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A report from Kagan, a unit of S&P Global Market Intelligence, sees live streaming as a big opportunity for companies who already know a lot about producing live video.
Nielsen found a way to measure and share Netflix ratings. "It provides transparency for an environment that has been pretty much a blind spot for studios and broadcasters," Megan Clarken, president of Nielsen's so-called Watch division.
Close to 22 percent of the U.S. population, age 35 and younger, are "cordless" viewers of television. The industry will explore how to reach these viewers who may not be seeing ads.
Thanks to its smart TVs, LG Electronics controls Channel Plus, a streaming service that brings the granularity of digital advertising into the world of connected TV by embedding pre-, mid- and post-roll video ads into TV streams.
As CBS bets big on the latest original "Star Trek" series as the anchor for its fledgling streaming subscription service, it’s relying on Google's technology to deliver ads.
The FCC is giving TV stations and MPVDs $1B to cover initial expenses in the repacking of close to 1,000 TV stations. It’s less than broadcasters wanted but the FCC says it should cover what they need to get going.
According to TVision's findings for Q2 2017, primetime shows, particularly reality shows, garnered high levels of attentive viewing. However, is this a reflection of America's changing tastes, or is it due to the time period measured?
Snapchat has turned to NBCUniversal for help making its first big push into scripted programming. The companies will form a joint venture to develop and produce new shows for Snapchat.
The U.S. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the agency doesn't have authority to revoke broadcast licenses, despite suggestions from President Donald Trump.
Google is introducing new ad tech products that'll enable broadcasters to maximize revenue by making break formats more flexible in their OTT and streaming content.
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