Locast suspended operations after losing a critical court fight with TV broadcasters. The streaming service gave users access to their local TV stations over the internet. The networks objected that it was a copyright violation, and a court agreed.
ESPN+ is a sports streamer’s dream and costs less than $5
Disney’s new ESPN+ service has landed on iOS, offering subscribers thousands of hours of live sports for under $5 a month. Users will enjoy action from the MLB and NHL, as well as content they wouldn’t typically find on ESPN channels on the big screen.
TV shows are coming soon to Snapchat
Snap Inc apparently wants in on the hottest new trend among tech companies: TV shows.
Following the lead of Amazon and Twitter, Snapchat reportedly plans to start showing vertical short films in its app. Only instead of doing all the work on its own, the company is inking deals with some of the biggest names in media.
YouTube TV arrives to shake up streaming world
YouTube’s new tv streaming service for cord-cutters has finally arrived for customers in five major US markets.
The new service, dubbed YouTube TV, gives subscribers access to dozens of channels that normally would require a cable subscription, putting it in direct competition with the likes of Hulu, Sling TV, DirecTV Now and Playstation Vue.
YouTube is launching a TV streaming service for $35 a month
Cord cutters just got another option for getting their TV fix over the internet.
Google-owned YouTube revealed today that is launching a new streaming TV service that will offer customers a bundle of channels from broadcast and cable networks for $35. But it might not come with all the channels you want.
DirecTV Now launches with free Apple TV offer
AT&T is giving cord-cutters a new option to stream TV with its new DirecTV Now app.
The new service launched on iOS and Apple TV today, allowing subscribers to stream bundles of live channels and thousands of movies on demand for a fraction of the price of your cable bill.
Amazon could bring live sports streaming to Prime subscribers
Amazon is reportedly looking to bring live sports streaming to Prime subscribers. The retail giant is said to be in talks with a number of major sports organizations like the NBA, MLB, and NFL over rights to show live games.
Hulu’s live TV stream will deliver ESPN, Disney and Fox
Hulu scored two new partnerships for its upcoming streaming TV service that it plans to use to help cable subscribers finally cut the cord.
Both Disney and 21st Century Fox have agreed to be part of Hulu’s skinny bundle that will allow customers to stream live TV from at least two of the top networks in the US for a monthly fee.
Apple to unveil new app for finding TV shows
Apple plans to unveil a new way to discover what to watch on TV at its event tomorrow.
The new recommendation service will come in the form of an app, according to a new report that claims it will also help networks by giving them a place to promote new show.
Hulu is killing free streaming
Getting your weekly fix of new TV shows from Hulu is about to get more expensive, as the streaming video service plans to phase out its free tier that was supported with ad revenue.
After letting users watch thousands of episodes for free since it launched nine years ago, Hulu has partnered with Yahoo to offer up its content for a new service called Yahoo View, an ad-supported service that will give viewers the ability to watch the five most recent episodes of shows from ABC, NBC and Fox.