Cord-cutters can now stream FX shows on Hulu at no extra charge

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“FX on Hulu” makes the cable channel redundant as Disney bets big on streaming. As announced back in November, FX has brought its original series over to Hulu . That means if you subscribe to Hulu’s $6 per month on-demand service, you can stream full seasons of shows like The Shield , Fargo , and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia at no extra charge. While Hulu doesn’t have every FX original ( The Americans and American Crime Story are notable absentees), it appears to have most of them. Read Full Story

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How to Engage Your Audience with Live Streaming

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Are you missing out on a huge section of your target audience? If you’re not using live streaming to engage with your followers, then you might be. The numbers behind live streaming are impressive , and if you’re not already, you should be incorporating this medium into your marketing strategy. Here’s how you can leverage live streaming to create crazy levels of engagement with your audience. What Is Live Streaming? Live streaming is a powerful way to connect with your target audience and personalize your message in a way that’s unique compared to other marketing mediums. It’s a simple process to send a live feed over the internet to your audience, but it can have big results. By utilizing your social media reach, you can stream live footage to a huge audience and give your followers a unique glimpse into your company. The growth of live streaming has been exponential, …

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Can I still register to vote? What to know about same-day registration and states that offer it

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Election Day 2020 is upon us. Did you forget to register? It’s not too late in some states, including critical swing states that could tip the race. As we head into the final weekend before the 2020 election, it’s safe to say that many, many Americans are just waking up to the fact that—for whatever reason—they are not registered to vote. Perhaps they have procrastinated, or have tuned out the news, or have been working extra hard and simply missed the deadline. Read Full Story

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The best titles to stream on every platform in April

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Rejoice! Here are 27 (great) new titles to watch for the next month of isolation. Although you may feel like you have exhausted every last resource of entertainment and quarantine relief that Hulu, Netflix, HBO, and Disney Plus have to offer, we have a surprise. Praise to the streaming heavens, there are more good series, docs, dramas, and comedies to look forward to this month (which honestly, is likely to be the toughest of the pandemic yet). Here are 27 brand-new titles that are guaranteed to make passing the time just a little easier in April. Read Full Story

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Americans spent over 123 billion minutes streaming video content in just one week

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30-second summary: Nielsen releases eye-opening statistics about the trends in the on-demand video landscape including a spike in viewership of ad-supported streaming. COVID-19 and its associated lockdowns and social distancing rules initiated an unprecedented period of streaming TV consumption and the change appears to be permanent. Video streaming in “streaming-capable” homes was up 16% overall compared with last July. The time spent watching “other” platforms (e.g., not the SVOD big 5: Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime and Disney+) increased by 16.3 billion minutes. Ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) services are contributing to an increase in digital ad spend in a big way. Nielsen recently predicted that digital media spend would rise to $500 billion globally by 2023 with digital video ads likely comprising a big chunk of that. Watching AVOD content helps consumers control the cost of streaming content, with nearly 50% of Americans watching ad-supported video content, up from …

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