Plex launches a free, ad-supported streaming service in over 200 countries

Plex launches a free, ad-supported streaming service in over 200 countries

Plex today is launching its own ad-supported streaming service, a rival to The Roku Channel, Tubi, Crackle, Vudu’s Movies on Us, and others that offer a way to stream movies and TV for free without a subscription. The service will feature several thousand movies and shows from studios like MGM, Read more…

CBS All Access launches kids’ programming, soon to include Nickelodeon shows

CBS All Access launches kids’ programming, soon to include Nickelodeon shows

CBS’s over-the-top streaming service, CBS All Access, is the latest to counter the threat from Disney+ by investing in children’s programming. Today, the company is launching a kids’ programming lineup including original shows and other library content. Plus, in one of the first major content integrations ahead of the ViacomCBS Read more…

Star Wars and Marvel content is most popular among Disney+ trial users, report finds

Disney+ has already attracted over 10 million subscribers

Disney’s launch of its premium subscription streaming service Disney+ was not without issues – high demand resulted int content not being accessible for hours on its first day of availability. The company cited higher-than-expected demand as a factor, and now we have a rough estimate of the size of that Read more…

HBO’s former CEO said to be in talks with Apple TV+ for an exclusive production deal

HBO’s former CEO said to be in talks with Apple TV+ for an exclusive production deal

The man who oversaw the creation of some of HBO’s most highly-praised ‘prestige TV’ could soon be making shows for Apple TV+, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Richard Plepler, who was HBO’s Chairman and CEO up until he parted ways with the company last February Read more…

NBA TV goes over-the-top to offer live games and original programming to cord cutters

NBA TV goes over-the-top to offer live games and original programming to cord cutters

Cord-cutting basketball fans now have a new option for their non-stop hoops coverage. NBA TV is officially launching a direct-to-consumer subscription service today, making it the first linear TV sports league network to go over the top. The service, which will be available both on the web at NBA.com and Read more…

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Study claims Disney+ already has over a million U.S. subscribers, pre-launch

Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, doesn’t launch until mid-November, but it may have already signed up over a million customers in the U.S., according to new data from analytics firm Jumpshot, out this week. The firm, which gathers data from a panel of online consumers to gain insights, is not Read more…

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Sony to shut down PlayStation Vue on January 30, 2020

Sony’s live TV streaming service, PlayStation Vue, is shutting down. The service will no longer be available as of January 30, 2020, the company announced today. The news comes only days after rumors circulated which claimed Sony was in search of a new owner for the struggling service. A report Read more…

The Apple TV app arrives on Roku, ahead of Apple TV+ streaming service launch

The Apple TV app arrives on Roku, ahead of Apple TV+ streaming service launch

Ahead of the arrival of Apple TV+, the brand-new Apple TV app is launching on Roku devices, starting today. The app currently allows Apple customers to access their iTunes video library and subscribe to Apple TV channels directly from Roku devices. And, on November 1, it will also be home Read more…

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TiVo’s ad-supported streaming service, TiVo Plus, launches today

TiVo’s answer to The Roku Channel, TiVo Plus, is launching today. The company had already unveiled its plans for ad-supported streaming earlier this month with the debut of two new models of its DVR, the TiVo Edge. Like The Roku Channel, TUBI, Vudu’s Movies on Us, and others, TiVo Plus Read more…