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National Hockey League Launches First FAST Channel With Roku

Posted: 12-02-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Next TV reports: “The National Hockey League said it launched its first free ad-supported streaming channel on The Roku Channel. The NHL Fast Channel will show highlights, condensed games plus archived content. It will also feature NHL Original Production programming like Welcome to the NHL, NHL Bound and documentaries featuring the game’s top players and […]

Inevitable Foundation, Spotify Launch New Grant Program For Disabled Podcasters

Posted: 12-02-2022 | Author: Staff Report
The Hollywood Reporter reports: “Inevitable Foundation and Spotify have partnered on a new program geared towards improving accessibility in the podcasting space on both sides of the mic. Elevate for Podcasters will offer both financial support and creative development opportunities for disabled fiction podcasters looking to amplify their voice and advance in the industry. Recipients […]

Pluto TV Launches In Canada With Property Brothers, Bryan And Sarah Baeumler, Anna Olson On Slate

Posted: 12-02-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Variety reports: “Paramount’s Pluto TV launched its free, ad-supported (FAST) channels in Canada on Dec. 1, joining TUBI and the newly premiered CBC News Explore, which also made its Canadian debut this week. The Pluto TV debut is in partnership with Canada’s Corus Entertainment, which oversees national advertising for the new platform. At launch there […]

Discord Server Owners In The US Can Now Create Their Own Subscriptions

Posted: 12-02-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Engadget reports: “After a year of testing, Discord is ready to let more creators offer subscriptions. The community platform has enabled Server Subscriptions for all eligible server owners in the US. Your favorite streamer or social media star can now offer exclusive content and features at multiple price tiers they set themselves. You might get […]

Disney’s Latest AI Tool De-Ages Actors In Seconds

Posted: 12-02-2022 | Author: Staff Report
The Verge reports: “Remember when making actors look older or younger in movies was a huge deal? The amount of postproduction work to achieve realistic results was immense back in the day, but now, researchers from Disney have revealed FRAN, a new artificial intelligence tool that can convincingly age or de-age an actor in a […]

Mozilla Acquires Active Replica To Build On Its Metaverse Vision

Posted: 12-02-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Tech Crunch reports: “An automated status updater for Slack isn’t the only thing Mozilla acquired this week. On Wednesday, the company announced that it snatched up Active Replica, a Vancouver-based startup developing a “web-based metaverse.” According to Mozilla SVP Imo Udom, Active Replica will support Mozilla’s ongoing work with Hubs, the latter’s VR chatroom service […]

The Meteoric Rise Of Free Streaming Channels: A Special Report

Posted: 12-01-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Variety reports: “FAST has captured the imagination of the content industry in 2022. Seeing revenues growing among early adopters of the format has whetted the appetite of other content owners, with an ever-increasing number of channels available as media firms ensure they don’t miss out on a new revenue stream. With more attention being paid […]

For The First Time Ever, Annual Music Streams Top 1 Trillion In The US Alone

Posted: 12-01-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Digital Music News reports: “Music streaming has surpassed one trillion streams in the US alone for 2022 — as streaming continues to dominate. Luminate, the data firm formerly known as MRC Data, says that listeners in the US have racked up over one trillion streams in 2022. That’s a first for the data firm, which […]

BeReal And AI Art Tool Dream By WOMBO Top Google Play’s List Of Best Apps In 2022

Posted: 12-01-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Tech Crunch reports: “Just a couple of days after Apple announced the best apps of 2022 in its annual App Store Awards, Google Play has now shared its own “best of” list. The company published a list of winners across categories, including those selected by its own editorial team and by Android owners through the […]

Lionsgate Film, Distribution Chiefs Talk Possible Studio Business Spinoff, Starz Rebrand

Posted: 12-01-2022 | Author: Staff Report
The Hollywood Reporter reports: “Lionsgate hasn’t unveiled any megadeal, but top executives at the Hollywood studio talked up the benefits of potentially spinning off its studio business during an investor conference appearance on Wednesday. “It’s definitely going to help every part of our ecosystem, not only an individual franchise like Hunger Games or John Wick,” […]