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News Roundup

Title Date Source
YouTube Announces New ‘Storefront’ Video Format With A Twist On DR 06-18-2020 AdExchanger
eMarketer Revises 2020-21 Upfront Down 32% To $14.78B 06-17-2020 Mediapost
NewFronts Drops Final Schedule, Says 8,500 Attendees Pre-Registered For First Virtual Outing 06-17-2020 Tubefilter
TikTok’s U.S. Revenues Expected to Hit $500 Million This Year 06-17-2020 The Information
Comcast CFO Expects Continued Q2 Video Customer Losses 06-17-2020 Multichannel News
Spotify Brings Video Ads to Its Ad Studio Self-Serve Platform 06-17-2020 Adweek
Disney Consolidates Its Ad Tech Team With Hulu’s And Plans For A Unified Ad Platform 06-16-2020 AdExchanger
Quibi in Talks to Bring Streaming App to Roku, Amazon Fire TV 06-16-2020 Variety
Full Rebrand of CBS All Access Will Not Come Until 2021 06-16-2020 The Wrap
Why YouTube Creators Are Flocking To CTV 06-15-2020 AdExchanger
E! Online Redesigns, Moves from ‘Glossier’ Look to Highlighting 24-Hour News, Live Events 06-15-2020 The Wrap
HBO Max Replacing HBO Go; HBO Now Rebranded As HBO; Max Has 1.7M Downloads To Date 06-15-2020 Mediapost
Seth Meyers on Filming Late Night at Home and Expanding Beyond Linear TV 06-14-2020 Adweek
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman Struggle With Their Startup - and Each Other 06-14-2020 WSJ
’60 Minutes’ producers launch a ’10 minute or less’ Quibi series in bid to attract younger viewers 06-11-2020 TechCrunch
Covid-19’s Economic Fallout Will Accelerate Linear TV’s Collapse 06-11-2020 Adweek
YouTube Launches $100 Million, Multiyear Fund To Amplify Voices Of Black Creators 06-11-2020 Tubefilter
Snapchat Plans AR-Enabled Original Series, Strikes Content Deals with Disney, NBCUniversal 06-11-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Big Advertisers Call for a Seasonal Time-Shift in TV’s Upfront Marketplace 06-10-2020 WSJ
AMC Networks Expands Streaming Offerings 06-10-2020 Multichannel News
Interactive Storytelling App Whatifi Launches With $10 Million in Funding 06-09-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Broadcast, Cable Viewing Back to Pre-COVID Levels 06-09-2020 Multichannel News
More Data Shows Spending Has Hit Bottom, Q3 Is Effective Rebound For U.S. Ad Economy 06-09-2020 Mediapost
Twitch streamers are getting blindsided by years-old copyright notices 06-08-2020 The Verge
Jimmy Kimmel Does What He Can to Help Disney Attract Advertisers 06-08-2020 NY Times
You’ve Shared Your Netflix Password With Your Entire Family. Now You Can’t Watch Netflix. 06-08-2020 WSJ
Roku and Kroger Partner on Data Play for CPG Advertisers 06-08-2020 Adweek
Android TV Takes Major Step in U.S. Market With Integration into TCL Smart TVs 06-08-2020 Multichannel News
Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus Viewing Dipped in May 06-05-2020 B&C
YouTube Provides Rare, Robust Window Into Monetization Guidelines For Creators 06-05-2020 Tubefilter
Hulu Cuts App Support for Pre-2015 Roku Devices 06-05-2020 Multichannel News
Disney Wants Advertisers to Buy Hulu, TV Networks Together 06-05-2020 Variety
One Week In, HBO Max’s Rollout Hampered by Brand Confusion, Carriage Disputes 06-04-2020 Adweek
Kids now spend nearly as much time watching TikTok as YouTube in US, UK and Spain 06-04-2020 TechCrunch
Dems Diss AT&T Over Zero Rating HBO Max 06-04-2020 Multichannel News
Connected TV Viewing Remains High As States Re-Open, Legacy TV Back To Pre-COVID Levels 06-04-2020 Mediapost
Amazon pursues ties with Disney and other publishers in connected TV 06-03-2020 AdAge
Studios Debate When to Sell Movies to Streaming Services During Coronavirus 06-03-2020 Variety
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman Deny Quibi Is Considering Layoffs As Company Execs Take 10% Pay Cut 06-03-2020 Tubefilter
Quibi staffers seethe at Reese Witherspoon’s $6M payday amid layoffs 06-02-2020 Page Six
Connected TV advertisers gravitate to multi-DSP model as Amazon, Roku push their own bidders 06-02-2020 Digiday
New WarnerMedia CTO To Assume Oversight Of HBO Max, Xandr Tech Teams 06-02-2020 Mediapost
AVOD Acquisitions Could Spur Advanced Advertising 06-01-2020 Multichannel News
Sling TV Head Warren Schlichting Departs Amid Subscriber Loss And Parent Dish’s Wireless Push 06-01-2020 Deadline
YouTube’s Chase for Streaming-TV Ad Dollars Faces Hurdles 06-01-2020 WSJ
Madison Avenue Wants Heavy Ad Rate Cuts. TV Networks Are Trying to Resist 06-01-2020 Variety
Comcast, Charter and ViacomCBS Join Forces to Make TV Commercials More Targeted 05-29-2020 WSJ
Hulu Launches ‘Watch Party’ Test to Let You Stream Videos With Friends 05-28-2020 Variety
YouTube introduces Video Chapters to make it easier to navigate longer videos 05-28-2020 TechCrunch
HBO Max Sees 90,000 Mobile Downloads on Day One, Trailing Rivals 05-28-2020 Bloomberg
U.S. Pay TV Revenue Projected to Drop 35% to $57.4B by 2025 05-27-2020 Multichannel News
YouTube Kids App Arrives On Apple TV 05-27-2020 Tubefilter
Instagram Introduces IGTV Ads, Creator Monetization 05-27-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
HBO Max, Comcast deal unlocks Max for X1, Flex customers 05-27-2020 CNET
HBO plans to release a cheaper, ad-supported version of its new streaming service next year 05-27-2020 CNBC
TikTok Is Growing Up, and So Are Its Users 05-26-2020 Adweek
U.S. TV Advertising To Drop 12% In 2020: Analyst 05-26-2020 Mediapost
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