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Fox Sports Pacts With Facebook to Live-Stream European Soccer Championships (Variety)

Facebook has scored more live sports for its growing entertainment play: Fox Sports reached a deal with the social giant to stream free matches from the UEFA Champions League — E... More

Disney Digital Network Touts Synergies in New Structure (Variety)

Months after announcing that its Maker Studios division would no longer operate independently, Walt Disney Co. is putting those assets to good use inside its newly blended digital ... More

Wazee Digital Mike Arthur on the Company’s Evolution and the Oncoming Onslaught of Sports Content (SVG)

What is Digital Media Hub, and how is it being used at major sports events?: "Digital Media Hub essentially offers a web portal at events that provides [property owners] with centr... More

Verizon Digital Network Steps Into Spotlight with Yahoo Deal Done (Variety)

Now that Verizon has finally completed its acquisition of Yahoo, the telco giant is looking to turn the focus on the sum of all its new parts. That was the message at Vidcon Thu... More

Technicolor Debuts Massive Mars VR Initiative

LOS ANGELES. — In what may be the most ambitious virtual reality project to date, Technicolor, HP and others have partnered to put together a vision of a viable, sustainable habi... More

Facebook’s New TV Push Suggests Big Aspirations (THR)

Facebook has found a new friend: original programming. The social network is nearing a deal to revive former MTV comedy Loosely Exactly Nicole and is working with American Ninja Wa... More

FreeCast’s New Micro-Channels Usher in the Next Generation of Low-Cost Television (MESA)

Media aggregation firm FreeCast is announcing plans to create a new digital television ecosystem. By using low-cost web and over-the-air (OTA) distribution, the company intends to ... More

Verizon Closes Yahoo Deal, Marissa Mayer Resigns (MESA)

Verizon said on Tuesday it closed its $4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo's core business, combined these assets with its existing AOL business to create a new subsidiary, Oath, a di... More

Altice, Netflix Ink Global Distribution Agreement (HMM)

Netflix may have global access, but distribution is still a work in progress. The SVOD pioneer has signed a deal with Dutch-based telecom operator Altice offering direct-access in ... More

Verizon Exec: Our New OTT TV Service Won’t Be a ‘Me-Too’ (MCN)

Amid a surge of virtual MVPDs entering the market, Verizon Communications plans to to somehow separate itself from the pack with an OTT TV service that delivers a tailored package ... More

Amazon Allows TV, Streaming Service to Build Alexa-Powered Video Apps (TechCrunch)

Alexa can already control your Fire TV to help you launch Netflix or find your favorite show, among other things, but today Amazon is announcing a new tool for developers that will... More

Amazon Prime Video is Coming to Apple TV After Years of Delay (Gizmodo)

After years of delay, Amazon and Apple have finally reached an agreement to bring the Amazon Prime video app to Apple TV set-top-boxes everywhere. Apple CEO Tim Cook made the annou... More

YouTube Bans ‘Hateful’ Videos from Making Money Via its Advertising Network (TechCrunch)

Following a backlash around brand advertising on controversial content, YouTube is making a move to clean up which videos are part of its ad network. The Google-owned has update... More

Digital Delivery Rearranges Retail Reality (MCN)

As live TV streaming, a core feature of some competitive skinny bundles, becomes a larger factor in the mobile (and wired) online ecosystem, retailers also have opportunities to in... More

Pai Proposes Granting OneWeb Broadband Service Access (MCN)

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has scheduled a number of broadband and cable-related items for the June 22 public meeting including paving the way for a new satellite broadband effort. That... More

Fox Partners with China’s Tencent to Co-Produce 10 Online Movies (THR)

Fox International Productions is bolstering its engagement with China's all-important youth demographic. The international production arm of 20th Century Fox has partnered with Chi... More

Report: Average U.S. Household Now Has 7 Screens (FierceCable)

The notion of gathering around the living-room TV has been a relic for some time now, but a new report puts numbers to it, pointing out the host of challenges the trend is presenti... More

With Demand for Video Growing, it’s a Lucrative Time for Entertainment Studios, but Competitive, Too (Digiday)

There has never been a better time to be a digital entertainment producer, with all this demand for video. But it’s a risky business, too. All the money being made available for ... More

People Consumed More Media Than Ever Last Year — But Growth is Slowing (Recode)

People watched, read, listened, streamed and posted more media than ever in 2016, but that consumption plateaued this year, according to data released today by research firm Zenith... More

AMC Entertainment CFO: Premium VOD Window Talks Hit an Impasse (THR)

Negotiations between the major studios and domestic exhibitors have hit an impasse in an attempt to create a premium VOD window for consumers, according to AMC Entertainment CFO Cr... More



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