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The proliferation of streaming television content has prompted Barclays to launch a new fund aimed at helping the British bank’s clients develop more streaming programs. Barclays said on Tuesday morning that it has created a new $125 million fund to be used specifically to support U.K.-based TV production clients’ streaming video-on-demand projects. Barclays added that the fund is the first of its kind from a major U.K. bank. The new fund is a reaction to the growing popularity of st...
AT&T is hoping that promotions can keep bringing in new subscribers for the DirecTV Now live-streaming television service. The telecoms giant recently announced that, for a limited time, customers can receive a full year of HBO for no additional cost if they sign up for one of DirecTV Now’s two pricier subscription tiers. That means savings of $60 for the full year--HBO usually costs an extra $5 per month for DirecTV Now subscribers. The catch? It only applies to either the Go Big chan...
At some point in the future, you could be watching Netflix movies and TV shows that were cut specifically for viewing on your mobile device. Netflix will reportedly explore the possibility of re-cutting some of its original programming to optimize the content for viewing on devices like smartphones and tablets. According to The Verge, Netflix chief product officer Neil Hunt told reporters on Wednesday that the company plans to look into mobile-specific cuts of the movies and television shows pro...
The brackets are ready to be filled in as college basketball’s biggest tournament kicks off this week. March Madness officially starts on Tuesday, March 14 when teams begin vying for a national championship, which will be decided at the NCAA men’s title game on April 3. All told, there will be 67 total thrilling matchups over the next three weeks--and, myriad options for basketball fans who want to follow their favorite college teams on television or streaming online. CBS ...
A TV streaming service aimed at U.S.-based Anglophiles is now officially available. BritBox, created in partnership with rival British broadcasters BBC and ITV, opened for business on Tuesday. The subscription Netflix-like streaming service is home to a variety of new and old programs from BBC, the U.K.’s public broadcaster, and ITV, the country’s largest commercial broadcaster. The two broadcasters market the service as the “largest collection of British programming available ...
YouTube is officially jumping into the live-streaming television fray with a new subscription service called YouTube TV. The Google-owned streaming video company previewed YouTube TV during a press event held at YouTube’s Los Angeles facility (and live-streamed to press in New York City and San Francisco) on Tuesday afternoon. Prior to the announcement, YouTube boasted that the event would “showcase a new way to experience the TV content you love.” The long-anticipated new serv...