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Ampere: SVOD Homes Have Access to 100,000 Hours of Content (TV Technology)

Pouring through the entire libraries of SVOD services would fill one heck of a binge session, as a new report finds that the average U.S. household has access to almost 100,000 hou... More

Peacock to Become Exclusive U.S. Streaming Home to UK’s Premier League (Next TV)

Comcast and NBCUniversal are making their new streaming service, Peacock, the exclusive U.S. home for UK Premier League soccer. Peacock is set to launch nationally July 15 in both ... More

Customers May Soon Say ‘Enough is Enough’ to OTT Cable Price Hikes (FOS)

Ever-increasing content acquisition prices have led to a steady diet of price increases as OTT providers try to cater to families. The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemi... More

Sony Invests $250M in ‘Fortnite’ Maker Epic Games (Variety)

Sony is making a strategic investment of $250 million in Epic Games, the maker of massive hit game “Fortnite,” to acquire a minority interest in the gaming company. The compani... More

Thanks to ‘Hamilton,’ Live Capture Could be Broadway’s Next Act (THR)

The debut of the film version of the musical on Disney+ shines a spotlight on a subgenre poised to explode while the Great White Way is shuttered.... More

How Film Festival Flix is Providing Online Streaming Access for the Macon Film Festival During COVID-19 (MESA)

Film Festival Flix will launch a new streaming festival channel for the 15th anniversary of the Macon Film Festival. Normally held in Macon, Georgia each year, Film Festival Flix... More

Adobe Launches Stock Film Fest to Demonstrate ‘Resourcefulness’ Amid Pandemic (THR)

Adobe is getting ready to launch its first virtual Stock Film Fest, which was formed amid the novel coronavirus pandemic to demonstrate "resourcefulness, innovation" and that "crea... More

Could ‘Last Dance’ be a Template for Creating Content in the COVID Era? (Next TV)

Even as Hollywood cautiously starts to open back up, studios and publishers are forced to reckon with a new reality – resuming production doesn’t mean a return to the way thing... More

ATSC 3.0 Deployment Stays on Track Despite Pandemic (Next TV)

ATSC 3.0 (aka NextGen TV)—got off to a flying start early this year, with the first TV sets for U.S. consumers being displayed at CES in January and rollouts across the country s... More

Can Live Sports Transform the Streaming Video Wars? (Forbes)

People are cutting the cord on their traditional pay-TV packages at a record pace, and shifting their viewing to online streaming services, both subscription and ad-supported. That... More

AI Will Help the Radio Industry Reinvent Itself (Radio World)

Ryan Steelberg, Veritone: "If there’s one industry that can take advantage of the power of AI, it’s media and entertainment. Considering the large amounts of data broadcasters ... More

Sports Broadcasters Look to the Cloud in Pandemic Return (DTE)

From dearth to excess; sports are back on TV with a vengeance to make up for lost time.... More

Growing Number of Americans Willing to Pay Higher Price for Netflix (Variety)

For American consumers, Netflix’s value proposition has escalated during the coronavirus pandemic — and the question for the No. 1 subscription streamer is when, not if, it’s... More

TiVo: HBO Max Now ‘Fully Integrated’ Into Its Stream 4K Android TV Device (Next TV)

A TiVo spokesperson said that HBO Max is now fully integrated into the technology company’s new TiVo Stream 4K OTT device. Beyond offering mere app support for the new AT&T/Warne... More

SVOD Faces its Post-COVID-19 Future (World Screen)

Stay-at-home measures have been very good for SVOD platforms. According to a new survey, 23 percent of consumers added a streaming video service subscription since the start of the... More

Apple to Add 4K Netflix Support to Macs (DTE)

In what will surely be a welcome update to Mac users, Netflix may finally stream in 4K UHD on Apple computers with the upcoming Big Sur operating system.... More

‘Mad Men’ Sets Streaming Pact With Amazon, AMC Snags Linear Rights (Variety)

In a move that even the great Don Draper might not have seen coming, the new streaming home for “Mad Men” will be Amazon’s IMDb TV. All seven seasons, 92 episodes of the icon... More

NBCUniversal’s Peacock Strikes Licensing Deal for ViacomCBS Movies, TV Shows (CNBC)

NBCUniversal’s Peacock has reached a deal with ViacomCBS that will add more movies and TV shows to the subscription streaming service before it launches later this month. The add... More

TiVo Finds 58% Increase in Overall Viewership in First Week of Lockdowns (Rapid TV News)

While cautiously noting that it may be too early to tell exactly how much video trends have been impacted, research from TiVo has concluded that the world may be on lockdown, but t... More

Google Raises Price of YouTube TV (CNBC)

Google-owned YouTube is raising its price for its television subscription service to $64.99 a month, an increase of $15, the company said.... More