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.
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
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 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).