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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Cinedigm, an entertainment content distributor and niche streaming channel operator, buys Future Today, which has 700+ OTT channels and 5.2M MAUs, for $60M   —  - Facebook Apologizes for Outages, Says It Has Resolved ‘Server Configuration’ Error That Led to Access Problems
Mar 15, 2019, 6:40 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AT&T is upping DirecTV prices, with a base package hike of $10/month, for the second time since it argued its Time Warner merger would allow it to lower prices   —  - AT&T Confirms DirecTV Now Price Hikes, Launches New ‘Slimmer’ Bundles With HBO That Omit Many Cable Channels
Mar 13, 2019, 12:40 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
SEC filing: Spotify paid ~$337M to buy Gimlet Media and Anchor; Spotify told investors it expects to spend $400M-$500M in total on podcast acquisitions in 2019   —  Streaming-audio giant Spotify shelled out around €300 million, or about $337 million, to buy podcasting companies …
Feb 15, 2019, 3:45 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
The Criterion Collection says it will launch Criterion Channel, a new streaming service, on April 8 in US and Canada for $10.99/month or $99.99/year   —  Movie buffs left out in the cold by FilmStruck's demise will soon get a new streaming service stocked with over 1,000 classic …
Jan 31, 2019, 1:30 PMIn context
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

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