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Go90’s former general manger joins Massive

Chip Canter, the former general manager of Verizon’s millennial-focused Go90 video service, has joined Massive Interactive – a platform provider and user-experience specialist for the OTT market. Canter, who left Verizon in 2017, has joined Massive as global chief revenue officer and brings more than 20 years of strategy, business development, and product expertise to […]

SVOD customer satisfaction far exceeding that of pay TV

Customer satisfaction with streaming video services such as Netflix in the US far exceeds that for traditional pay TV services, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an annual survey of consumer attitudes to services including pay TV, video streaming, ISPs and fixed and wireless phone. Customer satisfaction with pay TV services fell 3.1% […]

Verizon folds Go90 into Oath, widens its content distribution

Verizon has folded its US video streaming service, Go90, into its Oath division, in a move that see Go90 content distributed through other digital channels. Speaking at the Code Media conference in California, Oath CEO Tim Armstrong said that, “Go90 will be redistributed inside of the super-large distribution that we have overall”. Oath encompasses brands […]

Oath appoints new CFO amid strategic expansion plan

Verizon subsidiary Oath, the patent company of brands like AOL, Yahoo and HuffPost, has appointed former Dropbox chief financial officer Vanessa Wittman as its new CFO. Whitman will work with Oath CEO Tim Armstrong to help grow the company as it looks to establish itself as “one of the world’s largest internet and mobile brand […]

M&A chatter continues with Amazon and Lionsgate rumours

Lionsgate has emerged as the latest major entertainment group set for consolidation, with Amazon among those linked with a takeover. According to US media outlets, a CBS-Viacom combination and telco Verizon are also interested in Lionsgate, which itself acquired premium cable network for US$4.4 billion in one of 2017’s biggest media deals. The CBS-Viacom party is […]

Comcast and Verizon reportedly looking at Fox

Comcast is reportedly looking to buy 21stCentury Fox’s entertainment assets, with telco Verizon and Sony Corp. also said to be in interested. The news, reported in the Wall Street Journal and CNBC, emerged about a week after The Walt Disney Company’s interest in buying a large chunk of Fox was revealed. With the Disney talks […]

Verizon-backed Complex lights Fuse content deal

Verizon-backed digital content business Complex Media will create original content with Latino channels group Fuse Media. A wide-ranging pact between the pair will see them producing programming and merging their ad sales teams in order tocreate “unique cross-platform packages to advertisers”. This includes Complex taking its short-form digital series to the Fuse US cable channel […]

Verizon linked with Disney takeover

Verizon may become the latest US telco to buy a major American content company, with a report linking it to a deal for The Walt Disney Company. The NY Post’s On the Money blog quoted sources in the banking and analyst communities suggesting a deal could be on the cards. The rumour was reported doing […]

Verizon makes Oath after completing Yahoo deal

Verizon has competed its US$4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s core business and has combined it with AOL to create a new subsidiary called Oath. As a home to more than 50 media and technology brands, Oath’s portfolio includes HuffPost, Yahoo Sports, AOL.com, Makers, Tumblr, Build Studios and Yahoo Finance. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong becomes CEO […]

Go90 revamps channel offering and launches ‘algorithmic programming’

US OTT TV service Go90 has revamped the way it organises its channels and has introduced ‘algorithmic programming’ to present shows to its target audience on the basis of data gathered by the platform, Ivana Kirkbride, the service’s chief content officer, told a MIPTV audience today. “We saw that our initial eight channel approach to […]