Vimeo at IBC unveiled its live-streaming service, which will be made available to consumers in upcoming weeks. The company has focused on perfecting features and performance before launching the service.
Fox News on Monday announced that Laura Ingraham's "The Ingraham Angle" will debut Oct. 30 in the 10 p.m. time slot. As a result, Sean Hannity's show will move back to 9 p.m. and "The Five" will move back to its original 5 p.m. slot.
Arris and Altice last week signed a deal that will launch set-top boxes with 4K and HDR capabilities across the US and Europe beginning in 2018. The deal also includes the deployment of Arris' access network platform, which offers gigabit service, in the US, the Dominican Republic and France.
CNN President Jeff Zucker says the network's 1.47 million viewers tuning in for coverage of Hurricane Irma show the importance of focusing on breaking news. Despite growing numbers from its competition, Zucker stressed that the network isn't focused on winning in the ratings but instead needs "to report and service our audiences on television and in digital."
Capri Sun has released video spots promoting its new line of healthier juice drinks with a celebrity appearance from singer John Legend. The commercials, created by the Leo Burnett agency, highlight the brand's new, no-sugar added line, as well as its fruit and vegetable mixes and organic offerings.
Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins at an event last week confirmed that the company will be adding seven new original series to its lineup within the next nine months. The company is also investing $2.5 billion in content to be more competitive with services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, while also focusing on new ventures, including a partnership with Spotify and its live TV service.
Pay TV is in 98 million homes, showing a decline of just 1% since last year and proving that pay-TV services are holding steady, says the Video Advertising Bureau. Seventy-one percent of households with OTT streaming services also subscribe to a pay-TV service, and viewers watch eight times as much traditional TV as they do streaming content, the trade group says.
The Hallmark Channel is most appealing to viewers in the South and the Midwest, with its average prime-time viewer count climbing to 875,000 this year -- from 539,000 in 2013. The popularity of the network's politically agnostic programming echoes a study performed this year that shows the differences in content preferences between red and blue states.
Technologies including cloud-based tools have accelerated the adoption of OTT services into pay-TV infrastructure, says Metrological Senior Vice President Greg Riker. Comcast's integration of OTT into its X1 platform also is putting pressure on the industry to spur more integration, Riker says.