The Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into YouTube for allegedly violating children’s privacy, according to four people familiar with the matter, in a probe that threatens the company with a potential fine and already has prompted the tech giant to reevaluate some of its business practices.
The station group adds chief innovation officer to Catherine Badalamente’s title of vice president. Said Graham CEO Emily Barr: “Under Catherine’s leadership, the Graham Digital team has nurtured and developed our web and mobile sites, overseen the growth of significant digital revenue and developed industry-leading applications and have been recognized by a slew of industry experts.”
To succeed in the increasingly crowded streaming space, news organizations need to understand its consumers’ needs and viewing, determine where TV news content fits in and determining the business and monetization implications. Magid’s Katie Larson spelled it all out at TVNewsCheck’s OTT News Summit.
With advertisers clamoring for more targeted TV commercials, Comcast Advertising has launched a new cable industry addressability initiative and has gotten Charter Communications and Cox Communications to join. Satellite providers and upstart over-the-top streaming services have pushed their addressable capabilities, but the cable industry has been slow to unite behind a standard that would make it practical for advertisers to mount addressable campaigns with national scale.
He fills a new position at the trade group, joining from Cordillera Digital, where he led sales teams and managed all revenue and marketing initiatives across the enterprise.
A California jury Monday ordered the Provo-based VidAngel to pay $62.4 million to four Hollywood studios, for violating the studios’ copyrights by streaming filtered versions of their movies into customers’ homes.
Jon Steinberg built his OTT business news channel Cheddar into a business that Altice purchased in April for $200 million. Now he’s president of Altice News, a unit that now includes, in addition to Cheddar, News Twelve and I24 news, an international news network. At TVNewsCheck’s OTT News Summit, he talks about how he realized there was a market for the younger-viewer-focused Cheddar, how the channel’s distribution model and programming strategy works, what its audience data reveals, discoverability and more.