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NAGRA European Pay TV Study: No Streaming Piracy End in Sight (MESA)

European executives still see piracy as a major challenge to the pay TV business and anticipate only a modest decline over the next few years, according to a new report from NAGRA.... More

Netflix’s ‘Murder Mystery’ Would’ve Killed in the Theaters (Fortune)

If Adam Sandler’s new Netflix movie Murder Mystery drew the same U.S. box office numbers as it did via streaming, it would have made $120.5 million domestically in its opening we... More

The Fall and Rise of VR: The Struggle to Make Virtual Reality Get Real (Fortune)

Virtual reality has been the next new thing for five years and counting. Clunky headsets, a dearth of content, and lack of consumer interest have caused VR to stall. Can this much-... More

Why Game Streaming Will Finally Work (OneZero)

The future of gaming won’t require a powerful console sitting under your TV. In fact, it’s boxless, wireless, and streaming from a magic server, miles and miles away. At least ... More

Amazon Launches its First Inexpensive Fire TV Televisions With Dolby Vision Support (The Verge)

Amazon and its manufacturer partners have been selling inexpensive 4K TVs with Fire TV software built in for a few years now. But tonight, Amazon announced the first model that inc... More

Platforms, Partnerships, Integrated Ecosystems are Key to Successfully Engaging Connected Home Users (Technicolor Blog)

The entire industry is in the middle of a massive transformation away from deploying proprietary customer premises equipment (CPE) solutions, toward platform-based computing and co... More

Netflix Engineers Developed a Rumble Pack Feature During Latest Hack Day (Variety)

A duo of Netflix employees had a unique idea for making the service’s shows even more stirring: They added a rumble pack option to the Netflix app as part of the company’s late... More

YouTube, Universal Partner to Upgrade Nearly 1,000 Classic Music Videos to HD (TechCrunch)

YouTube has teamed up with Universal Music Group to remaster nearly a thousand classic music videos, the companies announced today, including those from Billy Idol, Beastie Boys, B... More

Netflix Reveals the Top TVs it Thinks You Should Use to Binge Watch in 2019 (TechCrunch)

Netflix has a tradition, in practice since 2015, of annually proclaiming which TVs, of all the TVs in the land, are best suited to serving you its content. The streaming company’... More

With Disney in Charge, Hulu Plans Original Content Push (Engadget)

Now that Disney is in charge of Hulu, the streaming service is going to get more original content. Hulu CEO Randy Freer told CNBC that Hulu's "investment in original programming wi... More

BBC to Broadcast Every Match at Wimbledon Live in HD (TVB Europe)

The BBC is to make every match from Wimbledon’s 18 courts available live in HD for the first time ever. BBC Sport’s digital service will see every match available live and on-d... More

Dish is Near a $6B Deal for T-Mobile, Sprint Assets (Bloomberg)

Dish could announce a deal as soon as this week for assets including wireless spectrum and Sprint’s Boost Mobile brand, said the people, who asked to not be identified because th... More

Adobe’s Upcoming iPad Painting App is Called Adobe Fresco (Engadget)

Adobe's forthcoming iPad art app - Project Gemini - is being rebranded as Adobe Fresco, a nod to the centuries-old Italian painting technique. The company revealed that the latest ... More

Apple TV is Getting a Picture-in-Picture Mode so You Can Watch Two Shows at Once (TechCrunch)

Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode that will allow users to stream two shows at the same time, TechCrunch has confirmed. The feature’s forthcoming launch was first rep... More

Netflix Takes Baby Steps Into Video Gaming (Fortune)

Netflix made its presence known at gaming conference E3 this year. The company, known for its streaming video service, is getting its toes wet with video games. It’s just one of ... More

The Problem With ‘Content’ (OM)

“Content is inherently transactional; its goal is to drive towards some kind of conversion, some kind of exchange of value,” says Khoi Vinh, principal designer at Adobe. My wor... More

On Snapchat, Original Series are Finding Return Viewers (THR)

'Endless Summer,' which returns for a second season June 15, drew 28 million viewers during its fall debut. "Serialized content is working," says Snapchat senior director of conten... More

The Road to Wireless Excellence: 5 Key Steps to Mastering the Highest Wi-Fi Quality of Experience (Technicolor Blog)

Delivering a premium wireless experience to subscribers today depends on having the Wi-Fi performance optimized to support a growing number of devices, accessing an ever-increasing... More

Half of Americans Embrace Connected TV (Rapid TV News)

More than half of the US population (57.2%) will watch connected TV in 2019, driving a proliferating amount of connected TV inventory available to advertisers.... More

Analyst: Disney Projected to Top 130M Online Video Subscribers in 5 Years (Variety)

Disney could have more than 130 million subscribers across its online video services worldwide by 2024, Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne projected in a note to investors T... More