Ad-supported Internet television service Pluto TV, looking to aggressively expand its brand to Europe, has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Germany’s ProSieben and Scripps Networks.
Pluto TV previously raised $13M with investors like US Venture Partners, Sky, Chicago Ventures, Universal Music Group, United Talent Agency and Pritzker Group.
PlayStation Vue, Sony’s Internet TV package, just launched on another platform – Roku – making it just a little bit easier for cord-cutter wannabes to dip their toes in the water before taking the big plunge.
The service, which offers a pay as you go service with no contract, has three tiers:
Busy day in Sling TV-land where the skinny bundle of Internet TV channels rolled out four announcements (and added some bulk in the process).
The OTT play from Dish Network now is available on 4th-Gen Apple TV, with all of its iterations – single-stream, beta multi-stream, Sling Latino and Sling International offerings – available to Sling TV subscribers via the app from Apple’s App Store.
NOS, Portugal's primary cable operator with over 1.5 million video households, is rolling out Espial’s next-gen hybrid IP Video service, Europe's first deployment of the RDK 2.1 environment and featuring capabilities including 4K resolution, advanced voice control, and personalization.
The service will be powered by the Espial G4 STB Client.
Rumors? What rumors? Hulu this morning during its Newsfronts presentation said it will start streaming feeds from broadcast and cable nets in Q1 2017, making it the first SVOD company to offer live content and giving it a potential edge on rivals Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video.
The streamer will create a "deeply personalized experience" merging linear TV and on-demand video, said CEO Mike Hopkins.
While Apple fiddles with its long-delayed (dead?) Internet TV service and Sling TV and Sony PlayStation Vue strive to craft packages of network content that will appeal to a broad array of America’s increasingly Internet-only households, Hulu – which is owned by Disney, Fox and Comcast – which already offers an SVOD service – looks ready to jump feet-first into the virtual MVPD fire with live streaming content from at least two of its owners.
New reports say Apple is suspending its efforts to create an over-the-top Internet television service, deciding instead to make it easier for content owners to go direct to consumers through its App Store.
CBS Chief Les Moonves Tuesday said Apple had put the project on hold, during a discussion at the Business Insider Ignition conference, adding that he believes the company will eventually move forward with the plan.
Want to create loyal consumers who naturally gravitate to your product? Get ‘em while they’re young and impressionable, and give them exactly what they want… to a point.
That’s YouTube’s strategy for its new kid-focused app “YouTube Kids,” a family-friendly version of its mainstay that rolled out today in the United States. It’s the first Google product, it says, that’s “built from the ground up with the little ones in mind.”
U.K. TV free-to-air digital service Freeview has announced a new connected offering, Freeview Play, which will launch later this year and go head-to-head with other streaming services like YouView and Sky’s Now TV.
A deeper, regional dive into a recently released report from Arris, shows an increasing homogeneity – along with a few big differences – in how viewers consume entertainment across the globe.
Does Dish’s Sling TV, the $20 a month “Millennial Catcher” announced at CES this month, have a future? Netflix CEO Reed Hastings thinks so.
Asked a question during Netflix’s earnings presentation Tuesday about the service, which has already reportedly debuted for some Dish World subscribers, Hastings said he didn’t believe it would have an impact on Netflix’s business, but he did say it was “a great start.”