Four Labor Unions Ask FTC to Block Amazon’s MGM Purchase

The Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) has written the Federal Trade Commission, asking the agency to block Amazon’s MGM purchase.

Streaming TV Only 26% of Market But Growing Fast

Streaming TV may be constantly in the news, with a new service seemingly cropping up every week, but it still comprises a minority of the market.

A Single Customer Was Responsible for Fastly’s Outage

Fastly has said a single customer caused yesterday’s outage, an outage that had widespread repercussions.

CDN Glitch Leads to Massive Internet Outages

A glitch at Fastly, a popular CDN, led to outages for some of the internet’s biggest sites Tuesday morning.

AT&T Will Start Counting HBO Max Against Data Plans

AT&T has announced it will start counting HBO Max against wireless data plans, ending a previous exemption.

Roku Looks to Expand Into Original Content

Roku is expanding into original content, moving beyond merely streaming content, according to a recent job listing.

Sling TV Raises Prices, Adds DVR Storage

One of the best deals in streaming is getting a bit more expensive, as Sling TV is announcing a price hike combined with larger DVR options.

Walmart and Comcast May Partner On Smart TVs

Walmart and Comcast are in talks to partner on smart TVs running Comcast’s software.

AT&T Looking to Get Rid of DirecTV

AT&T is said to be pursuing a sale of DirecTV as the satellite TV service has lost ground against streaming services.

Verizon Bundles Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, Talks Nationwide 5G

Verizon has significantly upgraded its Disney+ bundle, including both Hulu and ESPN+ for select plans.

Google Raises YouTube TV Price

Google has announced a price hike for its YouTube TV streaming service, following its distribution agreement with ViacomCBS.

FaceBank Group and fuboTV Merging

FaceBank Group has announced a definitive agreement to merge with streaming TV provider fubtoTV.

HBO and Cinemax Coming to YouTube TV

YouTube TV has scored a win against its streaming TV rivals with a deal to bring HBO and Cinemax to its service.t

Appeals Court Won’t Revisit Net Neutrality Repeal

Reuters is reporting that a U.S. appeals court has refused to revisit an October ruling that upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality. In 2017, the FCC repealed net neutrality rules that had been implemented under the Obama…

NBCUniversal Launching Peacock Streaming Service July 15

NBCUniversal has unveiled Peacock, a multi-tiered, free premium streaming service, according to parent company Comcast. NBCUniversal has been working on its streaming service for some time, but this is the first time there has been significant details. The service will…

Sling TV Improves Channel Lineup, DVR and Recording; Raises Prices

Sling TV announced a major update to its streaming TV plans, including the addition of new channels, improved features and higher prices. According to a post on the company’s site, the streaming service is adding FOX News, MSNBC and CNN’s…

Feds Bust Illegal Streaming Sites With More Content Than Most Legal Sites Combined

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has secured guilty pleas from two programmers who ran massive illegal streaming sites, following an investigation by the FBI’s Washington Field Office. Darryl Julius Polo plead guilty “to one count of conspiracy to commit criminal…

Hulu May Implement New Binge Watching Ad Format

Peter Naylor, SVP Advertising Sales at Hulu, says that they are “exploring new ad experiences for binge watchers.” Naylor indicated to AdAge that Hulu may introduce a binge ad product to advertisers at the upcoming NewFronts.

Hulu Private Marketplace Gives Programmatic Advertisers Choice and Control

“The invite-only auction, which is I would say our new shiny toy that’s getting wrapped in the PMP, provides us the opportunity for a variable floor price,” says Doug Fleming, Head of AdvancedTV at Hulu. “So now the advertiser pays what they deem appropriate for that specific audience.

Disney Can’t Begin to Catch Netflix, But They Don’t Need To, Says Media Innovator Tom Rogers

Media innovator Tom Rogers says that Disney can’t begin to catch Netflix in terms of streaming subscribers, but they don’t need to. “No one can catch Netflix,” says Rogers. “I don’t think Disney can begin to catch Netflix, but they don’t need to catch Netflix here to create an asset value that really helps to deal with the issue of the core business decline.”