Monday, November 30, 2015
  • Forecast: TV Ad Growth To Rise Nearly 5% In 2016

    After a weak first half of the year, TV advertising continues to perk up in recent months -- and will see stronger growth in 2016 due to the Summer Olympics and presidential elections. Among the broadcast networks, ABC led in improvement -- 5% higher during the period to $753 million. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Can Pandora Lead Premium Market?Variety

    Following its acquisition of digital music service Rdio, is Pandora poised to take on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple for paid streaming customers? It’s possible, analysts tell Variety. “Though Pandora’s new service won’t launch until later in 2016, analysts think it can challenge the category’s well-capitalized incumbents,” it writes. ...Read the whole story

  • Producers Have A Problem With Streaming ServicesThe Wall Street Journal

    Producers are apparently concerned that streaming services like Hulu will eat into their royalties. The problem, however, is that “networks … increasingly want to let viewers catch up on their shows by offering all episodes that have aired during the current season, or even past seasons, via their streaming apps and cable on-demand services,” The Wall Street Journal reports. ...Read the whole story

  • Whistle Sports To Provide Content for 26 Dailymotion ChannelsTubefilter

    Under the Dailymotion deal, Whistle Sports will work with over 20 creators to provide original content for their channels. The sports-based YouTube stars Whistle is slated to work with includes Air Japes, Baller Bootcamp, OfficialBarstarzz, Daniel Cutting, Dirty Mike, DoubleAVideo, f0rtress, Freestyle Factory, Harlem Globetrotters, ILoveBasketball TV, ImPossible Training, Indi Cowie, Me and My Golf, Norwegian Crab Pots,ProTips4U, PWG Freestyle, Stronger Team, Team Flight Brothers, The Courooons, The Hockey Movement,theFC, The Lacrosse Network, Top Speed Tennis, Venom Trickshots, and Whistle Sports’ own brand. ...Read the whole story

  • Amazon Video Coming To Apple, Report SaysToday's iPhone

    As the devices congeal...AppleTV doesn't carry Amazon Prime Video on its set-top box but that might be changing. Amazon told a Twitter user it is working on an application for tvOS and hoping to launch the app before the end of 2015.  ...Read the whole story

  • Nest Refutes Webcam Spying ClaimNaked Security

    Home surveillance manufacturer Nest has dismissed reports of secret surveillance by its internet-connected Nest Cam. Earlier this week, ABI Research reported that the Nest Cam keeps drawing a healthy amount of current, even when it is switched off. The researchers suggested that the camera is still working and likely observing, as it draws 343mA while off, and up to 370mA or 418mA while on. ABI’s Jim Mielke said that the high power consumption suggests that the webcam does not power down, and instead continues to record the surroundings. “Typically a shutdown or standby mode would reduce current by as much as 10 ... ...Read the whole story

  • Is Ad Blocking Pro-Consumer, The End Of Free Content ... Or Both?TNWNews

    "The debate around ad-blocking is one that’s likely to rage for a while longer, but using a plugin in your mobile or desktop browser is a wholly different proposition to stopping every ad on every site before it ever gets to your device." Shine is a new network-level ad-blocking service for its mobile network operator customers. "The impact of that is one that could well lead to a fundamental shift in the way in which advertising is approached – and that might not be a bad thing – ads ruin your online experience, right? But it also might be. Advertising pays for ... ...Read the whole story

Fox Doesn't Want To Release Live Program Ratings? OK. What About C3 Ratings?

Recently, Fox executives announced the network wasn't going to release live program plus same-day ratings to the media, because data from time-shifted viewing of shows -- as well as digital airings -- is much more important ...More

  • 'Tis The Season For Looking Back -- And Ahead

    It's that time of the year already. Turkey Day has come and gone. Your neighbors have put their Christmas decorations up. Stores play endless Christmas songs. So brace yourself for an avalanche of 2016 predictions and ...More

  • I Hate Cyber Mondays

    You cannot have a quality user experience and an advertising model in the same universe. The restrictions imposed to ensure a pleasant user experience are choking off the ad revenue the publishers need to keep the ...More