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Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service
/ August 31, 2015 4:45 pm
Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service

9to5Mac reports "The new Apple TV will come at a premium price compared with the current model, which was originally priced at $99 from its launch in 2012, then was reduced to $69 this March. As the new box will be considerably more expensive than popular alternatives from Roku, Google and Amazon, Apple plans to keep the $69 third-generation device for sale as an entry level model within the Apple TV product line. The new Apple TV 4 will be very similar to the current model in appearance, but it will be thicker and slightly wider, sources say." Read More


The Price of Fame with Superdata’s Joost van Dreunen
/ August 31, 2015 4:37 pm
The Price of Fame with Superdata’s Joost van Dreunen

Gamesindustry.biz reports "Superdata's Joost van Dreunen examines the impact YouTubers, Hollywood celebrities, and big-name developers are having on the industry." Read More


Hulu Pact Could Get Epix What It Wants Most: Comcast Carriage
/ August 31, 2015 4:30 pm
Hulu Pact Could Get Epix What It Wants Most: Comcast Carriage

Variety reports "Securing a new deal with Hulu could better position Epix for an even bigger pact with Comcast, according to analysts. The premium cable net is available in nearly 50 million homes but lacks distribution with the biggest pay-TV provider in the U.S., as well as with the biggest satcaster, DirecTV. But what may have kept Comcast disinclined to do a deal with Epix was that its previous partner since 2010, Netflix, was large enough to represent a competitive threat." Read More


iHeartMedia Promotes 3 National Programmers
/ August 31, 2015 4:16 pm
iHeartMedia Promotes 3 National Programmers

Billboard reports "iHeartMedia has announced a trio of promotions within its National Programming Platforms group. First up is iHeart veteran Brad Hardin, who has been elevated to executive vp and general manager. In addition, Jon Zellner is now evp of programming operations and Maynard is the new evp of programming strategy. All three will be based out of New York City and report to national programming chief Tom Poleman." Read More


Vine Adds Music Discovery, Editing Functionality
/ August 28, 2015 1:51 pm
Vine Adds Music Discovery, Editing Functionality

Variety reports "Twitter-owned social video sharing service Vine added new features to its iOS and Android appsFriday that make it easier to discover music through the service. iPhone users also got some music-focused editing tools that will help them to more seamlessly synchronize their clips to music. On the discovery front, Vine has added a small music icon to some of the posted videos. Once a user taps on it, the app automatically displays which song was used for the loop." Read More


Cheetah Mobile Will Launch Its Online Advertising Platform In India
/ August 28, 2015 1:49 pm
Cheetah Mobile Will Launch Its Online Advertising Platform In India

TechCrunch reports "Best known as an Android utility app maker, Cheetah Mobile is now focused on global growth for its mobile advertising business. The Beijing-based company announced today that it will launch its advertising platform in India next month. Cheetah Mobile, which acquired Paris-based ad tech startup MobPartner for $58 million earlier this year, says its advertising platform currently has over 500 clients around the world, including Flipkart, Uber, Amazon, and Booking.com, as well as partnerships with Facebook, Google, and Tencent. It opened a Delhi office, its first in India, in June, and is currently hiring in that city as well as Bangalore." Read More


Muvi launches live video streaming engine
/ August 28, 2015 1:43 pm
Muvi launches live video streaming engine

Streamdaily.tv reports "New York-based VOD provider Muvi Studio is attempting to disrupt giants such as Periscope and Twitch with its new live video streaming engine. Muvi is a new company that serves as a third-party provider for corporate clients and broadcasters looking to create their own VOD service by offering them cloud infrastructure. Now, clients will be able to add live-streaming features to their on-demand services." Read More

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