Everday Edisons Revived on Crackle

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment and Edison Nation announced that the fifth season of the Emmy Award–winning series, Everyday Edisons, will debut exclusively on Crackle in March. The series originally ran on PBS for four seasons beginning in 2006. Featuring real inventors, the reboot includes eight new episodes, four judges and 24 new inventors […]

Power Usage by Broadband Subscribers Set to Hit Milestone

Median monthly usage by broadband subscribers in 2020 is on a trajectory to surpass 250 GB for the first time, according to the Q4 2019 OVBI (OpenVault Broadband Industry) report, which notes that a 24.4% increase in average provisioned speed, from 103.1 Mbps to 128.3 Mbps, in 2019 was slightly outpaced by a 27.3% increase […]

Maestro Rolls Out New Automation Tools to Boost Interactivity for Broadcasters

Maestro has rolled out a suite of new automation tools to help broadcasters incorporate interactivity into their streaming strategies, technology first put to use  during the 62nd Grammy Awards on the Red Carpet Livestream as part of a partnership with IBM and the Recording Academy. IBM Watson programmatically detected artists on the red carpet and […]

SiriusXM Invests $75 Million in SoundCloud

Audio entertainment company SiriusXM has invested $75 million in SoundCloud, the open audio platform. “SoundCloud’s three consecutive years of strong financial performance directly reflect the success of our creator-led growth strategy,” said Kerry Trainor, CEO, SoundCloud. “We have an exciting roadmap focused on deepening the connections between creators and listeners that fuel creator discovery, career […]

ABC Drama For Life Gets the Podcast Treatment

For Life, the ABC legal drama series debuting today from Hank Steinberg, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan, will bow with a companion podcast series. Produced by Treefort Media with Sony Pictures Television and ABC, the six-part For Life: The Podcast shares first-person accounts of people who were wrongfully convicted and eventually […]

Streaming Accounts for 19% of TV Viewing, According to New Nielsen Report

Streaming made up 19% of TV viewing in OTT US homes during 4Q19, according to Nielsen’s Total Audience Report. Netflix accounted for 31% of that streaming time, followed by 21% for YouTube, 12% for Hulu, 8% for Amazon and 28% for other services. The report found 91% of respondents subscribed to a paid streaming service, […]

02/11/20: The Doctor is still in at ABC

    Tuesday February 11, 2020 Tonight’s PremieresABC: For Life at 10pBritBox: Bancroft OWN: Cherish the Day at 10p IN THE NEWS Former Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins is diving back to streaming waters as head of Amazon’s video entertainment business. Hopkins will step down from his current post as chairman of Sony Pictures Television later […]

02/11/20: CBS Sports is partnering with William Hill in another media betting move

    Tuesday February 11, 2020 CBS Sports made its deal with William Hill official, unveiling a strategic partnership that designates William Hill as the Official Sports Book and Wagering Data Provider across all CBS Sports platforms. The deal will “reimagine fan engagement through a unique integration of sports betting, media, product and technology” and […]