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Title Date Source
HBO Max Tops Peacock in Viewer Interest Ahead of Streaming Launches 03-31-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Disney+ to launch in India on April 3 03-31-2020 TechCrunch
Twitch ‘Stream Aid’ To Combat Coronavirus Raises $2.8 Million, Nabs 135,000 Concurrent Viewers 03-30-2020 Tubefilter
'Tastemade' Series Focuses On COVID-19's Impact On Culinary Community, 'Dodo' Launches Quibi Show 03-30-2020 Mediapost
Behind Roku’s Ad-Supported Streaming Strategy 03-30-2020 WSJ
TV pilots, a big employer in L.A., are in limbo. How the coronavirus could change the industry 03-29-2020 LA Times
As Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Races Toward Launch, Will a Changed World Help or Hurt? 03-27-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Facebook Says Lives Streams Have Increased 50% This Month, Will Expand ‘Stars’ Monetization To Musicians, More 03-27-2020 Tubefilter
Looks Like Disney+ May Be Considering Adding More Mature Shows to the Streaming Service 03-27-2020 TV Guide
India’s MX Player expands to US, UK and other markets in international push 03-27-2020 TechCrunch
WarnerMedia and Sony-Backed Asian Streamer Hooq Files For Liquidation 03-27-2020 Variety
ViacomCBS Withdraws 2020 Financial Guidance, Plans Cost-Saving Moves 03-27-2020 Variety
Magna: Olympics Postponement Hits Linear TV Hard, Digital Growth Dips To Single Digits 03-27-2020 AdExchanger
Movies Anywhere is bringing its digital film locker to LG’s TVs 03-27-2020 The Verge
Akamai upgrades content security measures at the edge 03-26-2020 Fierce Video
TV Ad Revenues To See Sharp 40% Decline in 2Q, Moderating Drops Through 2020 03-26-2020 Mediapost
A 7-Figure Ad Fraud Scheme Running on Roku Underlines Murkiness of CTV 03-26-2020 Adweek
As COVID-19 Upends TV Ad Sales, Networks and Buyers Enact New Strategies 03-25-2020 Adweek
Disney Plus Hits 5 Million App Downloads in U.K., Europe on Launch Day 03-25-2020 Variety
Verizon Adds Free Fios, Wireless Content 03-25-2020 Multichannel News
NASCAR’s First Virtual Race Draws Record-Setting 903K Viewers, Seals Broadcast Deal For Rest Of Season 03-25-2020 Tubefilter
Comcast Joins Disney In Raising Cash, Selling $4 Billion In Debt Securities 03-25-2020 Deadline
Two-Thirds Of Ad Execs Anticipate Lower 2021 Ad Budgets Due To Pandemic 03-25-2020 Mediapost
Sports Leagues Were Already All In on TikTok. Then the Coronavirus Hit 03-25-2020 Adweek
Italy, France, Spain Grapple With Streaming Future to Combat Coronavirus Economic Damage 03-25-2020 Variety
Disney Plus Launches in the UK and Most of Western Europe 03-25-2020 Multichannel News
YouTube Expands Standard-Definition Streaming Default Worldwide 03-25-2020 Mediapost
HBO NOW Streaming Data In Wake of COVID-19 03-24-2020 HBO
How One Day at a Time Was Canceled by Netflix but Made the Move to Linear TV 03-24-2020 Adweek
Instagram Unveils New ‘Co-Watching’ Feature To Promote Social Distancing 03-24-2020 Tubefilter
Oprah Winfrey Talk Show on Coronavirus to Air Free on Apple TV+ 03-23-2020 The Wrap
Amazon Unlocks Batch of Kids’ Shows Free to Stream for All Customers 03-23-2020 Variety
MLB.TV opens the vaults: Watch any baseball game from the past two seasons for free 03-23-2020 CNET
FuboTV Agrees To Merge With FaceBank Group 03-23-2020 Mediapost
Ted Sarandos Says "Viewing Is Up" for Netflix Amid Coronavirus 03-22-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Facebook to reduce video streaming quality in Europe 03-22-2020 Reuters
A fast-growing Chinese TikTok rival sets its sights on the U.S. 03-20-2020 AdAge
Connected TV Viewership is Skyrocketing as More Americans Begin to Work From Home 03-20-2020 SpringServe
Netflix Creates $100 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund 03-20-2020 Variety
Disney+ India launch postponed 03-20-2020 TechCrunch
YouTube to reduce streaming quality in Europe due to coronavirus 03-20-2020 Reuters
Hulu launches on Comcast’s set-top boxes, including Xfinity Flex and soon, X1 03-19-2020 TechCrunch
Gaming Usage Up 75 Percent Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Verizon Reports 03-19-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Disney Plus: Half of U.S. Homes With Kids Under 10 Have Already Subscribed, Data Shows 03-19-2020 Variety
Netflix asked to slow down streaming so internet doesn't overload 03-19-2020 CNET
Comcast Launching Hulu On-Demand on Set-Tops, But Not the Live TV Service 03-19-2020 Variety
Residential Internet Usage Surges 98% Amid COVID-19-related Social Distancing 03-18-2020 Multichannel News
Instagram to Roll Out IGTV Advertising in Challenge to YouTube 03-18-2020 Bloomberg
