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El Chapo Drama Series in the Works From Netflix and Univision

Univision Story House, the new development and production arm of Univision Communications, Inc., together with the streaming platform will co-produce the series, which will be available to Netflix subscribers in the U.S. after its first airing on UniMas in 2017. In the rest of the world, episodes of El Chapo will premiere exclusively on Netflix. – Bryn Elise Sandberg, The Hollywood Reporter

Univision Launches Streaming Service for $5.99 a Month

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Univision Communications Inc. is launching a $5.99-a-month streaming service dubbed “Univision Now” that will allow consumers to stream its Spanish-language broadcast networks Univision and UniMás live. […] The new service will offer primetime programming for seven days after shows air and offer a three-day DVR functionality that will automatically record the prior 72 hours of content for playback. Viewers in New York, Los Angeles and Houston will also be able to watch local news. The company said it is looking to add on local news market-by-market to its streaming service. – Shalini Ramachandran, The Wall Street Journal

T-Mobile Now Lets You Stream Video Without It Counting Toward Your Data

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[F]or its tenth event, T-Mobile went big. Say goodbye to video streaming nomming away your data. […] [CEO John Legere] just confirmed things during an event in LA, describing the move as “disrupting the scam” that is cellular data. It works a lot like Music Freedom, which T-Mobile introduced in June last year. It works with 24 different services including Netflix, HBO , Hulu, Sling TV, WatchESPN, Vevo, and all kinds of others. T-Mobile calls the service Binge On. It’s all free. Obviously, the biggest missing link is YouTube, but T-Mobile says they’re working with Google on getting YouTube in the program. […] Binge On is available starting November 15 for existing customers and November 19 for new plans, and if you can get Sling TV 30 percent of now if you’re on T-Mobile. – Darren Orf, Gizmodo

Sling TV strikes deal with Univision, adds Spanish-language channels

Under the new deal, Sling TV has scored VOD and live content rights to several of Univision Communications’ networks, including Univision Network, UniMás, Univision Deportes Network, Galavisión, El Rey Network, Bandamax, De Película, De Película Clásico, Telehit, tlnovelas, and FOROtv. Sling also has the same rights to UniMas and Univision’s nationwide broadcast stations. – Brittany Hillen, SlashGear 
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Nielsen Will Soon Rate Everything on the Web, From Videos to Articles

The new ratings, Nielsen says, can rank an online video next to a podcast next to an article. Unlike television or radio, the internet isn’t a medium that funnels just one format. The aim of Nielsen’s new ratings is to create a context to figure out what people care about online, regardless of what form it takes. The online rating system will combine Nielsen formulas with data from Adobe’s online traffic-measuring and internet TV software. Many of the largest traditional TV networks have already signed up, among them ESPN, Univision, Sony, Viacom, and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. […] By pulling together data from online TV and video, games, audio, and text across all the devices used to consume all of that content, Nielsen and Adobe are looking for a way to take all of those fragments and piece them together to create a picture that makes sense the way old media did. Whether it will work is a separate question, but the impetus to try won’t go away soon. The old way made a lot of people in old media a lot of money. If someone can approximate the old way for new media, maybe more of that money will start rolling in, just like it used to. – Marcus Wohlsen,WIRED
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Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle

It’s because TV Everywhere failed Networks like CBS have all invested a lot of money into TV Everywhere products, which let consumers catch up on shows as long as they have a pay TV subscription. TV Everywhere has been riddled with problems since the beginning, leaving many customers frustrated as they scramble to find their cable password before a big game begins. To their credit, networks and their technology providers have been making some progress on making TV Everywhere easier to use, but it’s still far from being a mainstream product. At the beginning of the year, only 17 percent of consumers even knew what TV Everywhere was. […], but there is no denying that consumers are moving towards online services, and a lot faster than many had predicted. For years, the mantra of many in the industry has been that the American household watches five hours of regular TV a day, but little to no online video, and that mainstream consumers simply weren’t cutting the cord, now or ever. However, in late 2014, it’s becoming increasingly clear that consumer behavior is massively shifting[.] – Janko Roettgers,Gigaom
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We’ve Hit A Watershed Moment For Streaming TV

Jeffrey McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, said these developments show the TV industry is increasingly moving toward the on-demand, online model. […] This means an acceleration in “cord cutters” in the cable industry and could force the providers to break up the expensive “bundles” consumers are forced to buy when they want popular channels like HBO or sports channel ESPN, said McCall. Roger Kay at Endpoint Technology said the new trend is “scaring the carriers” such as Comcast, the dominant cable provider, which fears the hugely profitable cable system will turn into “dumb pipes.” […] This trend has been gradually increasing, and McCall expects a “major shift” within 10 to 15 years. – Rob Lever & Sophie Estienne,AFP news agency via Business Insider
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Fusion to provide streaming-video coverage of Lollapalooza

Fusion, which is owned jointly by ABC News and Univision, said it would carry the broadcast via the Red Bull TV player across all its digital platforms. The event will feature more than 100 live performances from Grant Park in downtown Chicago, behind-the-scenes access, exclusive interviews, unique camera angles, and over 200 hours of exclusive content. – Brian Steinberg,Boston Herald 

Univision to end free streaming of World Cup games

Many people in the US, even those who don’t speak or understand Spanish, have been using the Univision Deportes app to watch the World Cup. To a certain degree, this was due to the fact that Univision’s service was completely free for anyone to enjoy, meaning it didn’t require any authentication through a cable or internet service provider. Unfortunately, that’s all changing as of tomorrow. Starting with the Quarter-Finals, which kick off on July 4th, Univision is set to begin requiring a cable login (from a participating provider) to stream matches leading up to the Final[.] – Edgar Alvarez, Engadget http://ift.tt/1s6n10W

World Cup Sets New Internet-Video Streaming Record

The streaming-video peak for the USA-Ghana match came in at 3.2 Tbps, behind last Friday’s 3.4 Tbps for the Spain-Netherlands contest, according to [Akamai Technologies]. For ESPN, the USA-Ghana match was the biggest-ever event for WatchESPN: 1.4 million people watched the American team defeat Ghana on the digital-video service for a total of 62.4 million viewer minutes. […] For Univision, Germany-Portugal scored 2 million online-video viewers – second only to the Mexico-Cameroon match on June 13, which generated 2.8 million views, a record for a U.S. sporting event. […] USA-Ghana notched 1.7 million online-video viewers, ranking as the fourth most-watched live stream on Univision Digital to date. – Todd Spangler, Variety http://ift.tt/1kKMgQw