VideoFuel: Disney Reorganizes to Focus on Streaming, The News Wars Are Heating Up and More

By Rachel DeSimone on October 16, 2020


This Week in the Digital Video Industry: 10/10-10/16


1 Disney Says Its 'Primary Focus' For Entertainment is Streaming--Announces a Major Reorg

Disney is restructuring its media and entertainment divisions, as streaming becomes the most important facet of the company’s media business.

2 The Streaming News Wars Are Heating Up

Though nowhere near as sexy as the death match between Netflix and Disney+, the land grab among the traditional TV news powers scrambling for turf in the streaming space is becoming impossible to ignore.

3 AVODs: U.S. Users Hit 17%; Audience Older, Less Wealthy Than SVODs'

In this year’s third quarter, 17% — or nearly one in five — U.S. internet users watched one or more ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) services in the previous month — up from 13% in Q3 2019, according to the latest research from Ampere Analysis.

4 NBCU's Peacock Top Performing US SVOD of Q3

According to new research from Kantar, Peacock captured more than 17% of all new VOD subscriptions in the US in the three months ended in September.

5 Nielsen Expands Connected TV Measurement to Youtube and YouTube TV

The addition of connected TV devices will allow marketers to better understand the success of their YouTube and YouTube TV campaigns across platforms and across screens, according to Scott Brown, Nielsen’s head of audience measurement.

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