Despite steadfastly pledging allegiance to the traditional pay-TV ecosystem, The Walt Disney Co. is quietly exploring digital distribution, including going direct-to-consumer. The media giant late last year in the United Kingdom launched DisneyLife, a subscription streaming service offering catalog movies, TV shows, books and video games. The service was subsequently expanded to China.
Google’s $35 Chromecast dongle represented 35% of the global streaming media device market in 2015 — up from 30% in 2014, according to new data from Strategy Analytics. Together with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku, the four devices accounted for more than 80% of streaming media device shipments worldwide in 2015.
A report released March 8 by Parrot Analytics in association with DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group indicates “Fuller House” not only dominated the online conversation regarding SVOD programming, but generated more online buzz the week ended March 1 than any other TV show aside from “The Walking Dead.”