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Digital TV Viewing Jumps on Roku, Xbox as Laptops, Apple’s IOS Take a Hit: Study

The promise of TV everywhere apps like HBO Now and WatchESPN is that cable subscribers can catch their favorite shows no matter where they’re watching. But it turns out that to most people, “everywhere” increasingly means the [...]

Media Research Industry Poised To Realign As MRI Parent GfK Goes Into Play

With all eyes peeled toward financial questions surrounding one of the largest media researchers — comScore — another biggie, Germany’s GfK, reportedly has put itself on the block. According to a report by Germany’s Wirtschafts [...]

NBC’s Olympic ratings drop while online viewership surges: ‘There is a cultural shift’

As the United States leads the Rio Olympics 2016 with the most medals of any country, NBC is struggling to win ratings gold this season as TV viewing habits and online consumption has become a game changer for the network. NBC’s coverage of the [...]

OTT Innovator Helps Build a New Platform

Mike Aragon has had a front row seat during the recent rise of over-the-top video services. After working at the corporate development group at Sony Pictures, he shifted gears and spent about eight years on the PlayStation Network team as the [...]

LG OLED TVs Anchor Democratic & Republican National Conventions

LG Electronics USA had its OLED TVs front and center at both parties’ national conventions last month. LG’s OLED TVs were named the “official TV” of the recently concluded 2016 Democratic National Convention in [...]

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 [...]