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1. SVOD content galore
2. Brands looking to get the most out of subscriber data
3. Tax management is a major pain
Despite this, each state interprets the taxability of video as digital content individually. In some states, online video has been deemed to fit the definition of “pay TV” for taxation. In certain jurisdictions, streaming content providers are liable for communications and utility taxes in lieu of, or in addition to sales tax.
These complexities can have substantial impacts on tax calculations. There is a significant difference if you, as an online broadcaster, decide to act as an OTT or as a network provider. And all get even more complex when bundles come into play.
4. Live pay-per-view is still alive
ESPN's Jimmy Pitaro says ESPN+ will stream 24,000 live events in 2019
— Todd Spangler (@xpangler) April 11, 2019