Verizon Digital Media Services Helps Tennis Channel Stream More Than 2,000 Live and VOD Matches in 2018 (MESA)

Verizon Digital Media Services today announced that it has been selected by Tennis Channel to power the Tennis Channel app’s video delivery. The Tennis Channel app offers live te... More

YouTube Plans More Ads Between Videos to ‘Frustrate’ Some Viewers Into Paying (Billboard)

YouTube’s much-discussed upcoming paid subscription service, rumored to be on the way sooner rather than later, will be closely scrutinized following the relative lack of success... More

Jack White Concert for ‘Boarding House Reach’ Album Release to Be Live-Streamed on Twitter (Variety)

Jack White’s concert for the release of his third studio album, “Boarding House Reach,” will be live-streaming for free this Friday, exclusively on Twitter. The stream is ... More

Spotify Will Spend Nearly $450 Million on Google’s Cloud Over 3 Years (CNBC)

Spotify is committed to spending close to half a billion dollars on Google's public cloud services over the next three years, the music streaming service disclosed on Tuesday. A... More

What Crackdown? Investors Bet on China’s Live-Streaming Titans (Bloomberg)

Chinese live-streaming titans YY and Momo are among the best performers in the Asian technology universe. Yet investors say they still look cheap and have room to run, despite the ... More

AT&T, Time Warner Battle DOJ for the Future of Streaming Video (CNET)

Will AT&T get its hands on "Game of Thrones" and CNN? That's what a federal judge will decide as AT&T and Time Warner head to court this week to defend their proposed $85 billion m... More

NBC News is Planning a Streaming Channel for Cord-Cutters (Los Angeles Times)

NBC is planning the launch of a streaming online video channel that would offer 24-hour news to viewers without cable or satellite. NBC News Chairman Andy Lack and his division'... More

All ‘Major’ TV Networks to Launch OTT, Direct-to-Consumer Services by 2022: TDG (MCN)

Seeing select premium networks alongside a few other channels going direct-to-consumer (DTC) with streaming services is more than a passing fad. Citing the ongoing unbundling of... More

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman Benefit from the Streaming Wars (NY Times)

Call it the “Big Little Lies” effect. Within the space of 45 minutes on Monday night, there were separate announcements that Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, stars of the E... More

Twitter Inks Three-Year MLS Content Deal, Including Live-Streaming Matches (Variety)

Twitter is kicking more sports to its social service, in a three-year deal with Major League Soccer that will include a slate of weekly programming including at least 24 live match... More

Church of Scientology Launching OTT TV Network (MediaPost)

The Church of Scientology is launching a standalone over-the-top streaming video channel, The Scientology Network. “It's TIME for us to tell OUR story,” a social account for... More

Netflix Subscribers Streamed Record-Breaking 350 Million Hours of Video on Jan. 7 (Variety)

Netflix subscribers from around the world streamed a record-breaking 350 million hours of movies and TV shows on January 7, according to the company’s vice president of content d... More

Facebook Inks 25-Game Exclusive Streaming Deal with MLB (THR)

Facebook and MLB are ready to play ball. The social network has struck a deal with the league to exclusively stream 25 baseball games in the U.S. during the 2018 regular season.... More

YouTube TV, MLB Play Ball (MCN)

YouTube TV and Major League Baseball have struck an expanded deal that, among its components, will make YouTube TV the presenting sponsor of the 2018 and 2019 World Series, a follo... More

AMC Networks CFO Rules Out Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Service (THR)

AMC Networks, a cable channel giant that counts The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul among its TV hits, isn't looking to launch an over-the-top streaming service anytime soon. "No... More

Lionsgate Vice Chairman: Premium VOD Could Happen in 12 Months (Variety)

Theater owners aren’t going to like this prediction. Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns said at Wednesday’s Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference that he ... More

Spotify Relying More on Google’s Cloud Even as the Companies Compete in Music Streaming (CNBC)

Spotify, which is already heavily reliant on Google's public cloud infrastructure, said on Wednesday that it plans to go deeper, eventually moving remaining computing and storage w... More

How BitTorrent Spurred the Streaming Revolution (Wired)

Bram Cohen, the mastermind behind BitTorrent, claims he didn’t set out to build a pirate ship when he launched the file-sharing product in 2003. All he wanted to do was make it e... More

Oscars Embrace Streaming as Consumer Habits Shift (MediaPost)

The number of consumers live-streaming this year’s Academy Awards, set to broadcast Sunday on ABC, is expected to rise by 28% compared to last year, according to a new report. ... More

New YouTube Music Subscription Service Won’t Launch in March After All (Variety)

The eyes of the music world are on Texas this month, as bands, label executives and media companies flock to the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival, which is set to begin on ... More