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Lawmakers Press Google, YouTube On Making Anti-Piracy Tool Available To Wider Range Of Content Creators

Content ID is intended to be used “for those who own exclusive rights to a large amount of original content (like a record label or a movie studio), are submitting a high number of complete and valid takedown requests, and are able to dedicate the resources needed to manage it,” according to YouTube. Smaller rights holders can also go through a third-party service for a fee, according to YouTube. – Ted Johnson, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2TaCa7z

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Trump Buys YouTube’s Homepage For Election Day Ad Blitz

The ads will not target specific demographics, however. YouTube’s homepage displays the same ad for all users, at least in the U.S., and typically for an entire day. As the Trump campaign purchased multiple windows, it’s likely that different messages will appear on different days. So the ads will earn significant impressions on a continued basis leading up to Election Day. Now, the Trump campaign can consider other platforms as it fills out its digital strategy. – Justin Herrick, PCMag » https://ift.tt/37N5qW0

AT&T is doing exactly what it told Congress it wouldn’t do with Time Warner

AT&T’s decision to prevent Time Warner-owned shows from streaming on Netflix and other non-AT&T services reduced the company’s quarterly revenue by $1.2 billion, a sacrifice that AT&T is making to give its planned HBO Max service more exclusive content. AT&T took the $1.2-billion hit despite previously telling Congress that it would not restrict distribution of Time Warner content, claiming that would be “irrational business behavior.” – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/2UnImdq [photo: Orin Zebest/Flickr]

ATSC 3.0: How cord-cutters should plan for antenna TV’s big upgrade

The benefits of this standard are clear: Better reception, 4K HDR video support, Dolby Atmos and DTS-X support, on-demand video, and possibly even streaming to mobile devices and automobiles. (The standard also has also some iffier aspects, such as targeted advertising.) But ATSC 3.0 comes with one big caveat as well: While the new standard will work with any antenna, it’s incompatible with the ATSC 1.0 tuners built into today’s TVs, converter boxes, and DVRs. – Jared Newman, TechHive » https://ift.tt/38aASOA

Court backs Comcast, puts Maine’s à la carte cable law on hold

The companies did succeed, though, with their other First Amendment-based argument. In short, they made the case that the Maine law violated their rights because it applied narrowly, to traditional cable carriers (MVPDs) but not to alternative, Internet-based platforms—such as Dish Sling, Sony Vue, or YouTube TV—that also provide bundled content. – Kate Cox, Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/2MJN0hb

Judge Places Temporary Injunction on Maine’s à la Carte Cable Law

If the restriction order doesn’t go through, Maine will become the first state in the country to require à la carte cable selections. The à la carte cable law would most likely be enforced by individual towns and cities, because the cable companies have franchise agreements with municipalities, The Portland Press Herald reports. – Jason Gurwin, The Streamable » https://ift.tt/2Zj4mqa

Donald Trump joins Twitch, an Amazon-owned company

It appears Trump recently joined Twitch, and has just over 135 followers at the time of this writing. He isn’t currently live streaming, nor is it likely that he’s about to jump into a game of Fortnite. Instead, his channel features a prominent message reminding viewers of his rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota happening tonight. There’s also a button further down the page that encourages supporters to donate to his campaign. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2AXBvfX

Almost half of US households subscribing to at least two OTT services

The research also found that 53% of US broadband households subscribe to at least one OTT service and a pay-TV service and nearly three-quarters subscribe to an OTT video service, up from 52% in 2014. Among the OTT video services available in the US, approximately 90 have fewer than 50,000 subscribers and 72 have fewer than 20,000. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2LHrR7g

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