The Playback

Dec 18, 2017


Top headlines and news across the digital video industry, curated each week by JW Player


Why Net Neutrality Was Repealed and How It Affects You (New York Times) “Many consumer advocates have argued that if the rules get scrapped, broadband providers will begin selling the internet in bundles, not unlike how cable television is sold today. Want to access Facebook and Twitter? Under a bundling system, getting on those sites could require paying for a premium social media package.”


Facebook plans to stop paying publishers to make news feed videos (DigiDay) “The platform plans to end the program that paid publishers and other video makers every month to produce on-demand and live videos for the news feed.”


Ad Views in Premium Content Rose 24% in 3Q, Says FreeWheel (Broadcasting Cable) “While ad views in clips and live streamed video rose, the biggest increase in views and share came in full episodes, 29%, as OTT services flourished and more operators enabled dynamic ad insertion into content viewed via set top boxes.”


Disney snaps up Fox in sweeping $66BN deal (RapidTVNews) “In a move that will totally shake up the pay-TV industry and reshape the Rupert Murdoch media empire, the Walt Disney Company has agreed to buy most of 21st Century Fox.”


2018 Is The Year Autoplay Video With Sound Dies (AdAge) “Mark it on your calendar: Come early 2018, autoplay video with sound will be killed off by browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.”

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