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.

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.

PTC Uges Netflix To Cancel ’13 Reasons Why’

Netflix’s Reputation For Canceling Shows Too Soon Is Overblown

TVN’S NEW FACILITIES INSIDER

New Facilities Insider | Building A News Network From The Ground Up

Black News Channel is constructing a $26 million facility in Tallahassee, Fla., anchored by technology from Bitcentral, Vizrt and Sony. Its engineering chief, Kenny Elcock, explains how interoperability is key.

Katz Signs Sales Partnership With Transmit.Live

Media sales organization Katz Media Group and Transmit.Live, a live-stream marketplace signed an exclusive sales partnership under which Katz will be the exclusive sales representation partner of Transmit’s live premium inventory. The companies said: “This partnership brings premium live video inventory to a market where it’s in short supply.” With new split-screen ad formats, advertisers […]

Discovery, Gamut Partner On Local OTT Adv.

Discovery Inc. has partnered with localized digital advertising solutions company Gamut to offer premium local-market OTT inventory ad sales in the United States. Cox Media Group-owned Gamut will have access to premiere seasonal events airing across Discovery’s top-tier networks (no specific show titles available as yet).