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Twitter is streaming live commentary shows for the NCAA’s Final Four

he social network is streaming an as-it-happens NCAA Final Four commentary show through @marchmadness, Final Four Twitter Live, starting with the Auburn vs. Virginia game on April 6th (that’s right now, if you’re watching in time) and wrapping up with a championship show on April 8th at 9PM Eastern. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2I1Bkpj

“Killing Eve” on Hulu is so good even Netflix wants you to watch it

The BBC America show is on linear TV, streaming on Hulu, and is for sale on iTunes, YouTube, and Amazon–so pretty much everywhere but Netflix. Whether it was a calculated tweet to snag streaming rights to Killing Eve down the road or the person running Netflix’s account went rogue or it was a magnanimous tweet of support for a great show… – KC Ifeanyi, Fast Company » http://f-st.co/rj9myle

Verizon may sign new deal with NFL to expand game streaming rights

Verizon will have rights to deliver the NFL’s Thursday night games, “among others.” The NFL has divided up broadcasting rights among several companies, including Verizon and DIRECTV. Amazon.com outbid Twitter for the rights to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games for the 2017 season, but only Prime members can watch them online. – Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica http://ift.tt/2mKvH4Z

Fox’s ‘Ghosted’ Will Premiere on Twitter Ahead of Broadcast Debut

The premiere episode of “Ghosted,” a half-hour comedy starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson as paranormal investigators, will stream nightly on Twitter at 9 p.m. ET Sept. 21-24, then make its scheduled broadcast debut Oct. 1. Twitter will also be home to a new nightly pre-show for Fox drama “Empire” set to stream Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. ahead of episodes of the broadcast series at its new 8 p.m. time period. Beginning at 11 p.m. tonight, Twitter will also host a marathon of returning Fox comedy “The Mick.” – Daniel Holloway, Variety http://ift.tt/2jJ2tlp

Twitter inks live stream deals for Wimbledon, Comic-Con coverage, and more

Twitter’s Wimbledon deal is with the The All England Club, not ESPN, which is partnering with Twitter to live stream The Wimbledon Channel during the event. This coverage will include daily content, like news and interviews, behind the scenes footage, and “selected action” from the matches. (In other words, you can’t watch the matches in full, live). The addition is one of several deals Twitter has announced over the past couple of weeks. Another notable partnership is with IGN, which will live stream from the huge entertainment event, San Diego Comic Con 2017, via comiccon.twitter.com. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch http://ift.tt/2ttGqCK

Twitter Bans Account of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Hacker The Dark Overlord

The Dark Overlord, a group of hackers best known for leaking the fifth season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” earlier this year, has been banned from Twitter. The group had its main Twitter account suspended Friday, most likely after leaking addresses and phone numbers of several well-known clients of a Beverly Hills-based health care provider earlier this week. – Janko Roettgers, Variety http://ift.tt/2tYvNog

Twitter to let streaming video stars collect money from fans

People watching Periscope will be able to send performers and broadcasters they like a gratuity using a variety of heart shapes that are, in effect, a virtual currency they can purchase, the company said. Broadcasters who receive the equivalent of about $175 in “super hearts” will be designated “super broadcasters” and be able to cash out the money as earnings, the company said. – David Ingram, Reuters http://ift.tt/2tv4liy
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