Category Archives: Policy & Product

Yahoo View and its free Hulu videos are being ‘decommissioned’

After Hulu shut down the free version of its website in 2016, many of its videos moved over to Yahoo View, which continued to stream recent episodes of network TV shows for free. Now, Yahoo’s website also appears to be shutting down. A message at the top of the Yahoo View homepage says it will be “decommissioned” on June 30. – Jared Newman, Fast Company » http://bit.ly/2wYmsAw
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‘Queer Eye’ Renewed for Seasons 4 and 5 at Netflix, Fourth Season to Debut in July

The Emmy-winning unscripted series has been picked up for a fourth and fifth season at the streaming giant, with Season 4 set to debut on July 19. Season 5 will begin production next week and will debut on Netflix in 2020. In Season 4, The Fab Five will return to Kansas City while Season 5 will see them head to Philadelphia. – Joe Otterson, Variety » http://bit.ly/2Zrr0vi

VidAngel Must Pay $62.4 Million for Ripping and Streaming ‘Pirated’ Movies

Video streaming service VidAngel, which allows users to filter objectionable content from movies and TV-shows, has to pay $62.4 million to Disney and Warner Bros. The company is liable for copyright infringement after it streamed movies without permission of the rightsholders. In addition, it violated the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision, by ripping DVDs. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2WOHewM

SVOD surges but cord-cutting fails to ignite across Europe

One of the major findings of this new report is that cord-cutting is not taking place right across the board in Europe and is very specific to national markets. Each national market has been and is still shaped by very specific conditions, often exogenous to the pay audiovisual services, including purchasing power, supply of free services, penetration and performance of broadband access and, obviously regulation. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2WHQ70g
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