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30 Niche Streaming Innovations

From Anime Streaming Platforms to Snapchat Comedy Shows

— May 10, 2017 — Tech
As cord-cutting becomes more prevalent among modern audiences, niche streaming services are rising to the occasion in an attempt to make at-home entertainment a more personalized experience for all.

Additionally, television networks, and advertisers are targeting social media users with interactive and relatable content. Examples include branded webisodes, Snapchat series, and smartphone TV channel apps that require a short attention span.

Standouts in the realm of family-friendly television include Time Warner’s Boomerang TV channel which specializes in both modern-day, and retro cartoon offerings, along with YouTube Red -- a channel spotlighting original content from both Gen Z and Millennial influencers with a cult following.

Additional examples to take note of include Laugh Out Loud, a collaborative channel launched by comedian Kevin Heart and Lionsgate. This niche streaming platform exclusively airs comedy programming appealing to viewers looking to laugh, while avoiding the trap of long searches times before selecting what to watch.
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Premium Streaming Services
Premium Streaming Services
The New Starz App Allows Users to View Its Content on All Their Devices
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Youth-Focused TV Streaming Services
Youth-Focused TV Streaming Services
The Sky Now TV 'Kids Pass' Offers Exclusive Access to Content
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Smartphone TV Programs
Smartphone TV Programs
Priyanka Chopra is Producing an Indian Mobile Series Airing January 22
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Streaming Service Exploration Apps
Streaming Service Exploration Apps
'FlixHive' Organizes and Reveals Video Entertainment to Watch
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Streamlined Sports Broadcasts
Streamlined Sports Broadcasts
This Service Lets Roku Users Enjoy FOX Sports Go Streams
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Multi-Device Livestreaming Apps
Multi-Device Livestreaming Apps
The Eastlink Stream Lets Canadians Watch Shows On Phones & Laptops
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Expanding Video-Sharing Platforms
Expanding Video-Sharing Platforms
The YouTube Red Original Shows and Movies Competes with Netflix
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Sleepy Video Streaming Services
Sleepy Video Streaming Services
Napflix Streams Torpor-Inducing Content
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Comedy-Only Streaming Services
Comedy-Only Streaming Services
Laugh Out Loud is a Project Between Lionsgate and Kevin Hart
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Social Video Streaming Services
Social Video Streaming Services
The YouTube 4K Live Streaming Service Immerses Viewers
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Stand-Up Streaming Services
Stand-Up Streaming Services
NextUp Streams UK Stand-Up Comedy and Helps Fund Comedians
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Multimedia TV Apps
Multimedia TV Apps
The Deezer TV App Turns Your Television Set Into a Stereo System
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Evangelical Streaming Services
Evangelical Streaming Services
Churches are Using Facebook Live to Stream Their Sermons
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Live-Stream Social Cable Services
Live-Stream Social Cable Services
YouTube TV will Offer Dozens of Channels for One Monthly Fee
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Trailer-Specific Movie Apps
Trailer-Specific Movie Apps
The Trailer TV App Helps Users Figure Out What Movie to Watch
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eCommerce Video Streaming Services
eCommerce Video Streaming Services
The Amazon Prime Video Service is Now Available to Everyone
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Ultra HD Movie-Streaming Services
Ultra HD Movie-Streaming Services
The Sony Ultra 4K Movie Streaming Service Launches April 4th
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Millennial-Targeted Streaming Services
Millennial-Targeted Streaming Services
This Streaming Service Features Shorter Original Content
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Playful TV Apps
Playful TV Apps
'Toca TV' Introduces Exclusive Videos and Recording Tools from Toca Boca
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Halal Streaming Services
Halal Streaming Services
Deen TV is a Halal Entertainment Channel for Muslim Viewers
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Parent-Controlled Video Apps
Parent-Controlled Video Apps
Video Network Neptune is Designed for Kids and Made for Parents
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Anime Subscription Channels
Anime Subscription Channels
Amazon Anime Strike is an Anime-Focused Streaming Channel
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Cord-Cutting TV Streaming Services
Cord-Cutting TV Streaming Services
'Hulu Live' is a Competitive New TV Streaming Service
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Adventure Film Streaming Services
Adventure Film Streaming Services
'Slipstream' Delivers Access to Exciting Content and More
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Millennial Hotel Series
Millennial Hotel Series
Marriott International's 'Six Days, Seven Nights' Was Revealed on Snapchat
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Minute-Long Comedy Shows
Minute-Long Comedy Shows
Chipotle is Introducing a Snapchat Show Called 'School of Guac'
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Pre-Release Movie Streaming Services
Pre-Release Movie Streaming Services
'Scoop' Offers Advance Movie Screenings to Get Feedback
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Free TV-Streaming Apps
Free TV-Streaming Apps
The Freeview FV App Offers Free-To-Air TV Streams On Smartphones
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Cartoon Subscription Services
Cartoon Subscription Services
Boomerang TV is Now Available as a $5 Monthly Streaming Service
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Snapchat Sex Ed Shows
Snapchat Sex Ed Shows
MTV's First Snapchat Show is a Sex Ed Series Called 'Pants Off'
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