LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sarah Cooper, whose lip-sync parodies of President Donald Trump are an online sensation, is coming to Netflix with a variety special. “Everything’s Fine,” starring the writer and comedian, will debut this fall, the streaming service said Wednesday. Cooper is working with heavyweight talent on the special: Maya Rudolph is the executive […]
Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy says the group’s decision to target African-American viewers on OTT with Fox Soul was part of a broader strategy to break from the pack in streaming news. News Now, its multiplatform streamer, takes a different tack using live coverage stitched together and “deejayed” from its Phoenix station with other O&Os soon to contribute.
The new Fox News International platform will provide Fox News Channel and Fox Business programming to 20 countries by early 2021.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A politically charged episode of “black-ish” from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network. “I cannot wait for everyone to finally see the episode for themselves,” series creator Kenya Barris posted Monday on social media. Barris said he […]
The free streaming service offers viewers more than 45 TV channels.
ViacomCBS has raised the curtains on its long-anticipated global streamer, with plans set for an early 2021 launch in Australia, Latin America and the Nordics. Having teased the prospect of a “broad pay streaming product” back in May, ViacomCBS Networks International has unveiled plans for a premium SVOD service for all audiences, underpinned by major output deals with Showtime and CBS All Access and a “super-sized” selection of content from ViacomCBS brands including CBS, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and some first-run Paramount films.
Tegna Inc.’s 24/7 true crime multicast network True Crime Network today launched its free, ad-supported over-the-top streaming app on most major platforms. True crime fans can now watch True Crime Network’s programming on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, via mobile and tablet apps on iOS and Android operating systems, Chromecast, and on the web at watch.truecrimenetworktv.com. The True […]
Analysts and theater owners believe, if successful, Mulan could signal a sea change wherein theatrical tentpoles become premium tier offerings driving revenue above and beyond base subscriptions.
Executives from NBCUniversal, E.W. Scripps, Sinclair and CBC will share their latest approaches to monetizing their streaming channels as pandemic audiences grow but TV’s advertising fortunes have been more challenged. Register here.
TAG Video Systems has joined the Streaming Video Alliance, an industry forum comprising online video companies. TAG said it joined “to stay close to the heart of steaming technologies and participate in the forum’s work groups which are dedicated to developing best practice solutions for the highest-quality video experience possible.” Tomer Schechter, TAG CTO, said: “TAG […]
Applications show the TMobile device could be based on the same dongle as Dish’s AirTV Mini.
Nicolle Wallace’s Deadline: White House will expand to two hours and Chuck Todd’s MTP Daily will move to early afternoon as part of MSNBC’s overhaul of its daily lineup.
Jean Ellen Cowgill, GM of Bloomberg’s soon-to-launch streaming service, will headline TVNewsCheck’s virtualized OTT News Summit in a keynote interview unpacking QuickTake’s approach to reaching a younger, larger demographic for global business news. Register here.
Disney+ content chief Agnes Chu is leaving the Mouse House to head up Condé Nast Entertainment’s video push. Chu, who was SVP, content for the nascent streamer, is set to become president of the publishing company’s studio and distribution division. She joins in September and reports to Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch.
Low-cost, sports-free streaming television service Philo said it has reached a deal with Google and is now available via Chromecast. Philo also said it rolled out Philo Connect, which will help Philo users connect and watch programming all of their devices.
French rolling digital news channel BFMTV debuted “Live Vertical,” a new smartphone user experience. Developed in collaboration with French start-up, Wildmoka, the Live Vertical solution automatically converts the horizontal frames of standard TV streams to a vertical format better suited to smartphone screens. The companies say Live Vertical revolutionizes the TV viewing experience on a […]
CBS All Access is getting an infusion of new programming as it preps for a rebrand in 2021. The service will add more than 3,500 episodes from the Viacom family of networks, including BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon. To accommodate the new programming, All Access will get a design refresh that places an emphasis on the different brands. The price is expected to stay the same, starting at $6 per month with ads.
The global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers, and buyers across all platforms, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced that Michael Quigley, HBO Max EVP, content acquisitions, will be the opening keynote at NATPE Streaming Plus. Available to a worldwide audience, the second annual iteration of the Streaming Plus and will take place […]
Endavo Media and Communications, a global video distribution platform for innovative creators and communities, announced today that it will partner with the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) to live stream the 2020 convention, taking place Aug. 17-20, as the official over-the-top (OTT) platform provider. The event will be available through a custom app developed by […]
TVNewsCheck will present four days of keynote interviews, panel discussions and roundtables confronting pivotal changes in the OTT marketplace for news organizations. Programming will tackle streaming news content, workflow and ad technology challenges and monetization.
BritBox, the BBC Studios and ITV joint-venture streamer, is planning to expand into 25 countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South America and Africa. A BritBox spokesman could not be specific about which countries the streamer is targeting or when it expects to complete the rollout, but it builds on its existing footprint in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and — later this year — Australia.
The conventional school of thought teaches that the best way to engage younger viewers is to produce short, snappy, “snackable” content, but the people at LX News must have skipped class that day. The ongoing experiment in programming for millennials and Gen Z from the NBCUniversal Owned Stations took a big leap forward last month with the launch of its first live news programs.
CBS Television Distribution reached deals to have Comcast’s Xfinity and Verizon Fios carry its Dabl ad-supported lifestyle network in 13 markets. ViacomCBS owns TV stations in those markets and broadcasts the network on their subchannels.
Cinedigm today announced that it has partnered with Plex to stream eight of the company’s free, ad-supported channels to their U.S. and worldwide-based consumers. This launch helps Cinedigm reach a demographic that is heavily media-focused and not currently serviced by key streaming platforms. This launch also dramatically expands Cinedigm’s international footprint by reaching a new set of international […]