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Todd Spangler / Variety:
SEC filing: AT&T gained 200K+ paying video subscribers in Q4, “entirely driven by DirecTV Now”; DirecTV Now launched on November 30   —  Telco also discloses $1 billion charge in quarter related to pension and postemployment benefit plans  —  AT&T added more than 200,000 …
Jan 20, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon rolls out its first branded VOD subscription service, Anime Strike, with 1K+ titles, available for $4.99/month for Prime members   —  Ecommerce giant plans additional subscription VOD channels  —  Amazon is rolling out its first branded on-demand subscription service for Amazon Channels …
Jan 13, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Pandora announces it's laying off 7% of its US workforce, excluding Ticketfly group, in Q1 2017 in a bid to reduce costs   —  Music streaming service Pandora is going to reduce its workforce by 7 percent in Q1 of 2017, the company announced Thursday after the close of the markets.
Jan 12, 2017, 5:37 PMIn context
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Hulu's live TV service, expected in Q1 2017, will cost under $40 per month and will include CBS, Hulu's VOD offering, and cloud DVR   —  Hulu will offer its upcoming live TV service at a price under $40.  —  Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced the price point at Citi's 2017 Internet …
Jan 4, 2017, 7:10 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Amazon partners with three Chinese manufacturers to launch Amazon Fire-powered 4K TVs, to be sold online and in select retail stores later this year   —  Amazon is now making its own TV — sort of, anyway: The e-commerce giant has teamed up with Seiki, Westinghouse and Element Electronics …
Jan 3, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
After launching on PlayStation VR, Jaunt's app with 150+ VR experiences is now available on all major VR platforms   —  Virtual reality startup Jaunt has launched its app on PlayStation VR, giving users of the gaming platform access to more than 150 VR experiences, including content like …
Dec 25, 2016, 10:05 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Disney-ABC to produce several original series for Snapchat, in bid to target younger viewers, starting with an after-party show for The Bachelor, debuting Jan 3   —  Snapchat has pulled Disney-ABC Television Group into its expanding original programming orbit, with the parties setting …
Dec 23, 2016, 4:55 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Virtual reality startup WEVR launches Netflix-style subscription service for cinematic VR titles, available on HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR initially   —  Virtual reality startup Wevr thinks it's time to set a price for premium virtual reality content.  The company announced the launch …
Dec 14, 2016, 2:35 PMIn context
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Amazon Prime Video's absence in China reflects other internet giants' struggles to break into that market where web services are governed by strict regulation   —  While Amazon boasted Wednesday that its Prime Video service is now available in more than 200 countries and territories, China …
Dec 14, 2016, 11:20 AMIn context
Oriana Schwindt / Variety:
BBC and ITV partner for US streaming service BritBox, which will target US fans of British shows, launching 2017   —  For nearly as long as the BBC and ITV have made their programming available for Brits to stream, there have been American viewers seeking various tech workarounds to gain access to those streams.
Dec 13, 2016, 11:05 PMIn context

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