Troy Dreier, Contributor, Streaming & Digital

Troy Dreier, Contributor, Streaming & Digital

Troy Dreier gained most of his knowledge of the streaming video world from his day job as the Senior Associate Editor for, the leading news site for the online video industry. He’s interviewed many of the major players in the new online video economy, and moderated panels at his company’s Streaming Media East and West conferences. He’s also the Editor or, a site that helps online video marketers stay on top of trends and do their work more effectively. Prior to working with, he was a full-time freelance technology writer and a staff editor for PC Magazine. Troy lives in Jersey City, NJ.

Recent Posts by Troy Dreier, Contributor, Streaming & Digital

ESPN Finds a Live-Streaming Partner With Twitter, Launches OTT ESPN+

Six cable channels aren’t enough real estate for ESPN, which is always looking for new ways to deliver sports coverage to fans, so it’s rapidly expanding online. On April 12, the network launched ESPN+, a $4.99-per-month OTT service meant to complement — not replace — pay-TV subscriptions. Then, last week, at its NewFront presentation in […]  More

PGA TOUR Partners With Xumo for Big-Screen Experience

PGA TOUR is adding one more option to its digital efforts: a recently launched Xumo channel. Xumo offers streaming channels to TV viewers and currently has placement on LG, Hisense, Sharp, Vizio, and Panasonic sets. PGA TOUR’s channel provides a combined streaming/on-demand experience: turn it on, and there’s already content playing, so viewers don’t need […]  More

Why Content Discovery Is (Still) a Challenge for Sports, and Smart Speakers Are a Threat to Pay TV

With social networks and minor cable channels buying the rights to sports broadcasts, finding a game can be frustrating — but just how frustrating? Thanks to the Q4 2017 Online Video and Pay TV Trends Report created by TiVo, we have an answer: 5.5% of adults in the U.S. and Canada are always frustrated when searching […]  More

PBR’s RidePass Offers Bull-Riding Fans Nonstop Action

The latest sports organization to launch its own subscription streaming service is Professional Bull Riders (PBR), which debuted RidePass on Feb. 12. Currently available through iOS and Android apps as well as desktop browsers, RidePass offers fans live events, on-demand highlights, and original programming for $83.88 per year (which works out to $6.99 per month) […]  More