• Univision To Join HBO, CBS With Streaming Service?
    The Spanish-language broadcaster plans to bring live and on-demand streaming to cord cutters, according to a Wall Street Journal report.  Currently, its UVideos platform is only available to pay TV subscribers who have to log in with their cable or satellite TV account information, but apparently that doesn't work so well because many Univision viewers get TV off the air.
  • Google's New Nexus Player Takes On Other OTT Devices
    Google announced the Nexus Player, a $99 OTT player that will run the Android TV platform.The Nexus Player is a hockey puck-shaped device that competes with Roku 3, Apple TV Amazon Fire TV
  • AwesomenessTV Gets Into The Book Business
    AwesomenessTV launched of Awesomeness Ink, a publishing imprint for young adult novels. The imprint debuts this week with novels based on AwesomenessTV’s popular web series Runaways and Side Effects.  Both books are available in store and as e-books.
  • Priced Too High? Hastings Tries To Explain Netflix's Subscription Disappointment
    “We just didn’t grow as much as we thought we were going to in terms of bringing folks in,” says CFO David Wells said during a call with investors.
  • Netflix Third Quarter Earnings Up, Subscriber Count Disappoints; Stock Tanks
    Though its earnings exceeded expectations, Netflix added fewer customers than forecast, and its stock slumped 20% on the same day HBO announced will launch a stand-alone digital service.
  • Is This The End Of The Bundle?
    HBO's announcement it will start a separate online service "marks a tantalizing development for millions of households without cable (and who, for whatever reason, weren't already borrowing HBO Go passwords from friends and family)," says The Atlantic. "Does it also mark the beginning of the end of the cable bundle?
  • Pirates Cost Sports Leagues Millions With Illegal Online Telecasts
    Every major sport is being picked off by online pirates around the world who put games online, for free. They make their money selling banner ads.
  • Google Testing Video Chat Feature With Real Doctors
    Google is testing a new search feature that will let consumers video chat directly with doctors. “While there aren't many details of how this works in practice, the search card mentions that Google is covering the costs of any chats during the trial phase,” Engadget reports. “You'll likely have to pay for virtual appointments if and when the service is ever ready for prime time, then. That's not ideal, but it could be much cheaper than seeing a physician in person.” 
  • "One Chance" Gets Extended Free Showing On Yahoo After Miserable Premiere Weekend Grosses
    The Weinstein Co. made a deal with Yahool allowing it to stream the new film "One Chance" for free prior to its theatrical release. Now, after the first weekend box office for the film grossed just $32,800 in the U.S., the Weinstein group has extended its free streaming window until Nov. 9. biopic.
  • Publicis Buys A Slice of Matomy
    The deal for a 20% slice of the British ad tech Matomy Media Group comes a month after Publicis’s rival, WPP announced a $25 million investment in U.S. advertising-technology company AppNexus. 
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