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Netflix teams with Foxtel for Secret City, streaming integration

Netflix is co-producing a series with Foxtel, ahead of a wider partnership, to enable its content to be streamed on the Australian pay-TV operator’s set-top boxes. – Rebecca Hawkes, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2V5dift

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Why live PBS streaming is taking so long (and how to deal with it)

For PBS, this process is inherently trickier because all of its member stations are independently owned. Some stations may be jointly managed by a state or regional network, but unlike a Sinclair or in the for-profit world, there are no mega-broadcasters that own large numbers of PBS stations across the country. That means PBS can’t simply work out blanket deals with broadcaster groups and have them provide live feeds to streaming services in bulk… – Jared Newman, TechHive » http://bit.ly/2HYKxzC

House Democrats tell Ajit Pai: Stop screwing over the public

On Thursday this week, the Communications Subcommittee will hold a hearing about the impact of Pai’s net neutrality repeal on consumers, small businesses, and free speech. Witnesses who have been invited to testify at the hearing include former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, cable industry chief lobbyist Michael Powell (who is also a former FCC chairman), and representatives of Mozilla, Free Press, and Eastern Oregon Telecom. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica » http://bit.ly/2HZDcQ6

PlayStation dominated gaming industry TV spend in December

PlayStation led with $38.1 million in estimated spend on 13 commercials that ran over 5,300 times, generating 1.8 billion impressions. “Journey Ahead” was the spot with the biggest budget (est. $7.7 million). The company prioritized reaching a sports-loving audience, allocating spend across networks including ESPN, Fox, and Adult Swim, and during programming such as NFL Football, College Football, and NBA Basketball. – Eleanor Semeraro, iSpot.tv via VentureBeat » http://bit.ly/2FvEjV6

French broadcasters yanking content off Netflix to build their own streaming service

Last summer, French broadcasters France Télévisions, M6 et TF1 unveiled plans for Salto. This OTT service would be like Netflix, but focused on French content, presumably for viewers in France. The deal was yet another sign of the growing resentment in Europe, particularly in creative fields, about the loss of control to U.S. tech giants. – Chris O’Brien, VentureBeat » http://bit.ly/2FmK5cj

Disney+ won’t debut any Star Wars movies for streaming

[CEO Bob] Iger also said he doesn’t know how much subscribing to the service will cost. “We haven’t even decided what we’re going to charge for it,” he said. Iger previously said that Disney’s streaming service will be priced below rival Netflix’s monthly rate, which is $11 a month for a standard plan in the US. – Joan E. Solsman, CNET https://cnet.co/2LPqSjV
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