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  • Amazon kills its European DVD rental biz, Lovefilm

    Amazon kills its European DVD rental biz, Lovefilm

    Amazon is getting out of the DVD rental business with the closure of Lovefilm, the so-called “Netflix of Europe” that Amazon bought in 2011 for a reported $312 million valuation. The company, which operates in the U.K. and Germany, is a subscription service that lets consumers rent DVDs that are sent out by mail – similar to Netflix’s original business model before… 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

  • Plex brings its Live TV streaming service to Apple TV and Android, adds time-shifting

    Plex brings its Live TV streaming service to Apple TV and Android, adds time-shifting

    Plex today is taking its Live TV service, including its DVR, out of beta, while also expanding to Apple TV and Android, and introducing a new “time-shifting” feature that allows you to pause, rewind and fast-forward through your live TV programs. The company first introduced its DVR capabilities for those who connect a TV tuner and antenna to their Plex setup last fall, then moved… Read More

  • CBS adds 24/7 news from CBSN to its standalone streaming service, CBS All Access

    CBS adds 24/7 news from CBSN to its standalone streaming service, CBS All Access

    CBS’ streaming service for cord cutters, CBS All Access, is rounding out its programming lineup by adding live, anchored new coverage and original reporting to its subscription service by way of CBSN. The 24/7 news channel will initially be offered to CBS All Access subscribers on desktop and laptop computers via CBS.com starting on August 3rd, with the ability to watch via other CBS… Read More

  • Google’s cord cutter app YouTube TV reaches 2 million downloads

    Google’s cord cutter app YouTube TV reaches 2 million downloads

    Approximately 2 million people have installed the YouTube TV app, Google’s live TV service aimed at a younger generation of cord cutters, as well as those who never signed up for traditional pay TV in the first place. That download figure comes from app store analytics firms Sensor Tower and App Annie, which both also noted that installs are evenly split between iOS and Android devices. Read More

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