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Ad-Supported Streaming Services Find New Footing in Hollywood

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Amazon, NBCUniversal and Viacom all recently bet on free premium content — with commercials. The past five years in Hollywood have...

Roku launches premium subscriptions for Showtime, Starz, and other services today

The Verge reports: "Last month, Roku announced plans to directly sell subscriptions for several premium video services, including Showtime, Starz, Epix, and others through its...

Sony Explores Stake in Indian Powerhouse Zee Entertainment

Variety reports: "Sony is a leading candidate to acquire a share in Indian media conglomerate Zee Entertainment, according to media reports in India. Zee currently has...

Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source...

Tech Crunch reports: "Google today announced that it has partnered with Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony’s visual effects and animation studio, to launch OpenCue, an open source render manager....

HuffPost Lays Off At Least 15 Staffers Amid Verizon Media Cuts

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "At least 15 HuffPost employees were laid off on Thursday as part of 7 percent cross-company cuts made by parent...

Vice Media, Hulu Japan Ink Original Content and Licensing Deal

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Vice Media and Hulu Japan have signed an agreement covering licensing of content and co-productions, the companies announced Thursday. The...

BuzzFeed to Lay Off 15 Percent of Company Workforce

Billboard reports: "BuzzFeed is laying off 15 percent of its workforce, about 215 people, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. CEO Jonah Peretti on Wednesday (Jan. 23)...

Hulu Raises Price for Live TV Bundle, Discounts Ad-Supported Offering

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Hulu's live television bundle is getting more expensive, but cost-conscious consumers are getting a break on the streamer's cheapest plan. A...

Sony Crackle Nabs ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ Esports Documentary Streaming Rights

Variety reports: "Sony Crackle has secured exclusive streaming rights to Ubisoft’s esports documentary 'To Win it All: The Road to The Six Invitational,' following three pro players...

YouTube TV opens to the whole U.S. ahead of Super Bowl...

Venture Beat reports: "Google is today expanding its premium YouTube TV streaming service to the majority of locations in the U.S., with the rest...