Media

CBS is expanding to Australia with buyout of troubled broadcaster Network Ten

 CBS is to branch into Australia after it announced a deal to acquire struggling broadcaster Network Ten. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approvals, could save the network from a difficult patch. Network Ten has been in voluntary administration since June after key investors withdrew financial support following a drop in ad sales and continued losses. CBS could use its new found… Read More

CBS is expanding to Australia with buyout of troubled broadcaster Network Ten

 CBS is to branch into Australia after it announced a deal to acquire struggling broadcaster Network Ten. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approvals, could save the network from a difficult patch. Network Ten has been in voluntary administration since June after key investors withdrew financial support following a drop in ad sales and continued losses. CBS could use its new found… Read More

Facebook hires former NYT public editor Liz Spayd to consult on transparency

 Facebook says it’s looking to become more open and transparent about its decisions, and it’s hired Liz Spayd, a former public editor of The New York Times, to consult on the process. The hire comes as Facebook — or at least, parts of Facebook — seems to be wrestling with its role in the public sphere. There have been specific controversies, like the debate over… Read More

Facebook hires former NYT public editor Liz Spayd to consult on transparency

 Facebook says it’s looking to become more open and transparent about its decisions, and it’s hired Liz Spayd, a former public editor of The New York Times, to consult on the process. The hire comes as Facebook — or at least, parts of Facebook — seems to be wrestling with its role in the public sphere. There have been specific controversies, like the debate over… Read More

Tesla streaming music service hinted at in recent software update

 Tesla CEO Elon Musk himself has dropped hints that the car and energy company wants to also offer its own musical solution for playlists in the car, and now we have more evident that’s on its way. Electrek reports that software clues from the most recent updates pushed out to Tesla cars include a reference to a music service called “TTunes.” There’s nothing there yet… Read More

Tech is back to mess with stuff in ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 teaser

 That pounding intro music is now enough on its own to make me feel nervous and anxious, thanks to the success of Black Mirror over the years. The Netflix exclusive is back for Season 4 later this year, with six brand new episodes penned by series creator Charlie Brooker. The teaser features a lot of quick cuts and short glimpses, but I’m most intrigued by this Star Trek-looking… Read More

Netflix is making gains on live TV as viewers’ first choice for watching shows

 Netflix’s subscriber count is soaring and the company is investing billions into original content, but according to a new report published by Marketing Charts today, live TV is still the first place around half of TV viewers go first when they want to watch a show. However, for roughly one in five viewers, or 19 percent, their “default” source for TV programming is now Netflix. Read More

Netflix’s ‘Bojack Horseman’ season 4 trailer is curiously devoid of Bojack

 The trailer for Bojack Horseman‘s fourth season is here, and it shows a lot of what we can expect from the new episodes, which land on Netflix on September 8. What it doesn’t show, however is much of Bojack himself, who turns up only briefly at the end pulling up to a dilapidated cabin in a convertible. If you’re not already a Bojack Horseman fan, you should be: This has… Read More

Stadium’s live-streamed sports and original programming comes to Twitter

 Stadium, the live streaming sports network that just this week partnered with Facebook for exclusive broadcasts of college football games, is today bringing live streamed sports to Twitter. The network will run 24 hours a day on Twitter, broadcasting live and on-demand games and events, highlights, classic games, as well as original and daily live studio programming. These streams will be… Read More

Judge sides with YouTubers Ethan and Hila Klein in copyright lawsuit

 Ethan and Hila Klein, the husband-and-wife team behind the popular H3H3 YouTube channel, appear to have won their legal battle against Matt Hosseinzadeh, a.k.a. Matt Hoss. A New York judge today issued a summary judgement in favor of the Kleins. ...

Roku is the top streaming device in the U.S and still growing, report finds

 Roku isn’t only maintaining its lead as the top streaming media player device in the U.S., it’s increasing it. That’s the conclusion from the latest industry report out today from market intelligence firm Parks Associates, which states that 37 percent of streaming devices in U.S. households are Roku devices, as of the first quarter of this year. That’s up from 30 percent… Read More

Roku is the top streaming device in the U.S and still growing, report finds

 Roku isn’t only maintaining its lead as the top streaming media player device in the U.S., it’s increasing it. That’s the conclusion from the latest industry report out today from market intelligence firm Parks Associates, which states that 37 percent of streaming devices in U.S. households are Roku devices, as of the first quarter of this year. That’s up from 30 percent… Read More