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Big four American networks sue Locast

ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox have filed a lawsuit against Locast. Locast, founded by former DISH executive David Goodfriend, is a relatively new service that attempts to fill the gap for cord-cutters, offering access to local stations over the internet for 17 markets. The platform uses geolocation to ensure that viewers can only view stations […]

ABC News heads for Hulu’s Live TV

ABC’s News Live Service will now be available on Hulu’s Live TV service. ABC launched its service in May and expects with the Hulu launch that viewers will soon be streaming more than one million hours a week on the service. The news streaming space is getting increasingly crowded, with Fox Nation today set to […]

ABC Australia confirms investigation following MD exit

The board of Australian public broadcaster ABC has confirmed that an independent advisor is investigating claims made by ousted managing director Melissa Guthrie.  In an official statement released by the ABC board, it has clarified the timeline of events that led to Guthrie’s exit from the broadcaster in late September. It has said it received […]

Broadcast Australia taps Rohde & Schwarz for DVB-T2 trial

Transmission services provider Broadcast Australia, in partnership with free-to-air industry body Free TV and broadcasters ABC and SBS, has conducted trials of DVB-T2 broadcast technology in the Sydney area using technology provided by Rohde & Schwarz. Rohde & Schwarz supplied transmitters, retransmitters and test equipment for the testing phase, including an R&S TLU9 50 W […]

Disney begins ABC staff cuts

The Walt Disney Company has begun a round of staff cuts that will see up to 200 Disney-ABC Television Group staff lost their jobs. Disney has been looking to make saving of around 10% in annual costs and it was expected around 300 jobs could go. However, the figure is likely to be less. Most […]

Shonda Rhimes leaves ABC for Netflix

Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is bringing her Shondaland production company to Netflix under a multi-year deal to produce new series and other projects. Rhimes’(pictured) range of dramas including Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder and Grey’s Anatomy already stream on Netflix in various regions. The shows also air in the US on ABC and will continue to do so, […]

Netflix among top five ‘must keep’ TV brands in US

Netflix now ranks among the top five ‘must keep’ TV brands in the US, above Fox, ESPN, HBO and Discover, according to new research. Toronto-based consumer research and insight consultancy, Solutions Research Group (SRG), ranked Netflix fourth behind ABC, CBS and NBC in its tenth annual ‘Must Keep TV Report’. “This is the first time […]

YouTube TV streaming service goes live

YouTube’s television streaming service, YouTube TV, has gone live in the biggest US metro areas, with more US American markets to be added soon. The service, which YouTube announced at the beginning of March, launched yesterday in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. YouTube TV gives users access to some […]

YouTube launches live TV streaming service

YouTube has unveiled details of its much-anticipated television streaming service, describing it as “live TV designed for the YouTube generation”. YouTube TV is set to go live “soon” in the US with a line-up of more than 40 channels, including the biggest US broadcast networks. The service will be available across devices, includes a cloud […]

Netflix now ‘indispensable’ for many US viewers

Netflix is the TV brand that US viewers would be most reluctant to give up, ahead of any linear TV brand, according to new research. Hub Entertainment Research’s new ‘Branding of TV’ report claimed “Netflix has become indispensable to many TV consumers”. When asked which TV sources they would keep if they could have only […]

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