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Verizon Says Customers Like Its Custom TV Bundles, Possibly Too Much
/ July 22, 2015 5:50 pm
Verizon Says Customers Like Its Custom TV Bundles, Possibly Too Much

Deadline Hollywood reports "More than a third of Verizon’s 26,000 new FiOS video customers in Q2 opted for one of the new Custom TV lower-priced so-called “skinny bundles” — which require subscribers to pay extra for some mainstay channels, most notably ESPN — the phone giant says this morning." Read More

Facebook gears up to fight YouTube with new video publisher tools
/ July 22, 2015 5:43 pm
Facebook gears up to fight YouTube with new video publisher tools

The Verge reports "Facebook has introduced new tools that will give its publishers even more customization options when distributing their videos, in their effort to grow into a serious competitor for YouTube and make their website a one-stop shop for all types of content." Read More

YouTube Rock Stars Boyce Avenue Sign with Collective Digital Studio
/ July 22, 2015 5:41 pm
YouTube Rock Stars Boyce Avenue Sign with Collective Digital Studio

Variety reports "Boyce Avenue, a pop-rock band that lays claim to being the biggest indie band on YouTube, has signed with digital entertainment company Collective Digital Studio to be part of CDS’ multichannel network." Read More

Nokia Plans to Debut Virtual Reality Product Next Week
/ July 22, 2015 5:37 pm
Nokia Plans to Debut Virtual Reality Product Next Week

Re/code reports "The effort, which Re/code reported in April, represents the most significant consumer hardware launch from Nokia since it sold its mobile phone business to Microsoft in 2013. It is one of several areas that the company is hoping could eventually reestablish the Finnish company as a serious player in the consumer electronics world." Read More

Casey Patterson Exits Viacom, Launches Production Company
/ July 22, 2015 5:35 pm
Casey Patterson Exits Viacom, Launches Production Company

Deadline Hollywood reports "Longtime Viacom Entertainment exec Casey Patterson has left its executive suite and formed Casey Patterson Entertainment. The company launches with a multi-year deal with Viacom Music and Entertainment Group to develop and produce live music, variety and comedy programming, as well as talent driven series and specials for broadcast and cable networks, subscription and streaming services." Read More

Rhapsody Music Service Now Has 3 Million Paying Subscribers
/ July 22, 2015 5:32 pm
Rhapsody Music Service Now Has 3 Million Paying Subscribers

Variety reports "Rhapsody has been around since 2001, but the company only hit two million paying subscribers last summer. Part of the recent growth can be attributed to carrier partnerships and lower-priced plans. This includes unRadio, which basically is a Pandora-like streaming service that is offered discounted to some T-Mobile subscribers." Read More

Al Franken asks for Apple Music investigation that’s already happening
/ July 22, 2015 5:29 pm
Al Franken asks for Apple Music investigation that’s already happening

Variety reports "Writing to both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, Senator Al Franken has asked for an examination of Apple's potentially anti-competitive behavior in the music streaming service market." Read More

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