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YouTube TV paying $35.72 per subscriber in programming for $35-a-month service, analyst says

Supplying further testimony that the current virtual MVPD market is very, very volatile, nScreenMedia analyst Colin Dixon took at look at YouTube TV …

Your Smartphone vs. Your PC

It’s no secret that the modern day smartphones are overtaking the desktop’s dominance as the primary gateway to the Internet and for media …

Comcast has ‘global opportunity’ with home automation wholesale, Xfinity Home chief Herscovici says

With his division still evolving following its purchase of Austin, Texas-based IoT company Icontrol Networks, Xfinity Home chief Daniel Herscovici …

vMVPD profitability questioned from all sides

While Dish Network could follow up AT&T’s 152,000 DirecTV Now subscriber additions with some pretty impressive second-quarter virtual MVPD customer …

New Verizon rewards program stokes privacy concerns

Verizon’s new rewards program is drawing some flak for being too nosy.<p>The nation’s largest carrier earlier this week quietly launched Verizon Up, …

Linear pay TV lost 941K subscribers in Q2, still the worst quarter ever

While customer declines for U.S. operators of linear pay-TV platforms didn’t reach the 1.2 million-plus depths feared by some investment analysts, …

Amazon cozies up to video publishers with marketing and tech support — and cash

Amazon wants video publishers and creators to distribute their work on its streaming platform. And it’s providing free marketing and technical …

A+E Networks

Performance Agencies Take On Big Brands As Measurement Moves Up The Funnel

Performance agencies are expanding their relationships with big brands as they move more budget to digital and the upper funnel becomes more …

Look out, YouTube and Facebook: Amazon’s coming for video publishers

YouTube and Facebook get a bulk of the attention from digital publishers looking to build and scale video businesses. Meanwhile, for the past year, …

Televisions

Global pay TV revenue growth slows significantly

<b>Global pay TV revenue growth slowed significantly last year, with North American revenues peaking in 2015 and emerging markets contributing much of</b> …

Fox Networks to show 6-second ads just like YouTube

The Fox Networks Group will begin using unskippable six-second ads similar to the format currently used by YouTube.<p>According to Variety, the ads will …

AT&T expands rural fixed wireless web service to 70K locations

AT&T is stepping up its pursuit of fixed wireless web service in rural areas in a big way.<p>The nation’s No. 2 mobile carrier said its Fixed Wireless …

Facebook video ad viewability rates are as low as 20 percent, agencies say

Facebook’s metrics woes may be far from over.<p>After fessing up to a string of measurement errors over the past six months, the social media company …

AdTech

Comcast and Charter christen new wireless partnership with joint Sprint talks: report

Comcast and Charter Communications will kick-start their just-announced partnership for all things wireless by conducting joint negotiations on a …

Verizon wants to borrow T-Mobile and Vodafone's consumer data to take on Facebook and Google

Verizon Communications wants to challenge Google and Facebook. So it's reaching out to some of its biggest rivals in the wireless industry for help.<p>Now that the telecom giant has completed its acquisition of Yahoo and rolled out Oath, a division which includes a wide collection of digital …

Mobile

‘There’s nothing to be ashamed about’: How publishers approach buying traffic through Facebook

Buying traffic is one of those things that many publishers do but few admit publicly.<p>To bring clarity to this phenomenon, Digiday spoke to six …

Advertising Industry

BT looking to integrate VR with TV experience

An attendee tries out a VR headset at CES 2017<p><b>BT is looking into ways to integrate virtual reality sports with the main TV screen experience, and is</b> …

Virtual Reality

Special Report—From AT&T to LeverettNet: Ranking the top 25 FTTH providers' 1 Gbps pricing

Fiber to the home (FTTH) may offer the best bang for bandwidth in the broadband race, but how service providers price their 1 Gbps services has …

Net Neutrality

AMC launches ad-free version on Comcast

Taking a step beyond reducing its ad loads, as several cable networks have recently done, AMC is launching an ad-free premium version of its network …

Televisions

CNN’s short-form video offshoot Great Big Story goes long

CNN’s short-form video startup Great Big Story is building a 24-hour video channel and points to its success on YouTube as a reason why.<p>Earlier this …

Televisions

WWDC 2017 — Some Thoughts

Many of us have been using the dev builds of iOS 11 and MacOS High Sierra this week. I wanted to share some thoughts on what I think are some of the …

IPad Pro

Half of HBO Now, most of Showtime and Starz OTT subscribers coming from Amazon Channels: analyst

HBO Now, Showtime OTT and Starz OTT are pulling in a great deal of their subscribers from Amazon Channels, and it means a big missed opportunity for …

Apple Just Unveiled A Breakthrough Artificial Intelligence System

Today, Apple is holding its Worldwide Developers Conference. So far, they have announced a host of updates. For example, during the presentation, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Instagram Created a Monster: A No B.S. Guide to What’s Really Going On

I remember how excited I was when I first started posting on Instagram. I finally had a platform to get my work seen, tell my stories, share my life …

Google’s Header Bidding Killer Won’t Kill Header Bidding, Publishers Say

AdExchanger |Google’s exchange bidding product entered open beta on Thursday. Publishers will be able to test how Google’s solution fares against …

Advertising Industry

Charter reportedly spurned $100B-plus offer from Verizon

Facing a slowdown in mobile phone sales and looking to keep pace with rival AT&T, Verizon reportedly made an offer for Charter Communications worth …

ANA/White Ops: Ad Fraud Will Actually Go Down In 2017, From $7.2 Billion To $6.5 Billion

AdExchanger |Wait, there’s good news in the fight against ad fraud? The global monetary impact of ad fraud is expected to go down this year, the …

Advertising Industry

Estee Lauder launches augmented reality

Estee Lauder launched its first augmented reality (AR) product for the brand’s web and mobile sites. Powered by ModiFace, the technology adjusts for …

T-Mobile looks to separate devices from numbers with commercial launch of Digits

T-Mobile said next week it will commercially launch Digits, a service that enables users to move phone numbers between devices and use multiple …

Retailers closing physical stores see online traffic decline

The first half of 2017 has seen many traditional physical stores shut their doors. SimilarWeb has collected data on how these closures have affected …