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Google partners with GoPro to launch Jump, a virtual reality filming kit
/ May 28, 2015 2:08 pm
Google partners with GoPro to launch Jump, a virtual reality filming kit

VentureBeat reports "Google today announced at its annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco Jump, a new project for people to create and share virtual-reality experiences, following on Google’s progress with its expanding Cardboard virtual-reality platform." Read More

Suddenlink Inks Hulu Deal to Stream Service via Set-Tops, While Not Carrying Viacom Nets
/ May 28, 2015 1:21 pm
Suddenlink Inks Hulu Deal to Stream Service via Set-Tops, While Not Carrying Viacom Nets

Variety reports "Midsize cable operator Suddenlink Communications was unable to reach a deal to distribute Viacom’s suite of 24 networks — but it has just clinched a pact with Hulu to offer subscribers access to the Internet TV service’s premium VOD service. Suddenlink, which has about 1.1 million TV subscribers, will work with Hulu to provide customers who have TiVo set-top boxes access to Hulu’s SVOD service some time later this year. The operator reached a similar deal with Netflix a year ago." Read More

HBO Now Coming to Google’s Android Devices
/ May 28, 2015 1:14 pm
HBO Now Coming to Google’s Android Devices

The Hollywood Reporter reports "The $14.99 subscription service, which gives non-cable customers access to live streams of current HBO shows such as Game of Thrones and catalogs of past shows including The Sopranos, will be available for download in the Google Play store, making it available on Android devices. It will also support Chromecast on Android, iOS and web browsers and will be available on Android TV." Read More

Periscope Is Broadcasting 10 Years Of Content Per Day, 380 Years Since Launch
/ May 28, 2015 1:06 pm
Periscope Is Broadcasting 10 Years Of Content Per Day, 380 Years Since Launch

TechCrunch reports "Get ready for a new live streaming metric: Content years. Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour took the stage today at the Code conference in Southern California and announced that Periscope has broadcasted 380 years of content since it launched 8 weeks ago, at 10 years of content per day." Read More

Adult Swim Dives Into Virtual Reality Space With Virtual Brainload App
/ May 28, 2015 1:00 pm
Adult Swim Dives Into Virtual Reality Space With Virtual Brainload App

Variety reports "Adult Swim, the cable network known for animation, comedy and general oddness, is leaping headfirst into virtual reality by launching its Virtual Brainload app on Tuesday available for free download on Google Play." Read More

Merlin Partners With Asian Streaming Service KKBOX
/ May 27, 2015 2:48 pm
Merlin Partners With Asian Streaming Service KKBOX

Billboard reports "Global independent rights group Merlin has signed a licensing deal with Asia's leading music streaming service, KKBOX. The partnership represents Merlin's first ever pan-Asian specific deal and covers the territories of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the world's second largest music market, Japan. Taiwan-based KKNOX was launched in 2004 and currently boasts over 10 million users, including two million paying subscribers." Read More

Snapchat Hires Fox Veteran Marcus Wiley for Original Programming
/ May 27, 2015 2:32 pm
Snapchat Hires Fox Veteran Marcus Wiley for Original Programming

The Hollywood Reporter reports "Snapchat has tapped a television veteran to boost its original content ambitions. The Venice-based messaging app has tapped Marcus Wiley as head of program planning and development, giving him oversight of original series produced for Snapchat's Discover channel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed." Read More

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