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AMC launches a $5 per month ad-free TV streaming service — but not for cord cutters

Cable network AMC today announced the launch of a new streaming service called AMC Premiere, which allows subscribers to pay $5 per month for access to commercial-free versions of its current TV shows

comScore: cord cutters tend to have lower incomes than pay TV subscribers, watch less television

A new comScore study out today has taken a deeper look at the behavior of cord cutters here in the U.S., in order better understand how this growing demographic differs from pay TV subscribers, as wel

Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

San Francisco-based Tubi TV has raised an additional $20 million for its advertising-supported streaming service for TV and movies. Investors in the round are betting on the fact that the next big str

“The Handmaid’s Tale” is critical to the success of Hulu’s Live TV service

People tend to think in terms of what they want but don’t have, as opposed to what they have and don’t need. This is poignantly clear in the world of video streaming services. Outright cut

Twitter brings its TV app with live video to Roku

On the heels of Twitter’s plans to significantly expand the amount of live streaming video content on its network, the company today is bringing its big-screen video app to a new platform with

Former Maker, Disney, Nickelodeon execs raise $6 million for kids media startup Pocketwatch

With traditional television no longer the powerhouse it once was, today's kids grow up on a diet of Netflix and YouTube and other digital content. A new startup aiming to be the next big kids brand to

British TV streaming service BritBox launches in U.S.

Adding to the plethora of streaming services on the market, BBC Worldwide announced the launch of its subscription-based, video-on-demand service called BritBox, arriving today. The service offers a l

Trump’s inauguration broke live video streaming records

Though some cried while others cheered, both sides tuned into to watch President Trump’s inauguration in sizable numbers – record-breaking numbers, in fact. The event has broken new ground,

PBS KIDS debuts a new channel and live TV service, available via web and mobile

The way children watch TV is changing – shifting away from the big screen in the living room to tablets and other mobile devices. In order to better cater to the needs of this more digital aud

Twitch opens to vloggers with launch of “IRL,” mobile broadcasting to come next year

After slowly testing the waters with non-game related content, Twitch is officially opening its doors to vloggers. The company today is debuting a new content category on its site called “IRL,&#

Spotify brings soundtracks to Starz’ video streaming app

Before the streaming era, if you found yourself watching a movie or TV show with a great soundtrack, you may have gone out later to buy the CD. These days, at best, you may remember to look up the s

AT&T unveils its TV streaming service DirecTV Now, which will launch on Nov. 30

AT&T today officially unveiled its DirecTV Now live TV streaming service at an event held in New York City. The service, which is launching on November 30, was first announced earlier this year. M

Reelgood debuts a hub for finding TV shows and movies across streaming services

More people are cutting the cord with pay TV in favor of streaming services, but finding something to watch is growing more difficult – not only because of rights deals which see content coming

Hulu acquires The Video Genome Project to improve recommendations ahead of live TV service’s launch

Amid a growing number of video streaming services, Hulu today has finalized an acquisition that will allow it to better compete on user experience, by way of improved recommendations. The company has

PlayOn Cloud lets you record and download videos from streaming services to your iPhone

PlayOn has long offered media server software that allows cord cutters to record from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, HBO, Hulu and others, in order to watch on any device – without ads

Sling TV goes after parents with launch of new on-demand Kids channel

Sling TV, Dish’s over-the-top service aimed at cord cutters, is after your kids. By that I mean the company is rolling out a new on-demand channel that caters to children, or, more accurately, t

Hulu’s live TV streaming service will have channels from Fox & Disney, including ABC, ESPN & more

Hulu said today it has partnered with Disney and 21st Century Fox for its upcoming live TV streaming service, launching next year. The deals involve Fox’s news, entertainment, sports, and other

Discovery teams with MLB’s streaming partner on European partnership

Discovery Communications has teamed up with the MLB’s streaming partner, BAMTech, which also powers the streaming services HBO NOW and PlayStation Vue, to launch a new venture in Europe. Called

PlayStation Vue brings its streaming TV service to Android TV, and soon, Mac & Windows

PlayStation Vue, Sony’s streaming TV service aimed at cord cutters, just got more useful. The company announced the service will now run on Android TV, and will arrive on both Mac and Windows P

Pluto TV, a free streaming service for cord cutters, raises $30 million more

Pluto TV, a video streaming service targeting cord cutters by offering a TV-guide like experience that connects you to hundreds of online channels, has raised $30 million in Series B funding, valuing
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