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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix to replace star ratings with thumbs up and thumbs down in coming weeks after A/B testing showed thumbs got 200% more ratings   —  Get ready to say good-bye to star ratings on Netflix: The company is getting ready to replace stars with Pandora-like thumbs-ups and thumbs-downs in the coming weeks.
Mar 16, 2017, 7:30 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Marissa Mayer to get $23M severance package; Thomas McInerney, former CFO of Barry Diller's IAC, to take over as CEO of Altaba following Verizon deal close   —  Marissa Mayer, who is set to lose her job as Yahoo CEO following the closing of the Verizon acquisition of the internet company's operating businesses …
Mar 13, 2017, 10:25 AMIn context
Oriana Schwindt / Variety:
BBC Worldwide and ITV's joint streaming service, BritBox, launches in the US for $7/month, available on web, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices   —  BritBox, the streaming child of British media giants BBC Worldwide and ITV, has officially launched stateside.
Mar 8, 2017, 9:15 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast to launch YouTube app on its Xfinity X1 set-top platform later this year; terms of the deal with Google are not being released   —  Cable operator inks distribution deal with Google-owned video platform  —  Comcast plans to launch a YouTube video app on the Xfinity X1 set-top platform …
Feb 27, 2017, 10:10 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Prince's Warner Music catalog returning Sunday to subscription-streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Napster, and iHeartRadio   —  Songs of late music legend Prince will again be available on multiple streaming-music services on Sunday, in releases timed for the 59th Grammy Awards.
Feb 10, 2017, 7:10 PMIn context
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
HBO Now, HBO's standalone digital streaming service, has surpassed 2M subscribers, Time Warner Chief Jeff Bewkes told investors on Wednesday   —  HBO's stand-alone digital streaming service has surpassed 2 million domestic subscribers, Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes told investors Wednesday.
Feb 9, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
John Hopewell / Variety:
EU agrees to cross-border access to streaming and digital content services, like video-on-demand, online TV, music, and online games, starting 2018   —  So-called ‘portability’ rules the first piece in the European Commission's Digital Single Market strategy, and the least contentious
Feb 8, 2017, 7:30 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
CEO Erik Huggers says Vevo is postponing subscription service launch to focus on international expansion and original content   —  Music video service Vevo is putting the brakes on its planned subscription service, and will instead focus on its international expansion as well as original content production …
Feb 7, 2017, 2:20 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Kayvon Beykpour, co-founder of Periscope, now overseeing Twitter's video initiatives   —  Kayvon Beykpour, co-founder and CEO of Twitter's live-streaming app division Periscope, is now overseeing operational and product aspects of all of the company's video initiatives.
Feb 7, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast says it will launch Xfinity TV app on Roku later this year, will charge subscribers a monthly fee   —  Comcast is releasing a beta version of the Xfinity TV app for Roku devices and TV sets — but the while users don't have to lease a set-top box, the cable giant will still charge customers …
Feb 2, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context

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