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We look at the many digital platforms that creators are using to get their message across and engage, inform, and entertain their audiences.

EvoStream Launches Next-Generation Server and Video Streaming Software

EvoStream 2.0 revamps user experience with new interface, H.265 support, improved HTML5 playback and Android/iOS streaming apps to address emerging markets including Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, while retaining core embedded technical competencies for OEMs.

Vimeo Acquires Livestream To Add Live Streaming To Service Offerings

In a blog post today, Vimeo, owned by IAC after a purchase in 2006, has announced that it has acquired New York City-based Livestream for an undisclosed sum.

Producer: New YouTube Content Localization Feature Makes Education More Accessible

Producer: Content Localization is a new service projected to help YouTube Creators reach tens of millions of people around the world.

Northwest Broadcasting Joins Sinclair, Nexstar and Univision as the First Affiliate Member in ATSC 3.0 Consortium

Northwest Broadcasting joins consortium which promots innovation and develop and explore products and services associated with ATSC 3.0 and monetization opportunities such as spectrum utilization, virtual MVPD platforms, multicast channels, automotive applications, single frequency networks and wireless data applications.

FreeCast To Create New OTT Ecosystem With Micro Channel Technology

Media aggregation firm FreeCast is announcing plans to create a new digital television ecosystem. By using low-cost web and over-the-air (OTA) distribution, the company intends to create a television platform that is expected to be more profitable and more accessible for content creators, advertisers, and viewers alike. 

LiveU Supports 150 Remote Locations for UK Live Election Coverage

LiveU will supply Sky News with video-over-cellular support for 150 remote election sites in June's UK election coverage.

Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV: Unhappy Marriage?

During the Keynote At the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Amazon's Prime Video service would be available on all current Apple TV devices this year. What took it so long?

Apple Launches First Original TV Show “Planet of the Apps”

Apple has launched its first company-produced original TV series, "Planet of the Apps," on its Apple Music and iTunes platforms.

Analysts: Linear TV “Alive and Well” but SVOD “Exciting”

In this "Innovation in Broadcasting" session of the 2017 DTG in London, speakers examined the current state of the broadcast industry and discussed its evolution, while emphasizing that there's a long road ahead for traditional linear broadcasting.

DirecTV NOW Available On Roku Platform

AT&T’s video streaming service, DIRECTV NOW, which offers live sports, on demand, premium channels, popular shows, and hit movies – is now available on select Roku devices in an early release.

Source: Facebook Signs Content Deals with BuzzFeed, Vox, Others For Upcoming Video Service

Facebook has signed deals with several streaming video creators including Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media (parent company of NowThis, Thrillist, Seeker, and The Dodo), for an as yet to be announced Facebook-originated video service, according to a report from Reuters.

Haystack TV Adds Content From Over 70 Local Markets To Platform

Haystack TV announced it's expansion into local news and weather through partnerships with several major broadcast groups, adding the ability to stream local news and weather from 70 U.S. Markets, encompassing nearly 40 million households.