MediaTransformationUpdate

Disruption Caused By Technology Certainly Is a Big Issue, Says Disney CEO

“When I think about what is going on in our businesses and our world today disruption caused by technology certainly is a big issue,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger while sitting within the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. “It’s one that I don’t necessarily get anxious about but one that I spend a …

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The Marketplace Has Never Been This Dynamic, Says Disney CEO

“If you measure it against the present, the present doesn’t stay the present for very long,” says Disney CEO Bob Iger when discussing their Disney+ launch. “In fact, in today’s world that’s changing so much, the marketplace has never been this dynamic, meaning speed of change is much faster. That’s technology, that’s consumer behavior driven …

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What Netflix Has Done Has Actually Been Good For Us

“We wouldn’t have been ready to launch it (Disney+) two or three years ago,” says Disney CEO Bob Iger. “We wouldn’t have even been ready to talk about it. It takes technology. It takes content. It takes the talent to make the content. It takes a marketplace. You could argue that what Netflix has done …

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Hulu May Implement New Binge Watching Ad Format

Peter Naylor, SVP Advertising Sales at Hulu, says that they are “exploring new ad experiences for binge watchers.” Naylor indicated to AdAge that Hulu may introduce a binge ad product to advertisers at the upcoming NewFronts. The challenge for Hulu is how to capitalize on consumers who are binge-watching shows without raising their annoyance level …

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Hulu Private Marketplace Gives Programmatic Advertisers Choice and Control

“The invite-only auction, which is I would say our new shiny toy that’s getting wrapped in the PMP, provides us the opportunity for a variable floor price,” says Doug Fleming, Head of AdvancedTV at Hulu. “So now the advertiser pays what they deem appropriate for that specific audience. It gives them more choice and control. …

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AT&T CEO Expects Significant Growth in SVoD as DIRECTV Declines

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says that he expects to see significant growth in their SVoD business as their DIRECTV business declines. Stephensen empasized that the declining subscriber numbers for DIRECTV was something they always expected. “The traditional linear we expect to continue to decline,” he said. “We expected that when we bought DIRECTV.” Stephensen says …

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