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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon's IMDb launches Freedive, an ad-supported streaming service offering movies and TV shows in the US; site now lists 130+ free movies and 29 shows   —  Amazon has extended its tentacles into the ad-supported VOD space — stocking IMDb with a back-catalog of dozens of movies and TV shows that are free to watch.
Jan 10, 2019, 3:15 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu says it passed 25M subscribers at the end of 2018, a ~47% YoY increase, with avg. daily watch time up 20% for the year; ad revenue rose 45%+ YoY to ~$1.5B   —  Hulu is keeping its pedal to metal in the streaming TV race: The company said it ended 2018 with more than 25 million total subscribers …
Jan 8, 2019, 11:30 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
ZeniMax and Facebook agree to settle dispute over Oculus tech, after ZeniMax was awarded $250M in June 2018; terms of the settlement were not disclosed   —  - Google Unveils 2018 Top-Trending Searches: ‘Black Panther,’ Stan Lee, ‘Roseanne’ Among Most Popular Queries
Dec 12, 2018, 11:40 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Starting next year, YouTube says its original content will be free and supported by ads, instead of being behind a premium paywall   —  YouTube has concluded that its investments in original programming should have a home on the free, ad-supported side — not just tucked behind a paywall.
Nov 28, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
EDO, a startup that uses consumer behavioral data from search engines and shopping sites to measure effectiveness of TV ads, raises $12M in Series A funding   —  EDO, co-founded by actor and entrepreneur Edward Norton, has banked $12 million in Series A funding to fuel its buildout …
Nov 2, 2018, 4:30 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AT&T to shut down WarnerMedia's FilmStruck, its two-year-old streaming video service for indie, arthouse, and classic films, on November 29   —  The FilmStruck indie, arthouse and classic film subscription-streaming service will shut down next month, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced Friday.
Oct 26, 2018, 12:05 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix says it's going to raise $2B through debt securities, the sixth time in less than four years it's raising $1B+ through bonds   —  Netflix is again going to debt markets to fund its enormous appetite for content, announcing plans Monday to raise $2 billion in financing through debt securities.
Oct 22, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Sensor Tower: Netflix app revenue was up ~90% YoY to ~$243.7M in Q3 across both App Store and Google Play, the highest grossing non-game mobile app worldwide   —  App spending across Apple App Store and Google Play increased 23% in third quarter, per Sensor Tower
Oct 12, 2018, 12:35 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Regulatory filings show that Hulu lost about $357M in Q2 due to higher programming and marketing costs; parent companies to invest an additional $1.5B in 2018   —  Parent companies to invest additional $1.5 billion in streaming venture in 2018  —  Hulu's cash burn has accelerated …
Aug 10, 2018, 2:05 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Video streaming startup NewTV, led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, raises $1B round with Disney, Alibaba, NBCUniversal, Viacom, and others participating   —  Backers include Disney, Fox, Sony, Lionsgate, MGM, NBCU, Viacom, WarnerMedia, Alibaba, Liberty Global, Madrone Capital
Aug 7, 2018, 11:00 AMIn context

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