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Topic: streaming video

Twitter's Periscope Launch Is an Unintentional PR Coup for an Agency Called Periscope

Owner of @Periscope says today is like 'waking up on Christmas'

What happens when your agency ends up having the same name as a hot new app launched by a social media giant? Well, if you're Minneapolis-based Periscope, you sit back, relax…

17 First Impressions of Periscope, Twitter's Meerkat Killer

The livestreaming video app is simple, powerful and a little bit annoying

Welcome to the tipping point, when livestreamed mobile video officially became part of our digital world's everyday social experience. Today, Twitter officially launched Periscope, which it bought as a startup and…

Today Only, Amazon Is Discounting Prime to $72 and Streaming Transparent for Free

A clear (and crucially timed) push for subscriber growth

Apparently on a charm offensive after winning two Golden Globes for its witty dramedy Transparent, Amazon is streaming the show for free today and offering a discount for new converts…

Join Today's #AdweekChat for a Discussion of Cable, Streaming Video and Cutting the Cord

Twitter chat at 2 p.m. will include Hulu's ad sales chief

The TV dominance of cable and satellite seems to be eroding quickly this year, as more and more content becomes available on streaming services or for purchase a la carte.  Some…

Is Def Jam Pulling Away From YouTube?

Publishers turned off by lack of revenue, ad control

It's impossible to deny that YouTube is the dominant online video platform, but as competitors offer better terms, publishers are considering other partnerships. Def Jam and video platform Playwire, for…

Why Amazon's Deal With Twitch Makes Sense

Mobile and streaming video are priorities for both

While it may have come out of left field, analysts believe that the Amazon-Twitch acquisition deal—worth a princely sum of $970 million—sounds like a perfect match. There's no denying that Google would…

Amazon—Not YouTube—Acquires Twitch

Gaming video site reportedly sells for $970 million

In a surprising move, leading gaming-themed streaming video portal Twitch announced today that it has been purchased by Amazon. The Seattle-based e-commerce company confirmed the deal, saying it acquired the online…

Why Actually Talk to People When You Can Just Speak in Netflix References?

Streaming service helps you break big news (and hearts) in new ads

To help expand its reach in Canada, Netflix has released a series of new ads that play off the streaming video service's role as a sort of cultural watering hole…

Report: YouTube to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion

Portal boasts 90-plus percent ad completion rate

Is YouTube making a play in the livestreamed video game world? It has offered to buy eSports streaming portal Twitch for more than $1 billion, according to a Variety report.…

Netflix Books a Third Season of Orange Is the New Black

Laura Prepon breaks the news on Instagram

It’s back to the slammer for Netflix, as the streaming service has renewed its prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black for a third season. Netflix has ordered another run of…

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