Media & Entertainment

All eyes are on streaming. Last year, non-pay TV viewers surpassed traditional pay TV viewers in the US, per our forecast. Years of streaming platform proliferation are over, yielding to consolidation and fragmented ad measurement. Bundles between streaming platforms and partnerships with retail media platforms are forming, leaving media buyers with a headache over how to strategize.

Meta, Google rake in ad dollars from Temu’s spending spree: Wall Street loves to see tech giants grow their ad revenue, but not all funding streams are sustainable.

Hugging Face will use its open-source AI to build robots: It’s part of a broader industry push to use generative AI to make physical robots commercially viable.

OTT will account for more than half (53.5%) of US video subscription revenues by 2025, when it will reach $71.92 billion, according to our December 2023 forecast.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss how the upcoming giant sports streaming service from Fox, Warner Bros. Discovery, and ESPN benefits The Walt Disney Co.; what will happen when Hulu and Disney+ combine; and why Disney is now choosing to invest so much in Epic Games. "In Other News," we talk about what to make of Roku's current market position and what YouTube Premium has taught us about ad-free video. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Ross Benes.

2024 is a marquee year for sports advertising: AB InBev cited a strong summer for beer as it and other marketers plan spending.

A House committee unanimously votes to advance a bipartisan bill to ban TikTok unless ByteDance divests. The bill could affect other foreign-controlled apps but requires Big Tech’s involvement.

New insights emerge on AI’s power hunger: The technology is energy intensive, but it’s hard to pinpoint the extent. Efficiency efforts might fall short of making the sector sustainable.

Accenture times the market correctly with generative AI deals: It partners with Cohere and plans to purchase Udacity. It’s positioned to deliver AI solutions for hesitant companies.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss what happened when the first human ever received a brain implant from Neuralink, the other potential benefits of this technology outside of helping people with paralysis, and what the ultimate goal of Neuralink actually is. "In Other News," we talk about what happens now that ChatGPT has a memory and what to make of Gemini's rough start. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.

IATSE preps to strike, igniting another Hollywood labor battle: We look at how another walkout could affect the upcoming spring advertising season.

Amid streaming competition, ‘Dune: Part Two’ $178 million global opening underscores the enduring appeal of cinematic spectacles: It’s a win for theaters—for now.

US political ad spending will hit the 11-figure mark this year, and digital will make up a growing share of the pie.

Google spends over $1 billion to settle smaller lawsuits, freeing up bandwidth for coming government and regulatory action. Bigger trials are around the corner for Big Tech.

Meta ignores tech industry’s AI apocalypse warning: A group of companies and researchers say AI’s extinction threat is real. But will present-day risks be addressed?

Meta to end News Tab in US, Australia as it focuses on video content: The shift reflects changing digital media consumption patterns.

Who holds the power in the music industry? A clash between Universal Music Group and TikTok could redefine the sector leaders.

The large antitrust penalty on Apple for abusing App Store dominance in music streaming sends a strong message to Big Tech gatekeepers over unfair store practices.

Nvidia keeps defying gravity, and it’s making Wall Street very anxious: Its AI chips are selling like commodities. Global demand is high, but Big Tech might withdraw its support.