Pluto TV Partners With NFL On New Channel

ViacomCBS-owned AVOD platform Pluto TV has partnered with the NFL to create a new free-to-consumer channel that will stretch the league’s brand out even further. The NFL Channel will “celebrate seasons past” with season recaps, classic games and archival episodes of Hard Knocks.

Wireless Carriers Throttling Online Video

U.S. wireless carriers have long said they may slow video traffic on their networks to avoid congestion and bottlenecks. But new research shows the throttling happens pretty much everywhere all the time. Researchers from Northeastern University and University of Massachusetts Amherst conducted more than 650,000 tests in the U.S. and found that from early 2018 to early 2019, AT&T throttled Netflix 70% of the time and Google’s YouTube service 74% of the time. But AT&T didn’t slow down Amazon.com’s Prime Video at all.

Local TV News Is Going #DigitalFirst

Broadcast newsrooms must change philosophy to survive into a digital future.

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NBCU Eyes Jamila Hunter For Key Streaming Post

NBCUniversal is in talks with former ABC comedy head Jamila Hunter for a top programming job at the company’s forthcoming streaming platform. Hunter would leave Kenya Barris’ Netflix-based Khalabo Ink Society to take the post after following Barris to Netflix in October 2018.

AT&T TV Streams Into 10 Test Markets

AT&T TV, a new streaming service that features an Android TV box, a cloud DVR and a handful of service tiers, debuted Monday in ten US test markets in California, Kansas, Florida, Missouri and Texas.

Apple Aiming For Apple TV+ Launch In Nov.

Apple Inc. plans to roll out the Apple TV+ movie and TV subscription service for $9.99 a month by November, part of a drive to reach $50 billion in service sales by 2020, sources say.

Facebook News Effort To Use Human Curators

A news section inside Facebook’s mobile app will be run by journalists and not just algorithms, the company says.

Twitter Bans Advertising From State-Controlled News Media

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KUTV’s Spiewak: Reporters Need To Specialize

Jim Spiewak, an anchor-reporter at Sinclair’s CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City, says he’s found the secret to standing out amidst all the digital choices — you can’t just be a generalist, stretching yourself thin and reporting on any and all topics to shallow results. Viewers are loyal to specialists.

Netflix’s Reputation For Canceling Shows Too Soon Is Overblown