Post Tagged with: "television"

U.K.’s Box TV and Spotify to Launch Top 40 TV Show
/ April 11, 2014 3:54 pm
U.K.’s Box TV and Spotify to Launch Top 40 TV Show

Hypebot reports that leading UK music video TV channel Box TV and Spotify are launching "The Official Box+ Streaming Chart" as a new music TV show. The show will be built on a weekly Top 40 chart from Spotify that will be telecasted on Monday beginning April 14 on 4Music. Read More

WSJ: Apple and Comcast in Talks for Streaming TV Deal
/ March 24, 2014 5:25 pm
WSJ: Apple and Comcast in Talks for Streaming TV Deal

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple Inc. is in talks with Comcast Corp. for a streaming-television service that would allow Apple set-top boxes to bypass traffic congestion on the web. The discussions are the initial stages and there are numerous obstacles to be overcome before a conclusive agreement could be signed. Read More

Tumblr Closes Massive TV Ad Deal with Viacom, Ahead of MTV Movie Awards
/ March 21, 2014 4:08 pm
Tumblr Closes Massive TV Ad Deal with Viacom, Ahead of MTV Movie Awards

VentureBeat reports that Tumblr and Viacom have entered in a partnership to deliver co-branded ad promotions for advertisers for major properties like VH1, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and CMT. This deal follows Twitter’s efforts to enter the television business and indicates a significant shift for Tumblr as a possible second-screen competitor. Read More

Video Discovery Startup Boxfish Raises $7 Million
/ March 17, 2014 4:25 pm
Video Discovery Startup Boxfish Raises $7 Million

TechCrunch reports that Boxfish has raised $7 million in its recent round of funding. BoxFish aids TV viewers to discover shows that they would like to watch. The company is looking to expand its technology to a number of consumer electronics manufacturers, third-party app developers, and cable providers. Read More

GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology Arm Invests $5.5B in 2013
/ February 28, 2014 3:46 pm
GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology Arm Invests $5.5B in 2013

GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology financing business, which is based in Norwalk, announced it completed 59 deals totaling more than $5.5 billion during 2013. This is the investment arm of GE that focuses on businesses in the cable, data center, metro fiber, radio, TV, digital media and software industries, among others. Read More

Google Chromecast to Support Embedded YouTube Videos
/ February 11, 2014 5:34 pm
Google Chromecast to Support Embedded YouTube Videos

VentureBeat reports that Google’s Chromecast will now provide access to play most YouTube videos on your TV. Prior, Chromecast users had to surf the YouTube website or one of its mobile apps to allow screen mirroring on videos. . Read More

Tribune Company To Acquire Gracenote
/ December 23, 2013 12:24 pm
Tribune Company To Acquire Gracenote

Tribune Company today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sony Corporation of America to purchase Gracenote, the global leader in music technology and metadata. Gracenote is the largest source of music data in the world, featuring metadata for more than 180 million tracks, which helps power more than a billion smart phones and tablets, as well as the world's most popular streaming music services. Read More

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