MediaKind Elevates Allen Broome To CEO

MediaKind, a global provider of media technology and services, today appointed Allen Broome as CEO. Broome has led MediaKind’s research and development organization for the past two years as the company’s CTO. Before joining MediaKind, Broome spent more than 20 years in the media industry, most recently as VP cloud engineering at Comcast Cable. Since joining MediaKind […]

Univision Strikes Deal With YouTube TV To Stream 3 Of Its Networks

Starting Sept. 15, Univision, UniMás and Galavisión networks are available on YouTube TV. Subscribers in top Hispanic markets, including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas and Chicago, will also be able to access Univision and UniMás local news, weather and programming.

‘Amber Ruffin Show’ Renewed For Season 2 At Peacock

‘Generation’ Canceled After One Season On HBO Max

‘Only Murders In The Building’ Renewed For Season 2 At Hulu

Streamers Put More Women In Charge of TV Shows Than Broadcast Networks

As the entertainment industry looks to improve the ratio of female representation in television on screen and behind the scenes, a study finds that the youngest streaming services have made more progress than broadcast networks that have been around for decades. That’s one of the conclusions of this year’s Boxed In survey, an annual report on female employment in television by Martha Lauzen, executive director of San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film.

Friday Night Lights New Hampshire Chooses JVC Connected Cam

When Friday Night Lights New Hampshire (FNLNHmedia/FNLNH) was created, co-owners Stephen Beals and Nick Anastos were looking to bring live HD play-by-play coverage of the Granite State’s top high school games to the community. Not happy with their previous camera systems, the duo set out to find a solution capable of providing broadcast-quality video over […]

Fuse+ Streamer Launching With 500 Hours Of Content

Latino-owned TV and media company Fuse Media is rolling onto the streaming battlefield with the official launch of Fuse+, priced at $2 per month as a standalone service and available at no extra cost to customers of participating pay-TV operators. Above, Sex Sells is one of its originals.

‘Cops’ Revival Picked Up By Fox Nation

Cops, a staple of broadcast TV that featured various U.S. police officers as they made their runs in cities across the nation, will get a new turn as a show on streaming service Fox Nation.

Hulu Live Matches YouTube TV’s Promo Price

‘Taxi,’ ‘Charmed,’ ‘The Brady Bunch’ Among New Additions To Pluto TV This Fall

‘Taxi,’ ‘Charmed,’ ‘The Brady Bunch’ Among New Additions To Pluto TV This Fall Pluto TV, the free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service, with more than 52 million global monthly active users, today announced an all-new slate of classic and iconic CBS series coming to the service this fall — for free. The new lineup consists of 16 series […]

Judge Judy Returning To TV In November, With Granddaughter

Judge Judy Sheindlin announced today the start date and name of her new show, Judy Justice, which will be available weekdays on IMDb TV, a free streaming service offered by Amazon.

Blackbird And TownNews Expand To 75 U.S. Stations

Blackbird plc, the developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, said today that Blackbird is now being used by 75 U.S. TV stations for digital news production following TownNews’ latest deployment. This is the sixth expansion of Blackbird by TownNews since the partnership began in 2018. Production teams at the 75 stations use […]

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.

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Officially Renewed For Season 3 At Paramount+

Roku, Tubi Keep Bulking Up On Original Content

The Roku Channel and Tubi, two of the biggest free, ad-supported television services (FAST) in the U.S., keep adding original content to stand out in the crowd. The Roku Channel is snatching up the recently canceled NBC comedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist for a new holiday special, which will be first original feature-length film. At the same time, Tubi, the ad-supported streaming service owned by Fox, announced that it will debut Corrective Measures, a new original film starring Bruce Willis and Michael Rooker, in spring 2022.

Xumo Adding AccuWeather Now Streaming Service To Its Lineup

AccuWeather Now, the new video streaming product from AccuWeather, today announced it is joining Xumo’s growing roster of more than 200 channels, meeting an increasing demand for streaming weather and climate news and content. Xumo users can now access AccuWeather’s forecasts as well as 24/7, continuous daily programming, dedicated to all things weather, including extreme […]

Trump To Offer Commentary At Heavyweight Fight On 9/11

Most Consumers Prefer AVOD To Reduce Cost Of Streaming

Hulu Hiking Prices Of On-Demand Plans By $1 Per Month

Disney is raising prices on Hulu’s baseline video-on-demand streaming packages next month, as the Mouse House seeks to push customers toward the three-way Disney Bundle and Hulu’s live TV packages.

How NBCU Badly Misplayed Its Hand With ‘Manifest’

The conglomerate burned tons of promotional jet fuel, only to drive a ratings hit for Netflix and wind up with nothing for itself.

Frank Biancuzzo Named President Of New Hearst Media Production Group

The company promotes Biancuzzo from EVP and group head to lead the new business unit that will develop and produce original programming for distribution to television stations, broadcast and cable networks and streaming services.

