NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Future plc (LSE: FUTR), the global platform for specialist media, today announces the launch of Next TV (www.nexttv.com) — a new digital brand covering the dynamic video streaming business.
The advent of streaming has led to the rise of video giants such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, and OTT video subscribers have tripled between 2015 and 2019, now at 590.4 million globally. From the industry’s leading voices in TV business news — publisher of Future brands Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News — Next TV is the new go-to resource for news, information and industry insight for leaders in streaming, data and technology.
“We are delighted to be launching Next TV as the industry is reinventing itself. We will tackle the myriad challenges and significant opportunities related to the TV industry’s migration to digital and streaming video,” said Bill Gannon, Vice President & Global Editor-in-Chief for Future’s Media & Entertainment brands.
Next TV features compelling editorial and video content on the services, programming, people, platforms and technology giving a complete 360° view into the streaming business. In addition, Next TV will also offer unique marketing, advertising, exclusive events, and experiential marketing opportunities.
“Video streaming is a true watershed event that cuts across the world of technology, the TV Industry and even popular culture with new challenges and opportunities for professionals and consumers alike,” said Gannon. “Next TV will focus on this new industry with indispensable reporting, thoughtful analysis, and a new slate of streaming industry events.”
In addition to the new website Next TV is launching a new weekly SmartBrief newsletter bringing streaming media professionals the top curated industry news from today’s most prominent media outlets.
Bill Gannon, Vice President & Global Editor-in-Chief- [email protected]
About Future plc
Future plc is a global platform business for specialist media with diversified revenue streams. With a global digital network reach of over 203m monthly users and 52.5m social fans across the portfolio. The Media division is in high-growth with three complementary revenue streams: eCommerce, events and digital advertising. It operates in a number of sectors including technology, games, music, home interest, hobbies and B2B and its brands including TechRadar, PC Gamer, Tom’s Guide, Homebuilding & Renovating Show, GamesRadar+, The Photography Show, Top Ten Reviews, Live Science, Guitar World, MusicRadar, Space.com, NY TV Week, Creative Planet Network, Tom’s Hardware and Cyclingnews.
The Magazine division focuses on publishing specialist content, with over 80 publications and over 530 bookazines published per year, totaling global circulation of 1.2 million. The Magazine portfolio spans technology, games and entertainment, music, creative and photography, hobbies, home interest and B2B. Its titles include Classic Rock, Guitar Player, FourFourTwo, Homebuilding & Renovating, Digital Camera, Guitarist, How It Works, Total Film, What Hi-Fi?, Broadcasting + Cable, Multichannel News, AV Technology and Music Week.
SmartBrief is the leading online publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with more than 180 trade associations, professional societies, non-profits and corporate entities.
SOURCE Future US, Inc.