OMD FWD – 16th August 2019


In the new “Data Never Sleeps” report, it was revealed 694,444 hours of Netflix are watched every minute. But competition is heating up, as the ‘streaming wars’ get more intense.

This week, news broke that Disney+ is set to launch before the end of the year, Netflix has poached the Game of Thrones creators, and Apple TV’s upcoming show ‘The Morning Show’ is reported to be worth a whopping $240 million. Facebook also wants a piece of the action, testing subscriptions on Facebook Watch.

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Mixing music with a twist…Bacardi ‘hacks’ YouTube to launch The Beat Machine.

Search and press play! Google now includes podcast episodes in the search bar.

The future of TV is going mobile: ‘vertical dramas’ are being created specifically for phone viewing.

Keep up with your favourite Twitter rant, as the platform tests a ‘subscribe to thread’ feature.



The future of Snapchat is bright! ‘Spectacles 3’ is here, with a hefty price tag of $380.

Going, going, gone! Verizon sells Tumblr to WordPress owner Automattic Inc. for $3 million.









Have you cut the cord? Report shows streaming services have gained 13.3 million subscribers in the UK.

Hip-hop dancers paint Paris in a new light with Google’s ‘Dance View’ to celebrate Gare de Lyon’s 170th anniversary.


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