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Stranger Things Have Happened - Online Video Investment Grows 75%

YouTube should retain its position as the online video market leader with the biggest audience and Alphabet could begin reporting its revenues separately from Google. Facebook will further monetise its video views. This will come from more suggested...

Read More21 Oct 16
Competition Will Speed Up Cord Cutting

Netflix faces a challenging year. The subscription TV and movie-streaming service beat its estimated user growth target of 6.10m in Q1 2016 hitting 6.74m and a total of more than 81m after rolling out to 130 new regions. However, the company, which is...

Read More19 Apr 16
Original Content Is Essential, But Spending Is Unsustainable

Star Trek is coming back to TV with a new series set to air in January. It's a much-loved TV show for many a fan and one that network CBS hopes will boost its own nascent video streaming service when it launches there exclusively. "This new series will...

Read More03 Nov 15
Disney Turns Attention To Video Streaming

Indications Disney is exploring the idea of video subscription services to popular franchises like Star Wars and more tie-ups like it has with online TV service SlingTV. While the firm just posted a bumper set of Q4 earnings, a 2% dip in its cable...

Read More04 Feb 15
CBS snaps up TV Guide Digital’s assets

CBS is buying the remaining assets of TV Guide Digital for an undisclosed fee from Lionsgate. CBS bought an initial 50% stake earlier this year, and this new deal grants it complete ownership over assets such as TVGuide.com and TV Guide mobile. CBS will...

Read More03 Jun 13
CBS invests in TV stream provider Syncbak

CBS is buying a minority stake in TV streaming provider Syncbak via an undisclosed investment. Syncbak, which launched in 2009 and is based in Marion, Iowa, allows TV networks to stream their content live over the web. Syncbak claims to offer a solution...

Read More23 Apr 13
Amazon secures streaming rights for CBS series

Amazon has secured exclusive streaming rights to new CBS series Under the Dome, a serialised drama based on Stephen King's best-selling novel of the same name. Under the deal, subscriber's to Amazon's Prime video service will be able to exclusively...

Read More11 Feb 13
CBS and Hulu finally ink licensing agreement

CBS and Hulu have inked a licensing agreement, under which the US channel's programmes will be available on the streaming website. Until now, CBS was the only major US network not to offer its content on Hulu. Although the programme selection won't be...

Read More06 Nov 12
Draw Something app to become CBS interactive game show

Zynga is working with broadcaster CBS to turn its mobile game, Draw Something, in to a game show. A group including Sony and Ryan Seacrest will produce the series, which will feature teams of celebrities and everyday users in front of a studio...

Read More18 Jun 12
Streaming TV startup Aereo sued for copyright theft

Aereo, a streaming-TV startup which previously raised USD20.5m in seed funding, is now being sued by major media companies and some New York area television stations for alleged copyright infringement. In two separate suits, broadcasters including NBC,...

Read More02 Mar 12
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