It is hard to express how little interest Trump and his people have in the digital revolution and how unimpressed they are by it — and even unaware of it. Making America great again harkens for Trumpers to a pre-tech world.
Chinese online video firm iQIYI has raised $1.53 billion through the sale of convertible debt. The new finance will allow it to keep investing in content and services as the streaming sector develops.
Google’s YouTube has canceled the second season of PewDiePie’s reality show and pulled his channel from its premium advertising program after the Swedish-born vlogger’s prank involving an anti-Semitic slogan gained widespread notice.
fuboTV, which will tangle with virtual MVPDs such as Sling TV, DirecTV Now and PlayStation Vue, set the stage for the new packages in December, when it announced carriage deals with Fox Networks Group, NBCUniversal, A+E Networks, Crown Media Family Networks, Fuse Media, NBA TV and The Weather Channel.
The Jeff Bezos-helmed e-commerce giant is in the early stages of discussions about developing a new paid channel carrying high-end dramas and movies of its own, two sources familiar with those discussions said.
This debate is likely to persist, but in the near term it looks like advocates of net neutrality will be dealt a major blow. That’s because consumers are going to love the Trump administration’s potential first steps at dismantling net neutrality.
In a move that could impact the transactional video business of operators like Comcast, Warner Bros. movie studio chief Kevin Tsujihara said “progress” is being made toward putting theatrical films into the home entertainment window soon after release.
Viacom unleashed a slew of changes for its cable operations on Thursday, all designed to focus the conglomerate’s resources on six core channels that Viacom CEO Bob Bakish hopes will be a must-have for any pay-TV bundle.