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Despite Streaming Options, Millennial Women Plan to Watch the Olympics on TV (Adweek)

The 2016 Summer Olympics are just a few weeks away, and it looks like the TV-friendly time zone of the host city, Rio de Janeiro, will pay big dividends for NBC. With Rio just one ... More

With Apps like Netflix and Hulu, Your Old Cable Box Wants to Once Again be Your Home Entertainment Hub (Quartz)

There is no love lost between cable operators and streaming video services. The two industries have been duking it out for consumers’ eyeballs since streaming burst onto the scen... More

Snapchat Talks with Hollywood about Bringing Shows to the Platform (Digiday)

Snapchat Discover is going Hollywood. The messaging and media app is out looking for deals with major networks and studios that would transform the Discover section, where publishe... More

How Vevo Wants to Leapfrog YouTube By Taking Cues from Snapchat and Tinder (Variety)

How do you reinvent music television for a generation that grew up not watching MTV, but YouTube, Vine and Snapchat? That’s a question that Vevo has been trying to answer ever si... More

Instagram’s CEO Is Counting on Selena Gomez, Kevin Hart and 500 Million More to Win Digital Media’s New Game: Video (Hollywood Reporter)

Instagram is making the bold bet that the millions of celebrities, photographers, famous pets and regular Joes who post photos on the app are clamoring for more video, too. That's ... More

Rovi’s $1.1B TiVo Acquisition Receives Approval from the FTC and DOJ’s Antitrust Arm (VB)

Rovi’s proposed $1.1 billion acquisition of DVR pioneer and set-top box maker TiVo moved one crucial step closer to completion today with the news that both the Federal Trade Com... More

Molotov Launches Live TV Recording App in France (Hollywood Reporter)

France’s Molotov is hoping to blow up the traditional TV viewing experience with its new app that allows subscribers to watch or record live TV across devices. “The television ... More

Is This Belgian Architect’s Music Website the Next Spotify? (Observer)

Belgian architect Kwinten Crauwels, 32, has created a new website called Musicmap, which he hopes will become the web’s next great music source. After eight years of research and... More

Twitter Debuts Livestreaming With High Definition Broadcast of Wimbledon (Adweek)

Twitter today is providing a glimpse into what kind of TV-like platform it could be for sports fans, one of its most-loyal user bases. The social media network's livestreaming of W... More

The Cable Empire Strikes Back (The Atlantic)

Comcast is viewing the Olympics as an opportunity to demonstrate to cable subscribers the features of its new X1 set-top boxes, which will offer access to a searchable database of ... More

Shark Week Unleashes Sharks in Your Living Room with Discovery VR (The Drum)

Henner Herwig Jürgens, VAST MEDIA: Discovery Channel's long-running summer event "Shark Week" returned yesterday with a variety of new content and exclusive virtual and augmented ... More

Nielsen: SVOD, DVR Penetration Now Equal (TVNewsCheck)

The growing business of subscription-based video on demand has been in the news a lot recently — be it networks looking to sell streaming rights of popular TV series or studios c... More

Why Virtual Reality Needs Content in Order to Take Off (The Wrap)

For any format to take hold and then take off in popularity and usage, there has to be a supply of content. Let’s take a moment to remember the sales cycle for newly introduced H... More

How Disney Channel Is Marketing Its Adventures in Babysitting Remake to Millennials (Adweek)

Add Disney Channel to the list of networks desperately trying to lure millennials to their programming. At first glance, it would seem the kids network—which is aimed at children... More

SoundCloud Improves Music Discovery with New Suggested Tracks Feature (TechCrunch)

SoundCloud is launching a new feature that aims to help its users find new tracks and artists they’ll love, based on their activity and listening history. Called “Suggested Tra... More

Can This $3.99-Per-Month Video App Bite into YouTube’s Audience? (MBW)

There’s a reasonable amount of logic in the idea that YouTube’s dominance will only be challenged by video apps which understand a field of culture better than anyone else. Tha... More

Twitter Launches Mobile App for Video Creators (WSJ)

Twitter unveiled a new mobile application Tuesday designed to help video creators increase their audiences on the social network and make money in the process. The stand-alone app ... More

Netflix Chews Up Less Bandwidth, as Amazon Video Streaming Surges (Variety)

Netflix remains the biggest road hog on broadband highways — but its overall share of peak-period Internet traffic actually declined slightly over the past six months in North Am... More

Snapchat’s Latest Ad Push Opens the Mobile Video Space for Everyone (Recode)

Snapchat just took the next logical — and very big — step in a months-long process of becoming a "grown-up" social media site when it announced that it would open its platform ... More

Local Relationships: The Bedrock of Global Success (V2 Solutions Blog)

For all the excitement and growth we’re seeing every year in OTT, very little localized content is available in individual local markets. Instead, English-language, American cont... More