Video

  • Pluto TV Brings Its Streaming Video App To Apple TV With Improved Look, More Licensed Content

    Pluto TV Brings Its Streaming Video App To Apple TV With Improved Look, More Licensed Content

    Pluto TV, a video streaming service targeting cord cutters, has differentiated itself from other over-the-top competitors like Netflix by offering a more TV-like experience with over 100 “channels” you flip through in an interface that looks similar to a traditional TV guide. Read More

  • NewsON Brings Your Local News Stations To iOS, Android And Roku

    NewsON Brings Your Local News Stations To iOS, Android And Roku

    A company called NewsON launched today, offering cord cutters and mobile consumers access to local news with an app that works on iOS, Android, and Roku devices. The service, which is financially backed by a cohort of TV stations, claims to offer local news coverage across 75 percent of the U.S., including video content from a total of 118 stations in 90 markets. The launch comes at a time… Read More

  • SPUN’s New App Makes It Easy To Mash Up Videos And Make Your Own Memes

    Short videos, looping videos and GIFs are some of the hottest types of user-generated content on the web today, and have everyone from Instagram to Twitter and even Facebook and Google getting involved in offering support and tools for creators. Today, a new app called SPUN wants to capitalize on this growing trend by allowing users to mash up videos from their phone along with topical… Read More

  • Twitch Expands Further Into Creative Content With The Debut Of A New Section For Artists

    Twitch Expands Further Into Creative Content With The Debut Of A New Section For Artists

    The Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch is doubling down on what the company says has been a rapidly growing source of non-gaming videos on its site: creative content. Yes: like arts and crafts and music. Today, Twitch is launching a dedicated landing page for this type of content, aimed at increasing video views and improving discovery for streams focused on activities like… Read More

  • YouTube Red Deal Forces ESPN To Pull Its Videos From YouTube

    YouTube Red Deal Forces ESPN To Pull Its Videos From YouTube

    The fallout from YouTube Red, its forthcoming ad-free subscription service, is already underway. Today, the majority of ESPN’s video content has been pulled off of YouTube in the US, as the sports network currently can’t participate in the YouTube Red service due to rights issues surrounding its content. Though TechCrunch can now confirm that parent company Disney does have a… Read More

  • NBCU Debuts “SeeSo,” A New Subscription Streaming Service For Comedy Fans

    NBCU Debuts “SeeSo,” A New Subscription Streaming Service For Comedy Fans

    The number of niche video streaming services continues to grow in the shadow of major players like Netflix, Amazon, HBO and Hulu. Today, NBCUniversal tossed its hat into the ring with the debut of “SeeSo,” an over-the-top, ad-free subscription based streaming service that will focus exclusively on comedy. The service, which will soon be available on the web, on mobile, and… Read More

  • 8i Raises $13.5M To Chase The Human Side Of Virtual Reality

    8i Raises $13.5M To Chase The Human Side Of Virtual Reality

    There I stood, about a foot away from a mother and her newborn baby. The mother was talking to her daughter in a video captured in virtual reality for the child to see one day when she’s older. It was realistic. Almost scarily so. I was able to walk around a “room” and watch the mother speaking from every angle, including behind her. I’ve never seen that much human… Read More

  • HBO NOW Goes Live On Roku

    HBO NOW Goes Live On Roku

    As some noticed when Roku this week announced its upgraded 4K-ready streaming media player, the Roku 4, the product packaging featured a highly-anticipated addition to Roku’s channel lineup: HBO NOW. The premium network’s over-the-top offering has been one glaring omission from an otherwise robust lineup of programming options on Roku’s platform, which today includes more… Read More

  • Vimeo Invests In Three More Original Series

    Vimeo Invests In Three More Original Series

    Online video-sharing site Vimeo is increasing its investment in original programming, the company announced this morning, as it detailed its plans for three more original series, including a second season of the popular web series “The Outs,” a passion project from SNL star Aidy Bryant called “Darby Forever,” and an original comedy special. The expansion of… Read More

  • YouTube Addresses Complaints About Inappropriate Content In Updated YouTube Kids App

    YouTube Addresses Complaints About Inappropriate Content In Updated YouTube Kids App

    When YouTube first launched its dedicated “Kids” app earlier this year, parents welcomed the opportunity to be able to keep their children away from the more adult content found on the larger YouTube network, thanks to the new app’s curated selection of kid-friendly videos. But the app soon came under fire from consumer watchdog groups who claimed YouTube was not doing enough… Read More

  • Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 12: Hands On With Comcast’s YouTube Wannabe, Watchable)

    Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 12: Hands On With Comcast’s YouTube Wannabe, Watchable)

    As an increasing number of cable and satellite TV subscribers are cutting the cord – or never signing up for television in the first place – the traditional pay TV industry is scrambling to figure out how to compete in this new age of over-the-top services, on-demand streaming, and viewing that takes place on a variety of platforms beyond the living room’s big screen. Read More

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