Video

  • Twitter inks live stream deals for Wimbledon, Comic-Con coverage, and more

    Twitter inks live stream deals for Wimbledon, Comic-Con coverage, and more

    Twitter is continuing to grow its live streaming business, with a series of new deals announced over the past week or so, including a partnership that will bring live streams from the floor of the San Diego Comic-Con in July, as well as behind-the-scenes action and news from Wimbledon, among several other efforts. You may recall that Wimbledon was the first live-streamed sport to pop up… Read More

  • Dating apps are embracing video

    Dating apps are embracing video

    Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking – especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking. So it only makes sense that they would adopt video as well, given the growing popularity of the format on social apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, as well as the industry’s larger embrace of “Stories” as a… Read More

  • Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO

    Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO

    Vice Media has raised $450M in new funding from private-equity firm TPG, with a deal valuing the media company around $5.7 billion post-money. Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice was just on CNBC answering questions about the funding and Vice’s plans to eventually become a public company. While remaining cryptic, Smith did note that this raise is “what we would do if we were… Read More

  • Musical.ly gets into original content with new shows from Viacom, NBCU & Hearst

    Musical.ly gets into original content with new shows from Viacom, NBCU & Hearst

    Lip-syncing social network Musical.ly is getting into original content, thanks to new deals with Viacom, NBCU and Hearst, which will bring short-form video series to the app. However, unlike the original videos found on Snapchat – an app that’s often the next step up for the tween-age Musical.ly audience – these shows are designed to be interactive. That is, the shows… Read More

  • Plex can now play local video files on Android, no media server required

    Plex can now play local video files on Android, no media server required

    Personal media player software maker Plex says it’s now easier for mobile users on Android to play any video file saved on their device within its app. The move will enable it to better challenge VLC, an app users have historically turned to in order play a wider variety of video file formats. The new feature is entering a public beta today, and will support local playback of a number… Read More

  • Optoma announces a 4k projector for $1,999

    Optoma announces a 4k projector for $1,999

    4k projectors are finally becoming affordable. Optoma today announced the pricing for its first line of 4k projectors. The UHD60 is $1,999 and the UHD65 is $2,499, making these two models the least expensive 4k projectors available. You can send thank you notes to Texas Instruments. Optoma unveiled this line of 4k projectors earlier this year at CES. These projectors use a new 4k UHD DLP chip… Read More

  • Leaked App Store entry suggests Apple will launch a file-management app for iOS

    Leaked App Store entry suggests Apple will launch a file-management app for iOS

    A leak spotted on the eve of Apple’s WWDC event suggests that the company is preparing to revamp the way iPhone owners manage and store files on their phone. That’s according to a new app placeholder unearthed by developer Steve Stroughton Smith which hints at a new ‘Files’ app for iOS coming soon. A major feature would almost certainly ship within the iOS 11 software… Read More

  • Rheo, a personalized video app from ex-Apple product vets, launches on iOS and the web

    Rheo, a personalized video app from ex-Apple product vets, launches on iOS and the web

    On YouTube, you have to either know what it is you watch to watch and seek it out, or you can click through the site’s suggestions of popular or trending content. A startup called Rheo, founded by ex-Apple product veterans, has a different take on video discovery. Instead of browsing by genre, publisher or chart position, viewers can browse by mood. That is, you can seek out videos to… Read More

  • Twitter and the BBC partner for the first time on live video

    Twitter and the BBC partner for the first time on live video

    Twitter over the weekend announced another live streaming partnership, this time with the BBC. The new deal will bring live video and breaking news from the BBC’s U.K. election coverage to Twitter’s network. This is the first time Twitter has ever partnered with the BBC on streaming video, the company notes. The deal specifically involves five BBC election specials, including… Read More

  • James Corden is getting his own Snapchat show, the first from CBS

    James Corden is getting his own Snapchat show, the first from CBS

    Thanks to James Corden, CBS will now join a number of other major media publishers in creating content for Snapchat’s Shows – the social service’s smattering of short-form original video series found in the app’s “Discover” section. The network announced this morning that James Corden will star in a new show on Snapchat called “James Corden’s… Read More

  • Amazon expands Amazon Channels to UK, Germany, taking aim at pay-TV users

    Amazon expands Amazon Channels to UK, Germany, taking aim at pay-TV users

    The race to control the TV is on, and today comes some news out of Europe underscoring Amazon’s ambitions in that department. The e-commerce giant announced the launch of Amazon Channels in the UK and Germany — its two biggest markets in the region — which will see Amazon, for the first time, offer close to 50 live and on-demand streamed channels to the region as part of… Read More