SVOD revenue growth is skyrocketing with 22 million in the U.S. cutting the cord

SVOD revenue growth is skyrocketing with 22 million in the U.S. cutting the cord

Subscription video on-demand (SVOD) app revenue growth is skyrocketing. With 22 million people in the U.S. “cutting the cord,” one-size-fits-all approaches to entertainment must change rapidly to meet and exceed the evolving expectations of savvy consumers. The SVOD era puts customers in the driver’s seat, cementing the customer experience (CX) as the main competitive differentiator, according to UserTesting, a research group that “enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insights.”

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Apple reportedly eyes HBO’s former president of programming for a similar position

Apple reportedly eyes HBO’s former president of programming for a similar position

The Information reported on Monday that Apple execs met have met with Michael Lombardo (pictured), HBO's former president of programming, for a discussion about Apple's own efforts in original programming. The tech giant is reportedly looking to hire a programming chief of its own.

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AWT News Update: April 5, 2017

AWT News Update: April 5, 2017

Today's news update is a bit longer than usual, but that's because there was a lot of fascinating Apple news to let you all know about:

  • YouTube Live debuts in five US cities, and Google will even throw in a free Chromecast to get you excited
  • AT&T is giving away free HBO subscriptions to those who are subscribers to its Unlimited Plus plan
  • Another car manufacturer will debut a CarPlay-compatible car at the NY International Auto Show next week
  • Apple has added a second manufacturer for Apple Watches
  • Some interesting patent filings point towards a more secure future for Siri
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AWT News Update: April 7, 2015

AWT News Update: April 7, 2015

In today's news:

  • Adobe announces Document Cloud, which can best be described as "Acrobat in the cloud" for editing and signing PDF files
  • Researchers at Stanford University have made a prototype aluminum-ion battery that has significant benefits over today's lithium-ion batteries ... and more!
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