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Movistar +, Netflix Strike Carriage Partnership (Variety)

Align and conquer. Following months of rumors, Netflix and Telefonica’s Movistar + have struck what they announce as a global partnership which will see Movistar + TV and OTT ser... More

Twitter Looks to Woo Smaller, Facebook-Frustrated Publishers with New Site (Digiday)

Twitter plans to roll out a website in the next couple weeks to teach smaller publishers how to produce content, including live and on-demand videos, for Twitter and make money fro... More

Ooyala Report: It’s All About Personalization and Mobility (MESA)

For media companies who have yet to adopt a data-centric and mobile-first approach to connecting with ever-elusive audiences, Ooyala offers a wake-up call via its new State of the ... More

Adobe Buys Magento for $1.68 Billion to Target E-Commerce (Bloomberg)

Adobe agreed to buy e-commerce company Magento for $1.68 billion, in a bid to capture a bigger slice of the digital-commerce industry. The Photoshop software provider is making its... More

House Looks at Implications of IoT (B&C)

The House Energy & Commerce Committee's Digital Subcommittee held a hearing Tuesday (May 22) on a bipartisan bill, the State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends [SMART] IoT... More

Mark Zuckerberg Tells European Parliament that Facebook Was ‘Used for Harm’ (Billboard)

Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told members of the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday evening that the social media was "used for harm" in the wake of the Cambri... More

Redbox Begins Renting 4K Ultra HD Movies for $2.50 per Day in Six Test Markets (Variety)

Redbox is now offering 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc rentals — but it’s starting with only four titles, available in limited quantities in just six U.S. markets. The first Ultra ... More

Facebook Stories Reveals 150M Daily Viewers and Here Come Ads (TechCrunch)

After 14 months of silence since launching, Facebook Stories has finally announced a 150 million daily active user count for its Snapchat Stories clone. And now it’s time to earn... More

How Do You Re-Create the Air-Ripping Launch of 11,000-HP Dragsters? Dolby Atmos (Digital Trends)

Like any underexposed sports league, the NHRA is looking to hook more fans from across the nation (and indeed the world), but reproducing the racetrack experience for a TV audience... More

VOD App Brings Dolby Vision, Atmos to the Home (Broadcast)

Dolby’s flavour of HDR and immersive audio is coming to the home through a partnership between Dolby, LG and Japanese-owned VoD service Rakuten TV. The agreement brings owners of... More

Digital Disruption: Media Giants Fight for Content (Raconteur)

Pace of change in the media environment can be disorientating. Just when the landscape seems to be stabilising, another new player, new technology or new consumer habit comes along... More

IYUNO Delivers High-Quality Video, Audio, Closed Captions with Interra Systems’ QC Solution (MESA)

Interra Systems today announced that IYUNO has deployed Interra Systems’ BATON file-based QC solution in Korea, the United States, Malaysia, and Japan. Being a software-centric a... More

Five Challenges for the IP Video Era (MCN)

Michael Hawkey, TiVo: IPTV is radically changing the way that content gets consumed by giving TV viewers greater control over the entertainment they want to watch. This rate of ... More

The Revenue Stream Revolution in Entertainment and Media (strategy+business)

Digitization has permanently reshaped the global entertainment and media ecosystem. Content has become more immersive and available on demand. Digital platforms have proliferated, ... More

NewFronts Takeaways: Why Digital Put the Spotlight Back on TV, What’s After Pivot to Video (THR)

What Comes After the Pivot to Video? - NewFronts returned to normal size this year after ballooning to 35 showcases over two weeks in 2017, prompted by the so-called "pivot to vide... More

Google Cloud to Launch in Switzerland, Furthering Global Expansion (Cloud Tech)

Google Cloud is already expanding into five new regions this year – and now Switzerland can be added to the list. The move to open facilities in Zurich will mean Google has half ... More

Smart Displays With Google Assistant Getting YouTube, YouTube TV, Available in July (Variety)

Google and its hardware partners are going to start selling smart displays powered by the Google Assistant this July, the company announced at Google’s annual Google I/O develope... More

UFC Strikes Distribution Deal With ESPN (Variety)

ESPN and its subscription-based broadband service, ESPN+, will offer mixed-martial arts fans a new array of UFC matches and special programming under a new rights deal unveiled Tue... More

Sports Betting Could Soon be Legalized and Media Companies Can’t Wait (Recode)

The media business could use a boost. What about a dose of gambling? That’s what some media companies are hoping for as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on a case that could... More

YouTube is the ‘Sleeping Giant’ Of OTT (MediaPost)

That’s the way digital video platform optimizer Pixability describes YouTube in its just-released 2018 State of Digital Video report. The statement is derived from the fact that ... More