This Week in the Digital Video Industry: 11/7-11/13
If there's one silver lining for the film industry to the coronavirus pandemic, its VOD.
The company has experienced deep losses in its theme park division because of the pandemic, but investors don’t seem to care at the moment.
Google Fiber earlier this year pulled the plug on its own video service and instead began featuring streaming TV options including fuboTV. Over the summer it added Philo to the list, and now Sling TV.
The problems were evident on desktop and mobile apps, as well as connected-TV devices including Google’s Chromecast. YouTube ads also were not loading during the technical outage.
In a move to expand its reach with Christian audiences, Sony Pictures is buying a streaming service launched by the makers of the “God’s Not Dead” film franchise.
Mango features a thousand movies, TV shows, documentaries and shows for kids. The company has partnered with copyright holders that want to find a new distribution channel for their content.