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The Online Reporter no. 961

 

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KEY ISSUES

Sports Networks Create Content for Social Video Platforms to Engage Audiences

Background: Sports TV networks have taken note of social media, not just through advertising, but by creating content exclusively for social video platforms as NBC Sport’s Snapchat account goes live to cover NHL and the English Premier League.

Video and Viewing Devices Will Be Present at CES 2016

Background: 450 exhibitors are listing “video” as among their product lines (staff from The Online Reporter will be in Las Vegas this week and will try to assess as many as possible!)

 

DISRUPTIONS

Verizon Launches $30/month Wi-Fi-Only Plan

 

4K/UHD (ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION)

Pre-CES Vizio Ambushes Competition with Top Quality 4K Sets at Must Have’ Prices

LG’s webOS 3.0 Powered Smart TV’s Focus on Usability and Control in 2016

Netflix in 4K Available to BT TV Customers at a Cost

First Ultra HD IPTV Service Coming to UAE

 

OTT: SERVICES, APPS & SCREENS

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Facebook Further Expands It’s Live Streaming Option

Showtime Premiers Available Early with Digital Access

Verizon CEO Speaking with Business Insider on Go90

Yahoo, NBC Sports Continue Relationship

Sony and Rovi Renew Deal, Keeping Content Discovery Simpler

Amazon Growing Its Original Content Library

Netflix Adding Another Original Series

 

TV Everywhere

Discovery’s TVE App Is Just That Everywhere

Crunchyroll Bringing OTT Content to Linear TV

 

ORIGINAL ONLINE VIDEOS

Long After Xbox, Playstation Users Finally Have Access to GoPro’s Video Channel

Comedy Central and Snapchat Team Up on a Scripted Series

 

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

BROADBAND BEAT

Boingo’s Airport Wi-Fi Offerings Are Faster, But Limited

Broadband and OTT Hot, Pay TV Not

 

LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS

Poland Sees a Trend toward Cord Cutting

IHS Predicts Direct-to-Consumer Will Surge in 2016

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