Video

  • Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M

    Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M

    Taboola, the startup behind the publishing widget that recommends more content at the end of articles online, has made an acquisition to expand its horizons beyond the written word: it has bought ConvertMedia, a recommendation engine designed specifically to sniff out and recommend online videos at scale. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed but we understand from sources that it is in… Read More

  • 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

  • Live.ly shoots to the top of the App Store

    Live.ly, the newly released live streaming app from musical.ly, has now secured the top slot in the Apple App Store. That puts live.ly above Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Google Maps and Instagram. Live.ly finished rolling out last Thursday and the app has already received over 500,000 downloads, the company tells TechCrunch. The app lets people broadcast what they are doing in real… Read More

  • YouTube can still win the livestreaming war

    YouTube can still win the livestreaming war

    YouTube, sounding a little miffed that House representatives were livestreaming their sit-in using Periscope and Facebook Live, reminded its community that it has been offering livestreaming on its site since 2011, “before it was cool,” the company snarked in a series of announcements emerging from this week’s VidCon event. That may be true, but a single-purpose app… Read More

  • On the floor of The New York Stock Exchange at Twilio’s IPO

    Today Twilio braved the public markets and did what no technology startup has done all year – go public. The company began trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TWLO, and didn’t disappoint. After pricing at $15 dollars, the stock opened at $23.99 per share and closed at $28.79 — a resounding vote of confidence from a public market… 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

  • Tumblr launches live video support in partnership with YouTube, YouNow and others

    Tumblr launches live video support in partnership with YouTube, YouNow and others

    Tumblr this morning announced support for live video on its service, confirming our report from yesterday that such a move was in the works. The feature will allow Tumblr users to live stream video directly to their followers’ Dashboards, and will also send out push notifications when users go live or reblog a live stream. Along with the announcement comes further clarification on how… Read More

  • On Facebook gunning to go “all video”

    On Facebook gunning to go “all video”

    Reminder: Facebook is continuing to promote video content on its primary platform at the expense of the written word. Read More

  • Netflix is making its first original series out of India

    Netflix is making its first original series out of India

    Netflix has been keen to stress its new global focus since it launched into more than 100 new countries in January. That approach is not just about being available worldwide, it includes programming that is localized to international audiences too and, along that trail, Netflix just announced plans for its first original series from India. Read More

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