First there was DISH Network's Sling TV. Then Sony's PlayStation Vue. Now, it looks like Disney and FOX are looking to get into the cord-cutting game, as a new report hints that Hulu could be on its way to launching a live streaming Internet television service next year.
Sling TV just announced it has added local live broadcasts from Univision and UniMás to its Spanish-language OTT streaming service, Sling Latino. It's a first for the company and a sign of how it might evolve next.
Three stories hit the news on Monday in separate publications, concerning three different but interrelated subjects -- advertising, entertainment, and the IT backbone of the Internet. Taken together, they represent a tipping point in a trend we've seen building for a decade. Welcome to the era of cord cutting.
While DirecTV and DISH have both leveraged their established pay-TV businesses to launch OTT (over-the-top) Internet streaming TV aimed at Latino audiences earlier this year, one year-old startup KlowdTV has decided to enter the fray by adding an assortment of 29 Spanish-language channels to its micro-bundle Internet TV selection.
Latinos are still over-indexing as a digital entertainment audience above other ethnic demographics and above the general population as a whole. But the study also shows the gap between leading digital Latinos, and everyone else, is starting to close.
The latest study shows Latinos still dominate the over-the-top (OTT) Internet streaming entertainment market, and adds new insights about the differences (and similarities) between Spanish-dominant and English-speaking or bilingual households.
DISH Network's Sling TV continues to improve its path blazing Internet TV subscription service, and continues to go after cord-cutting or "cord-never" Latino audiences, with two big additions this week: a new app for Android TV (i.e., the Google Nexus Player), and the addition of ESPN Deportes to its add-on pack for Spanish-speaking live sports nuts.
Sling TV, the potentially game changing Internet TV package for cord cutters by DISH Network, just added a new platform, new extras, and more content to its core package, which costs $20 per month for live streaming and on demand TV.
The battle for the cord-cutting, Internet savvy Latino viewer is heating up, as DISH network's Sling TV announced this week it would be adding Univision Spanish-language content to its live and on-demand Internet TV lineup.
The Consumer Electronics Show is wrapping up its week in Las Vegas, and while the majority of the focus is (obviously) consumer electronics, these three big can't-miss announcements dominated the headlines for CES 2015.
Yaveo, a streaming entertainment TV subscription for Spanish-language programming over the Internet, puts Latinos at the center of media history: It's the first of its kind Internet-only TV subscription to launch in the U.S.
Whether or not the Federal Communications Commission will favor Net Neutrality in its upcoming (monumental) decision is still unknown, but a recent statement by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler may pave the way towards a new Internet revolution: streaming TV online.
In a move that undoubtedly will make cable-cutters and cable-nevers very happy, premium TV network HBO announced it will launch a stand-alone online television service in 2015 -- sans cable subscription.