Media

  • Meerkat Launches Its Android App To All

    Meerkat Launches Its Android App To All

    Live video streaming app Meerkat beat Twitter’s own Periscope to market on iOS, and now it’s available on Android for all, with no Periscope app for Google’s mobile OS to be seen. The Meerkat app for Android carries a “Beta” label, as did a previous version that was locked down only to a select group of invitees, but it doesn’t appear to have that many… Read More

  • Nielsen Will Begin Measuring Video Ads On Roku

    Nielsen Will Begin Measuring Video Ads On Roku

    In further proof of the rise of streaming video services and the cord-cutting trend in general, TV measurement firm Nielsen today said it would begin to track viewing data and audience demographics across Roku’s 10 million+ devices, including its media players and Roku TVs. The move is being heralded as an industry-first by the two firms, as it will allow advertisers to measure… Read More

  • Amazon Brings HD And Cellular Streaming To The iOS Instant Video App

    Amazon Brings HD And Cellular Streaming To The iOS Instant Video App

    Amazon has answered a long-standing request with an update to Amazon Instant Video that delivers streaming of HD resolution content, and allows streaming over cellular connections, rather than just Wi-Fi. The new 3.0 update also lets you beam the Amazon Instant Video library of movie and TV shows to your Apple TV via AirPlay in HD. Read More

  • Hulu Scores Streaming Rights To “Seinfeld,” Signs AMC Deal

    Hulu Scores Streaming Rights To “Seinfeld,” Signs AMC Deal

    Hulu has made another aggressive move to expand the content selection on its streaming service with the announcement today that is has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to “Seinfeld” from Sony Pictures TV, a deal reportedly valued at $180 million for all 180 episodes of the popular NBC comedy. The company also scored a deal with AMC Networks, and revealed its new line-up… Read More

  • Cablevision Becomes First Pay TV Provider To Resell Hulu’s Service

    Cablevision Becomes First Pay TV Provider To Resell Hulu’s Service

    Cablevision today announced it would begin offering the Hulu Plus subscription service to its broadband customers, making it the first time Hulu has ever established a deal with a traditional pay TV provider to resell its streaming service. The move comes shortly after Cablevision also became the first pay TV provider to sell access to HBO NOW, the network’s new, over-the-top service… Read More

  • Mode Media Combines Its Websites Under A New Social News App

    Mode Media Combines Its Websites Under A New Social News App

    The digital media company formerly known as Glam is launching a new product today for finding curated stories in topics like entertainment, food and fashion. The website (namely, Mode.com) and the mobile app (called Mode Stories) will allow users to follow more than 10,000 “editors, critics journalists, video producers and experts” — based on the topics and users you follow… Read More

  • SoundCloud Opens Its Podcasting Features To Everyone

    SoundCloud Opens Its Podcasting Features To Everyone

    SoundCloud has been beta testing its podcasting features with a private group since 2011, but today it’s finally letting everyone in. The SoundCloud podcasting features come in multiple tiers, including one free and two paid options. They challenge existing industry leaders, including Libsyn, as well as provide the RSS hooks necessary to also publish to iTunes and get picked up by… Read More

  • Refinery29 Raises $50 Million In Series D

    Refinery29 Raises $50 Million In Series D

    Refinery29, the 10-year-old media site that caters to the young female reader, has today announced the close of a $50 million Series D financing, led by Scripps Networks Interactive and WPP. Co-founders and co-CEOs Justin Stefano and Philippe Von Borries said that Refinery29 exceeded its own expectations last year in terms of profitability, but knew that there were a few areas that could use… Read More

  • ESPN Sues Verizon Over Its TV Packages Aimed At Cord Cutters

    ESPN Sues Verizon Over Its TV Packages Aimed At Cord Cutters

    Verizon has apparently hit a snag with regard to its efforts aimed at cord cutters. The cable TV provider recently introduced a way to purchase TV channel packages via à la carte bundles. But today, ESPN filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Verizon, arguing that Verizon’s move to break out ESPN’s channels into a separate sports tier that isn’t a part of the core package… Read More

  • Valve’s Launch Of Paid Mods Faces Backlash From Community

    Valve’s Launch Of Paid Mods Faces Backlash From Community

    PC gaming giant Valve is facing vocal backlash from its community a day after giving developers of game modifications the ability to charge for their work on the Steam platform. Read More

  • iFlix, A Netflix Clone For Southeast Asia, Scoops Up $30M In Pre-Launch Funding

    iFlix, A Netflix Clone For Southeast Asia, Scoops Up $30M In Pre-Launch Funding

    Video on-demand is looking like being a hot market in Asia this year after iFlix, one of a number of Netflix-like services to have sprouted up in Southeast Asia, landed a $30 million investment ahead of its imminent launch. Read More