DirecTV, U-verse Hold Free Preview Of 4 Channels

Why Mashable Flamed Out

Fake Web Ad Scheme Steals From Publishers

Adform says it discovered a fraud scheme that could have been stealing upward of $500,000 a day by “spoofing” publisher websites.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Hulu To Add 156 New Titles In December

NBCU Expands Macy’s Parade Partnership

The second year of NBCU-Verizon deal features new innovations on broadcast, digital sites and NBCUniversal strategic partners.

Welcome To Your Local Library, Which Also Happens To Be A Newsroom

Camera Operator Dies On Set Of Netflix Drama

FCC Plans Total Repeal Of Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will reveal plans to his fellow commissioners on Tuesday to fully dismantle the agency’s Obama-era net neutrality regulations, people familiar with the plans said, in a major victory for the telecom industry in the long-running policy debate.

Mediaite Sues The Wrap Over Poaching Of Editor

Ziff Davis Buys Mashable On The Cheap

Sometimes it’s better to buy than build. That’s the real takeaway from Ziff Davis acquiring Mashable. A deal that’s reportedly worth $50 million. When you hear a number like that you don’t necessarily think fire sale, but in Mashable’s case it’s a deep discount from where the company was a year or two ago. How quickly the tables can turn.

AT&T Near Deal To Buy Otter Media

Time Warner is the big fish that AT&T is trying to catch, but the telecommunications giant has another investment that could turn into a valuable streaming content and distribution play once all of the pieces are in place.

Angst Growing Among Digital Media CEOs

Mashable is one of at least a half dozen online media companies — including Defy Media and Uproxx Media — weighing whether to sell, according to people familiar with their efforts. With ads tough to sell and new capital hard to raise, dreams of creating new digital behemoths have given way to a more realistic view that survival may hinge on being part of a larger company.

Fusion Media Group Seeks $200M From Investors

Let’s Get Real About Kodi And ‘Free TV’

We need to have a serious talk about Kodi. Whether you know it or not, you’ve heard about Kodi — either from friends in real life who love streaming free stuff and telling you about it, or by way of social network pals who promote the boxes that make it possible. Even so, here’s a refresher.

Verizon, NFL To Announce Streaming Deal

Verizon Communications is close to a new deal with the National Football League for digital streaming rights that would give the largest U.S. wireless carrier the ability to deliver game broadcasts to internet-connected TVs, tablets and phones, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Evolution of Latenight Television

In 1954 when Tonight premiered on NBC there was no VCR or DVR, no curated assortment of online clips to watch over coffee the next day. Cut to 2017, and the landscape has changed drastically. The hours on either side of midnight are no longer where the magic happens — for the viewers or the hosts. These days, the real win isn’t keeping folks pinned to their sofas. Just the opposite: It’s disseminating “greatest hits” moments to them far and wide — to be consumed in offices, on public transportation, via Facebook — long after the credits have rolled.

Jeffrey Tambor Exits ‘Transparent’

Facing two accusations of sexual harassment by members of the Transparent team that he has strongly denied, Jeffrey Tambor, in an ambiguous statement Sunday that heavily implies, though doesn’t confirm, an imminent departure from the Emmy-winning series, Tambor referenced what he calls a “politicized atmosphere” that has afflicted the set. He said that this is “no longer the job I signed up for four years ago.”

JESSELL AT LARGE

It’s Now Up To The Market To Make 3.0 Work

With its 3-2 vote yesterday to permit use of ATSC 3.0 on a voluntary basis, the FCC endows broadcasters who adopt the standard unprecedented freedom to determine what businesses they want to be in; what new services they want to provide; and how to go about implementing them. The FCC’s hands-off approach also leaves broadcasters to cope with more uncertainty and risk than they are used to.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Winter Is Here For Digital Media

On a day in which a sitting U.S. Senator was accused of sexual assault and the White House hosted its first press briefing after a marathon foreign trip, the biggest theme in the media world was on the business side of the industry. “Something went crazy in the media bizosphere today,” press critic Jay Rosen tweeted. “A flood of news about companies.”

Many Watch Netflix At Work And In Bathroom

A full 67% of people stream movies and TV shows outside the home. And 12% of Americans who watch in public have done so in public restrooms.

Univision Wants To Sell Piece Of Gawker Sites

The Hispanic-focused TV network wants a minority investor to put $200 million into its Fusion Media Group.

Digital Media Struggle In Tech’s Chokehold

The economic strains of technology on the entire media landscape are intensifying. Weeks after Google and Facebook announced record earnings, some of the biggest players in the digital media industry are still struggling to hit revenue projections, make a profit or grow.

Buzzfeed’s Rev To Fall $70M Short Of Target

Axios Raises $20M For Newsroom Expansion

The media startup plans to use some of the financing to expand its capacity for data analysis, product development and audience growth, as well as developing new coverage areas and increasing staffing.

DirecTV Now Vs. Sling TV: Which Did Better?

NBC Will Stream 1,800+ Hours Of Olympics

NBC plans to stream more than 1,800 hours of content during its coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics from PyeongChang, South Korea, next year. That’s almost twice what the network streamed in the 2014 Winter games — just over 1,000 hours of footage, which also marked the first time that every event was streamed online.

PlayStation Vue Adds 11 Fox, NBC Affils

Poking its head out to fire a round in the superheated battle for virtual MVPD bundle supremacy, Sony has announced that its PlayStation Vue service has added nearly a dozen Fox and NBC affiliates as well as Hallmark channels.

DMA 3

Top 20 Market Social Media Report: Chicago

WaPo Expands Media Coverage With Sarah Ellison

Trust Project Wants To Rebuild Media Trust

A new global initiative is launching today with the ambitious goal of creating transparency standards that help people easily assess the quality and reliability of journalism. According to the nonpartisan Trust Project, leading media companies representing dozens of news sites will begin to display what they’re calling Trust Indicators. The labeling is meant to provide clarity on the organizations’ ethics and other standards, the journalists’ backgrounds, and how they do their work. The indicators will also begin appearing on popular social platforms, such as Facebook, and in search engines.