Chromecast reigned supreme in Q3. According to the market research firm Strategic Analytics, Google’s streaming device accounted for 35% of streamers sold worldwide in the third quarter of 2015. Apple TV placed second with 20%, followed by Amazon Fire TV with 16% and Roku with 16%. As Variety notes, it’s impossible to say whether Chromecast’s dominance will continue: Apple is marketing its next-gen Apple TV more aggressively than previous iterations. And Amazon’s decision to block online sales of Chromecast and Apple TV may factor into things as well. Bottom line: The holiday season is up for grabs.
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In more Netflix news, the streamer canceled two comedy talk shows, The Break with Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. McHale debuted in February; Wolf premiered in May. Netlfix isn’t giving up on launching new efforts – Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Norm Macdonald Has a Show, and panel show The […]
New animated series Star Wars Resistance debuts with a one-hour premiere Sunday, October 7 at 10p on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD, with subsequent airings on Disney XD. Disney Channel’s new live action family comedy, Coop & Cami Ask the World, arrives five days later, on Friday, October 12 at 8:30p.
As the demand for boxing content continues to rise, this week sees the relaunch of reality series, The Contender. This version, which marks the fifth season, begins Friday night at 9p and run until November, moving to EPIX for the first time and a format that will feature full fights for the first time. In […]
ESPN saw its Monday Night Football preseason game featuring a Redskins’ victory over the Jets draw a 2.1 overnight rating according to Nielsen metered markets numbers. That marks a rise of 11% over last year’s preseason opener, featuring the preseason debut for ESPN’s new Monday Night Football commentator team of play-by-play voice Joe Tessitore, analysts […]