Fox News Breaks Ranks With Cable News On Streaming Access Amid Virus Crisis 03-18-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Tubi Bought by Fox for $440M 03-18-2020 Multichannel News
Sling TV Adds Free Offering During Virus Outbreak 03-18-2020 Mediapost
Google parent Alphabet shared YouTube revenue after U.S. SEC request 03-17-2020 Reuters
Time Spent Streaming Spiked 20% Worldwide This Past Weekend 03-17-2020 Bloomberg
AT&T says it remains committed to Xandr following departure of CEO Brian Lesser 03-17-2020 AdAge
Glued to TV for Now, but When Programming Thins and Bills Mount 03-17-2020 NY Times
Android TV to Become Dominant Global Pay TV Set-top Platform: Research Group 03-16-2020 Multichannel News
Coronavirus Shutdowns Could Increase Viewers’ Content Consumption By 60%, Per Nielsen Data 03-16-2020 Tubefilter
O2 customers will soon get free access to Disney Plus for six months 03-16-2020 Android Central
NBCUniversal Breaks Theatrical Window, Will Make Movies Available On Demand Immediately 03-16-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Discovery launches Discovery Plus, new streaming service for India 03-16-2020 Live Mint
Disney sends 'Frozen 2' to streaming for housebound families 03-14-2020 Fox Business
Netflix Accused of Infringing on Broadcom’s Video Streaming Patents 03-14-2020 Variety
Amazon Head of Worldwide Video Greg Hart Departs 03-12-2020 Variety
‘It will have no impact on the marketplace’: Coronavirus cancelations will test the use of the upfronts 03-12-2020 Digiday
‘Tooning Out The News’: CBS All Access Sets Premiere & Reveals Guests For Stephen Colbert Animated Series 03-12-2020 Deadline
Comscore partners with Twitch to bring gaming and esports viewership stats to advertisers 03-12-2020 TechCrunch
This Movie Is Streaming Only. Should We Lower Our Expectations? 03-12-2020 NY Times
Deutsche Telekom to offer Disney+ for free for 6 months 03-12-2020 BroadbandTV News
How Google kneecapped Amazon’s smart TV efforts 03-11-2020 Protocol
CEO of AT&T ad unit Xandr resigned 03-11-2020 Reuters
Hollywood Relies More Than Ever on Movie-Streaming Revenue From Overseas 03-11-2020 WSJ
YouTube To Stream This Year’s Brandcast Due To Coronavirus, As NewFronts Recommends Other Presenters Do The Same 03-11-2020 Tubefilter
Havas Media Group, 'Tastemade' Partner To Reach Millennials 03-11-2020 Mediapost
Chinese-Owned TikTok Launches U.S. ‘Transparency Center’ to Counter Criticism 03-11-2020 WSJ
Disney, WarnerMedia and AMC Networks Join AT&T’s OpenAP Rival, Xandr Invest 03-11-2020 Adweek
Google plans new Chromecast Ultra based on Android TV (w/ remote!) 03-10-2020 9to5Google
Now streaming on Hotstar in India: Disney+ 03-10-2020 TechCrunch
NBC News Explores Streaming Options for ‘Today’ 03-10-2020 Variety
The Recount raises $13 million in Series A round 03-10-2020 Axios
IAB Taps Former IPG Vet Cohen As New President 03-10-2020 Mediapost
How Specialized Streaming Services Hold Their Own in a Netflix-Dominated Field 03-09-2020 Adweek
Disney+ Finds Ramping Up New Streaming Service Has Its Minuses 03-09-2020 Bloomberg
FuboTV Inks Deals to Carry MLB, NHL Networks in Premium Tiers 03-09-2020 Variety
NBCUniversal Quietly Sold $500 Million Stake in Snapchat 03-09-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Streamer Quibi Faces Patent Infringement Claim Over Video Feature 03-09-2020 WSJ
Instagram influencers are creating their own TV-style ad breaks 03-05-2020 Digiday
Disney Strikes Distribution Deal For Disney+ In Italy Via Telecom Italia Mobile 03-05-2020 Deadline
Roku: ‘We Are Not Working on Originals’ 03-05-2020 Multichannel News
Fox News Is First to Cancel An Upfront Over Coronavirus 03-04-2020 Mediapost
Netflix Cancels SXSW 2020 Screenings, Panels Amid Coronavirus Fears 03-04-2020 Variety
Twitch To Surpass 40 Million Monthly U.S. Viewers Next Year, Report Finds 03-04-2020 Tubefilter
Quibi raises another $750 million, a month before its launch 03-04-2020 CNET
Why Pluto TV Picked Late Night For Its First-Ever Linear Ad Campaign 03-03-2020 Adweek
Endeavor Invests in Content Creation Platform Tongal 03-03-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
New Gamut Platform Manages Local OTT Campaigns 03-03-2020 Mediapost
Tubi Available in Hotels Through Enseo Deal 03-03-2020 B&C
What Comes After TV? 03-03-2020 Vulture
Amazon Prime Video to Stream 21 Yankees Games This Season - But Only in Four U.S. States 03-03-2020 Variety
Sky seals deal to offer Disney+ streaming to millions of homes 03-03-2020 Guardian
ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV Boosts Marketing as Free Streaming Services Intensify Fight 03-02-2020 WSJ
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