The Walt Disney Company (DIS) was again at the forefront of publicly-traded companies owning the best quality CTV apps in July 2021. Disney (DIS) had 19 apps that ranked in the top 100 quality CTV apps across the Roku and Amazon Fire TV app stores, a significant increase from 13 in June. Moreover, Disney (DIS) owns Hulu, the leading app in both Roku and Amazon Fire TV Publisher Trust Indexes, in July 2021.
Besides Disney (DIS), there were four companies in July CTV Publisher Trust Indexes with more than ten apps listed in the top 100: 18 apps - Grey Television (GTN), 13 - Discovery (DISCA), 13 - ViacomCBS (VIAC), 13 - E. W. Scripps Company (SSP), 12 - AT&T (T). Moreover, Fox Corporation (FOXA) had nine apps in the top 100 of CTV Publisher Trust Indexes.
Rising numbers of apps owned by publicly traded companies
Also, the number of apps owned by companies listed on stock exchanges rose for both CTV rankings. In Roku’s classification, in July, there were 42 such apps, compared to 37 in June. For Amazon Fire TV, the number is more significant: 79 in July compared to 76 in June.
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