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The Grammys gave CBS All Access its second-biggest day for signups yet

Sunday night’s airing of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards turned out to be a big boost for CBS’ streaming service, CBS All Access, which offered a live stream of the event on its service. Acc

Microsoft’s Mixer follows Twitch with addition of direct tipping and game sales

Mixer, Microsoft’s answer to Twitch, will soon allow its streamers to start selling games and other downloadable content via its service, and will introduce tipping, the company announced this w

YouTube Gaming grew its streamer base by 343% in 2017, Twitch by 197%

YouTube Gaming, Google’s rival to game-streaming site Twitch, is starting to pick up traction. According to a new report from Streamlabs, Twitch continues to dominate the live streaming space, b

Amazon cancels three original series developed under ousted studio head Roy Price

Amazon may have recently greenlit another season of its comedic superhero series The Tick, but it’s also cleaning house of other original programming that, presumably, hasn’t been doing a

Twitch partners with Disney Digital Network on content, adds software for broadcasting pre-recorded videos

On the heels of Twitch’s exec shakeup yesterday which saw the Amazon-owned streaming site adding a new COO, the company today announced a multi-year partnership with Disney Digital Network to br

Apple greenlights new Reese Witherspoon-backed comedy series starring Kristen Wiig

Apple has landed its first half-hour comedy series, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter. The series, which will be exec-produced by and star SNL vet Kristen Wiig, hails from Reese Wi

Here’s how to stream the Golden Globes tonight

Tonight for the first time the Golden Globes are being live-streamed, meaning you can watch it even if you aren’t in front of a TV. The show is being hosted by Seth Meyers and coverage starts at

Apple adds a documentary series about extraordinary homes to its streaming lineup

Apple has greenlit a new documentary series called “Home,” according to a new report from Variety out today. The series will give viewers an “inside look” at extraordinary home

Chinese game streaming platform Chushou raises Series D, adds Google as investor

Google has added Chinese mobile game livestreaming platform Chushou to its list of investments in Asia. The Beijing-based startup announced today that it has closed a Series D round, which Google join

TiVo debuts its ‘Next-Gen’ platform for pay TV providers looking to fight cord cutting

TiVo today introduced a new “Next-Gen Platform,” as it’s being called, that will allow pay TV operators to better keep up with the changes in how consumers prefer to watch television

On-demand streaming now accounts for the majority of audio consumption, says Nielsen

U.S. album sales declined in 2017 as streaming continues to grow, according to Nielsen’s year-end music report released this week. The report found that album sales, including both digital and p

Roku joins the voice computing market with smart soundbars, speakers and more built by partners

Roku, which sells the most popular brand of streaming media players in the U.S., is now aiming to carve out a niche for itself as the voice control platform for home entertainment. Today, Roku is unve

Chromecast is back on Amazon

Amazon will once again allow sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast on its site, after banning them two years ago in an effort to promote its own Fire TV hardware to online shoppers. The addition of

A new version of Mixer, Microsoft’s Twitch rival, hits iOS and Android

Microsoft today is officially launching a new version of its Mixer mobile gameplay streaming app, its Twitch rival. The app, which is initially available on Android with iOS arriving soon, was first i

Exec who reportedly said Netflix doesn’t believe Danny Masterson’s accusers no longer works there

The Netflix executive who reportedly told one of Danny Masterson’s alleged rape victims that the company doesn’t believe them is no longer employed there. Andy Yeatman, Netflix’s director of glo

YouTube TV hits 34 new markets

The unbundling of the cable media empire is well underway, as players like Netflix grow and others like Hulu and YouTube offer live TV service. YouTube TV, in particular, is executing an aggressive ro

The NFL and Verizon’s new streaming deal will bring games to all mobile carriers

Verizon will no longer be the exclusive U.S. mobile carrier for watching NFL games on smartphones and tablets. According to an announcement this morning, the company – and TechCrunch’s par

ESPN’s new streaming service will launch in the spring and be called “ESPN Plus”

Today on Disney’s Q3 earnings call CEO Bob Iger gave a preview of ESPN’s upcoming direct to consumer streaming service. The announcement comes after another disappointing quarter for ESPN

Twitch’s concurrent streamers grew 67% in Q3, as YouTube Gaming declined

Amazon-owned game streaming site Twitch is continuing to see solid growth, according to a new report from Streamlabs, which found that Twitch increased its numbers of concurrent streamers on the platf

YouTube TV debuts a dedicated app for smart TVs, gaming consoles and streaming devices

Live TV streaming service YouTube TV is now becoming available on actual TVs with the launch of dedicated apps for smart TVs, streaming devices and gaming consoles. Following its rapid expansion acros
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