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Verizon Media, Serena Williams Launch Shoppable Video Series (MESA)

Verizon Media together with global sports icon Serena Williams announced an exclusive shoppable video series expanding S by Serena’s “Everybody, Every Body” content released ... More

Atlantic Broadband Announces Amazon Prime Video App on Select TiVo Devices (MESA)

Atlantic Broadband has partnered with TiVo to deliver the Prime Video app to select TiVo devices. Atlantic Broadband customers with an Amazon Prime membership can now stream Prime ... More

China Streaming or China Dreaming? The Outlook for Foreign VOD (China Law Blog)

The numbers coming out of China continue to amaze. There are 855 million digital consumers in China and they have more than twice as many internet users as the US has people. The C... More

Mobile Game Spending Hits Single-Day Record of $70M on Black Friday (THR)

User spending on mobile games in the U.S. hit an all-time single-day high of $69.7 million on Black Friday. Combined revenue across both Google Play and App Store was up 25 percent... More

Streaming Wars: CEO Tom Leighton Says Akamai Can Handle Streaming Boom (Variety)

Cloud computing company Akamai hit a milestone last month when its content delivery network experienced volumes of data exceeding 100 terabytes per second for the first time ever. ... More

Why Video Pirates Threaten Viewers, Businesses During OTT Streaming Storms (Synamedia Blog)

The streaming wars have already begun, and with the most recent launches of Disney+ and Apple TV+, these streaming services are in fierce competition for subscribers’ dollars. Bu... More

Fox to Use AWS for Cable, Satellite Broadcasts (Bloomberg)

Fox is turning to Amazon.com’s cloud to route video to the broadcaster’s cable and streaming customers, the latest Digital Age tie-up between the high-tech newcomer and big med... More

Red Bee Provides Irish Sign Language Services to RTÉ (TVB Europe)

Red Bee has begun providing Irish Sign Language (ISL) services for RTÉ, producing around 200 hours of ISL-translated material each year. Red Bee said it hopes to create an ISL qua... More

Get Ready for 5G to Make Your Phone Even More Addictive (Fast Company)

5G wireless may not change everything, as a lot of the hype around this technology loves to promise. But a new report suggests it’s going to make our smartphones even more of a s... More

Amazon, Verizon Partner to Improve 5G Speeds (CNBC)

Amazon is using next-generation 5G wireless networks to help businesses download data from the cloud faster. At Amazon Web Services’ annual re:Invent conference, CEO Andy Jassy s... More

Ampere: Netflix Pay TV Partnerships Reach 300M (Digital TV Europe)

Over 300 million pay TV homes worldwide now have the opportunity to subscribe to Netflix through their set-top boxes after the SVOD leader added 15 new partners this year, accordin... More

Why is Every Streaming Service Using the Same Pricing Model? (HBR)

Remember the not-so-long ago days when Netflix was the king of streaming services? Back then it was an easy segment for the company to command: “For the pleasure of viewing our c... More

What the Streaming Wars Mean for the Future of TV (Bloomberg)

If all goes as planned, by mid-2020 four of the most valuable companies on the S&P 500 will have introduced streaming services in less than a year. They’re spending billions of d... More

Adobe: Cyber Monday Shoppers on Track to Hit a Record $9.4B (CNBC)

Holiday shoppers aren’t headed to the store today. But they’re still spending. Cyber Monday shoppers have already spent, $473 million in online sales as of 9:00 a.m. ET, accord... More

Starz Wants Streaming App to be the ‘Edgy’ International Companion to Netflix (Digiday)

Starz has launched its standalone streaming app, StarzPlay, in the U.K., Brazil, Germany, France and Mexico. It also announced plans to expand it into 20 further international cou... More

Verizon Media’s Mick Loizou Talks Native Advertising Strategy (Exchange Wire)

Mick Loizou, senior director, product marketing, international at Verizon Media, discusses the benefits of a implementing native advertising strategy, how such approaches can be ta... More

Dolby Presents Dolby Atmos Music and J Balvin (MESA)

Dolby unveiled the second commercial of its first Dolby Atmos Music campaign featuring the LATIN GRAMMY award-winning and global chart-topping Colombian reggaeton artist, J Balvin.... More

Why Design Will Make or Break the 5G Revolution (Quartz)

We are on the cusp of a communication revolution that—depending on who you ask—should take the world by storm in the next few years. Telecom companies and hardware manufacturer... More

How Scripting Can Make or Break Localization for Simultaneous Global Release (ZOO Digital Blog)

When Kew Media Distribution (Line Of Duty, Killer In Plain Sight, Leaving Neverland) commissioned ZOO Digital as the localization vendor of choice for the international distributio... More

Disney Plus Tops 15M App Downloads, Still Hasn’t Slowed Down Netflix (Variety)

Disney Plus has been going gangbusters two weeks after its debut, notwithstanding the technical issues at launch. But the strong interest in the Mouse House’s new streaming servi... More