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Ted Sarandos says Netflix to spend more on original content

Netflix may have experienced slower than expected subscriber growth in the second quarter, but that won’t stop it from putting money where its streaming mouth is. During an appearance at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills [...]

Vizio Being Sold To LeEco

American TV manufacturer Vizio is being sold to Chinese technology company LeEco for about $2 billion. Vizio will be operated as a wholly owned subsidiary.

Verizon Hires Ex-YouTube Exec Ivana Kirkbride as Go90 Content Chief

Ivana Kirkbride, a former YouTube executive who most recently worked at video startup Vessel, has joined Verizon’s Go90 as chief content officer. L.A.-based Kirkbride will lead the development of original programming for Go90, which the telco [...]

E3 News That Matters To Installing Dealers, A/V Retailers

Microsoft’s Xbox One S, at $299, will compete with more expensive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players, currently priced at $399 from Samsung and Philips, for a spot in home entertainment systems, given its inclusion of a 4K Blu-ray player, 4K streaming [...]

Netflix Discloses Binge-Viewing Data

When Netflix borrowed a selling point of complete TV show seasons on DVD for its original streamed series, the social phenomenon of binge viewing — watching consecutive episodes — was created. It’s a strategy Netflix wants to employ with its [...]

Warner Bros. Forms Over-the-Top Video Division

Warner Bros. has formed Warner Bros. Digital Networks, aggregating the studio’s owned digital video and over-the-top video services and focused on expanding its reach into direct-to-consumer entertainment. The new division will be led [...]

Mediamorph Lands Hulu Deal

Mediamorph said Hulu has picked the cloud-based rights management firm to help the OTT-SVOD provider improve its contract management capabilities and assess the financial value of its growing content library.

Paramount: A Laborious Process Behind UHD Blu-rays

In April, Paramount Home Media Distribution announced Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness would be its first Ultra High-Def (UHD) Blu-ray Discs, hitting retail on June 14. But the work to get the discs made properly for 4K players and TVs [...]

Samsung 4K Blu-ray Player Gets UHD Alliance Certification

Samsung’s UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the only 4K Blu-ray player available in the U.S., has become the industry’s first 4K Blu-ray player to get its performance certified by the UHD Alliance (UHDA).