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Internet TV Reporter no. 986

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KEY ISSUE
Live Streaming Video Will Take over the Internet

About this item: Sports, politics, society, news events – live streaming video is the new king of the Internet. The top 10 platforms, named in this week’s newsletter, are now turning to live video to further their business models and engage viewers in experiences that were once only available on traditional TV.

VR/AR
Samsung Launches 360-Degree Video Network to Rival YouTube & Facebook;

Pay TV Fights Back
Advertisers Push TV Nets into Branded Content

4K / HDR / UHD
4K TV Comes to Holland’s KPN

OTT
Highly Accurate Industry Predictions Made Weekly
Apple TV Users Can Now Stream DVR Content to the TV Set
Hulu Snatches up Disney Programming
PlayStation Vue Support Expanding to More Connected Devices
Go90’s Mobile-First Video Now Casting to TV Screens
Copa America Soccer Tournament Is Streaming on Sling, Univision & FuboTV
Viacom Launches SVoD OTT Service outside US

LIVE STREAMING
Vidgo to Offer Live, Local Programming
BitTorrent May Add a News Network to its Live TV Service
Twitter Acquisition Will Improve Video Technology
Disney Streamed a Musical Production on Facebook Live
T-Mobile Customers Could Soon Binge On’ Facebook

ORIGINAL ONLINE VIDEO
Twitter Fostering Mobile Video Creation with Engage App

ENABLING TECHNOLOGY
Apple WWDC Fails to Stir up Its Usual Storm as Apple Plays Catch-up
Support for FCC’s Open STB Initiative Begins to Waver

LIES, DAMN LIES & STATISTICS
Ad-Blocking Comes to TVs
US Pay TV Biz Will See More Cord-Cutting This Summer
Netflix Still King of Internet Traffic
Instagram Tops 500m Monthly Users and Video Is Driving Growth
Mobile Internet for Half of All People by 2020

 

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