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HBO’s Bill Simmons Accidentally Announces Google Play Music Podcasts Launch
/ February 3, 2016 11:24 am
HBO’s Bill Simmons Accidentally Announces Google Play Music Podcasts Launch

Variety reports "Google is finally adding podcasts to its Play Music app. The feature, which could roll out any day now, was prematurely announced by former Grantland editor and future HBO talk show host Bill Simmons on Twitter this week. Simmons quickly took down the incriminating tweet, but other users confirmed that they had already seen glimpses of the new feature.". Read More

HBO CEO Richard Plepler Criticizes Comcast, Other Pay-TV Firms for Snubbing Streaming Service
/ October 21, 2015 11:42 am
HBO CEO Richard Plepler Criticizes Comcast, Other Pay-TV Firms for Snubbing Streaming Service

Variety reports "Richard Plepler has a message for Brian Roberts: Don’t turn your back on his streaming service. The HBO CEO called out his Comcast counterpart and multiple other leading U.S. pay-TV distributors who don’t offer HBO Now with their broadband products as digital giants like Apple and Google have over the past nine months.". Read More

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CBC hires new exec in bid to give linear properties life online
/ October 20, 2015 12:31 pm
CBC hires new exec in bid to give linear properties life online

Streamdaily.tv reports "Harris is tasked with creating content that can run on linear broadcast but also extend to multiple platforms online. Though there are no plans yet for SVOD or OTT services (like those launched by HBO and NBCUniversal) or online originals, Harris told StreamDaily the team is working on online content that will be used as companion pieces to the broadcaster’s new linear dramas and comedies such as The Romeo Section, This Life and Schitt’s Creek (pictured).". Read More

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GoPro Nabs Sports Exec Bill McCullough From HBO
/ October 19, 2015 11:52 am
GoPro Nabs Sports Exec Bill McCullough From HBO

Variety reports "McCullough is starting Monday as the executive producer for GoPro’s team sports and motor sports channels, which the company distributes across a number of platforms, including YouTube and Facebook — and with 11 Emmy Awards on his shelf, he’s also poised to raise the profile for the company’s original content efforts.". Read More

Vice Taps Former Bloomberg Businessweek Editor to Run Daily HBO Show
/ October 14, 2015 12:41 pm
Vice Taps Former Bloomberg Businessweek Editor to Run Daily HBO Show

The Hollywood Reporter reports "Vice Media is prepping the launch of its daily newscast for HBO with the help of a seasoned business editor. The media company announced Wednesday that it has hired former Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel to oversee the forthcoming show. In his new role, Tyrangiel will lead the direction and daily execution of the newscast, including style, format, programming and story development.". Read More

Android TV Gets HBO, Showtime, CBS, Disney And More
/ October 2, 2015 9:11 am
Android TV Gets HBO, Showtime, CBS, Disney And More

TechCrunch reports "Google actually has two entrants in this space: its recently upgraded Chromecast dongles and a larger media player platform called Android TV. The latter was updated this week with an expanded range of applications, including those from HBO, CBS, Disney and others that will make the player more competitive with others already on the market." . Read More

Streaming Services Amazon, Netflix And HBO Win Big At Emmys
/ September 21, 2015 4:01 pm
Streaming Services Amazon, Netflix And HBO Win Big At Emmys

TechCrunch reports "Streaming services are continuing their march into Hollywood, competing head-on with network television not only for viewership numbers, but now also for critical acclaim and industry recognition. At last night’s Primetime Emmy awards, services including Amazon, Netflix and – if you count it – HBO, which this year launched its own over-the-top option for cord cutters with HBO NOW, dominated the annual awards show, scoring trophies for “Transparent” (Amazon), “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix), “Game of Thrones” (HBO) and “Veep” (HBO).". Read More

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