Today, FutureForward blasts into the future of Video. Apple, Facebook, and Amazon all get ready to make big moves. It could be the next Big Thing – Video. Who knew? I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum, let’s launch.

The Future of Video Arrives

Chapter 1: The Big Guys:

Apple Invites Hollywood Stars to Video Service Launch
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-13/apple-is-said-to-invite-hollywood-stars-to-video-service-launch

Amazon Prime Video Sees Itself as a ‘Global Network,’ and Says It’s Not Focused on Netflix
https://www.adweek.com/tv-video/amazon-prime-video-sees-itself-as-a-global-network-and-says-its-not-focused-on-netflix/

‘Amazon Live’ is the retailer’s latest effort to take on QVC with live-streamed video

‘Amazon Live’ is the retailer’s latest effort to take on QVC with live-streamed video

Facebook Watch has a new program to fund publisher shows starring influencers

Facebook Watch has a new program to fund publisher shows starring influencers

Chapter 2: The New Players

Data Sheet—Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg Try To Reinvent Web Video
http://fortune.com/2019/01/23/data-sheet-meg-whitman-youtube-quibi/

Chapter #3: Consolidation / Exits

Viacom to Buy Free Streaming Service Pluto TV
https://www.multichannel.com/news/viacom-to-buy-free-streaming-service-pluto-tv-cash

Brightcove acquires Ooyala’s video business for $15M (6.25m in cash)

Brightcove acquires Ooyala’s video business for $15M

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