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Ten predictions for digital media in 2018

1. There will be blood in the escalating battle amongst premium OTT video giants, as the market becomes over-saturated, early winners and losers are declared, and Netflix finds itself increasingly in everyone’s lines of sight — including Disney’s and Apple’s. Originals continue to be the primary weapon used on the …

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Between the Streams: New Star Wars trilogy bonanza, choose-your-own-adventure TV

This week on Between the Streams, it’s all about Star Wars, as Disney announced that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson will get his own trilogy. We’ll also discuss Universal’s monster troubles, choose-your-own-adventure TV, and more. The post Between the Streams: New Star Wars trilogy bonanza, choose-your-own-adventure TV appeared first …

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Ball ’til you fall (asleep) with ESPN Plus, a stand-alone streaming service

Following a massive announcement from Disney in September, we knew to expect a stand-alone on-demand streaming service for ESPN sooner than later, and during the Disney earnings call on Thursday, November 9, CEO Bob Iger revealed its moniker: ESPN Plus. ESPN Plus will be powered by streaming distribution company BamTech — …

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ESPN’s new streaming service will launch in the spring and be called “ESPN Plus”

Today on Disney’s Q3 earnings call CEO Bob Iger gave a preview of ESPN’s upcoming direct to consumer streaming service. The announcement comes after another disappointing quarter for ESPN, with decreased ad revenue and higher programing costs compared to the prior year. The service will be called ESPN Plus, and live …

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