NBCU Eyes Late Fall Launch Of Video App

It is licensing nonexclusive content from YouTube stars and other online influencers for the free app called Watch Back.

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WRAL Raleigh Relaunches Weather App

Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WRAL Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 25), has released a major update to its popular weather app, providing an all-new user experience, “including easier access to popular features, […]

CNN Brings VR News To Oculus Rift

CNN is launching a new virtual reality experience for Oculus Rift. CNN VR has been available on Android and iOS for Samsung Gear headsets and Google Daydream. Adding the Oculus Rift headset brings the VR experience to the desktop, at high resolution.

Google Moves Aggressively Into In-App Ads

Google is set to announce plans to aggressively move into in-app advertising with the launch of new strategies to monetize mobile gaming apps through video and rewards, as well as an innovative bidding strategy for in-app ad inventory.

Telemundo Stations Update Apps, Sites

Individual station apps and websites feature a new TV Everywhere experience for Spanish-language audiences. 

Tegna, Turner Invest In Vizbee Data Firm

Turner and Tegna have made strategic investments in Vizbee, a crossplatform casting and data company, during Vizbee’s latest round of funding. “As we continue to shape the future of television, […]

Amazon Lights Up Single Sign-On For Cable Apps

Disney Digital Expert Shares Social Media Strategy

Your Phone May Track What TV You Watch

The start-up Alphonso collects viewing data for advertisers through mobile gaming apps that can track users on the devices’ microphones, even when the apps aren’t in use.

Texture, The Netflix Of Magazines, May Be For Sale

Share Rocket Mobile App Now Available

YouTube TV Delays Roku, Apple TV Apps

Cable TV cord-cutters expecting YouTube TV’s full app for Roku and Apple TV devices this year will have to wait a little longer.

TV Nets Buy Original Digital Shows For Apps

In a tenuous market for short-form video content, digital video creators might have a new, but old friend: TV networks. Discovery Communications has aired nine original digital series since August on its nine TV Everywhere apps for its TV networks that include Discovery Channel, TLC and Investigation Discovery.

Descript App Edits Audio Files Directly From Text

TownNews Acquires Calkins Digital OTT Suite

The addition of Calkins Digital’s over-the-top video technology lets TownNews.com partners deliver content directly to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and iOS and Android devices.

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WXYZ Promo Makes Free Holiday Gift List

AT&T Wants You to ‘Watch TV’

AT&T has filed a trademark application for the logo, Watch TV, which would be used for an app that streams content to a variety of devices, including computers, tablets and televisions.

Sling TV No Longer Available On Macs

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WTVD Links With 3,400 Neighborhoods Via Nextdoor

Transcription App For Journos Set To Launch

GawkBox Raises $3.7 Million

Facebook Building Group Video Chat App

Facebook is building a standalone app that incorporates ideas from Houseparty, the group video chat app that rose from the ashes of Meerkat. The app, which has the working name Bonfire, was recently demonstrated for employees. It is being targeted for a fall release, according to a person familiar with the matter. “We don’t have anything to share at this time,” a Facebook spokeswoman said.

Toronto Star Shutting Down Expensive Tablet App

CNN To Launch Daily Show For Casey Neistat

When CNN acquired Casey Neistat’s social app Beme last fall, the news organization said that by this summer, the pair would have a stand-alone media company focused on “timely and topical video and empowering content creators to use technology to find their voice.”

WSJ Killing Its What’s News App

The Wall Street Journal is the latest news organization to build a mobile-first secondary app as a user-interface playground — and then return focus to the core app.

Aspera Updates Its Files iOS Mobile App

Aspera today announced that an update to the Aspera Files mobile app for iOS is now available on the iOS App Store. This new version 2.0 adds to the uploading capabilities […]

Twitter Adds Apple TV Integration To iOS App

As Twitter continues to accelerate its original programming plans, the social media platform is also apparently adding Apple TV support to its iOS app.

AccuWeather Launches New Android TV App

AccuWeather’s critical weather updates and information are now available to Android TV viewers through its new hyper-local, customizable TV app.

Baseball Coming June 1 To VR Headsets

Video in the new At Bat VR app won’t be in VR. Rather, the app places you behind home plate and shows you graphical depictions of each pitch, including a colored streak (red for strikes and green for balls) tracing the ball’s trajectory. The data come from sensors Major League Baseball already has installed in all of its stadiums.

Univision NOW App Launches On Roku

Univision NOW offers exclusive original content; a video on demand library including 2,000 hours of content; live broadcasts of the Univision and UniMás networks; and 72-hour DVR functionality.

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More Disruptors For TV’s Attention

Modern marketers face the struggle of ever-fragmenting ways of getting in front of consumers. Television needs to accept that reality. Its advertisers need to use it in concert with other platforms, particularly social, and that will inevitably siphon off some of its advertising revenue. But TV still has the power to play that orchestrating role if it’s not too belligerent or myopic to pick up the baton.

Roku Launches Twitter Livestreaming TV App

Twitter’s quickly expanding slate of live programming is now available on Roku devices. The app is accessible to all users with a current generation Roku device even if they don’t have a Twitter account. The new Roku channel will feature Twitter’s original programming and live simulcasts in sports, entertainment, news and politics.

Charter Integrates Netflix Into Pay-TV App

Charter Communications has become the latest top U.S. pay-TV operator to integrate Netflix into its user interface, and the MSO has plans to embed other leading online video services, including YouTuve, in the coming months.

Court Sides With CNN In App Privacy Battle

A federal appellate court has agreed with CNN in a dispute over whether its iTunes app violated a federal privacy law by allegedly sharing data about consumers with the analytics company Bango.

Viacom Launching VOD Apps For Core Nets

Viacom is expanding its international Play Plex apps, which offer programming from its core networks, to the U.S. and other markets. The suite of apps, which are run by Viacom International Media Networks, includes Nickelodeon Play, Nick Jr. Play, MTV Play and Comedy Central Play.

New Free Social Rankings Mobile App For Stations

Social News Desk. today launched its free Social Rankings app for broadcasters. Powered by the company’s database of news organizations on Facebook, the Social Rankings app is a daily social […]

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NBCU O&Os Muster Live Radar For Weather App

NBC, Telemundo TVs Add Live Radar To App

The interactive in-app radar, developed with The Weather Co., offers users access to weather information by seamlessly connecting public, fixed and mobile radar information in one place.

 

ABC News App Adds Apple TV Support

News junkies, rejoice. ABC News is rolling out an updated Apple TV application, live today, which makes the news division the first to offer a simultaneous multi-stream viewing experience in its tvOS application.

CNN Launches Dedicated VR Journalism Unit

CNN is making a grand entrance into the immersive medium of VR with a new effort called CNNVR. It says it is launching the VR unit to “transport users to the front row of global events.” CNN has already worked on nearly 50 pieces of 360-degree content, so the main news is that there is now a more centralized home for viewing the content and a more formalized internal structure for producing it.