VideoFuel: Univision Enters Streaming Wars, Bandsintown Launches Subscription Service For Live Music And More

By Rachel DeSimone on January 15, 2021

This Week in the Digital Video Industry

1 Univision Enters the Streaming Wars With "PrendeTV"

Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S., announced the launch of "PrendeTV," a free, ad-supported streaming service. The service will feature both live, linear channels and on-demand content, sources tell Axios. 

2 Nielsen Debuts TVOD Measurement Service

Nielsen is launching a Theatrical Video On-Demand (TVOD) measurement service for movie releases that are directly available to consumers to rent or purchase streaming and MVPD platforms

3 Bandsintown Launches Monthly Subscription Service, Giving Fans 25 Exclusive Concerts a Month

Called Bandsintown Plus, the $10 monthly service pays for 25 shows a month, according to the company. The first show kicks off this month, with artists scheduled through January and February.

4 Asia's Online Video Market Passes $30 Billion as Paying Subscriptions Grow

Asia’s online video market surpassed $30 billion for the first time in 2020, according to new research. For the first time too, subscription income overtook advertising revenue across the region as a whole. 

5 Apple TV+ Website Gets First UI Update Since the Streaming Service Launched

The new TV+ website homepage features the same featured header that you see in the Apple TV app, along with sections for latest releases and genre categories. This makes it feel much more familiar for customers who are used to the native TV app experience.

6 AVOD Finds Supporting Data Among Younger Demo

While the subscription VOD market continues to grow exponentially, spearheaded by streaming giants, new data from research firm Team Whistle finds that 75% of younger consumers are spending increasingly more time with lesser-known free connected TV options, or AVOD.

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