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Hulu expands 4K content to Xbox One

Next up this week for Hulu 4K are Amazon Fire TV and LG WebOS devices. The additions build upon the support for Apple TV and Google Chromecast Ultra that Hulu announced in July. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2VIMGma

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Apple TV+, Disney+ adoption to be hindered by limited reach

Apple’s app will initially address only about half of the total US market and, just like Disney, will front up to rivals that have a wider reach. IHS Markit says that for Apple, this could come as a major disadvantage, as various services vie for screen time on the massive number of devices now capable of media streaming. It calculates that a total of 11.5 billion video-streaming-ready products are expected to be connected to the internet worldwide in 2023, up from 8.9 billion in 2018. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2VxcJww

Court rules the FCC can’t block state net neutrality laws

The FCC has won a key bid to uphold its repeal of net neutrality, but at a significant cost. A federal appeals court handling a Mozilla complaint has ruled that most of the repeal can stand, but that the FCC had “not shown legal authority” to ban states from implementing their own laws. The regulator was trying to “categorically abolish” states’ established power to regulate communications within their borders, according to the court. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2oWgXl0 [photo:Orin Zebest/Flickr]

YouTubers expose how keywords like ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ lead to demonetization

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In a new video titled “YouTube’s Biggest Lie,” vloggers Nerd City, in collaboration with Sealow and YouTube Analyzed, tested out more than 15,000 keywords and phrases to see what would get a video demonetized. Changing the word gay or lesbian to “happy,” for instance, made the video ad-friendly. – Audra Schroeder, The Daily Dot » https://ift.tt/2ncRkvT [photo:Nerd City/YouTube]

The Two Types of Streaming “Hubs” and Why They Matter

The companies creating hubs like this are, in many cases, the same companies that are offering major subscription streaming services. It seems very unlikely that Apple TV+ will be available through Amazon Channels anytime soon and equally unlikely that Amazon Prime Video will ever be offered via Apple’s TV app. HBO has worked with the hub system, but it’s fair to wonder if HBO Max will follow suit. Plus, there are major streaming companies without hubs: Netflix is not keen to pay any platform taxes, and Disney (which owns Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+) seems more comfortable with Roku than with Amazon. – Stephen Lovely, The Motley Fool » https://ift.tt/2mbyLru

On Twitch, women who stream say their biggest obstacle is harassment

Although harassment of women isn’t exclusively a Twitch problem, Quqco is just one of scores of women on the site who say they face regular harassment simply for their gender. At TwitchCon, NBC News spoke with a dozen women who said they had experienced harassment on the platform. A majority of those interviewed asked that their real names not be used, citing fears for their safety. – Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News » https://nbcnews.to/2oibSmJ [photo:Quqco]

YouTube changed its mind, you can keep your verification badge

After quite the backlash from creators, YouTube is now backtracking on some of these decisions. No longer will creators be forced to appeal to have their badge restored. Instead, channels that have already been verified will get to keep their badge. However, YouTube will continue to review channels to ensure authenticity. – Jason England, Android Central » https://ift.tt/2l4Fhj9 [photo:YouTube]

Animator for Netflix’s ‘Carmen Sandiego’ says he was fired after asking for fair pay

Dla says Netflix is partially responsible for holding the companies it works with, like Top Draw, accountable for how they treat their employees. He says Netflix takes “the cheapest deal from a company that promises to get production done fast and cheap, with little regard for its creative workers” and that it prioritizes profit and pleasing shareholders over “the welfare of workers that drive these industries in the first place.” – Eilish O’Sullivan, The Daily Dot » https://ift.tt/2OgNqgs [photo:Netflix]

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