Vice Media Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims

‘Page Six TV’ To Begin Streaming On Hulu

The freshman syndicated show from the New York Post and Endemol Shine North America will be available the day after broadcast beginning Thursday.

‘StartUp’ Renewed At Crackle For Season 3


Fullscreen Shutting Down SVOD Service

Missouri Attorney General Investigating Google

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s attorney general announced Monday that his office is investigating Google for potential violations of the state’s consumer-protection and antitrust laws. Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley, who also is running for Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s seat in 2018, told reporters that he issued an “investigative subpoena” to the tech […]

WaPo ‘Shocked And Appalled’ By Ala. Robocall

Viewers Struggle To Find Shows, Turn To OTT

Streaming video services are better at helping TV consumers — 79% of all consumers, including pay-TV subscribers, and 90% of those under 30 agree that streaming services play a huge role in finding new TV programming/video according to a PwC study.

Sens. Target ‘Invasive’ Online Political Ads

“Social media platforms tout their ability to target portions of the electorate with direct, ephemeral advertisements — visible only to the targeted individual users,” 15 Democratic senators tell the FEC.

‘Difficult People’ Canceled At Hulu

Spurned By ESPN, Barstool Sports Is Staying On Offense

Hulu Readies New Ad Formats

Hulu, the offspring of traditional TV companies, hopes to catch Madison Avenue’s eye with offers of new commercial formats that can be distributed to select cuts of audience based on program choices and other behaviors. Advertisers who sense a couch-potato migration from living-room TV to mobile screen might have interest.

Sony Taps Crackle GM Berger Fox Digital Role

Eric Berger, who has run Sony Pictures Television Networks’ Crackle for the past six years, is expanding his duties with the additional post of chief digital officer of SPT Networks.


WTVF Is Millions Ahead In Nashville Social

WTVF, the Scripps-owned CBS affiliate in Nashville owned by Scripps, has twice as many social media actions as its next nearest competitor in the market over the last six months according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee. Including Facebook users in the newsgathering process, prudent use of Facebook Live and monitoring the various Nashville community Facebook pages are significant attributes to its success.

Cox Is Integrating Netflix Into Its Cable Service

Cox Cable customers can now search and select Netflix titles directly from within its core cable service, following a similar move by larger rival Comcast. Cox says 70% of those with its high-end cable box already subscribe to Netflix. Making the experience of using the two services together could help with both loyalty and retention.

Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide

CHICAGO (AP) — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data from the federal Centers for […]

Vice Moguls Used To Brag About Sex And Orgies

Google Filters More Extremist YouTube Videos

Now 86, Dan Rather Is Big On Facebook

AT&T Wants You to ‘Watch TV’

AT&T has filed a trademark application for the logo, Watch TV, which would be used for an app that streams content to a variety of devices, including computers, tablets and televisions.

Philo Wants To Make TV More Like Facebook

The power of human suggestions — or what used to be known as the water cooler — might be coming back, thanks to a new streaming service started by an ex-Facebook founder that’s launching today. Philo costs $16 a month and includes more than 35 channels from A+E, AMC Networks, Discovery, Scripps and Viacom — which are also strategic investors in the company. The service is available nationwide and on most major streaming platforms, including iOS, Android (through the Chrome browser, for now), Apple TV and Roku.

Fullscreen Media To Shutter Its SVOD Service

When Fake News Will Be Made By Pros

A funny game. A scary conclusion: today’s social tools, put in capable hands, make false information very hard to detect and extraordinarily damaging.

Roku Sees Its Future In Smart TV Software

Coming off of a stellar first earnings report as a public company, Roku CEO Anthony Wood says the future of Roku is smart TV software, not its connected TV hardware product that it’s most commonly known for. Per eMarketer, more Americans use Roku’s connected TV device than any other similar device, like Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV.

Linda Yaccarino Wants To Fix Digital Ads

The ad sales head of NBCUniversal is “leading the business in a lot more ways than just talking about measurement,” says one fan.


Vanity Fair To Pick Radhika Jones As Next Editor

SCOTUS Takes Technological Step Forward

The court is making new legal filings available online starting Monday, years behind the rest of the federal court system.

FuboTV Expands Its RSN Lineup With NESN

FuboTV today announced a multi-year agreement with NESN (New England Sports Network), the exclusive regional home of the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins. FuboTV will launch NESN in the coming days to subscribers of Fubo Premier, its base package of 65-plus live streaming TV channels.  NESN, which is one of the most popular regional sports networks (RSNs) […]

Cheddar To Launch General News Offshoot

Business video net Cheddar plans to launch a second channel focused on national and world news next year. The channel is part of Cheddar’s expansion plans in 2018 and beyond as the company looks to grow its $11 million annual business. The new channel, which will be called Cheddar Big News, will be modeled after CNN’s Headline News in that it will focus on the biggest news stories of the day.

Spirited Media Fights Collapse Of Local News

On the heels of the shuttering of DNAinfo and Gothamist, Spirited Media is working to build a profitable business model for local journalism. It’s latest move is to roll out a membership program as advertising sales struggle.


Top 20 Market Social Media Report: Los Angeles