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Amazon Announces New Cloud Gaming Service Called Luna (The Verge)

Another competitor enters the field.... More

Global Online Content Consumption Doubles in 2020 (RTN)

Online content consumption is soaring, driven partly by a surge in connected TV, according to a new survey.... More

Trump Administration Unveils Legislation to Regulate Social Media (Next TV)

Says internet platforms should not hide behind immunity to censor legal speech.... More

Discovery Aims to Launch Discovery+ Streaming Service in Early 2021 (Digiday)

Discovery is getting ready to officially enter the streaming wars.... More

Sony Exec: Your Next Smart TV Could be Modular (TechRadar)

Could modular TVs be a workaround for ever-larger screens?... More

Premier League Takes Pride of Place on Peacock as NBCU’s Key Weapon in Streaming Wars (SportsBusiness)

NBCUniversal is actively looking to utilize NBC Sports’ premium properties – specifically the English Premier League – to attract subscribers to its new streaming service Pea... More

TV’s Future Will Be More Animated (The Ringer)

Animation is one of the only sectors in the entertainment industry that hasn’t been forced to shut down during the pandemic, leading to a boom for a format that was already on th... More

Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Price, Release Date (THR)

Sony hosted a digital showcase with much-anticipated release date information for the next-gen PlayStation 5 console. Previously revealed to be arriving in the holiday season of 20... More

Hulu Tests Co-Viewing Feature ‘Watch Party’ With Ad-Supported Viewers (TechCrunch)

Hulu was one of the first major streaming services to introduce a “co-viewing” feature that allows friends and family to watch Hulu content together from different locations.... More

Amazon Music Now Has Podcasts (The Verge)

Podcasts are the things to have in a music streaming app.... More

Gracenote Service Enables Cross-Platform Search, Discovery of Sports Content

Nielsen-owned Gracenote is creating new opportunities for video services seeking to leverage popular sports content. With the launch of Gracenote Streaming Sports Catalogs, TV prov... More

CBS All Access Rebranded as Paramount Plus (CNBC)

The rebranded service will take on rivals including WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, Disney’s Hulu and Disney+, and NBCUniversal’s Peacock as traditional media companies dip into strea... More

‘Apple One’ Services Bundle Could Launch This Week (DTE)

Apple has been expected to launch a bundle of its services – including SVOD Apple TV+, Apple Music and games subscription Apple Arcade – at some stage, but a new report claims ... More

Toronto Fest is Mostly Online but What is Lost Without Live Audiences? (Variety)

Leave it to a global pandemic to reveal how much the film industry takes its top festivals for granted.... More

TiVo Announces Native Integration of Locast Into TiVo Stream 4K, DVRs (Next TV)

With the addition of local broadcast channels, as well as Pluto TV and Tubi, tech company touts that its devices deliver a pay TV-like 140+ channels.... More

NFL Providing All Teams With Fake Crowd Noise for 2020 Season (SportsPro)

The National Football League has developed ‘club specific audio pallets’ for each franchise to use due to the absence of most fans for the 2020 season.... More

Streaming Not All About Netflix Anymore (Variety)

“We are all sick of COVID-19, but it had a significant impact on the industry,” Guy Bisson, one of the founders of Ampere Analysis, said Friday during a discussion on VOD at th... More

Facebook Watch Tops 1.25B Monthly Viewers (Variety)

Facebook Watch, the social giant’s two-year-old video streaming platform, has become a massive destination — now attracting over 1.25 billion users each month, the company clai... More

YouTube TV Strikes NFL Network Carriage Agreement (SportsPro)

NFL RedZone also available via streaming service’s Sports Plus add-on package.... More

It’s Showtime! Apple TV+ Reveals New Bundle (Verdict)

As of mid-August, Apple TV+ subscribers in the United States could add a greatly discounted $9.99/month bundle that combines the commercial-free version of CBS All Access and Showt... More