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  • NBC will offer 85 hours of VR Olympics programming, courtesy of Samsung

    NBC will offer 85 hours of VR Olympics programming, courtesy of Samsung

    NBC has already hinted at plans to capitalize on the exponential interest surrounding VR by adding the format to its planned wall-to-wall Olympic coverage, but for the first time, the Rio broadcasting network is shedding some real light on how it intends to do so. The plan revolves around Gear VR — exclusively, in fact. Owners of Samsung’s headset (and compatible Galaxy phones… Read More

  • Glu Mobile To Invest Up To $7.5 Million In QuizUp, With Option To Acquire

    Glu Mobile To Invest Up To $7.5 Million In QuizUp, With Option To Acquire

    QuizUp, the Icelandic company that put trivia in an app, has announced that it is receiving up to $7.5 million in funding from Glu Mobile, with an option to call to acquire. This comes in the wake of a partnership forged between NBC and QuizUp, announced in October, with the network looking to turn QuizUp content into a proper TV show played both in studio and at home through the app. The… Read More

  • Yahoo Renews Its Partnership With NBC Sports

    Yahoo Renews Its Partnership With NBC Sports

    Today, Yahoo announced that one of their crown jewels, its relationship with NBC Sports, has been renewed. In a post, Ian Weingarten, SVP, Corporate Development and Partnerships, said: We’ve renewed our partnership with NBC Sports Group, bringing even more content to Yahoo/NBC Sports viewers, including Premier League highlights, NBC Sports Regional Network team reports, and Golf Channel. Read More

  • The Future For Artists And Celebrities (And YouTubers) Is Direct Intimacy Crunch Network

    The Future For Artists And Celebrities (And YouTubers) Is Direct Intimacy

    The most-watched Game of Thrones episode ever, this past season’s finale, had 8.11 million viewers. Meanwhile, Pentatonix, a musical a capella group on YouTube since 2012, gets 10 million views each week. My point isn’t that these personalities will eventually replace premium content, but rather that YouTubers and independent artists have been commanding comparable audiences to… Read More

  • Mobile Web Surfers Again Facing Unexpected Redirects To App Store, Native Apps

    Mobile Web Surfers Again Facing Unexpected Redirects To App Store, Native Apps

    Remember the early days of web surfing? You’d be happily browsing through your favorite sites, clicking links – then, boom! – your screen was littered with pop-up advertisements! The problem became so prevalent, people began installing pop-up blocking software on their PCs as a solution to the ongoing annoyance. Today, as users make the transition to mobile, a new irritation… Read More

  • NBC’s 10-Hour Super Bowl Live Stream Begins Now

    NBC’s 10-Hour Super Bowl Live Stream Begins Now

    As we reported weeks ago, NBC is bringing the Super Bowl to the internet for free offering a live stream of the big game today starting at noon ET. This isn’t the first time that NBC has streamed the big game, but it is the first time that the whole game (from pre-game, to the game itself, to half-time and beyond) will be streamed start to finish on the internet. Also, users… Read More

  • NBC Will Live Stream The Super Bowl For Free

    NBC Will Live Stream The Super Bowl For Free

    Good news for cord-cutters: NBCUniversal has said it will offer an 11-hour free digital video stream of this year’s Super Bowl, including pre-game coverage, the halftime show, and even an episode of “The Blacklist” following the big game. The stream, which will be offered for free, will begin at noon on February 1st and then wrap up at 10 PM ET that evening. However, NBC… Read More

  • Adobe Partners With Microsoft’s Azure To Power NBC’s Sochi Olympics Video Streaming

    Adobe Partners With Microsoft’s Azure To Power NBC’s Sochi Olympics Video Streaming

    NBC caught a lot of flak for its live video streams during the London Olympics, but for Sochi, the network promises to stream every event live. Just like during the London Olympics, NBC’s partner for making these streams possible (and authenticating cable subscribers) is Adobe – and Adobe itself is partnering with Microsoft to power the streams. Adobe’s Primetime platform… Read More

  • NBC Shutters Hyper-Local News And Information Site EveryBlock After Failing To Find The Right Business Model

    NBC Shutters Hyper-Local News And Information Site EveryBlock After Failing To Find The Right Business Model

    It’s not easy trying to make money as a hyper-local network these days (just ask AOL’s Patch), but in a surprising move, NBC just announced that it is shutting down EveryBlock, the Knight Foundation-backed news and information site MSNBC acquired in 2009. In an email to Poynter.org, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of NBC News Vivian Schiller wrote that the… Read More

  • Satirical Twitter Account @NBCDelayed Is The Best Part Of NBC’s Olympics Coverage

    Satirical Twitter Account @NBCDelayed Is The Best Part Of NBC’s Olympics Coverage

    If you’ve grown sick of these NBC/Olympics stories, too bad! We have nearly two weeks of Olympics and their respective tape delays left. I don’t even want to count how many hours of delayed Ryan Seacrest that is. Here is a wild, EXCLUSIVE, Olympic story that could only be found by top-notch journalists with Internet connections and Twitter accounts (where could we find people… Read More

  • Please Don’t Watch NBC Tonight. Or Any Night.

    Please Don’t Watch NBC Tonight. Or Any Night.

    Spoiler alert: Phelps and Lochte raced today. The results are all over Twitter. But the race won’t air on TV in America until tonight. This is 2012, not 1996. NBC has put all of the events live online, provided you have a cable subscription, but won’t have them available recorded online and won’t air many events, including the most high-profile ones, until a primetime… Read More

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