Video

  • 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

  • Periscope Turns Screenshotting Into A Social Experience

    Periscope Turns Screenshotting Into A Social Experience

    A new version of Periscope popped up on the App Store today that allows viewers to share screenshots that they take during your stream. Additionally a little screenshot icon will show up in chat letting you and everyone else know that a screenshot has been taken. It’s basically Periscope’s version of a “retweet.” Read More

  • The NFL And Snapchat Partner On Weekly “Live Story” Videos

    The NFL And Snapchat Partner On Weekly “Live Story” Videos

    The NFL has teamed up with Snapchat. No, you won’t be able to watch games through the social messaging and video-sharing app, of course, but NFL fans are now able to watch exclusive, original videos through Snapchat’s “Live Story” feature, which will offer a combination of user-submitted snaps mixed with official content that promises “inside access”… Read More

  • Fullscreen Announces Its Own Streaming Service Targeting The YouTube Generation

    Fullscreen Announces Its Own Streaming Service Targeting The YouTube Generation

    Confirming reports from last spring, YouTube multichannel network Fullscreen announced today its plans to launch its own streaming service aimed at an audience who grew up using mobile devices. The news was delivered by way of a company blog post from Fullscreen Founder and CEO George Strompolos this morning, which offers light details about the new service in terms of the content it… Read More

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