television

  • Roku cracks down on private channels

    Roku cracks down on private channels

    Roku has begun to crack down more on private channels – a feature originally intended to allow developers to test their channels ahead of submission to Roku’s channel store, but which soon became a means for channels streaming pirated content to reach Roku’s user base. According to several reports, the company has recently begun to display warning messages when users add… Read More

  • ESPN’s Apple TV app now lets you watch four games at once

    ESPN’s Apple TV app now lets you watch four games at once

    ESPN today rolled out a new version of its Apple TV app that introduces the ability to watch four live simultaneous streams which can be displayed on the screen at the same time. The feature takes advantage of Apple TV’s multicasting support – something that a few other apps have already introduced, including most recently, ABC News. MLB At Bat had also rolled out a split… Read More

  • Shonda Rhimes is bringing her award-winning talents to Netflix

    Shonda Rhimes is bringing her award-winning talents to Netflix

    Shonda Rhimes is coming to Netflix. The writer/producer whose television empire spans from West Coast hospitals to a scandal-wracked West Wing is joining the Netflix stable of exclusive content. It’s a blow to Rhimes’ longtime distributors at ABC, whose parent company Disney announced earlier this week that they’d be pulling their titles from Netflix’s streaming… Read More

  • Disney has done streaming before, but its new try could be huge

    Disney has done streaming before, but its new try could be huge

    Disney announced this afternoon that it’s doing the inevitable. It’s launching its own streaming service in 2019, and will pull its movies from Netflix that same year. But this is not Disney’s first streaming service, as you might recall –  just the first that will be available to consumers in the U.S. The company is already running an on-demand subscription video… Read More

  • What we know about CBS’s upcoming streaming service for sports

    What we know about CBS’s upcoming streaming service for sports

    Cord cutters have another reason to get excited, as CBS this week announced it’s planning to launch a live streaming service for sports. The news was discussed on the company’s Q2 earnings call, and though details are light, the service could potentially go a long way to fill a gap that’s not currently well-covered by live TV streaming services and on-demand subscription video. Read More

  • CBS to expand CBS All Access internationally, plans a live streaming service for sports

    CBS to expand CBS All Access internationally, plans a live streaming service for sports

    On the heels of this morning’s news of a deal that brings CBS channels to AT&T’s DirecTV Now, the network this afternoon announced its plans to expand its own streaming service, CBS All Access, to international markets. The expansion will begin with a launch in Canada in the first half of next year, with other markets to follow. Read More

  • DirecTV Now adds CBS & its networks, including The CW, Showtime, CBS Sports Network & Pop

    DirecTV Now adds CBS & its networks, including The CW, Showtime, CBS Sports Network & Pop

    AT&T’s live TV service DirecTV Now has just upped the ante for cord cutters debating their various options. The company announced this morning it has reached an agreement with CBS that will allow it to live stream from local CBS and The CW stations in nearly 25 U.S. markets. These stations will be available in all DirecTV Now packages, the company notes, while others, like Pop… Read More

  • FX’s new $6 per month ad-free streaming service isn’t for cord cutters

    FX’s new $6 per month ad-free streaming service isn’t for cord cutters

    FX this morning announced the launch of a new streaming service, FX+, that will offer commercial-free viewing of current seasons of both FX and FXX original series, in addition to all seasons of many other current and back catalog titles of other FX shows. However, there’s a catch. The service isn’t designed to cater to the growing number of cord cutters, but instead is being… Read More

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