Amazon has announced the launch of its new Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS), which uses the same technology that powers Twitch.
The new service enables broadcasters and OTT providers to set up live, low-latency interactive video streams for... Read More
If you are an Amazon Prime member, you may have noticed something different during the COVID pandemic.
Packages take longer to arrive, and some deliveries are no longer free.
That has some Prime members asking: Why are we still paying... Read More
Join Ted Hicks as he moderates the #LNPShow that discusses today’s current events, social topics & raising kids in this current time.
Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over!
Rifle... Read More
Spike Lee will participate in a live conversation about his 1989 film, Do the Right Thing, on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. The discussion will stream on American Film Institute (AFI) Movie Club’s YouTube channel.
American Film Institute... Read More
Video on demand platforms are being urged to include public safety announcements about coronavirus in an effort to spread the word to viewers.
In an open letter to the media tech industry, Marc Risby, group CTO at Boxer Systems and DigiBox, is... Read More
Amazon is removing products for sale in its marketplace that claim to treat or protect against coronavirus, according to an email obtained by CNBC.
The company told merchants who sell on Amazon.com that any products claiming to treat the... Read More
Do you have a sprinkler system already? While there are a few smart irrigation controllers that will work with garden hoses or other off-the-rack equipment, most are designed to work with true irrigation controllers that connect to their own water... Read More
Smart speakers have quickly become another way to gather information, listen to music and communicate with others to simplify our lives in our ever-more-connected world.
It’s estimated that about 21% of people in the United States who are at... Read More
Let’s set the record straight with the correct definition of the term “cord-cutting”.
Cord Cutting is: giving up any and all pay services that provide access to linear (e.g. live) ad-supported broadcast and cable... Read More
The two leading smart speaker manufacturers are going all-in with streaming music services as both Amazon and Google introduce free, ad-supported music streaming options accessible through their voice-activated platforms.
“Customers in the U.S.... Read More
So here’s the Disney Plus announcement and brief podcast on it’s latest offerings.
1. $7/month ad-free is just an intro play, an AMVAP if you will. (As Many Viewers As Possible.) Same thing the vMVPDs are doing and most Silicon... Read More
Queens lost Amazon, but Brooklyn and Manhattan are cashing in on Netflix.
The popular streaming service is investing $100 million by 2024 to build six new sound stages in Brooklyn and add 127 jobs to the 32 it already has in Manhattan, officials... Read More
It’s been a big week for local broadcast networks and OTT. Sinclair launched STIRR, their new app that combines their local broadcast channels with some really forgettable VOD content. The New York Times ran a big story on Locast, aka... Read More
It’s hard to believe that 2018 has already come and gone, but a new year is upon us.
It has become something of a tradition for me to dedicate my last column of the year to making tech predictions for the upcoming year. I like to keep these... Read More
Every podcaster loves reading positive reviews from their die hard listeners, but did you know that getting reviews can actually persuade someone to listen to your podcast?
It’s the same reason you go to the restaurant your friend recommends over... Read More