How the New FCC Will Impact Live Streaming for Consumers and Content Creators

In addition to the endless lists of chaotic and unreal moves made by the new administration in the past few weeks, the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is already siding with corporations at the expense of the public, content creators, and media platforms. The new FCC chairman and former lawyer for Verizon, Ajit Pai, took […]

TuneIn Extends Their Radio Streaming Reach to Festivals and More

2016 has been the year for many, many things. Some surreal, others dumbfounding, but in the entertainment world, live streaming content has seen positive growth and evolution far beyond what it was last year. Major TV networks have been launching technology and consumer-based business innovation that’s already been at play in the music industry for […]

ICYMI #StreamingBuzz NOV 21 – Brown Sugar App, DirecTV Now Launch, China and the EPL, Hulu VGP

Bounce TV announces a new live streaming app for Brown Sugar, AT&T’s highly-anticipated DirecTV Now service is getting ready for its blast off, China’s Suning pays big bucks for the English Premier League rights, and more in this week’s ICYMI Streaming Buzz.   Brown Sugar Streaming App, “Just Like Netflix, Only Blacker” Forty-plus years after […]

ICYMI #StreamingBuzz NOV 7 – While Hulu Goes Live Comcast Won’t, Twitter is Streaming Not Social, Facebook Ads on Apple TV

This week in Streaming Buzz, Hulu announces plans to launch Live TV, Comcast says no to delivering a cable-less live streaming TV service, Twitter announces #WhatsNext for their core business, and Facebook takes targeted ads to OTT. There’s more, so read on… Live Streaming TV Competition Heats Up as Hulu Joins the Fray Last week […]

Why Twitter’s Future Lies in Feeding Its Flock with Live Streaming Goodies

Now, Twitter Needs to Be the One to Reinvent Device-based Advertising Early Thursday morning Twitter released their Q3 Earnings Report, confirming the expected layoffs along with announcing a few surprises, including their six-second video Vine app getting the end-of-life pink slip. Twitter’s earning statement included a quote from Anthony Noto, Twitter’s CFO, “We intend to […]

ICYMI #StreamingBuzz Oct 31 – Addressable Ads, YouTube Red Rakes in the $$, Twitter’s Q3 Rise

In case you missed it, this week’s Streaming Buzz: the merger of AT&T and Time Warner revives targeted adverting hopes once again, Netflix raises millions more for content and weighs in on said big merger, Martha Stewart is killin’ it on Facebook Live, and Apple makes a move to make cord cutting easier. There’s more, […]

ICYMI: Streaming Buzz – Monday, October 17, 2016

In case you missed it, last week’s streaming news included Pandora pumping up user engagement with new video streaming features, Twitter securing more live streaming partners, and HBO seeking a bigger piece of the monetary pie, being as frustrated with cable companies’ greed as Pay-TV customers. And there’s more, so read on…   Tune into […]

Twitter Strengthens Streaming Position, But Still No Bidders

In the past week, Twitter live streamed HIGHLY varied content, from Salesforce’s Dreamforce event, led by ringmaster and CEO, Marc Benioff, to the NFL game between the 49ers and the Cardinals. Sunday night it was the presidential debate, which broke the record with over 17 million Tweets sent over the 90-minute political ride (which may […]