Sling Wins Mayweather-McGregor Fight With PPV

WaPo’s Robot Reporter Has Published 850 Articles

News On Social Beyond Facebook, Twitter

Although most people do not go to Facebook intentionally seeking their news, it’s inevitable that the average user will stumble upon an article. Whether it’s credible or fake, that’s another story. So the value of news stations and journalists using Facebook to reach viewers is obviously invaluable. But what about other non-newsy social media? Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest should not be ignored.


‘Atypical’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

Mueller Probe Has Focus On Social Media

Russia’s effort to influence U.S. voters through Facebook and other social media is a “red-hot” focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election and possible links to President Donald Trump’s associates, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

Facebook Pitching Brand Safety

As Facebook ramps up its new “in-stream” video advertising, the social media company is attempting to avoid the brand safety headaches that have plagued rivals such as YouTube in recent months.

Apple Unveils Much-Anticipated iPhone X

With a price starting at $999 and a host of new features, the phone will be a big test for both Apple and consumers. Will people be willing to shell out really big bucks for a relatively fragile device that’s become an essential part of daily life? On Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook called the iPhone X “the biggest leap forward” since the first iPhone.


WDAF Ahead In Kansas City’s Social Actions

How is WDAF, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Kansas City, able to lead the market with Facebook engagement? An aggressive use of Facebook Live, hyper-local content generated by Facebook users, and a mission of mercy by Taylor Swift.

I Studied YouTube’s Audience for Three Years. Here’s What I Learned.

NY Times Makes Key Digital Appointments

On Tuesday, the New York Times Co. announced key appointments to product and design and the formation of a new products and ventures group, further defining the structure it announced in June. These changes, the company said, are designed to “streamline and raise the ambitions of the company’s digital operations in order to accelerate its rapidly growing […]

FuboTV Launches First National Ad Campaign

FuboTV announced today the launch of a new, national marketing endeavor that includes the company’s first TV commercials, premiering at the start of the new NFL season and introducing viewers to “Fubo Chávez: World’s Greatest Fan.” The multiplatform campaign includes three 15-second commercials to air during the NFL season on CBS, Fox and NBC; on top cable […]

Netflix Content Spending To Pass $7B A Year

Netflix Chief Financial Officer David Wells says $7 billion a year on content might just be a starting point — as long as the company can continue to add to its more than 100 million subscribers around the world.

Tagging Fake News On Facebook Doesn’t Work

OTT Bundle In Works For Non-Sports Viewers

The Wall Street Journal reports that people who are tired of paying for TV sports channels they don’t watch will soon have a new option. Cable channels owned by Discovery Communications, Viacom, AMC Networks, A+E Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive will be part of a new streaming service expected to have a “soft launch” in coming weeks, people familiar with the situation say. Subscriptions will cost less than $20 a month. Journal subscribers can read the full story here.

Chronicle Shows The Way For Legacy Papers

The San Francisco Chronicle has been profitable for four straight years, and is adding editorial and business staff. Revenue is growing at a rate of about 4% per year, says Publisher Jeff Johnson. That’s at a time when revenue at most of the major publicly traded newspaper companies has continued to drop. CJR recently visited the Chronicle to learn how the newspaper righted its ship and what lessons its comeback might have for other news organizations. 


Sign Of The Future? Facebook Arrives At IBC

Social networks have steadily and inexorably taken control of the broader internet, so it’s not surprising to see social begin to influence the programming agendas of conferences like IBC, which are steeped in internet video. Indeed, IBC 2017 attendees will be able to feel Facebook’s gravity right when they walk in this year, with Daniel Danker, product director for the social networking giant, tentpoling the keynote opening panel event, “Fans, Friends and the Future of Broadcasting.”


Netflix To Add 6 Original Shows This Week

67% Of Americans Now Get News From Social

More than two-thirds of American adults — 67%, to be exact — “get at least some of their news on social media,” according to new data released by Pew Research Center. That’s up from 62% of American adults in 2016. Surprisingly, many of those new social media news consumers are not millennials. Pew found that 55% of Americans 50 or older reported getting news on social media sites, up from 45% in 2016.


WFLD Editorial Reaches 1 Million On Facebook


News Director Suggests 1-Day Facebook Boycott

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WTVT Has Firm Hold On Social In Tampa

FTC Settles With Social Media ‘Influencers’

Two social media influencers reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which claimed they endorsed a website without telling their fans they also owned the company.

DirecTV Now Begins Adding CBS Stations

DirecTV Now has started adding local CBS affiliates, just in time for the first slate of National Football League games on Sunday. AT&T, which owns the live streaming service, announced last month that it had struck a deal with CBS to offer its local affiliates in 25 markets as well as the CBS-owned Showtime, CBS Sports Network, Pop and the CW. However, the telco did not reveal a launch date at the time of the announcement.

Cable, Digital Execs Talk Rising TV Costs

Netflix has shifted the balance of power in the television universe, pouring money into original programming and handing out generous straight-to-series orders. But Kevin Reilly, president of TNT and TBS, believes that there is an upside to Netflix’s tactics for linear and digital competitors.

Plex Adds Amazon Fire TV And Web Support

Plex Live TV and DVR is now available on Amazon Fire TV, along with support for live TV on Plex for Web. Plex says that Amazon users will also get a new user experience since Amazon Fire TV is powerful enough to run the new Plex Android TV interface.


Rise of Streaming Won’t End Our Addiction To TV

Disney Streaming Service Just Got Bigger

Disney’s Star Wars and Marvel comic-book movies will be included in the upcoming service, making it the only way to stream those movies on demand in the U.S. as part of a monthly subscription. (So, not on Netflix.) A price hasn’t been announced yet. The service is expected in late 2019 after Disney’s current deal with Netflix expires.

FuboTV Adds NFL Network, Red Zone

Live streaming TV service Fubo.TV is adding more NFL programming in time for the kick-off of the 2017-18 season.  Through a new carriage agreement with NFL Media, NFL Network and NFL RedZone will be available to subscribers of Fubo.TV’s sports-first offerings. Starting this week, NFL Network joins the “Fubo Premier” base package. Available for $34.99 per month, Fubo Premier also […]

Luken’s Rev’n Launches Roku Channel

Rev’n, Luken Communications’ automotive multicast network, has further expanded its over-the-top availability by launching its channel on the Roku streaming platform. The new channel, available for free in the Roku channel store by searching keyword “Rev’n,” features the ability to stream the network live, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in high definition. In […]

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