May 11, 2017 -
In a world where cord cutting and streaming services have blurred the picture for the pay-TV industry, Matt Strauss, Comcast's top video executive, believes the key to keeping customers hooked up may come down to just one word: bundles.
Bundling everything from video and high-speed internet to...
May 11, 2017 - Jesus has risen again.
May 10, 2017 - For analysts and investors tracking the early life of AT&T’s (NYSE: T) streaming TV product, the results have been a mixed bag.
Built to help bring back the revenue lost to cord-cutting, DirecTV Now debuted in late November and by the end of the year had added 200,000 subscribers. The growth far outpaced AT&T’s internal projections, the company said at the time, and impressed analysts.
But the flip side of the coin has been nagging technical issues, prompting error messages and frustration.…
May 10, 2017 -
Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History This new episode recalls the Vietnam War and the Kent State massacre through the songs of Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield and others. 7 and 10 p.m. CNN
The Big Bang Theory Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) comrades are worried about what might happen when...
May 10, 2017 - Television giant NBCUniversal is buying majority ownership of Craftsy, maker online video cooking and crafting lessons used by more than 12 million U.S. hobbyists who subscribe.
New York-based NBCUniversal and Denver-based Craftsy jointly announced the deal Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.
Craftsy will become part of the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment unit and continue to offer its online programming.
“There’s also great on-air potential in Craftsy’s future. We have the ability to…
May 10, 2017 -
May 10, 2017 - The streaming service hired Joel Stillerman, who has been the head of programming at AMC since 2008, overseeing hits like “The Walking Dead.”
May 10, 2017 - The BET Networks, the parent company of the Black Entertainment Television network founded in D.C. in 1979, will decamp for New York, a BET spokesperson has confirmed.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news that BET would relocated effective July 7. BET is located at 1235 W St. NE, a campus that includes several studios as well as offices. The network will move to the central offices of Viacom, according to the report.
Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) purchased BET, founded by Sheila and Robert Johnson,…
May 10, 2017 - Deadpool is headed to the small screen.
May 10, 2017 - Israeli tech startup StreetSmart wants to help take the guesswork out of driver decision-making with its new app.