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Hulu’s Head of Development Exits Charlotte Koh leaves as NewFronts presentation nears

Hulu’s head of original programming development, Charlotte Koh, is leaving the company. The news was first reported by VideoInk. No details around the departure were provided by Hulu, and the exit…

April 9, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

Amazon Announces $99 Fire TV Set-Top Box New device aggregates all your streaming subs into a single menu

The venue for the press conference was decked out like a swanky home theater, from the cushy chairs and giant TV on top of a low bookshelf to the Junior…

April 2, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

You Can Buy Nielsen Ratings on YouTube Starting Next Month OCR product ready to roll with pre-roll ads on Google's ubiquitous video service

Google is now confident enough in Nielsen's Online Campaign Ratings product (which has been nipped and tucked by the data company over the last few years in ways that have…

April 1, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT

Hulu Hires Another High-Level Traditional TV Exec Former Warner Horizon TV boss Craig Erwich will head content

Hulu is doubling down on originals, if its new hire is anything to go by: the over-the-top service has snagged Warner Horizon TV executive Craig Erwich just as his contract…

March 31, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

Amazon Denies Plans to Launch Free Ad-Supported Streaming Kindle already a fledgling ad platform

UPDATE: E-tailer giant Amazon is contradicting reports that it's set to launch an ad-supported streaming service using its original content (which recently entered a second crowdsourced "season" of new shows)…

March 27, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

Disney Acquires Maker Studios $450 million earn-out possible on top of $500 million base

Disney has acquired Maker Studios, the digital video network that distributes such strange hits as PewDiePie and Shay Carl (the work of co-founder Shay Carl Butler), as well as a series…

March 24, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT

Yep, Sarah Palin Is Getting Her Own Digital Network Jon Klein and Jeff Gaspin's Tapp will feature the Alaskan pundit

If the WWE can do it, why can't Sarah Palin? The Fox News contributor and not-quite-one-term former governor of Alaska has been tapped for a channel called Rogue TV on…

March 14, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

You Won't Believe How Big TV Still Is Staggering viewership numbers and dominant revenue figures

As the upfronts approach and the NewFronts try again to imitate them, expect to hear a lot about the twilight of traditional television with the rise of digital video. But…

March 2, 2014, 10:41 PM EST

Production Companies Can Influence TV Networks But it will take the right digital strategy

Good news! Fox’s kicky comedy New Girl is now on Netflix and Hulu. Bad news! If you want to catch up, it’s time to get cable. Like many of its peers,…

February 17, 2014, 9:39 PM EST

When Will Every Mobile Device Be Hi-Def? Mary Daily says the future is getting brighter

Digital video technology has gotten user-friendlier by leaps and bounds in the recent past, with the exception of download-to-own stores plagued with spotty authentication, kludgy interfaces and frustrated consumers who…

February 3, 2014, 11:16 PM EST

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