VideoFuel: This Week in the Digital Video Industry 8/1-8/7

By Rachel DeSimone on August 07, 2020

Week of 8/1-8/7

1. TikTok Makes First Push Into Streaming with Fire TV App

The app includes playlists and compilations of popular videos that TikTok selects, in addition to exclusive interviews with creators and influencers.

2. SVOD Subs Rose 28 Percent in 2019

The number of SVOD subscriptions worldwide rose by 28 percent in 2019, according to Digital TV Research.

3. Pluto TV and LG Embark on Global Smart TV Distribution Partnership

Under the arrangement, 2020 models of LG smart TVs in the U.S. will carry Pluto, an ad-supported, linear bundle of streaming channels.

4. Why AMC Networks Streaming Success Should Terrify Cable Companies

The television brand won't topple the cable business by itself, but the company is proving low-cost niche services can draw enough of a crowd to matter.

5.ViacomCBS Preps Global SVOD Service for 2021

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) will launch an SVOD service internationally beginning in early 2021 delivering content from all of its brands.

6.Even YouTube Indie Video Producers Feel the Ad Revenue Squeeze

Many entrepreneurs are shifting gears as a response, enticing loyal followers to pay monthly subscription fees -- just like the big guys -- to continue with their business enterprises.

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