Politics vs. The Olympics: Who Will Win Web TV?

Hacking TV Podcast | July 31, 2016

Politics vs. The Olympics: Who Will Win Web TV?

This week, what the Democratic Convention learned from YouTube.  There were lots of video clips and other than the bigname stemwinders, the speeches were as short as vlog posts. Then, on to the Olympics, where NBC plans to stream 4,500 hours of programming.
And we’ll find the juicy bits in what Amazon, Facebook, Verizon and other big companies told investors last week. I’m Saul Hansell and I’m Steve Rosenbaum and this is Hacking TV

Ratings

YouTube Releases Viewership Data for Political Convention Live Streams

ABC News Serves Up 28 Million Facebook Live Video Streams During Political Conventions (EXCLUSIVE)

Video Examples
Fight Song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YttscNOoAjA

Olympics
http://www.medialifemagazine.com/viewers-plan-watch-upcoming-olympics/
http://www.tvtechnology.com/resources/0006/rio-the-immersive-summer-games/278996

Earnings Tidbits
Apple
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/next-tv/apple-boss-drops-hint-about-tv-plans/158369

Verizon
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/streaming/verizon-eyeing-sports-go90-aol-yahoo-38514

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