Hulu and Netflix Expand Kids’ Libraries

Streaming video competitors Hulu and Netflix have announced content licensing deals that considerably expand their libraries of children’s programming. In an agreement with the Disney-ABC Television Group, Hulu acquired streaming rights for full prior seasons of kids’ titles from Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. The deal will add more than 500 episodes and more … Read more

Vidgo Releases More Details About New Streaming Service

Vidgo, which announced beta testing for a new Internet television streaming service at the January Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, has released more details about programming and device compatibility. Subscribers will be able to stream programming,with no annual contracts to devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS and Android, as well as … Read more

Reuters TV Adds ‘Featured’ and ‘Live’ sections

Worldwide news provider Reuters has launched what it’s calling version 2.0 of its year-old Reuters TV, which is available over the web, on Apple platforms and via an Android app. The redesigned site now includes three main sections: “Featured,” consisting of thematic programs curated and hosted by Reuters journalists. The current feature, for example, is … Read more

Ellation to Unveil VRV, a Multichannel Video Platform

New platform to cater to fans of anime, animation, gaming, comedy and technology Ellation has announced that later this year it will introduce VRV, a multichannel video platform providing what it describes as the best of anime, animation, gaming, comedy, fantasy, and technology. Channels will include Ellation’s own Crunchyroll, along with partner channels Rooster Teeth, … Read more

Escape, Grit, Laff and Bounce Expand Availability

  Four over-the-air networks — female-targeted Escape, male-targeted Grit, comedy channel Laff and black-skewed Bounce TV — are greatly expanding their availability to viewers without cable, satellite or telco subscriptions. That’s thanks to multi-year deals signed by distributors Katz Broadcasting and Bounce Media with three broadcast station group owners. Katz calls it the “largest multicast … Read more

New Indie Film Fest Sets Digital On Demand Channel

CineFlix Fest, which plans to launch a six to nine-week travelling independent film festival through the south this fall, is also launching CineFlix Digital on Demand , which it calls a paid subscription channel with films and behind-the-scenes content. Although a press release issued today by the festival’s backers – John Schneider Studios and Maven Entertainment … Read more

Millennials More Likely to Consume Internet-Only TV

New research about the US market reveals that among broadband households almost a quarter of those headed by millennials (23%) subscribe to television programming only via the Internet – that is, Over-The-Top (OTT) TV– which is more than the national average of 15%. Market research firm Park Associates also found that 61% of millennials subscribe to … Read more