BitTorrent Launches Streaming App

BitTorrent has launched BitTorrent Now, an ad-supported streaming app largely designed to connect its creator clients with their fans. The app is available now for Android, with iOS and Apple TV promised soon. “Fans can discover breaking music and video, follow the artists they love, and support them directly,” wrote Straith Schreder, BitTorrent VP of … Read more

Report: Ads Mustn’t Undermine Internet Video

U.S. broadband households watch an average of 3.8 hours of Internet video on TV screens per week — 20% of all video seen on these devices. This represents a tremendous opportunity for advertisers, according to a new report, Tracking Eyeballs: Video Analytics and Measurement, by industry research firm Park Associates. Park Associates forecasts total digital … Read more

Dems’ Protest: Potent Publicity for Live Streaming

Twitter and Facebook’s live streaming capabilities have come to the fore thanks to the Democrats’ historic sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives. After the House leadership cut off the body’s official TV feed, the Dems turned to Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live to bring their marathon protest to the world. Twitter is … Read more

‘Glued’: Sitcom About Binge-Watching

Comcast Cable’s Xfinity has debuted its first original web series – Glued, a six-part sitcom about a binge-watching married couple. The series comes with serious sitcom credentials. It stars real-life married couple John Ross Bowie (Barry Kripke in The Big Bang Theory) and Jamie Denbo as the couple obsessing over watching every episode of a hit fictional … Read more

Free ‘Ray Donovan’ Premiere

Non-Showtime subscribers can watch a free, TV-14 rated version of the season four premiere episode of its award-winning series Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber, on YouTube and SHO.com. The start of the new season finds Ray, an in-demand professional fixer in Los Angeles, seeking redemption following his murder confession to a priest. The series also … Read more