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News Roundup

Title Date Source
Sports streaming group DAZN seeks cash to help secure future 05-23-2020 Financial Times
"A Benefit and a Curse": How HBO Max's Tech Team Is Building on HBO Now 05-22-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Starz Global OTT Subs Rise to 10.6M in Quarter 05-22-2020 Multichannel News
HBO Max Is Hollywood’s Newest Streaming Upstart. Can It Become a Star? 05-22-2020 WSJ
Netflix will start cancelling inactive members’ subscriptions 05-21-2020 CNBC
Apple Ramps Up Original Podcasts, in Part to Help Promote TV+ 05-21-2020 Bloomberg
John Krasinski's 'Some Good News' Sells to ViacomCBS Following Massive Bidding War 05-21-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Study Shows 70% of Consumers Would Rather Watch New Movies at Home 05-20-2020 Variety
Children’s Video Goliath ‘CoComelon’ Pacts With Roku In First Off-YouTube Distribution Deal 05-20-2020 Tubefilter
Disney+ Loses Its Architect as New Rivals Launch 05-19-2020 WSJ
Canela Launches Streaming Service for Hispanic Viewers 05-19-2020 B&C
Apple Buys Older Shows for TV+, Stepping Up Netflix Challenge 05-19-2020 Bloomberg
For Streamers, Kids Programming Has Never Been More Valuable Than During the Pandemic 05-15-2020 Adweek
Netflix restoring streaming quality in Europe after Apple TV+ did the same 05-15-2020 9to5Mac
CBS All-Access to Launch New 'Star Trek' Series 05-15-2020 Multichannel News
Quibi's upfront ad deals keep brands committed during coronavirus chaos 05-14-2020 AdAge
YouTube’s Virtual 2020 Brandcast Will Deliver Personalized Pitches in 5 Categories 05-14-2020 Variety
Snap and TikTok Join Postponed NewFronts Lineup as IAB Sets New Schedule 05-14-2020 Adweek
"Disney+ Needs Product": Why 'Hamilton' Moved to Streaming So Quickly 05-13-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
AT&T TV, HBO Max Could Eventually Become One 05-13-2020 Multichannel News
SpotX Providing Programmatic for Pluto TV in Latin America 05-13-2020 B&C
Inside HBO Max, the $4 Billion Bet to Stand Out in the Streaming Wars 05-12-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Disney Plus and Netflix will Dominate Two-Horse Global SVOD Market in 2025, Research Company Predicts 05-12-2020 Multichannel News
Jeffrey Katzenberg Blames Pandemic for Quibi’s Rough Start 05-11-2020 NY Times
ViacomCBS, Scripps Join Advanced Smart TV Group Project OAR 05-11-2020 Mediapost
Facebook Adds Full Targeting Capabilities For Guaranteed Video Buys 05-09-2020 AdExchanger
Cord-Cutting Hit Record Levels in First Quarter 05-08-2020 Multichannel News
NBC's Peacock streaming service is coming to Xbox devices 05-07-2020 CNET
Roku: Streaming spiked in Q1 but lack of sports tempered growth for OTT-TV services 05-07-2020 Light Reading
"We Could Actually Break the Internet": Disney+'s Seamless European Launch During Pandemic 05-07-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Twitch Is Developing Talk Shows and Dating Programs for Gamers 05-07-2020 Bloomberg
ViacomCBS Accelerating Plans for SVOD Rebrand 05-07-2020 Multichannel News
New YouTube features to help you navigate the streaming boom 05-07-2020 Google Ads blog
YouTube TV And ViacomCBS Expand Carriage Deal, Adding 14 Networks 05-07-2020 Deadline
WarnerMedia Prepares for Joint ‘Flexible’ Upfront Marketplace Alongside Xandr 05-06-2020 Adweek
Spotify is testing video podcasts with two YouTube stars 05-06-2020 The Verge
NBC’s Peacock streaming service will be available in the Apple TV app at launch 05-06-2020 9to5Mac
TikTok Boom! How the Exploding Social Media App Is Going Hollywood 05-06-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
TiVo Stream 4K Finally Hits Market 05-06-2020 Multichannel News
Verizon taps Ampersand, a classic cable ad giant, to bring brands into digital channels 05-05-2020 AdAge
MLB The Show Players League Tallies 28M Views of Livestreams and Related Content 05-05-2020 Adweek
ViacomCBS To Hold Two-Day Virtual Upfront 05-05-2020 Mediapost
Disney says it now has 54.5 million Disney+ subscribers 05-05-2020 CNBC
Barack and Michelle Obama to Headline YouTube's 'Dear Class of 2020' Graduation Event 05-05-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
YouTube To Let News Publishers Natively Vend Their Own Subscription Products By Year’s End (Report) 05-05-2020 Tubefilter
Starz Accuses MGM of Massive Breach of Exclusivity Agreements 05-04-2020 Variety
Will Coronavirus Break the $50 Billion Sports Media Industry? 05-04-2020 Bloomberg
Pluto TV And Verizon Break Ground With Streaming Distribution Agreement 05-04-2020 Deadline
Mark Lazarus to Lead All Entertainment TV - Including Peacock - for NBCUniversal in Broad Reorg 05-04-2020 The Wrap
Cable Ops ‘Turn the Knobs,’ Squeeze Out Extra Megabits 05-04-2020 Multichannel News
