• TiVo Adds 418K Cable Subs in Q3
    TiVo added 418,000 subscriptions through cable operators in the third quarter, its best third-quarter performance in that area ever. The San Jose, Calif., DVR maker ended the third quarter with 5.5 million pay-TV customers worldwide. 
  • Some Advertisers Don't Mind Periscope Gaffes
    Sometimes those live Periscope videos don't come off just right, but some big brands think the authenticity makes up for the potential of some things going wrong. 
  • Roku, Nielsen Study Shows More Togetherness Than You Might Imagine
    Roku and Nielsen data shows co-viewing among two or more viewers represents 27% of all viewing on a Roku device. This means that the ads served on the Roku platform had nearly one-third more audience impressions.
  • Don't Think Bit Rate Guarantees Video Quality, Expert Says
    SSIMWave chairman and chief scientist Dr. Zhou Wang says it is more important "to deliver the best quality and this quality doesn't need bit rate because the same bit rate you compress the same... different video content with the same bit rate, you can get very different quality.   
  • Otter Big Bet On Crunchyroll
    The $22 million investment from Otter is earmarked to help Crunchyroll build out its engineering team and accelerate its move into original content. The service, which streams licensed and live Japanese animation content to Western audiences, currently boasts 20 million active monthly users watching nearly 1.5 billion minutes of anime per month. 
  • 'South Park' Takes On Native Ads
    Wednesday's episode also packed in commentary on ad-blocking. Covering clickbait, native advertising, and ad blocking shows how the debate has moved from within a niche bubble among the advertising and publishing industries to the mainstream, says Business Insider.
  • Millennials, Hispanics Should Push Digital Political Spending
    Millennials will represent a third of all voters and Hispanics should represent 10%. They're also big users of online video. So look for money to be spent there by candidates
  • James Murdoch Likes Ad Format His Company Created
    21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch says he's not big on Facebook''s quick, small ad views but he does like the kind that come from TrueX, the new supposedly immersive ads that are showing up on Hulu. 21st Century For owns TrueX.
  • HBO And HBO Now Emerging As Time Warner Growth Areas
    The network will not only benefit from subscription growth from both services. While there hasn’t been a major change in the valuation of Time Warner, an updated model reflects continued subscriber declines at Turner networks.
  • Univision Launches Premium Streaming Service
    Univision is launching “Univision Now” -- a $5.99-a-month streaming service, which will let users live stream its Spanish-language broadcast networks Univision and UniMás live. “The launch comes at a crucial time for the company, which announced its intent to go public in July but hasn’t consummated the offering amid skittishness among media investors,” The Wall Street Journal reports.
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