Netflix’s gaming investments set it apart from streaming competitors: The company acquired a Finnish mobile games studio that it has worked with in the past.

TikTok’s longer and longer videos threaten YouTube’s throne: The platform’s meteoric rise has changed the way users engage with video.

Sports broadcasting rights are the new battleground for streamers: NBCU is looking to stream MLB games while competitors battle over sports rights abroad.

Four of the top US streaming services spent a record-smashing total of $11.15 billion on original content in 2021 as each platform vied to draw—and keep—subscribers. Netflix laid out $6.08 billion, more than the other three services combined. Amazon Prime Video grew its spending the fastest, by 105%, in a play for Netflix’s title as the leading subscription video streamer.

The Ukraine crisis forces video platforms to make tough decisions: Political content is thriving on Twitch and YouTube, but so is misinformation.

Netflix is way behind its competitors in India: The streaming service’s lack of a sports broadcast offering in the country is hurting its subscription goals.

TelevisaUnivision’s new streaming brands are bullish on foreign language content: The media giant is catering to an underserved Spanish-speaking audience.

Netflix’s comedy clip channel is a discoverability no-brainer: The streaming giant is bringing a TikTok-like feed of short videos to its TV app.

Facebook Reels’ global rollout comes with fresh ad formats: The new banner and sticker ads both attract creators to the platform and offer marketers performance ad options for short-form video.

Rights to Indian cricket games could cost over $5 billion: Disney, Amazon, and Reliance are hoping to broadcast India’s most popular sport as US viewership growth slows.

Among US social video viewers, YouTube is the top platform for watching short-form content, with 77.9% of those ages 16 and older going there to stream videos less than 10 minutes long. The No. 2 spot goes to Facebook, which captures a 60.8% share, while TikTok takes third with 53.9%.

For ViacomCBS, becoming a streaming titan is the top goal: The media giant is rebranding as Paramount, touting its streaming products’ growth.

Netflix is the top US streaming service when it comes to original content, with 38% of the country’s adults agreeing the platform offers the best selection of original shows and movies. Amazon Prime Video comes in second, trailing by a sizable margin with 11%, while Hulu and HBO Max rank third and fourth.

Disney pivots to a streaming-first strategy: Strong subscriber growth and theme park revenues helped the entertainment company overcome higher expenses and flatlining revenues from linear television.

Ad-supported video is growing but still pales compared with subscription competitors: Streaming service Tubi claims the gap between ad-supported and subscription video will close in 2022.

Among US social video viewers, YouTube is the most popular place to watch live content, with 52.0% tuning in on the platform. Facebook ranks as their second app of choice, used by 42.6% for live video, while Instagram and TikTok tie for third with 33.4%.

US subscription streaming grew by nearly 20% in 2021: But streamers should beware of gaming’s potential to monopolize viewers’ time.

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Long-time Olympics advertisers face controversy, waning viewership: Brands sponsoring the event are staying hushed to avoid upsetting domestic and international consumers.

Creator funds see mixed success: Social platforms offer more monetization tools than ever, but many content providers still struggle to get paid.