Wurl Names Ingrid Mariotti Director Of Business Development, Streamers

Wurl today appointed Ingrid Mariotti to the newly created role of director of business development, streamers. She is charged with optimizing current partnerships with video streaming platforms, as well as signing on new video streaming platforms for Wurl’s distribution, monetization and advertising services. Mariotti reports to Wurl SVP of Worldwide Business Development Craig Heiting. She […]

Roku To Launch Its Players In Germany

Sling TV Launches Barstool Sports Channel

The Dish Network vMVPD launches an exclusive linear channel full of the bro-culture-fueled sports blogs hot takes and betting predictions.

‘Reservation Dogs’ Renewed For Season 2 At FX On Hulu

‘Outer Banks’ Surges To Top Of Nielsen U.S. Streaming Chart

Outer Banks topped the Nielsen U.S. streaming chart for the week of Aug. 2-8 with nearly twice the viewing of its closest competitor. The Netflix original was in its first full week of streaming after its second season hit Netflix in late-July. It delivered 2.1 billion minutes of viewing across its 20 episodes. It joins an elite club of shows north of the 2 billion mark in a single week since Nielsen began reporting streaming numbers in mid-2020.

Fox’s Tubi Adds BBC Studios Content To Streaming Service

Locast Shuts Down After Copyright Loss

The owners of the country’s major broadcast TV networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — had sued Locast in 2019, saying Locast violated their copyrights, and asked for the service to be shut down. After a decision against it, Locast suspended operations on Thursday.

RTI Intros RTI Music MS-3 Music Streamer

Control and automation manufacturer RTI has debuted the new RTI Music and the MS-3 Music Streamer. RTI Music is designed so that technology integrators can deliver what RTI calls “an exceptional streaming experience” to their clients with native control through any RTI control system. RTI Music is an entirely seamless control experience, eliminating the need — for […]

Key YouTube Exec Who Built Hollywood Partnerships Resigns

YouTube’s vice president of content partnerships, Kelly Merryman, a key executive who helped smooth relationships with Hollywood networks and studios, has left the company.

Locast Suspends Contribution Request Interruptions

Locast, the local TV station streaming services, said late Wednesday that it was suspending its interruptions to its programming to ask those who have not contributed to the service to do so. Locast has argued since its inception that it is eligible for a nonprofit exemption from copyright laws, but the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York this week agreed with the broadcast networks, who challenged that nonprofit status.

HBO Max App Joins Vizio TV SmartCast Lineup

NBC News’ Tom Llamas Will Add New Streaming Option To The Evening News Fray

The NBC News anchor, who previously led breaking news coverage for streaming platforms in addition to other duties at ABC News, is preparing for the launch of a digital evening endeavor for NBC News, a project he vows will have a kinetic feel and range a little further afield than the linear products that still represent the best-known examples of the format.

Cox Media Group Signs Deal With VUit Streaming Platform

Cox Media Group has signed an agreement to stream its local content on the VUit national streaming service. VUit was started by tech company Syncbak with backing from Gray Television. With Cox Media Group’s stations, VUit now has local coverage and programming in 150 of the nation’s 210 markets.

‘Seinfeld’ Gets Launch Date On Netflix

Break out the Drake’s Coffee Cakes and the Junior Mints: Netflix has set a debut date for Seinfeld. The classic sitcom, to which the streamer acquired global rights in a $500 million deal with distributor Sony two years ago, will make its Netflix bow on Oct. 1. The show has called Hulu home for the past six years.

BNC Launches New Streaming Platform

BNC Go is tailored to suit the interests, active lifestyles and consumption patterns of Black millennial and Gen Z audiences. It will debut Sept. 13 on Amazon Fire TV, Pluto, Roku, Tubi, Samsung, Vizio and more with 18 hours of original content daily.

58% Of Americans Subscribe To More Than One Of The Big 3 Streaming Services

Streaming-TV monogamy still isn’t a thing, according to the latest survey by Leichtman Research Group. The Durham, N.H., firm released its Emerging Video Services 2021 survey Aug. 31, finding that 58% of Americans subscribe to more than one of the big three of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu.

Broadcasters Victorious As Judge Rules Against Locast

The four major U.S. broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — have emerged victorious in a lawsuit against Locast, a nonprofit that enables — or they say, basically steals — local TV streams. Plaintiffs — the stations — asked a judge to throw out Locast’s claim that its online service is legally exempt from copyright infringement liability because it seeks only donations, not fees, from users, and only enough to keep its business running. Locast wanted a finding that it is exempt.

FuboTV Gets OK In Iowa To Launch Sportsbook

FuboTV said its Fubo Gaming unit got approval to offer online sports wagering in Iowa. Fubo Gaming plans to launch its Fubo Sportsbook in the fourth quarter. The company has already gotten approvals to operate a betting service in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Indiana and New Jersey.