Canada’s CBC Launches Live TV Streaming Service to Rival Netflix

The Hollywood Reporter Reports: "The Canadian Broadcasting Corp., the country's public broadcaster, launched an over-the-top streaming service Tuesday, including an ad-free version for $4.99 a month,...

Mashable Sells to Ziff Davis

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Twelve years after founding Mashable as a humble tech blog, Pete Cashmore announced to his employees in a memo on Tuesday...

AT&T Says DirecTV Now’s Streaming Service Has Topped 1 Million Subscribers

Variety reports: "One year after launching, AT&T’s DirecTV Now over-the-top TV streaming service has surpassed 1 million subscribers, according to the telco. However, those gains haven’t offset...

IDAGIO Raises $9.5M To Expand Classical Music Streaming Service

Hypebot reports: "Berlin based IDAGIO has raised a $9.5 million Series A round to expand its classical music focused streaming service. Investors Tengelmann Ventures led...

Nintendo targets Chinese gamers with remasters for Nvidia Shield

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Nintendo has teamed up with Nvidia to bring a host of classic Wii and Gamecube titles to China for the first time....

Ed Sheeran Tops Spotify’s 2017 Most-Streamed List

Billboard reports: "The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he is the most streamed artist of the year.The streaming service announced Tuesday that...

Instagram now lets you group Stories into Highlights

Venture Beat reports: "Instagram today introduced two new features that allow users to save and share their Stories after they have been live for...

Netflix is reportedly experimenting with interactive TV shows for adults

The Verge reports: "Netflix is bringing interactive storytelling to more of its original programming, Bloomberg reports. The streaming service is apparently producing a choose-your-own-adventure-style TV...

Lack of Local Content Hamstrings Netflix, Amazon in Middle East

Variety reports: "Just as Netflix was launching in the Middle East two years ago, its chief content officer Ted Sarandos told a Dubai Film Market panel...

Spotify Premium gets discounted to $99 for a year

The Verge reports: "Just in time for the holidays, Spotify is offering a year’s subscription of its ad-free Premium for $99, or $20 off of the...

Google Play reveals 2017’s best apps and games

Venture Beat reports: "Google Play announced today its list of the most popular mobile apps, games, and other content for 2017. Based on popularity alone, Nintendo’s...

‘Stranger Things’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

Variety reports: "'Stranger Things' has been renewed for a third season at Netflix, the streaming service announced Friday. The first season proved to be a major sleeper...

Pocket Gems launches Pitch Perfect interactive mobile story

Venture Beat reports: "Pocket Gems and Universal Studios have launched an interactive story for the Episode mobile app based on the Pitch Perfect films. The Pitch Perfect: In Deep...

Spotify, China’s Tencent In Stake Swap Talks That Could Mean Lower Payments To Labels,...

Hypebot reports: "Spotify is in talks with the the music arm of Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings to swap 10% stakes in each other’s businesses...

BBC launches VR Hub studio

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "The BBC has dipped its toe in the waters of virtual reality before, but now it's ready to dive right in. The broadcaster has...

Disney Sues to Block Redbox’s Digital Movie Sales

Variety reports: "Disney has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop Redbox from selling digital codes for purchasing Disney movies to download or stream. In October, Redbox launched a service offering “digital...

ESP Gaming launches as premier production company for esports

Venture Beat reports: "ESP Gaming is a new production company for esports and competitive gaming events. Spun off from the team that produces the Poker...

Streaming App Stationhead Integrates Apple Music

Billboard reports: "Earlier this year, former Stage singer Ryan Star and web designer/coder Jace Kay launched Stationhead, an app built on top of Spotify's open API that allows users with...

Facebook expands feature letting businesses build Messenger into their websites

The Verge reports: "Facebook announced a wider availability of its new Customer Chat service today, which lets businesses talk with users both on their own websites...

NFL Commits $89M To Social Justice Causes; No Call For Players To End Protests

Deadline Hollywood reports: "In a move the NFL hopes will help end the controversial protests by its players, the league has proposed committing $89M over seven...