Future Today Introduces New User Interface For Hundreds Of Streaming Apps

Future Today, a provider of cutting-edge CTV ad-supported solutions, has launched a redesigned user interface (UI) available on nearly half of its 300 streaming apps, as well as its flagship […]

Apple Plans New Fees And Restrictions For Downloads Outside App Store

Meta, Spotify and other companies are weighing new options for customers as Apple makes changes to comply with a new European law.

ViewLift Powers Newly Relaunched NHL TV Apps

The National Hockey League and sports streaming provider ViewLift have relaunched NHL, free apps available across a range of device platforms that allow hockey fans to create a customized feed of the […]

ESPN Bet, A Rebranded Sports Gambling App From Penn Entertainment, Is Here

Penn Entertainment, which owns the service, signed a $1.5 billion deal with ESPN for rights to the sports media giant’s name in August. Under the agreement, Penn will operate ESPN Bet while ESPN promotes the app across its online and broadcast platforms.

TikTok Is First App To Surpass $1B In Quarterly Consumer Spend

In Q1 2023, TikTok became the first mobile app ever to surpass $1 billion in worldwide consumer spend across iOS and Google Play in a single quarter, according to apps analytics firm Data.ai. The “Honor of Kings” game came in second, at $570 million, followed by YouTube, with more than $530 million.

Fox Television Stations Debuts Fox Local Streaming App

Washington, Atlanta and Detroit Are Leading the summer rollout of the CTV service from the group’s 14 other stations.

Allen Media Group’s Free Streaming Platforms Add Speedvision FAST Channel

The Speedvision FAST channel brings more than 500 hours of automotive programming to the AMG free-streaming platforms Local Now, Sports.TV and theGrio streaming app.

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Mining News Audiences On WhatsApp

The wildly popular app reaches 2 billion people globally, but newsrooms have been slow to embrace it. Two news startups in South Africa and New Hampshire are showing that WhatsApp can be fertile ground for engaged audiences.

NewsNation Launches Connected TV Apps On Major Platforms

These apps offer a personalized lineup of news highlights drawn from content on NewsNation and Nexstar Media television stations.

Bally Sports To Deliver Live, Regional Streaming Content To Samsung Smart TV Users

The Bally sports app is now available on millions of Samsung devices.

Hallmark Movies Now Service Is Available On Apple SharePlay

ViX, TelevisaUnivision’s Streamer, Named Apple TV App Of The Year

ViX, TelevisaUnivision’s streaming service launched this year dedicated to Spanish-language content, was named Apple TV App of The Year as part of Apple’s 2022 App Store Awards that spotlights the […]

Philo Launches First Native TV App On Samsung Smart TVs

Survey: Gen Z Wants More Apps To Include Interactive Live Video

Agora Inc., a platform for real-time engagement APIs, commissioned a study that examines Gen Z preferences in mobile app-based interactive live video. The study is released ahead of Agora’s flagship […]

Great American Media Debuts Free Direct-To-Consumer App

ABC News App Gets Redesign, Enhanced Tech, New Features

The revamped ABC News app is built on Disney’s proprietary technology, product and design platforms — improving speed and scalability, and offering increased flexibility for storytelling. 

Tencent Video Selects NetRange Smart TV Solutions To Power International Expansion of WeTV

NetRange MMH GmbH, a global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems, has been selected by Tencent Video to power the international expansion of its WeTV service by […]

KASA Albuquerque Launches Local News & Weather App In Spanish

Just four months after debuting what it says is the only locally-produced Spanish-language newscasts in the Albuquerque-Santa Fe market, KASA (Telemundo Nuevo México) today launched its local news and weather app for […]

Sunshine Or Clouds Ahead For The Weather Channel Pay Service?

Allen Media Group’s The Weather Channel this week launched a direct-to-consumer subscription app featuring a livestream of its 24/7 weather news channel and a price of $2.99 per month. But how might the subscription-based weather-focused service fare? Analysts weighed in on some potential bright spots, as well as downsides, for the latest subscription streaming service.

NFL Set To Launch $5 Monthly Streaming Services In July: Report

The National Football League plans to launch its own streaming service in July, according to a report from the NFL owner meeting by Sports Business Journal. NFL Plus will feature live games on mobile phones and tablets and is expected cost about $5 monthly. The games would be the same game fans can see on TV in their local markets.

