Emilio Estevez To Reprise ‘Mighty Ducks’ Role For Disney Plus Series

Open Services Alliance For Media Launches

The media organizations worldwide that form the alliance will focus on enabling improved open interoperability among service-based applications.

Dailymotion Rolls Out Premium CTV Inventory For Media Buyers

As the streaming wars continue in 2020, advertisers have a new avenue to reach core audiences with a preference for content. Dailymotion, a Vivendi-owned video platform combining premium content and quality advertising solutions, says media buyers can now purchase premium connected television (CTV) inventory via the company’s proprietary ad platform. “In the evolving digital landscape, […]

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Flipboard Debuts Subscription Video Service On Samsung Galaxy G20

FTC To Review Influencer Marketing

The Federal Trade Commission is launching a review of its endorsement guides, which set out recommendations for online testimonials and influencer marketing.

Lauren Graham To Star In ‘Mighty Ducks’ Sequel Series For Disney+

Streaming Has Broadcast Nets Rethinking Pilots

Now more than ever, the broadcast networks are feeling the need to change up their typical pilot season strategy. With existing streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus and Amazon and new competitors like HBO Max and Peacock developing shows year-round, the broadcasters are slowly but surely shifting their plans to include more off-cycle pickups.

Fox News Sues Replica Sites For Cybersquatting

The network says two sites are infringing its trademarks and copyrights as part of a dietary supplement scam.

Taking A Look At Where Subscription Revenue Starts

YouTube Considering Video Subscription Model

The Google-owned video giant is considering giving people the ability to sign up, through YouTube, for a wide range of subscription-streaming services run by entertainment companies, according to people familiar with the situation. YouTube has talked with several entertainment companies about adding their services, the people said.

DOJ Won’t Tackle Politically Biased Media

Despite complaints from conservatives who say left-leaning tech companies are shadow-banning on social media, DOJ Antitrust Division chief Makan Delrahim says he won’t get involved.

Is AT&T Setting Up A Warner Sibling Rivalry?

As WarnerMedia’s streamer HBO Max preps for a May launch, a new film division will become a direct pipeline — and could spark awkward internal politics.

Facebook Will Pay Reuters To FactCcheck Deepfakes And More

Sling TV Turning Five, Going Strong

Before Hulu was serving up network television bundles, before PS Vue had come (and recently gone), and before AT&T was pushing streaming TV, there was Sling TV. Streaming TV was in its infancy back in February of 2015 when Sling launched with a handful of offerings and a ton of promise. But even back then, you could see the potential that Sling had.

UK To Make Social Media Platforms Responsible For Harmful Content

WarnerMedia Doubles Down On Streaming

Even at AT&T’s WarnerMedia, home to HBO and Game of Thrones, cable is no longer king. As WarnerMedia prepares to launch its streaming service HBO Max in May, the company has shifted resources from its cable networks to invest in online originals. A new study published today by Ampere Analytics found that while new streaming shows accounted for just 7% of WarnerMedia’s original commissions in the fourth quarter of 2018, by 4Q 2019, streaming commissions represented 73% of WarnerMedia’s new TV projects.

TVN FOCUS ON PODCASTING

TVN Focus | Stations See Audience, Rev Potential In Podcasts

TV broadcasters including E.W. Scripps, Tegna, Fox Owned Stations and KSL have laid down bets of varying sizes in the podcast medium, drawn by the potential of expanding audiences, motivating newsrooms and new revenue streams.

Tubi Claims Active Users Hit 25M In December

Tubi, the ad supported streaming service said it had record growth in 2019 and racked up big increases in December. The company said that monthly active users hit 25 million in December and that total view time in December grew 160% to 163 million hours.

FTC Launches Inquiry Into Big Tech Deals

The Federal Trade Commission has launched a lookback at some of the smaller past acquisitions by some of the largest tech companies. The FTC said Tuesday it has issued “special orders” to Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, which require them to provide info on all acquisitions over the past decade (Jan. 1, 2010 through Dec. 31, 2019).

BTS Launches Linear/Digital Ad Sales Module

Broadcast Traffic Systems (BTS) has introduced an advertising module that enables integrated linear and digital ad scheduling from one platform. The Digital Ad-Sales module is included in its Enterprise Channel Management System but can also be added to its Express solution. The Digital Ad-Sales module allows advertising executives to fully integrate digital advertising on the […]

Q&A

DSLR To Mobile: Q&A With Kara Frame

NPR Video Producer Kara Frame got involved with live digital reporting when Facebook first launched its live video capabilities in 2016. Just a couple of years later,  Facebook reported that one in five videos were shot and shared live by the platform’s millions of daily users. Frame talks about lessons learned for NPR’s launch of live digital video including the tools her and the video team used to create high-quality segments and news stories with DSLR cameras.

WSJ Joins NYT In 2M Digital Subscribers Club

Newsrooms Rethinking Their Use Of Mugshots

Online mugshot galleries, where news organizations post rows of people who were arrested, once seemed like an easy moneymaker for struggling newsrooms: Each reader click to the next image translated to more page views and an opportunity for more advertising dollars. But faced with questions about the lasting impact of putting these photos on the internet, where they live forever, media outlets are increasingly doing away with the galleries of people on the worst days of their lives.

Nielsen: Streaming Nearly Doubles In 2 Years

A record 532 original scripted series aired on television in 2019, according to research from cable network FX. The network’s annual figure is the most commonly cited number to show how programming has mushroomed in the Peak TV era. In terms of the sheer volume of content, though, the FX figure understates what’s available — by a factor of more than 1,000, according to data from Nielsen.

Mike Hopkins Leaving Sony TV For Amazon

Sony Pictures Television Chairman Mike Hopkins will exit the studio and lead Amazon’s video entertainment business, including Amazon Studios. Amazon Studios head Jen Salke will now report to Hopkins, who will report directly to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Hopkins had been with Sony since 2017, following four years with Hulu.

‘Vice News Tonight’ to Relaunch As Live Newscast

Vice is to relaunch its nightly news show, Vice News Tonight, in a new hour-long live format on March 4 on Vice TV. Vice has named TV news veteran Nikki Egan as executive producer of the newscast, which will air live, Monday through Thursday. Prior to Vice, Egan was at MSNBC for 17 years.

Ovation TV Signs With Comscore

Comscore today announced a new agreement to provide cable arts network Ovation TV with OnDemand Essentials, Comscore’s currency measurement service for video on demand. As an independent cable network, production and digital media company, Ovation TV is committed to “connect the world to all forms of art and artistic expression” including new seasons of Inside the Actors Studio, a […]

Reddit Teams With Tagboard To Enable Content Sharing On TV

Snoop Dogg Insists He ‘Didn’t Threaten’ Gayle King After Criticism Over Ominous Video

Netflix Wins Two Oscars, ‘The Irishman’ Leaves Empty-Handed