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On today's podcast episode (part 2), we discuss what America looks like without TikTok, who would be most likely to buy the short-video app, and what marketers should be thinking about to plan for the future. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Minda Smiley and Max Willens.

OpenAI’s Sora could be to video generation what ChatGPT has become to text generation—a user-friendly, scalable tool that creates human-quality work. Tyler Perry put an $800 million studio expansion on hold after seeing the tool in action. And creators with access to the tool have created impressive works, from surreal nature documentaries to underwater fashion shows.

Grand Theft Auto 6 delayed as Rockstar Games calls employees back to office: It wants to boost productivity, but RTO mandates can have the opposite effect.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss what the 2024 Oscars taught us about the future of awards shows, whether its time to give up on email, how Netflix's sports strategy will play out, if the idea of "news" can survive online, how the money in the world is shared between us, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Bill Fisher, forecasting analyst Zach Goldner, and director of forecasting Oscar Orozco.

As streaming costs rise, so do opportunities for advertisers: Consumers are paying more for streaming services than ever, leading to cheaper access via ad-supported tiers.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss what TV even is anymore, how the redefining of TV is reshaping marketers' approach, and why not all data is created equal. "In Other News," we talk about why live TV is the new streaming and the real reason Walmart bought TV-maker Vizio. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Ross Benes and Alison Gensheimer, head of Nielsen marketing.

Disney and NBCU signal a major shift in CTV ad buys: Both are working with The Trade Desk to make inventory available programmatically.

Peacock to offer extensive Paris Olympics coverage with interactive features: NBCUniversal aims to redefine sports streaming and attract a wider audience.

MrBeast will create a reality series for Prime Video: In a move that defies platform allegiance, YouTube’s most popular creator will help generate a hit for Amazon.

Fubo wants consumers on its side against its looming sports streaming rival: While its points about fractured streaming are true, consumers likely won’t budge.

Nvidia unveils its Blackwell AI platform: It showed off its latest AI hardware at a much-hyped conference, but investors always want more. Restrained pricing indicates growing competition.

While TikTok’s fate is in limbo, the sharks circle round: Surveys show strong support for Reels if the app is banned, while China says it doesn’t support a forced sale.

If TikTok is banned, can ByteDance bring Douyin to the US? The company is trying to answer that question by testing Douyin on US browsers.

Can Spotify make video work? The audio app is adding music videos in a bid to tap into strong viewership and develop lucrative ad placements.

Apple recruits ad execs, signaling a shift to ad-supported Apple TV+: It’s a move to sustain its streaming service amidst rising content costs.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss how all the different TV terms fit together, to what degree subscription revenues are moving from pay TV to streaming, who's winning the "digital pay TV" race, and how the new sports streaming service from Fox, ESPN, and Warner Bros. Discovery could change everything. "In Other News," we talk about what a new sponsor logo placement from the WWE will look like and how the US ad market is getting on to start the year. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Ross Benes.

Ad-supported streaming and live sports are accelerating pay TV’s decline: The largest pay TV providers lost 5 million subscribers in 2023, while SVOD’s market share grew.

Streaming platforms face tough Oscars night, with Netflix winning only one award and Apple TV+'s 'Killers' left empty-handed: Traditional studios continue their dominance.

Its TikTok Photos app could attract and engage users, potentially becoming Instagram’s top competitor in photo sharing. But a TikTok ban could delay competition.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss what the hell happened—and is happening—to online ads, whether the video streaming boom is officially over, the next big wearable category, what happens when the First Amendment collides with social media, what the world would look like if there were only 100 people, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our forecasting writer Ethan Cramer-Flood and analysts Ross Benes and Blake Droesch.