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MGM’s Epix launches on AT&T streaming service

MGM’s SVOD premium channels offering Epix has extended its domestic US distribution by launching on the AT&T’s streaming service for US$6 per month. The launch follows Epix and AT&T’s recently announced distribution agreement and the network’s launch on the DirecTV satellite platform on May 19. AT&T TV Now subscriberes can now sign up for a […]

VOD and cable drives reverse in US TV viewing decline

TV viewership in the US is at a two-year high. According to a new report from Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Sky-owner Comcast Cable, in Q1 2019, people spent an average of six hours and 25 minutes watching TV each day. This represents a year-over-year increase of 6% (21 minutes). The report, the […]

CBS and Viacom agree on management team for merged company

The on-again, off-again CBS/Viacom merger looks to be entering its final stages, with the companies reportedly agreeing upon a management team that will lead the merged business. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Viacom boss Bob Bakish will be the CEO of the new-look company, with acting CBS CEO Joe Ianniello set to be […]

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 […]

Ovation TV taps JW Player for multiscreen distribution

Video platform provider JW Player has signed a deal with Ovation TV, an independent TV and digital media company dedicated to arts and culture, to help expand the latter’s video distribution presence across screens. The partnership will expand the reach and capabilities of OvationNOW, Ovation TV’s set of mobile, desktop, and connected TV apps. The […]

Xite launches on Roku in US

Interactive music service provider Xite has launched on Roku devices in the US. The service, which provides curated options of music videos from all major and top independent music labels, along with enabling customers to set their own playlists, launched in the US at the end of last year on Comcast’s X1 Infinity platform. The […]

New pay-as-you-go satellite TV service launches in US

A Los Angeles-based start-up led by a former Starz executive has launched a new hybrid pay-as-you-go satellite TV service across the 48 continental US states. Orby TV, led by former Starz chief revenue officer Michael Thornton, who left the company in 2016, is offering a bundle of free local channels and a number of pay […]

CBS reportedly prepping for Viacom merger talks

CBS’ board is getting set for possible merger talks with Viacom, according to a report by CNBC. According to the news channel, citing unnamed sources, talks between the two are set to begin in mid-June, although they could begin before that. CNBC reports that Viacom CEO Bob Bakish would likely be in line to lead […]

Sinclair reportedly close to buying ex-Fox sports networks from Disney

Disney is close to announcing a deal to sell 21 Fox regional sports networks it inherited from its acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets to Sinclair Broadcast Group for US$10 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. The deal is expected to be announced today, according to the paper. Disney completed its US$71 billion acquisition of […]

Hulu outpaces Netflix with strong subscriber growth

Disney and Comcast-backed streaming service Hulu has grown its total customer base to over 28 million, including 26.8 million paying customers, the outfit has revealed. The news that the SVOD service has added 3.8 million paying customers so far this year means its US growth far outpaced that of Netflix, which added 1.7 million customers […]

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