New in This Week’s Internet TV Reporter …

Internet TV Reporter no. 992

 

KEY ISSUE

Verizon Sporting Optimistic Programming Plans Due to Yahoo Purchase

Background to this item: What will Verizon do with Yahoo? We discuss how the  media assets of Yahoo can fit in with existing digital platforms including FiOS, AOL and Go90 to deliver more sports programming.

OTT

Twitter Is Slowly Becoming a Digital Sports Network

Redbox Digital Could Eliminate Physical DVD Rentals for Good

Has LeEco just Bought theWrong Company to Take the US by Storm?

Netflix Nabs Cables’ Most Watched New Series on 2016

Elemental, AWS behind latest version of Canada’s Shomi

PlayStation Vue Scores Football Deal

Amazon Prime Extending Streaming Partners Program Reach

 

ORIGINAL ONLINE VIDEO

Netflix YouTube Famous’ Content Strategy Continues

Apple Music Continues Video Strategy with TV Series Purchase

Good News For Roker Media’s Content Partners

 

LIVE STREAMING

Periscope Enables Broadcast Embedding on Web

 

4K / HDR /UHD

DirecTV to Offer Limited 4K Coverage of the Olympics

Sky to Launch 4K Channel with Live Football

Finally! US Cablecos about to Launch 4K Trials

 

WIRELESS BROADBAND

T-Mobile Giving Free Unlimited Data to US Athletes and Rio Games-goers

 

LIES, DAMN LIES & STATISTICS

Market for VR & AR to Increase to $150b by 2020

One More Thing

Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality?

Digital Driving the Success of HBO Shows

Verizon’s Acquisition of Yahoo Ends Marissa Mayer’s String of Failures

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