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Yahoo Shutters Video Service Yahoo Screen (Exclusive)

Yahoo has shut down Yahoo Screen, the video hub the beleaguered company launched over two years ago to unite its many original and syndicated …

Advertising

Netflix Expands in 130 Global Territories and 3 Languages

Netflix’s global expansion campaign accelerated Wednesday as CEO Reed Hastings announced the launch of service in India, Russia, South Korea and 127 …

Televisions

Starz Plans Its Own Stand-Alone Service to Compete With HBO and Showtime

After previously insisting that it was "far away" from developing a stand-alone service to reach viewers without a cable subscription, Starz has …

TV

Yahoo Shuts Down Yahoo Screen Video Service

Yahoo shutters the video service it once hoped would compete with Hulu and Netflix.<p>Under CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo has spent the past few years buying up the rights to football games, launching news shows, reviving flailing network TV series, and creating original content. All of that programming —</i> …

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Netflix is going to premiere a whopping 15 series in 2016 so prepare to binge

There’s no such thing as too much Netflix, and Netflix knows that. Maybe that’s why in 2016, instead of rolling out a few brand new shows here and …

Netflix vs. Amazon in 2015: A tale of two video-streaming giants

As we near the end of another year, VentureBeat takes a look back at some of the highlights from two companies at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement: Netflix and Amazon.<p>From awards and big-name content acquisitions to new international markets and strategic partnerships, this is a tale of …

Why 2015 was the year that changed TV forever

“The end of television” is a headline that’s been liberally thrown around for the past 15 years.<p>Indeed, the past year saw audiences becoming more and more amenable to adopting new ways to watch TV shows, with live audiences for broadcast and cable programs declining sharply.<p>Even entities like …

CBS Claims It Will Pull All Content Offline Unless It Can Be An Anti-Competitive Ass

Contract disputes between cable companies and broadcasters have gotten increasingly ugly as programmers demand more and more money for the same …

PBS Passport serves up on-demand content for public TV’s members

<i>Downton Abbey</i> is among the offerings awaiting binge-watchers who sign up for Passport. (Photo: Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Ltd.)<p>PBS and …

Here's a Media Insight: the Experts Are Clueless

In 1977, a reputable media researcher speaking to a convention of theater owners predicted that competition from the then-embryonic cable TV business would wipe out U.S. cinema by the mid-1980s. The movie-theater executives listened with a combination of surprise, a little worry ("what if he's …

Consumer Behavior
Smart TV

Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Fire TV: What’s Best for Netflix?

Netflix is top of mind for anyone purchasing a streaming media device like Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku. Sure, these devices offer access to …

Smart TV

Netflix’s Big Challenge: Securing Global Rights For Content

Netflix has expanded its video-streaming business around the world, but it faces a daunting challenge in the months ahead: Getting media companies to …

Media Industry

How Data Analytics Is Changing TV

Few know and appreciate that one of the best examples of the power, indeed the <i>magic</i>, of modern data analytics is Netflix’s series <i>House of Cards (HOC)</i>.<p>…

No October Surprise as Broadcast TV's C3 Ratings Slide 8%

Broadcast ratings in the currency that advertisers count are continuing to slide, as gains in commercial deliveries during delayed viewing does …

Media Industry

Discovery Bows TV Everywhere App | Broadcasting & Cable

After sitting on the sidelines for years as the new multiscreen video ecosystem evolved, Discovery Communications has joined the TV Everywhere …

Only 30% Of Millennials’ TV Viewing Is Live

Symphony Advanced Media (SymphonyAM), a data technology and research firm that passively measures integrated cross-media consumption, today announced …

Televisions

Study: More ‘Demand’ for HBO Than Netflix | Broadcasting & Cable

While the absence of Netflix ratings makes it difficult to compare the OTT player’s original series success, relative to its peers, a new study pits …

Cord cutting worries spike anew

When third quarter pay TV subscription data first started trickling out, it appeared the big declines in subscribers had eased.<p>Indeed, that was true …

The DVR’s Cloudy Future

TiVo has been testing a network/cloud DVR with several operators, including with Virgin Media, for a while but it doesn’t appear that anyone’s ready …

Amazon Getting Ready to Bundle Other Video Services with Prime

Amazon would like to be your next video service operator: The retail giant has been pitching the idea to add third-party video subscription services …

Televisions

BBC Confirms Closure of BBC Three as Linear TV Channel

LONDON — The BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, has approved plans to close its youth channel BBC Three as a linear TV channel by February. It will …

TV Stations

Smithsonian Networks Launches Pay Streaming Service | Broadcasting & Cable

Smithsonian Networks has launched a subscription streaming service offering original nature content. Called Smithsonian Earth, the ad-free service …

Another year of decline for broadcast

ABC’s top show, ‘Modern Family,’ has fallen 11 percent this season.<p>The slow decline of broadcast ratings continues this fall.<p>The combined Big Five …

Who Rules OTT’s Roost?

While it’s no surprise that Netflix is the top OTT subscription service, a new study from Parks Associates offers a deeper view into how other …

Broadcasters Fear FCC Vacant-Channel Plan

An FCC proposal that would set aside up to two UHF channels in every TV market for Wi-Fi and other unlicensed wireless services could interfere with …

British TV’s Innovative Original Programming Under Threat

Traditionally the International Emmys are a showcase for the rich pickings of British TV.<p>In 2014, conspiracy thriller “Utopia” won best drama series …

TV

Networks Pushing Fewer Spots in Primetime

With the advertising market improving, some media companies are saying they're trying to reduce the number of commercials they pack into shows.<p>A …