Hedge Fund Elliott Management to Finance Lawsuit Against Streamer Quibi 05-04-2020 WSJ
Hulu to Offer HBO Max at Launch, Free to Most Current HBO Customers 05-01-2020 Variety
Quibi Turns To YouTube For Audience Growth, Uploading Full Episodes Of Select Originals 05-01-2020 Tubefilter
TV Ad Sales Execs Worry the Biggest Covid-19 Revenue Losses Are Still to Come 05-01-2020 Adweek
World’s Hottest Video App Explores New Frontier: Traditional TV 04-30-2020 Bloomberg
Altice USA Chief Talking to Sports Nets About Rebates 04-30-2020 Multichannel News
Lockdown TV: Netflix Dominates, News Surges and Bea Arthur Is Still Golden 04-30-2020 NY Times
AT&T combines WarnerMedia and Xandr 04-30-2020 AdAge
AMC Networks Starts AVOD Push by Featuring Shows Like The Walking Dead Free on Pluto TV 04-30-2020 Adweek
Q1 Broadband Growth Helps Ease Video Slide for Comcast 04-30-2020 Multichannel News
FreeWheel expands deal with White Ops as fraudsters turn their attention to CTV, OTT 04-29-2020 AdAge
Amazon Renews ‘Thursday Night Football’ Deal With NFL for 3 More Seasons - Adds Exclusive Game 04-29-2020 The Wrap
TikTok Added 12 Million Unique U.S. Visitors In March, As Watch-Time Surges In Quarantine (Report) 04-28-2020 Tubefilter
YouTube Q1 Revenue Climbs 33% to $4 Billion, Parent Alphabet Saw Big Ad Sales Slowdown in March 04-28-2020 Variety
Dish demands Disney pay for ESPN refund over no live sports 04-28-2020 NY Post
Ogury Launches Interactive Ad Format Video Chooser 04-28-2020 ExchangeWire
Facebook to Introduce Paid Livestreams for Musicians and Other Creators 04-28-2020 Variety
‘Trolls World Tour’ Breaks Digital Records and Charts a New Path for Hollywood 04-28-2020 WSJ
Tidal Launches New Free Membership Tier For Video Content 04-27-2020 Billboard
HBO Max Sets Apple Deal For Streaming Distribution 04-27-2020 Deadline
Q1 2020 Proves Streaming Is Essential To Consumers And To The Future Of Media Companies 04-27-2020 Forrester
Advertisers Can Now Buy the First Commercial Users See on Snapchat Shows 04-27-2020 Adweek
YouTube to Host Free Virtual Film Festival With 20 Partners Including Cannes, Tribeca, Sundance 04-27-2020 Variety
Amazon gives away a free year of live and on-demand cooking classes on Food Network Kitchen app 04-27-2020 TechCrunch
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will hit Disney Plus on May 4 04-27-2020 CNET
Facebook challenges Zoom with Messenger Rooms, lures e-commerce advertisers with live IGTV 04-24-2020 AdAge
Nielsen Product Chief Describes Pandemic As Unprecedented Media 'Lab,' Long-Term Impact Unclear 04-24-2020 Mediapost
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to step down, COO Stankey to take over 04-24-2020 CNBC
Verizon Fios TV Experiences Worst Ever Cord Cutting, Loses 84K Subscribers in Q1 04-24-2020 Multichannel News
Spike In TV Usage Begins To Level Off, Top Markets Still Posting Strong Gains 04-24-2020 Mediapost
Quibi Says Connected TV Casting Option Will Be Ready by Mid-May 04-23-2020 Adweek
Apple Music Is Now Streaming on Samsung Smart TVs 04-23-2020 Variety
Samsung Flexes With YouTube-Exclusive Split-Screen Feature For Its Folding Phone 04-23-2020 Tubefilter
AT&T TV Getting Slow Uptake Early On? 04-23-2020 Multichannel News
NBCUniversal makes its content and ads more shoppable with a new Checkout experience 04-23-2020 TechCrunch
Quibi’s Head of Brand Marketing Exits After Launch 04-23-2020 WSJ
MediaMath Partners with TVSquared to Deliver CTV Attribution 04-22-2020 Press release
Warner Bros. Brass Reaffirm Commitment to Theatrical Movies 04-22-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Quibi to Add TV-Casting Feature Next Month, Claims to Hit 2.7 Million App Downloads 04-22-2020 Variety
CBSN Sets Up New Local-News Stream in Chicago 04-22-2020 Variety
YouTube Originals Launches COVID-19 Slate With Stars Including Karlie Kloss, Ken Jeong, Yungblud & Joseph Gordon-Levitt 04-22-2020 Deadline
AT&T misses revenue estimates as coronavirus weighs on business 04-22-2020 CNBC
Buyers Expect Staggered Upfronts Marketplace as TV Ad Forecast Remains Murky 04-22-2020 Adweek
Binge Bait: Will the Pandemic’s Free-Streaming Giveaways Net Paying Customers? 04-22-2020 Variety
The Wurl Network Delivers Fashion TV to Samsung TV Plus 04-21-2020 B&C
What Fandango Gets When It Buys Vudu 04-21-2020 AdExchanger
AT&T's WarnerMedia to Launch HBO Max on May 27 04-21-2020 WSJ
Nearly Two-Thirds of US Households Could Become Cord-Cutters 04-21-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
AT&T wireless, internet customers can get one month of HBO Max free 04-21-2020 CNET
eMarketer: Digital Video Will Take A Hit In The US But Could Still Grow Through The Crisis 04-20-2020 AdExchanger
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