Industry Alert: TVREV’s Alan Wolk Doesn’t Believe Streaming...

Industry expert Alan Wolk from TVREV recently appeared in an interview with Cheddar News. Here, we’ll break down all of the topics he covered. This includes Squid Game and international markets to Google’s role collecting search data in the streaming wars. The first topic on the board is Squid Game. This Netflix original that became […]

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Art Channel Loupe Launches on SelectTV

FreeCast adds the visual art streaming platform to its linear channel lineup in time for the holiday season. FreeCast and Loupe are announcing a new partnership that will bring a free ad-supported TV (FAST) channel to the company’s  SelectTV service. Subscribers to FreeCast’s aggregated streaming service will be able to enjoy the channel at no […]

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ota development affects ott industry Executive Vlog: “The Relationship Between OTT and OTA”...

We’re now at our third Executive Vlog by Irwin Podhajser, our IVP of Media and Network Partnerships, and we’re finally ready to discuss the direct relationship between OTT and OTA television. However, not all of it can be easily covered in one episode. This discussion will continue over the next several weeks. Podhajser ended up […]

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Theatrical Releases vs. Simultaneous Release (Same-Day) Streaming

In previous blog posts, we’ve explored how streaming services and the media industry have adapted to a world recovering from a global pandemic. One such development was major motion picture studios announcing that blockbuster movies would release simultaneously on streaming services and in theatres, or in some cases, only on SVOD platforms. This decision has […]

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Executive Vlog: “Cord Cutting, Bandwidth, and MDUs” with...

In our second week of executive vlogs, Roy Labrador introduces viewers to the basics of the cord cutting movement. Labrador is the Executive Vice President of IOT and Partnership Sales at FreeCast. After explaining his role at FreeCast, Labrador touches on how his job helps propel SelectTV into the future of streaming. Who is Roy […]

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Industry Alert: Roku Reports Increased YoY Revenue Amidst...

*UPDATE: As of December 8th, 2021, Google and Roku have struck a multi-year deal to allow YouTube apps on the Roku platform.* With Q3 officially over, Roku has revealed that their number of active users and revenue has increased more than previously predicted. The digital media hardware company saw 1.3 million new active accounts, bringing […]

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ota development affects ott industry Executive Vlog: “OTA Developments and its Impact on...

Irwin Podhajser, an industry expert for streaming, kicks off FreeCast’s Executive Blog series by explaining developments in OTT vs. OTA. For those unfamiliar, OTT stands for Over-The-Top, and includes digital streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, SelectTV, and more. OTA stands for Over-The-Air, and represents traditional broadcast TV transmitted through air waves. “There have been three […]

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Industry Alert: The Streamable Documents Survey on “Churn”...

A Park Associates study found that, of the top eight reasons media consumers cancel OTT streaming services, half are content-related. The survey found that “I finished watching the shows I liked” ranked as the number two response. 26 percent of responders cited this answer. Furthermore, “finishing shows” fell 1 percent behind “need to cut household […]

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A Comprehensive History of Innovation in the Streaming...

FreeCast, a leader in super aggregation, explores the pivotal moments that led to the streaming-era boom seen in recent years. In the year 2021, it’s hard to imagine a world where streaming doesn’t exist. In fact, a yearly Leichtman Research Group study found that an estimated 78 percent of US households use at least one […]

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FreeCast Adds Real America’s Voice to SelectTV

ORLANDO, Fla., June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — ORLANDO, Fla., June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — FreeCast is announcing a new agreement with Performance One Media to offer Real America’s Voice to SelectTV’s viewers. Real America’s Voice is a linear channel delivering exciting live news, current affairs and event coverage along with original programming seven […]

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