YouTube TV expands pay TV footprint through Windstream deal

The Windstream deal is the latest in a series of agreements that have presented YouTube TV as an integrated streaming TV option for broadband providers. Last month, YouTube TV set a deal with Cincinnati Bell to let customers in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and in Hawaii to buy the streaming service directly from them. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2ViPVm4
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YouTube briefly terminated a popular live stream channel, creating one of the longest videos ever

Over the weekend, following a mistaken suspension from YouTube, the account was terminated, and the live stream came to an end. As a result, ChilledCow produced one of the longest videos in YouTube history — more than 13,000 hours — and amassed 218 million views in the process. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2TapwnJ [photo: ChilledCow]

Trump Buys YouTube’s Homepage For Election Day Ad Blitz

The ads will not target specific demographics, however. YouTube’s homepage displays the same ad for all users, at least in the U.S., and typically for an entire day. As the Trump campaign purchased multiple windows, it’s likely that different messages will appear on different days. So the ads will earn significant impressions on a continued basis leading up to Election Day. Now, the Trump campaign can consider other platforms as it fills out its digital strategy. – Justin Herrick, PCMag » https://ift.tt/37N5qW0

Wong Kar-wai Amazon Series Dead, ‘In the Mood for Love’ Spiritual Sequel on Hold

The wait for a new project from Wong Kar-wai is going to get longer as the South China Morning Post reports that the director’s Amazon series “Tong Wars” has been cancelled. Sources close to the director told the Post that “Tong Wars” has been “canceled for some time” and never started production. – Zack Sharf, IndieWire » https://ift.tt/37DOql9

Comcast In Talks To Buy Walmart’s Streaming Service Vudu

Comcast is in talks to acquire Walmart’s Vudu, the retail behemoth’s advertising and transactional video-on-demand service, according to a person familiar with the situation. It’s the latest twist in the hot and getting hotter streaming wars, and comes as the media and entertainment giant, parent of NBCUniversal, prepares to roll out streaming service Peacock this spring. – Jill Goldsmith, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2uXW4JQ

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