Weather Channel Upgrades CTV App, Adds Paid Subscription Offering

The Weather Channel Television’s upgraded connected TV app now offers a subscription-based live stream of The Weather Channel Television Network, customizable local weather information, on-demand original programming and more.

GAC Media Developing New Direct-to-Consumer App

WDJT Milwaukee Launches Digital Newscast For Phone App

Tegna Unveils Rebooted Streaming Apps

Tegna has retooled the UX on its stations’ OTT apps, giving local markets programming autonomy and boosting Verify and its Locked On sports podcasts with a larger presence. Above, the new app on WTHR Indianapolis.

NAB Show: Sinclair To Demonstrate Latest Version Of Hybrid TV Broadcast App

HBO Max Rolls Out Updated App For Apple TV Users

The CW Puts Primetime Shows, Seed Content On Single App

The CW, a pioneer in converging broadcast and digital, is unifying its streaming presence with a single CW app, making programming easier to find and giving advertisers a simpler way to reach a larger young audience. The updated app streams the network’s original series, library series and content from CW Seed, the digital site it established in 2013. The app, soft launched earlier this year, is free to download on all major platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire, Vizio, LG Smart TV, iOS, Apple TV’s tvOS, Android TV, UWP Xbox One and Google Play, and content is free to stream on demand with ad support.

Donald Trump Jr. Launches News Aggregation App

Former Trump staffers, including Donald Trump Jr., are launching a news aggregation app called MxM News that they hope will compete with the likes of Apple News and Google News. The group sees an opportunity to fill a void left by the Drudge Report’s waning influence, especially on mobile.

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How Fox’s Weather App Hit A Million Downloads On Launch

The Fox Weather app was the top free app downloaded in the week it launched, ahead of brand giants like TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook. How’d they do it? A combination of old-school advertising and brand loyalty.

NBC & Telemundo Station Apps Now Available On Amazon Fire TV

NBCUniversal Local, the home of NBC and Telemundo owned stations and bilingual TV newsrooms in the country’s top TV markets, today announced that its stations’ apps are now available on […]

Charter Boasts More Than 10 Million Users For Its Spectrum TV App

Charter looks poised to go over the top, with Chairman Tom Rutledge telling investors that he “likes the Comcast model of putting its platform on televisions.”

Fox Weather Tops App Store Within Hours Of Platform Launch

By noon ET today, the just-launched streaming weather service claimed the No. 1 spot on the Apple App Store’s ranking of free apps.

Trump Announces Launch Of Social Media Site

Trump says his goal in launching the Trump Media & Technology Group and its “Truth Social” app is to create a rival to the Big Tech companies that have shut him out and denied him the megaphone that was paramount to his national rise.

C-SPAN Launches Free Mobile Video App

Tegna Launches Quest Streaming App

The new app offers on-demand programming from the Quest diginet’s catalog of factual entertainment, science, history and engineering programs, as well as adventure-reality series.

Roku And Charter End 9-Month Spectrum TV Blackout

A new deal ends the impasse that kept the cable operator’s OTT app from being downloaded on Roku.

NBCU Builds Olympics App For Verizon Fios TV, NCTC Members

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games app will aggregate NBCUniversal’s new and previously developed Olympic content offerings into one place, making Olympic events available in participating Verizon Fios TV homes and National Cable Television Cooperative member homes. The app, which was built by NBCUniversal’s content distribution team, will feature more than 1,000 curated Olympic Games videos on-demand, improved discovery and navigation features, personalization by sport, up-to-date medal standings by sport and dynamic tune-in to NBCUniversal networks in select homes.

NewsON Gets App Makeover

Connected TV Grabs More Time Spent Watching

TVision found that in the first quarter 84.4% of U.S. households were able to watch programming on connected TVs, up from 82.4% in the third quarter of 2020 and 80.3% in the first quarter of 2020.

Tightrope Expands Screenweave Mobile, OTT Media Apps To Amazon Fire TV, Android, iOS Devices

Tightrope Media Systems is expanding its Screenweave mobile and OTT apps to bring community media organizations’ live channels and on-demand programs to an even wider range of viewing platforms. Complementing existing Roku and Apple TV support, a new Screenweave […]