VideoFuel: This Week in the Digital Video Industry 9/26-10/2

1 Google Announces Crackdown on In-App Billing, Aimed at Netflix and Spotify

A new post from the official Android Developer Blog promises a crackdown on in-app billing that sounds like it's targeted at big streaming services like Netflix and Spotify.

2 VideoElephant Launches Free Short-Form Video Streaming Service

VideoElephant revealed its new free, short-form video streaming service that pulls together more than 60 channels news, foreign-language content and more.

3 Samsung Launches Its Own Demand-Side Advertising Platform

Samsung Ads launched Samsung DSP, a new self-service demand-side advertising platform to connect media buyers with the company’s linear, CTV, mobile and desktop ad inventory.

4 FuboTV Kicks OFF IPO with Eye on Raising Up to $165M

FuboTV, a live streaming TV service, today announced the launch of its public offering of 15 million shares of common stock.

5 SVOD Set to Generate $100BN Over the Next Five Years

By 2025, a third of the world’s TV households are set to have at least one SVOD subscription, up from a quarter at end-2019.

6 Is Linear Ad Replacement Finally Here? SpotX Bolsters Its Addressable TV Chops

The video ad server and SSP SpotX boosted its addressable TV capabilities Tuesday by upgrading its platform, which can now replace linear ads on smart TVs in real time.

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