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Topic: SVOD

With Upfronts and NewFronts Comes the Invasion of the Acronyms

Sorting out OTT from SVOD from MVPD, etc

As the 2015-2016 presentation season draws to a close, you've probably heard plenty of industry jargon to go along with all the cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. We're here to spell…

Cablevision Will Offer Hulu Plus to Optimum Customers

First cable provider to distribute the subscription service

Cablevision has reached an agreement with Hulu to offer the company's streaming subscription service, Hulu Plus, to Optimum customers, making it the first cable or satellite provider to distribute the…

SundanceTV President Is on the Lookout for Flawed Characters

Sarah Barnett doesn’t believe in pilots

Specs Who Sarah Barnett Age 48 New gig President and general manager, SundanceTV, just green-lit The Red Road Old gig EVP and gm, Sundance Channel The Sundance Channel was recently rebranded as just SundanceTV. How is…

Sony Announces Streaming TV and Gaming Service PlayStation Now

PlayStation is coming to your tablet

PlayStation caused a stir at CES this morning when Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House announced that the company would be launching not just a new service with DVR, on-demand…

Analyst: Netflix Deal Is Cannibalizing Cartoon Network’s Linear TV Ratings

But licensing revenue may outweigh the loss of GRPs

The post-Netflix results are in and they ain’t pretty for Cartoon Network, according to analysts at Bernstein Research Group. Since the network put up programs on the over-the-top streaming service…

Discovery Walks Back Talk of Developing Streaming Service

Company says passage in John Hendricks’ new book was misinterpreted

Discovery Communications is reportedly developing its own streaming service modeled after HBO Go. The company wants to charge cable subscribers an additional fee for on-demand access to programming like Here…

YouTube SVOD Channels Hit With Hidden Cost

Closed captioning law takes a bite out of producers’ wallets

Launched in early May, YouTube’s paid subscription channels offer studios a low-cost way to monetize recycled content. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, one federal equal access law is tripping…

FX to Launch New Network for the 18-34 Set, FXX

Channel will inherit FX comedies; new SVOD strategy takes aim at Netflix

FX this fall will launch a sibling network designed to reach younger viewers. Set to bow Sept. 2, the new FXX service will assume the channel slot presently occupied by…

Bewkes on TV Everywhere: 'It's An Offer They Can't Refuse'

Time Warner chief talks subscription VOD, CNN to investors at UBS conference

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes is always a good interview when you're talking about television, and today at the UBS conference at the Grand Hyatt in Midtown Manhattan, he had…

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