television

  • ABC relaunches its streaming service with expanded lineup, digital originals

    ABC relaunches its streaming service with expanded lineup, digital originals

    ABC this morning has relaunched its streaming service in an effort to better target cord cutters, with an expanded lineup of shows, including dozens of “throwback” series as well as seven, new digital short-form series and over 40 more in development. The app, which features a redesigned interface for iOS and Apple TV devices, also offers exclusive content for pay TV… Read More

  • BET Play is Viacom’s new $4 per month streaming service, arriving today outside the U.S.

    BET Play is Viacom’s new $4 per month streaming service, arriving today outside the U.S.

    A new streaming service from Viacom is hitting the international market today: BET Play, a video-on-demand application aimed at an adult audience, offering access to programming from the entertainment-focused BET cable television channel. This is only the second streaming service to emerge from Viacom, but the first for adults. The company previously launched Noggin, which includes a… Read More

  • Tablo launches its live TV and DVR app for Apple TV

    Tablo launches its live TV and DVR app for Apple TV

    Looking to cut the cord and have a new Apple TV? A new app from Tablo can help. Launching shortly for Apple TV 4th generation devices — the new models that include access to the Apple TV App Store — the app allows you to both stream live television and watch recorded programs. The app works in conjunction with the company’s Tablo DVR, a $200 device that can access… Read More

  • Sling TV hits Apple TV with a new interface, more channels

    Sling TV hits Apple TV with a new interface, more channels

    Sling TV, Dish’s internet-based streaming TV service for cord cutters, has rolled out a number of changes to coincide with its debut on Apple TV, announced yesterday at Apple’s WWDC keynote. The company also launched a dozen Viacom channels across both its service tiers, including popular additions like Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Nick Jr., Spike and more. The Sling TV app is… Read More

  • The skinny bundle will be neither skinny nor bundled — but it will be great Crunch Network

    The skinny bundle will be neither skinny nor bundled — but it will be great

    In-home video entertainment is a very big deal. $381 billion globally in 2019 big. About $100 billion in North America big. Triple the revenue of apps and games big. No wonder, then, that it won’t get re-worked as easily or quickly as music did. The TV conglomerates are sticking to their packaged guns, forcing any potential providers of so-called “skinny bundles” to take… Read More

  • Streaming service Sling TV will add MTV, Comedy Central, Nick Jr & more, following Viacom deal

    Streaming service Sling TV will add MTV, Comedy Central, Nick Jr & more, following Viacom deal

    Following this week’s resolution of a carriage dispute that would have otherwise caused a blackout of Viacom’s TV channels on Dish Network, the two companies have worked out a deal that will not only keep those channels live, but will also bring select channels to Dish’s Internet streaming service, Sling TV. According to Viacom, the company will make Comedy Central, BET… Read More

  • Google is turning its search engine into a live TV guide

    Google is turning its search engine into a live TV guide

    Google says it will soon add live TV listings to its search engine, allowing web users to find out when their favorite shows or movies will be airing. But in a nod to the many non-traditional ways that consumers watch TV today, the company says that it will also display the apps and websites where you can view the show’s latest episode. This new feature is in addition to a Search… Read More

  • Hulu’s smarter, more personalized Watchlist rolls out to all users

    Hulu’s smarter, more personalized Watchlist rolls out to all users

    Hulu’s revamped “Watchlist,” the section on its service that helps users track their favorite shows, is now exiting beta and being rolled out to all users, the company announced this morning. Along with the launch, Hulu is also introducing several new features based on what it learned during the testing period, including suggested actions, alerts for new shows, and a new… Read More

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