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Netflix Testing Random Episode Button (Variety)

Netflix is testing a button to play random episodes of select TV shows, the company confirmed Friday morning. “We are testing the ability for members to play a random episode fro... More

How VR is Revolutionizing Digital Marketing (IE)

The VR market is set to reach more than $190bn by 2022, and this presents an excellent opportunity for marketers to re-engage their consumer base.... More

YouTube Music Rolls Out Free, Ad-Supported Service for Google Home Users (MBW)

Starting today, the free service is available on smart speakers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norw... More

NAB 2019: Main Stage Keynote Focuses on Sports, Streaming, Cloud (SVG)

Sports was the featured topic of the AWS-sponsored Main Stage Keynote titled “Beyond the Field: How Sports Pioneers Are Powering the 360 Audience Experience in the Cloud,” with... More

The Big Business of Dubbing (TBI Vision)

Quality dubbing will be the key to the continued growth of international drama consumption, and SVODs and networks alike are doubling up in investment in the business to get ahead ... More

The Power of Audio (Forbes)

Similar to digital media and now television, radio is developing its own data-driven solutions to meet the needs of advertisers. Podcasting has become among the fastest growing ad ... More

5 Things Hollywood Needs to Know About 5G (Variety)

It’s either the Next Huge Thing — a technology that alters virtually every aspect of how we work, play, communicate and travel — or an incremental lift in today’s wireless ... More

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Premiere Draws 17.4 Million Viewers, Sets Multi-Platform Record (Variety)

“Game of Thrones” opened to massive ratings on Sunday night. According to figures released by HBO, the Season 8 premiere drew 17.4 million viewers across all platforms (linear,... More

AT&T Sells Hulu Stake, Values Video Service at $15B (Fox Business)

AT&T sold its minority stake in Hulu back to the company in a deal that values the streaming video site at around $15 billion. Hulu, which is now owned by two major media companies... More

The Disney+ Launch Kicks Off Game of Thrones for Streaming Services (CNBC)

Disney’s announcement that Disney+ will launch Nov. 12 for $6.99 per month will set off a battle royal among streaming services. By the end of the year, consumers will have enoug... More

Disney+ Will Launch in Asia in Challenge to Netflix (Bloomberg)

Walt Disney Co. plans to introduce its new streaming service in Asian markets around the end of this year. The entertainment giant’s Disney+ service will debut first in North Ame... More

Disney Projecting Up to 12m ESPN+ Subscribers by 2024 (SportsPro)

ESPN+, the Disney-owned OTT sports streaming service, could attract between 8 million to 12 million subscribers by the end of the 2024 financial year, the company has told investor... More

FCC Warns of Rise in Noncompliant Streaming Set-Tops (Twice)

The FCC's Enforcement Bureau has noted a rise in the marketing of set-tops with internet streaming capability that do not comply with FCC equipment marketing rules, and has issued ... More

Disney+ Available Nov. 12, Priced at $6.99 Monthly (CNBC)

Disney said Thursday it will roll out its much anticipated Disney+ video streaming service on November 12, drawing on its deep catalog of content and offering up new shows featurin... More

White House to Unveil Latest 5G Push, Rural Broadband Initiative (The Verge)

President Trump and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai are expected to announce the administration’s latest plans to ensure US leadership in 5G and expand high-s... More

How Much Streaming Can We Take? (Forbes)

Does it seem like more people than ever are talking about shows they binged on streaming services compared to what they watched last night on traditional TV? It’s not your imagin... More

Netflix Launches Comedy Channel on SiriusXM (WaPo)

Netflix is launching its first audio venture that will feature the video streaming service’s comedy programming on SiriusXM. The companies on Wednesday announced “Netflix Is A ... More

$3K to Rent a Movie? Bringing the Theater Home for the 1 Percent (NY Times)

It’s an idea that has captivated one entrepreneur after another over the years: For a high price, allow tech billionaires, Wall Street titans, professional athletes, Russian olig... More

Criterion Channel Launches With More Than 1,000 Films (Los Angeles Times)

More than four months after the closure of FilmStruck, Criterion Collection’s library of classic films has officially returned to the streaming realm. Criterion Channel, a subscr... More

Verizon Digital Media Services Cements Partnerships With THEO Technologies, IRIS.TV (MESA)

Verizon Digital Media Services announced partnerships with THEO Technologies and Iris.TV to integrate their technologies with the VDMS Platform, one of the world’s largest stream... More