Showtime Becomes The First Premium Service To Be Offered By Hulu
Hulu and Showtime are announcing a notable partnership today that will see Showtime’s premium streaming service made available to Hulu’s nearly 9 million subscribers. This marks the first time that Hulu has ever distributed a premium network’s content on its service, which until now has featured programming from five of the top six biggest U.S. broadcast networks as well as its own original shows.
USA Today http://usat.ly/1J5fYPp
Deals & Signings
Discovery U.S. Hispanic Unit, Mitú Digital Network Pact on Original Programming
Discovery Communications’ U.S. Hispanic division and Mitú, a digital-focused Latino media startup, struck a deal to produce a slate of original programming that will premiere on the Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia cable networks with complementary content across Mitú’s digital properties.
Streaming Video News
TuneIn and PBS Kids Go Live on the Xbox One
Xbox One owners just got access to a lot more free content: Radio aggregator TuneIn went live with an app on the game console Tuesday, bringing more than 100,000 radio stations from across the globe to the Xbox One.
Watch Camp Firewood Rise Again in ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Teaser
Netflix has released a new teaser for “Wet Hot American Summer,” the series based on writers Michael Showalter and David Wain’s 2001 movie that gave new meaning to the term “campy comedy.”
Amazon now offers HDR streaming to Prime subscribers in the US
Amazon has revealed that streaming will be available in high dynamic range (HDR) on its Instant Video platform for Prime subscribers in the US from today. HDR improves image quality by enhancing shadows and highlights and making colours appear more vivid.
The Next Web http://tnw.co/1fB3K7h
Venture Beat http://bit.ly/1SK87v7
All 180 Seinfeld episodes are now available to stream for the first time
Seinfeld is finally available online. Paying Hulu Plus subscribers can watch all 180 episodes of the iconic sitcom from today, after the streaming service reportedly shelled out more than $150 million for rights to the show.
The Verge http://bit.ly/1FB95Av
YouTube Uses Virtual Reality to Let You Be the Terminator
Ever wanted to see famous YouTubers getting hunted down by a ruthless killer machine? Now you can — from the eyes of the Terminator himself: YouTube star Lilly Singh a.k.a. Superwoman released a 360-degree video of the Terminator going berserk in the YouTube Space LA studio Monday that can be watched with Google’s Cardboard virtual reality (VR) viewer.
Comedian Natasha Leggero Talks Getting High on YouTube Plus, the highbrow TV drama that always puts her to sleep
Tell us about your social media habits.
I use Twitter and Instagram. I am anti-Facebook. Seriously, why do I need to sign into Facebook to pay my water bill? And I also YouTube anything and everything I can think of. Today I was watching early James Brown interviews, pre-PCP. He was so inspiring!
New Study Shows A Rise In Cord Cutting — 8.2 Percent Ditched Pay TV In 2014, Up 1.3% YoY
There’s been some debate about how many consumers are actually cutting ties with their pay TV providers and replacing them with over-the-top streaming media services — a trend generally referred to as “cord cutting.” But a recent study indicates that the number of cord cutters in North America is, in fact growing — in 2014, 8.2 percent of former pay TV subscribers surveyed by TiVo subsidiary Digitalsmiths said they ditched their service — an increase of 1.3 percent over the prior year. Meanwhile, a much larger 45.2 percent said they reduced their cable or satellite TV service during the same time frame.
AwesomenessTV Launches Film Division (Exclusive)
The Brian Robbins-led company has hired Chapter One Film founder Matt Kaplan to build out Awesomeness Films
Netflix Approves 7-for-1 Stock Split as Shares Hit All-Time High
Netflix, after its shares closed at an all-time high of $681.19 each Tuesday, said its board approved a seven-for-one stock split to take effect July 14.
You can now watch Periscope replays on the web
Since live streams began taking over Twitter feeds earlier this year, a common complaint has been that they end before you could watch them. Periscope did enable replays within 24 hours after a stream ended, but only on its apps for Android and iOS.
The Verge http://bit.ly/1FAfNGK
Why NBC’s Hannibal deserves (and can easily get) a second life online
Yesterday, NBC canceled a show you probably didn’t watch. Or, rather, it expressly declined to renew that show, only three episodes into its latest season, ripping off the band-aid early and saving any will-they-or-won’t-they renewal drama.
The Verge http://bit.ly/1NaUdOO
Google launches free ad-supported version of Play Music
Google Play Music has gone freemium. Google today launched a free tier of its music streaming service in the U.S. Supported entirely by advertising, the free version is available now on the Web, and will roll it out this week on Android and iOS.
Venture Beat http://bit.ly/1CrUZBq