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Sesame launches new streaming app

Available for free through the Vewd App Store in North America and the Caribbean, it can be found on TVs from Sony, Hisense and Vestel, as well as set-top boxes from TiVo and Blu-ray players from Samsung. Through the tech provided, the OTT capability is available on nearly 50 million connected devices. – Alexandra Whyte, Kidscreen https://ift.tt/2J1DUs7

Musician’s White Noise YouTube Video Hit With Copyright Complaints

Sebastian Tomczak’s account could have been disabled by YouTube for so many infringements but in all cases the copyright holders chose to monetize the musician’s ‘infringement’ instead, via the site’s ContentID system. In other words, after creating the video himself with his own efforts, copyright holders are now taking all the revenue. It’s a situation that Tomczak will now dispute with YouTube. – Andy, TorrentFreak http://ift.tt/2CGk9Xf

YouTube Begins Purging “Non-Family Friendly” Content As Advertisers React

Among the reported drop-outs: candy company Mars, which makes M&Ms and Snickers; Mondelez (Oreos, Cadbury); and Diageo (Guinness, Smirnoff vodka, and Johnnie Walker scotch. An investigation by the UK news service The Times is believed to have sparked the advertiser uproar, but online forums have been discussing the issue of questionable content on YouTube for some time. – Bruce Haring, Deadline Hollywood http://dlvr.it/Q2kTJ6

Lynda.com debuts Roku channel to learn on the big screen

According to the company’s press release, users will be able to access more than 4,000 courses offered by Lynda.com, and continue to access courses they’ve already started on the channel. There is also a search function so users can find and begin a new video, and a playlist feature so class videos can run in order. Nonmembers will also have access to a limited set of content for free. – Lauren Hockenson, The Next Web
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YouTube Space opens in Mumbai, its 8th video-production hub for creators globally

Similar to its existing studio hubs around the world, the new Mumbai YouTube Space offers courses, equipment, workshops, collaborations, and more. First announced in August, YouTube teamed up with local film school Whistling Woods International (WWI) for the launch, and it’s within WWI’s facilities where YouTube creators will find a 1,400 square foot space just for them. – Paul Sawers, VentureBeat

Verizon kills affordable WiFi program for schools in Alabama

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As reported by WHNT-TV, the city’s education system recently sent a letter to customers notifying them of the network’s decision. “We regret to inform you that your wireless service will terminate effective November 30, 2015,” read the Huntsville school district’s letter. “This termination of service and any resulting inconvenience has resulted from the service provider, Verizon Wireless.” With OmniLynx, Huntsville residents would pay roughly $48 per month for unlimited data, powered by a free Verizon LTE hotspot which came included with the contract-free plan. – Egar Alvarez, Engadget

EdCast Launches New Interactive Learning Platform To Bridge Formal And Informal Learning

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EdCast, the new streaming service represents the latest weapon in its educational arsenal. Since it was launched last September with a $6 million investment from SoftBank, EdCast has partnered with hundreds of universities around the world to offer online classes, with a digital streaming component for bite-sized lessons to complement the classroom environment. – Jonathan Shieber, TechCrunch

Netflix is producing a 4K follow-up to ‘Planet Earth’

Our Planet, with the help of both Silverback Films (which made the original BBC show) and the World Wildlife Fund. The eight-episode series will reportedly venture into “never-before-filmed” corners of the globe, with everything shot in 4K — just like Planet Earth, the new production will serve as a good showcase for your TV. – Jon Fingas, Engadget
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