streaming Stories January 25
streaming Stories January 22
Viacom acquires completely free, ad-based TV streaming service ‘Pluto TV’
As the streaming TV market continues to evolve, Viacom today announced that it has acquired streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million. As reported by Variety, the deal is expected to close this quarter.
streaming Stories August 8, 2016
Hulu will no longer offer free TV episodes, moves to subscription-only model
After over 9 years, Hulu is making a major change to its services by shutting down free TV episodes and moving to subscription services only (via Variety). Current subscribers won’t be affected and prices won’t be changing as the same $7.99 and $11.99 plans will be available, however all free content will be moving over to “Yahoo View”.
streaming Stories May 17, 2016
T-Mobile expands Binge On data-free video streaming to NBC, Google Play Music, Spotify, Tidal & more
T-Mobile today announced new services being added to its Binge On program, which allows its wireless subscribers to stream video content from certain apps without dipping into their mobile data caps.
streaming Stories May 12, 2016
Apple rep Tom Neumayr wouldn’t expand on [the ‘not true’] comment, except to make it clear that he was responding to both timelines proposed in today’s story from Digital Music News.
And really, nobody should be surprised if the broader report is true: that Apple has discussed how and when it might exit the music download business …
Taylor Swift is continuing her partnership with Apple Music, with yet another ad featuring the singer and the streaming service. The new minute-long commercial features Taylor Swift dancing around to ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ by The Darkness.
Swift demonstrates using the Apple Music discovery features (via the ‘Friday Night Rocks!’ playlist) to find the track. The ad ends with the slogan ‘Dance like no one’s watching’. Watch the ad after the jump …