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WWE to Launch Show on Facebook (TVB Europe)

Facebook has signed an exclusive deal with WWE to launch a new live weekly show. Mixed Match Challenge will stream live in the US exclusively on Facebook’s Watch platform on Tues... More

The FCC Has Reversed a 2015 Rule that Could Change How You Access, Pay for Internet Service (CNBC)

The FCC voted on Thursday to eliminate the Open Internet Order, better known as "net neutrality" regulations. The decision will give more power to internet service providers (ISPs)... More

TiVo Survey: Pace of Cord-Cutting Churn Slows (B&C)

Pay-TV subscribers seem to be a bit less volatile and may be a bit slower in switching providers or cutting the cord, based on a new survey by TiVo. When asked 82.8% of respondents... More

Box Launches Box Transform Consulting Service to Drive Digital Transformation for Enterprises (MESA)

Box today introduced Box Transform, a new service from Box Consulting, its advanced professional services team. Box Transform is a white-glove program that offers customers a dedic... More

Twitter Makes View Count on Videos Public (VideoInk)

Twitter announced that it will now display the view count of videos posted on its platform. The view count will appear on both organic videos and video ads but not pre-roll ads, ac... More

TV Networks are Buying Original Digital Series for Their Apps (Digiday)

In a tenuous market for short-form video content, digital video creators might have a new, but old friend: TV networks. Discovery is among a number of TV networks taking pitches fo... More

Parks: Simplified User Experience Key to Energizing Smart-TV, Streaming Media Device Sales (HMM)

With sales of smart-TVs and streaming media players apparently softening, consumer electronics manufacturers are simplifying the user experience to energize sales, according to new... More

Suddenly, Digital Single Market Doesn’t ‘Need’ EU Agency (EUobserver)

European commissioner for the digital economy Mariya Gabriel on Monday (4 December) downplayed the importance of the rejected commission idea for a strong EU telecommunications wat... More

Report: Streaming Primary Viewing Method for 31% of U.S. (Advanced Television)

Figures from financial services company Raymond James reveal that 31 per cent of internet users polled in November named a streaming service like Netflix or Hulu as their primary m... More

After Delay, Amazon Prime Video Added to Apple TV (MediaPost)

Amazon’s Prime Video application has debuted on Apple TV devices. The launch has been a long time coming, with Apple CEO Tim Cook first announcing the partnership between the two... More

Ten Predictions for Digital Media in 2018 (TechCrunch)

7. Brave new technologies like AI (via virtual assistants Alexa, Siri and Google) flood the mainstream and increasingly impact the worlds of media, entertainment and advertising, w... More

Verizon: 5G Service in Five Cities by the End of Next Year (The Verge)

Verizon is getting closer to releasing its first commercial 5G network, with the company announcing today that it plans on launching 5G in three to five cities by the end of next y... More

YouTube is Launching its Own Take on Stories with a New Video Format Called ‘Reels’ (TechCrunch)

Even YouTube is adding Stories. The popular format introduced by Snapchat, then adopted by Instagram, Skype, Facebook, Messenger and even some dating apps, is now making its way to... More

6 Technology Trends for 2018: Guideposts for Digital Transformation (DXC Technology Blog)

1. Re-platforming the enterprise - In 2018, companies will move to common IT platforms so they can respond to market changes faster and make better, more informed decisions. These ... More

China to Become World Leader in 5G, But Political Controls May Damp Content Industry (Variety)

China’s ambition to lead the development of 5G mobile networks will make the country the world’s largest market for over-the-top (OTT) content over the next five years. But Bei... More

Vudu Pushing Digital Movie Cards at Walmart for the Holidays (HMM)

Vudu.com has upped promotion of branded digital movies via packaged-media SKU (“stock keeping unit”) on shelves exclusively at Walmart. The world’s largest retail star owns V... More

5 Essential Blockchain Predictions That Will Define 2018 (Forbes)

Blockchain meets the Internet of Things - Though this sounds like a clash of the buzzwords, serious thinking is going into how these technologies could be made to work together to ... More

Black Friday Online Sales Reach Record High (The Drum)

Online sales for Black Friday and Thanksgiving surged to record highs in the US this year, according to Bloomberg estimates. Retailers in the US brought in a record $7.9bn in onlin... More

How 5G Could Shine in a Post Net Neutrality World (Light Reading)

The likely repeal of net neutrality got me thinking about the rollout of early 5G services and how that might be affected by the end of Title II rules, as such next-generation netw... More

Nearly 70 Million U.S. Households Now Have a Connected-TV Streaming Device (Adweek)

U.S. adults are consuming more media but less live TV each day than ever, while the number of households with a connected-TV device has skyrocketed in the past year to 69.5 million... More