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Roku shares plunge after Comcast announces free streaming box and Facebook launches TV device

Roku shares fell 13.7% on Wednesday after Comcast announced a new deal for cord cutters and Facebook unveiled a new device that can stream TV shows. Netflix closed down 2.4%. – Annie Palmer, CNBC » https://ift.tt/2AwT3iJ

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Charter taps ActiveVideo to offer next-gen spectrum guide to STBs

The CloudTV HTML5 cloud browser platform virtualises set-top box functions and enables the guide to be delivered from the cloud to any set-top without dependency on its memory capacity or CPU speed. ActiveVideo said that even the latest generation of the company’s WorldBox hybrid IP set-tops benefits from this combination of set-top resource independence and cloud delivery, allowing Charter to rapidly scale deployment of the guide across its nationwide footprint. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2O58mHh

Roku Shares Tumble Amid Apple TV+ Pricing News

In midday trading, Roku was off 9 percent while Netflix and Disney were down about 3 percent each. Apple TV+ is set to launch Nov. 1, while Disney+, at $7 monthly, has a Nov. 12 target date, and each are gearing up for competition with Netflix, the worldwide leader in premium subscription streaming that costs about twice what Disney will charge. – Paul Bond, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/jcS7ap

Original Chromecast not receiving major updates, only fixes

If you take a quick gander at the Google Support page detailing the newest firmware version available each Chromecast device, you’ll likely notice that the original Chromecast is on a much lower update than the other devices. While all the other Chromecast hardware is on version 1.40.156414, the 1st Gen Chromecast is all the way back on version 1.36.157768. Looking at the “Preview Program” versions of Chromecast firmware paints an even worse picture. – Kyle Bradshaw, 9to5Google » https://ift.tt/2Zm5JqP

Charter to distribute Disney streaming services

The deal is based on Charter’s future distribution of Disney’s streaming services — including Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ — to its Spectrum customers, and expands upon the previous deal which Spectrum TV will provide access to leading Disney channels. These include ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Freeform, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, SEC Network, Longhorn Network and the newly acquired networks of FX, Fox Life, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo and BabyTV. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2yZHZtD

Dish’s AirTV launches an $80 streaming stick for accessing Sling TV, Netflix & broadcast channels

Despite the new AirTV Mini’s streaming stick form factor, it’s not meant to compete with rival streaming sticks like the low-cost Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku streaming stick or Chromecast in terms of price. Instead, it’s a $79.99 alternative to the $119.99 AirTV Player bundle — perhaps for someone who doesn’t care for the sort of Playskool-inspired design of the original streaming box, but still wants over-the-air channels, 4K support, and easy access to Sling TV and Netflix. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2jJ4TS6
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