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Decentralized video infrastructure platform Livepeer raises $8m series A

TechCrunch reports: "Video is the core entertainment medium of the web. Platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Netflix and more deliver millions of hours of videos...

TikTok hit $9M in in-app purchases last month, up 500% over...

TechCrunch reports: "Popular short-form video app TikTok has been slowly ramping up its advertising strategy this year as it increases its focus on monetization. However, the...

HDHomerun App Brings Live TV to Roku Devices

Variety reports: "Roku users are getting another way to watch live television with the help of their favorite streaming devices: Silicondust, maker of the HDHomerun TV...

Nintendo “evaluating” streaming, but focused on physical and downloads

gamesindustry.biz reports: "While much of the industry is chasing the streaming model that has transformed music, TV and film, Nintendo is likely sticking to...

Disney Stock Rises After Wall Street Analyst Boosts Streaming Outlook

Deadline reports: "Disney stock gained 2% in early trading Thursday, near its all-time high, after a prominent Wall Street media analyst boosted his price target...

Pluto TV Streams Onto Comcast’s Xfinity X1 Set-Tops

Variety reports: "Pluto TV just swung into a wider orbit: The free, ad-supported linear TV and movie service is now available on Comcast’s Xfinity X1...

Facebook Watch Hits 140 Million Daily Users, Premiere Dates Set for...

Variety reports: "Facebook says its video strategy — to encourage its 2 billion-plus users to watch, share and discuss episodic content — is working. The...

Miramax Suitors Line Up as Sale Talks Move Forward

Hollywood Reporter reports: "MGM, Lionsgate, Viacom and Sony have all kicked the tires in recent weeks for either an outright purchase or a significant...

Streaming-Movie Startup Row8 Signs Deals With Four Hollywood Studios

Variety reports: "Row8, a fledgling digital movie service, is looking to take on transactional VOD players like Apple and Amazon with a focus on...

A European Union of TV? Broadcasters Team to Take on Netflix...

Hollywood Reporter reports: "Media giants are forging awkward alliances to combat ascendant services and prepare for the onslaught from Disney, Apple and WarnerMedia: "Everybody...