Set Top Box vs. OTT TV – Are their winners yet?

Hacking TV Podcast |  May 30, 2016

 

    This week on HACKING TV.  Remember the death of the Set Top box? – well, maybe not so soon according to Microsoft. Then – BuzzFeed is saying “show me the money” and that means more video. At Facebook, they’re writing off a newly minted half a billion dollar investment. And at Verizon – the CEO admits that go90 might have been ‘overhyped. Steven Rosenbaum and Saul Hansell
    present – Hacking TV.

    CHAPTER 1:  The Set Top Box Evolves:

    PlayStation Vue Offers Big 4 Broadcast TV Feeds in All O&O Markets
    http://www.multichannel.com/news/content/playstation-vue-offers-big-4-broadcasters-all-oo-markets/405235

    Microsoft reportedly launching ‘Xbox TV’ devices next month
    http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/25/11769430/microsoft-xbox-tv-streaming-devices-rumors

    Apple TV Adds Apps for NBCU’s Bravo, Syfy and E!
    Apple TV Adds Apps for NBCU’s Bravo, Syfy and E!

    CHAPTER 2: Buzz Feed.  Future of TV? 

    Can BuzzFeed News survive the shift to video?
    http://money.cnn.com/2016/05/24/media/buzzfeed-news-video-future/

    BuzzFeed is building a New York-based team to experiment with news video

    BuzzFeed is building a New York-based team to experiment with news video

    CHAPTER 3: What’s up with Video Ads?

    Facebook is shutting down the video-ad company it bought for about half a billion dollars 2 years ago
    http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-shutting-down-liverail-2016-5

    Video Ads Are Blowing Up on Instagram
    http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2016/05/26/video-ads-are-blowing-up-on-instagram.html

    CHAPTER 4: Verizon and go90 

    Verizon’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Play To Take On Netflix, Amazon, Google & Facebook
    http://www.fastcompany.com/3059953/verizons-multi-billion-dollar-play-to-take-on-netflix-amazon-google-facebook

    Verizon CEO Admits Go90 Mobile Video Service ‘Over-Hyped’
    http://www.homemediamagazine.com/cable/verizon-ceo-admits-go90-mobile-video-service-over-hyped-38161

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