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Amazon Sticks It To The Competition: Will Stop Selling Apple & Google Streaming Boxes

October 1, 2015 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

Amazon has announced they will stop selling streaming boxes and devices from Apple and Google including Chromecast, Nexus Player and Apple TV. Marketplace sellers are no longer allowed to list new streaming boxes/sticks from Apple and Google and current products will be removed for sale on October 29th. Amazon says they have made the decision to stop listing these items for sale since they don’t currently run Amazon’s Prime streaming service and that Amazon wants to “avoid customer confusion”. While that sounds like a weak excuse on Amazon’s part, we don’t know all of the details and it could be that Apple and Google won’t allow Amazon on their devices.

iOS 9 “Picture-in-Picture” for iPad: Easy To Use And Easy To Build

iOS 9 “Picture-in-Picture” for iPad: Easy To Use And Easy To Build

October 1, 2015 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

“Picture-in-Picture”, the iPad only feature that comes with the iOS 9 update on newer iPads, is a new multitasking tool that requires minimal effort to integrate on existing video apps. This is also the first time Apple is introducing true multitasking on iOS, and it is unlocking exciting new opportunities and use cases for app developers. I’ve just started seeing some content owners take advantage of it and it looks as if it will quickly become a standard feature. For users, using PiP is seamless. It works automatically without requiring any activation

NewsON, Watchup, ZypMedia target the oft-overlooked local TV streaming opportunity

September 30, 2015 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

In our latest feature, I take a look at an OTT market segment that tends to get pushed aside by shinier business models like SVOD: broadcasters adding online strategies to their to-do lists. At the risk of throwing too many clich

[Video] ‘Supernatural’ Season 11 Premiere Clip: Sam and Dean Show Some Skin

[Video] ‘Supernatural’ Season 11 Premiere Clip: Sam and Dean Show Some Skin

September 30, 2015 by tv show news · Leave a Comment 

The Winchesters are back in action on Supernatural starting Wednesday, October 7 at 9pm on the CW. For season 11 they’ll be facing the mysterious enemy known only as the Darkness and in this clip, we may learn something about it. BuddyTV Works Better with Prime Do you have Prime? Yes No Watch unlimited instant streaming of movies & TV shows! Start Your Free Month Now Browse Prime within BuddyTV! Activate Prime It’s fast and free.

Verizon go90’s partnership deals: Publicis, New Form Digital sign on

September 29, 2015 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

As Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) new go90 mobile-focused OTT service rolls out, the provider is announcing a number of partnership deals designed to boost both its content offerings and its advertising inventory. At an Advertising Week event in New York, AOL, which is leading go90's ad sales strategy, announced a year-long partnership with the world's third largest advertising group, Publicis Groupe, in a deal worth $50 million. Publicis will be the exclusive advertiser on the service for its first three months, starting in the fourth quarter of 2015

‘The Voice’ Recap: How Many Four-Chair Turns Does Adam Win?

‘The Voice’ Recap: How Many Four-Chair Turns Does Adam Win?

September 29, 2015 by tv show news · Leave a Comment 

The free and breezy days of the first week of Blind Auditions are a distant memory on The Voice . The teams are starting to be filled up quickly. The coaches can’t just punch their chair-turning buzzers all willy nilly now. It takes something really special to impress the

Local TV stations’ day in the OTT sun: $40B market is theirs to take, if they can reach it

September 29, 2015 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

With one of the largest station groups in the U.S. consolidating its advertising efforts among affiliates and a consortium of broadcasters looking to start a streaming app service for their regional-local affiliates, the market for local TV stations appears to be ready to bust wide open. What is the market potential for local TV stations — what size audience can they reach, and what opportunities to monetize do they have? Current online streaming efforts are widespread but not necessarily organized

‘The Voice’ Interviews: How Did Jubal Pull Off His Marriage Proposal to Amanda?

‘The Voice’ Interviews: How Did Jubal Pull Off His Marriage Proposal to Amanda?

September 29, 2015 by tv show news · Leave a Comment 

The Voice is three episodes into season 9, and the Blind Auditions are already delivering some strong performances by the contestants. With the coaches more than halfway through filling up their teams, there are only so many spots left. But what about the singers who have already joined their teams? BuddyTV spoke with the advancing artists from the third night of auditions during a conference call. Jubal and Amanda relived the big proposal, with Jubal discussing how he pulled it all off — and did Amanda know he was about to pop the question

[Videos] ‘Criminal Minds’ Season 11 Premiere Sneak Peek: Meet Aisha Tyler’s Dr. Tara Lewis

[Videos] ‘Criminal Minds’ Season 11 Premiere Sneak Peek: Meet Aisha Tyler’s Dr. Tara Lewis

September 29, 2015 by tv show news · Leave a Comment 

The BAU is going to be down at least a couple of team members when Criminal Minds season 11 begins, and filling one of those gaps is Aisha Tyler, who will be recurring as Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist. In the premiere, “The Job,” Dr. Lewis is a just an impressive potential new team member who helps with the latest case, a serial killer leaving distinctive marks on victims’ faces.

3 Reasons to Watch ‘The Grinder’ and ‘Grandfathered’

3 Reasons to Watch ‘The Grinder’ and ‘Grandfathered’

September 29, 2015 by tv show news · Leave a Comment 

FOX’s two newest sitcoms, Grandfathered and The Grinder premiere on the same night and both feature some high profile TV veterans. Consequently, there’s no avoiding that the two shows will be talked about together and more than likely compared to each other.

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