Sunday, October 22, 2017

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.

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. 

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.

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.