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Senate Wants Emergency Alerts to Go Out Through Netflix, Spotify, Etc. (TechCrunch)

An emergency alert goes out, trying to let you know about incoming bad news — a missile, a tsunami or something else terrifying. Your phone starts shouting… but it’s downstai... More

DC’s Streaming Service Will be a One-Stop Shop for its TV Shows, Movies, Comics (The Verge)

Today at San Diego Comic-Con, DC announced that its streaming service, DC Universe, will launch this fall, and the company has released a trailer for its slate of forthcoming live-... More

IBM CFO Touts Q2 Watson AI Growth (MESA)

IBM saw growth in its Watson artificial intelligence (AI) platform during the second quarter (ended June 30) that “reflects strong demand” for its new virtual assistant offerin... More

How ‘Mission Impossible’ Made the Leap to 4K and HDR (Engadget)

To prime audiences for the next film, Fallout, Paramount re-released the entire Mission Impossible series on 4K Blu-ray last month. The new discs aren't only a huge upgrade for cin... More

Comcast Ends Pursuit of Fox, Bidding War with Disney (THR)

Cable giant Comcast has decided to end its pursuit of large parts of 21st Century Fox and not top a sweetened $71.3 billion cash and stock bid that Walt Disney had unveiled on June... More

10% of Global Population Use a Subscription OTT Video Service Each Month (The Drum)

More than 10% of the global population will use a subscription over-the-top (OTT) video service at least once a month in 2018, according to forecasts from eMarketer. Nearly 765 mil... More

Now 18% of Americans Own a Smart Speaker (Billboard)

According to the most recent installment of a recurring study, roughly 48 million Americans above the age of 18 -- or 18 percent of the population -- now own smart speakers. Analyz... More

Amazon Prime Day U.S. Sales Bigger Than Last Year, Despite Site Issues (TechCrunch)

Despite glitches that prevented online shoppers from being able to browse and buy from Amazon’s Prime Day sale yesterday, the retailer is this morning claiming its Prime Day sale... More

Study: Five Million Americans Will Ditch Pay TV This Year (FastCompany)

The migration of Americans from pay TV to internet TV options is accelerating quickly in 2018, according to a new study. The study says more than 5 million U.S. consumers will end ... More

Blockbuster’s Last Stand (AdAge)

Dave Matthews may be making a comeback, but this '90s relic most definitely is not: By next week, there will be only one remaining Blockbuster Video store in the U.S. Two stores, i... More

On Instagram TV, Brands Go Longer and Weirder (AdAge)

Brands and publishers are among the first to use IGTV, the new long-form video platform that lives inside Instagram and has its own standalone app. Instead of the minute-limit in t... More

Report: Online Viewing Set to Exceed One Hour a Day in 2018 (TVB Europe)

The average amount of time viewers spend watching content online is expected to reach 67 minutes a day in 2018, according to a new report. That's an increase from 56 minutes in 201... More

4K ‘Quickly Becoming the Standard for TV Sales’ (TV Technology)

Shipments of 4K TVs worldwide this year will exceed 102 million units, representing more than four in 10 flat panel TVs shipped, according to a new forecast from market research fi... More

Amazon Fuels Advertising Spike with Prime Day Event (The Drum)

Amazon is expected to ride a significant uplift in advertising revenues this week as merchants scramble to position themselves to take advantage of the online retailer's annual Pri... More

Tencent’s WeGame Platform in Push to Go Global (SCMP)

Tencent, which runs the world's largest video games business by revenue, is set to launch the international version of its WeGame store and social platform in Hong Kong, with the a... More

U.S. Broadband Households Embrace Alternative Video Sources (Rapid TV News)

U.S. broadband households watch an average of 2 hours of so-called 'alternative' content on a computer each week from sources including Facebook, SnapChat, YouTube and Vimeo says P... More

How Emerging Tech is Transforming Digital Ads (TechHQ)

Advertising is only relevant if it engages your prospects and entices them to buy from you. In the digital world, getting people’s attention is getting harder by the day. But it... More

Nuxeo Honored for Work in Enterprise Video (MESA)

Nuxeo has been selected as a “Leader” in a new report focused on enterprise video. In its evaluation, Aragon Research noted Nuxeo’s strengths in areas such as “advanced vid... More

AMC Premiere Launches on YouTube TV (MCN)

AMC Premiere, which costs $4.99 a month and gives subscribers access to commercial-free versions of AMC’s series plus extras including bonus footage, sneak peeks of future episod... More

YouTube to Launch Tool to Detect Re-Uploaded Videos Automatically (Variety)

YouTube could be about to make a big step toward solving a longtime irritation for creators: It’s about to roll out a tool that will identify videos that are stolen and reposted ... More