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News Roundup

Title Date Source
Walmart is selling its on-demand video service Vudu to Fandango 04-20-2020 TechCrunch
YouTube takes criticism after shaking up Measurement Program 04-20-2020 AdAge
Broadcasters, Nets Brace For Sports Fee Surge 04-20-2020 Multichannel News
Quibi's iOS App Ranking Dives; Android Performance Strong 04-20-2020 Mediapost
With Shut-In Kids Flocking to Streaming, Disney Channel Retools 04-18-2020 Bloomberg
Live Sports Are Canceled. But Don’t Expect a Cable-TV Refund. 04-18-2020 WSJ
High-Flying Digital Video Ad Market Crashes, Second Half Now Projected To Decline 5.2% 04-17-2020 Mediapost
Netflix puts 10 free docuseries and documentary films on YouTube 04-17-2020 CNET
Evening News Audiences Surge Amid Coronavirus. Can The Networks Keep Them? 04-16-2020 Variety
Giving Fraudsters the Cold Shoulder: Inside the Largest Connected TV Bot Attack 04-16-2020 White Ops
Microsoft Joins NBA to Personalize Games for Basketball Fans 04-16-2020 Bloomberg
Survey Says: News Watching Up During Pandemic 04-16-2020 Multichannel News
In 1 Week, ‘Parasite’ Becomes Hulu’s Most-Streamed Foreign-Language Film Ever 04-15-2020 Tubefilter
WarnerMedia Strikes HBO Max Distribution Deal With Charter 04-15-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
The Future That Hollywood Feared Is Happening Now 04-15-2020 NY Times
FreeWheel’s Digital-Like Way of Buying TV Is Ready for Prime Time 04-15-2020 Adweek
Coronavirus Ad Revenue Impact: Sell-Side 04-15-2020 IAB
YouTube Drops Free ‘Video Builder’ Ad Tool To Aid Small Businesses Amid Pandemic 04-14-2020 Tubefilter
Need more to stream? Amazon adds some free HBO content, no Prime Video required 04-14-2020 MarketWatch
Free Apple content won’t be noticed by most 04-14-2020 nScreenMedia
Comcast’s Peacock Won’t Have Much Original Content This Year as Productions Halt 04-14-2020 WSJ
Convergence: OTT Revenue Will Grow Despite COVID-19 04-14-2020 Multichannel News
Universal Says ‘Trolls World Tour’ Lands Biggest Digital Debut Ever 04-13-2020 Variety
Meg Whitman says Quibi reached 1.7 million downloads in first week 04-13-2020 CNBC
Instagram redesigns IGTV with creators as the focus 04-13-2020 The Verge
YouTube Sees 75% Jump in News Views on Thirst for Virus Updates 04-13-2020 Bloomberg
"No Easy Solution": Filmmakers Weigh Risks of SXSW's Amazon Offer 04-10-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Pay TV Fears Even Bigger Subscriber Losses Amid Virus Crisis 04-10-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
May Upfronts Week Collapses as Most Media Companies Delay Their Virtual Events 04-10-2020 Adweek
Twitch is expanding Watch Parties beta to all partners, then all US creators after 04-09-2020 The Verge
What Disney Plus’ Subscriber Milestone Could Mean for HBO Max, Apple TV Plus 04-09-2020 Variety
VOD Usage Jumped in March, Comscore Says 04-09-2020 Multichannel News
Netflix Has Tripled Its Digital Ad Spend Since COVID-19 Hit The U.S. (Report) 04-09-2020 Tubefilter
Sony Paying $400 Million for Stake in Bilibili, Chinese Online Platform 04-09-2020 Variety
Broadband Use ‘Levels Off,’ Down 6% Last Week 04-08-2020 Multichannel News
New Comscore and JW Player Partnership Delivers Contextual Targeting for Video Advertising 04-08-2020 Press release
Neustar and iSpot.tv Partner to Connect Digital and Television Attribution 04-08-2020 Adweek
"Product Geek" Jason Kilar Brings Streaming Focus to Top WarnerMedia Role 04-08-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Consumers Adding Free Streaming Services: Report 04-08-2020 Multichannel News
1-in-6 cancel cable for a vMVPD. The rest cut-the-cord. 04-07-2020 nScreenMedia
Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ Is Most Popular TV Show In U.S., Spurring YouTube Views For Joe Exotic 04-07-2020 Tubefilter
New AT&T TV Subscribers Get Free HBO For A Year With Two-Year Committment 04-07-2020 Deadline
AT&T Unveils $5.5B Loan Amid Virus Crisis, Touts "Strength" of Subscription Businesses 04-07-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Most Ad Execs Project A Second Wave Of Pandemic Cuts Later This Year, Weak Signals For Upfront 04-07-2020 Mediapost
Quibi gains 300K launch day downloads, hits No. 3 on App Store 04-07-2020 TechCrunch
Will T-Mobile Soon Offer ‘Hulu on Us,’ Too? 04-06-2020 Multichannel News
Roku Launches The Roku Channel in the UK 04-06-2020 Roku
NBCU Courting Advertisers with Less Clutter, Free Services 04-06-2020 B&C
Sling TV offers 7 days of free live TV streaming, no credit card required 04-06-2020 CNET
How Hollywood is working from home to meet streaming demand 04-04-2020 Protocol
Quibi is risking it all on mobile, just as the world grinds to a halt 04-03-2020 CNET
Why Amazon got out of the Apple App Store tax, and why other developers won’t 04-03-2020 The Verge
Disney Plus Accounts for 18% of Internet Video Traffic in Some European Countries 04-02-2020 Multichannel News
HBO Will Stream 500 Hours of Free Programming, Including Full Seasons of ‘Veep,’ ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘Silicon Valley’ 04-02-2020 Variety
Amazon Teams With SXSW to Launch a Virtual Fest 04-02-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Amazon Pushes Into Making Video Games, Not Just Streaming Their Play 04-02-2020 NY Times
Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Is Ready to Launch, but Will Viewers Bite? 04-02-2020 Variety
Disney+ to make exclusive Middle East debut on OSN 04-02-2020 Reuters
Google plans TikTok rival by launching YouTube Shorts 04-01-2020 CNET
Dodgers TV blackout ends: Spectrum deal puts SportsNet LA on AT&T platforms 04-01-2020 LA Times
Apple Lets Some Video Apps Sell Shows Without Taking 30% Cut 04-01-2020 Bloomberg
WarnerMedia Names Jason Kilar CEO 04-01-2020 The Hollywood Reporter
Fox, Comcast Reach Long-Term Distribution Agreement 04-01-2020 B&C
DAZN To Withhold Rights Fees For Canceled Content 03-31-2020 Sports Business Daily
IAB Postpones NewFronts for Almost 2 Months 03-31-2020 Adweek
The Trade Desk CEO Jeff Green on Google, Netflix and the death of linear TV 03-31-2020 AdAge
Video Streaming to TVs Soared 85% in U.S. in First Three Weeks of March, Nielsen Says 03-31-2020 Variety
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