platform.

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May 3, 2024

Netflix to Stop Providing Subscriber Numbers.

Trend Analysis
Szymon Karbowski

Netflix will stop providing subscriber numbers in 2025, marking the end of an era in the streaming wars. The company said the change comes amid different pricing for plans and a greater focus on revenue and engagement.

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April 26, 2024

Viaplay will also fight account sharing with subscribers.

Trend Analysis
Szymon Karbowski

This summer, Viaplay plans to launch a cheaper offer - Viaplay with advertising. The Scandinavian streaming service wants to start fighting with users who share their passwords with people outside the household. The company estimates that a third of its subscribers do this. 

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April 19, 2024

Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+ dominate in Europe.

Trend Analysis
Szymon Karbowski

85% of the time spent watching video on demand in Europe belongs to three major global streaming platforms - Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+. That’s the summary of the report by the European Audiovisual Observatory, set up by the European Council.

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April 12, 2024

Disney say's: 'NO!' to 'sharing'.

Trend Analysis
Szymon Karbowski

Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, gave an interview to CNBC about the company's fight against account sharing with people living outside the household. This battle will begin in June and will initially be implemented in a few countries, with subscribers around the world being affected in September.

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April 5, 2024

Max will enter the European market in June.

Business
Szymon Karbowski

Last year, HBO Max was rebranded as Max. In June, Max will replace HBO Max and will be launched in most European countries, including Poland. The price of the service in European markets is not yet known.

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