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Where is Hollywood Looking for the Next Hit? Podcasts (Wired)

When television networks resort to adapting books that haven’t even been written yet, it’s time to start looking for new source material. Luckily, salvation might be as close a... More

Rogers Sees ‘Soft Launch’ of X1-Based Video Platform by Early 2018 (MCN)

Rogers Communications execs shed more light on the anticipated rollout timing of a new IPTV service that will be powered by Comcast’s X1 platform. “We're targeting a soft la... More

IBM Unveils New Mainframe Capable of Running More Than 12 Billion Encrypted Transactions a Day (CNBC)

IBM has launched a new mainframe system capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day, in a bid to wade further into the financial cybersecurity market. Th... More

As ‘Game of Thrones’ Comes Roaring Back, HBO Retrenches Online (Bloomberg)

Ever since HBO announced the premiere for season seven of “Game of Thrones” with a Facebook video of ice melting, the cable network has spared no expense promoting the return o... More

Why Amazon Prime Day Might Become the New Black Friday (CNBC)

With the third Amazon Prime Day now over, industry experts are contemplating whether the e-commerce giant's annual day of deals will ever achieve the same status as consumer calend... More

Smart Speakers Set to Capture 30 Percent of U.S. Audio Market in 2017 (Twice)

Fun fact: Amazon is now the world's largest audio equipment vendor. Thanks to the success of smart speakers with voice personal assistants (VPAs), the audio market has rebounded... More

Amazon’s Prime Day Generates Estimated $1 Billion in Sales (Bloomberg)

Amazon.com Inc. said its third annual Prime Day sales event was the biggest day ever for the e-commerce giant, with revenue surpassing traditional retailing blowouts like Black Fri... More

Redbox Offering Movies, Video Games for Sale (HMM)

In a boost to packaged-media retail, Redbox has begun offering movies and video games for sale at select kiosks nationwide. Rather than join the crowded electronic sellthrough mark... More

iTunes Losing Movie Rental/Sales Market Share (HMM)

Apple iTunes, which in 2006 created the market for digital movie/TV show sales and rentals, has reportedly lost some of its leadership position. The platform now accounts from 2... More

Starz Targets Cord Cutters with 40% Larger Content Library, More Kids’ Shows (TechCrunch)

As premium cable networks transition to become over-the-top services aimed at cord cutters, they’re finding that they need to offer more diverse content libraries, in order to co... More

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2’ Disney’s First 4K Blu-ray. But How Good Will It Look? (Forbes)

After weeks of feverish speculation among AV fans after some retailers started listing it for pre-order, director James Gunn has finally confirmed that Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.... More

Gen Z Increasingly Turning Away from Text-Based Online Content, Traditional TV (The Drum)

Younger Internet users (ages 13 to 17) are showing a more significant shift away from text-based online content and slightly more from TV with much of Gen Z time spend on video and... More

Sony Will Start Making Vinyl Records Again In Japan, After Nearly 30-Year Hiatus (NPR)

Sony Music is preparing to make its own vinyl records again in Japan, in another sign that albums are back from the brink of being obsolete. The company says it's installing record... More

Netflix Just Got a Whole Lot Better, Thanks to Dolby (Forbes)

Netflix has announced today that it’s going to be introducing support for the Dolby Atmos sound system to its streamed video services. What’s more, this doesn’t appear to ... More

7 Digital Trends that Will Change Business Forever (CMO)

VR Now Just One Of The Gang: After the initial rush, reality has set in—on virtual reality. At the 2017 NewFronts, virtual reality was presented as just one more tool in the tool... More

Report: A Third of Households Won’t Have a Multichannel Subscription by 2021 (CED)

Over-the-top services and Virtual Service Providers (VSPs) may not be set for an immediate takeover of the video space, but they are expected to continue gaining ground on multicha... More

Fox Sports Pacts With Facebook to Live-Stream European Soccer Championships (Variety)

Facebook has scored more live sports for its growing entertainment play: Fox Sports reached a deal with the social giant to stream free matches from the UEFA Champions League — E... More

Disney Digital Network Touts Synergies in New Structure (Variety)

Months after announcing that its Maker Studios division would no longer operate independently, Walt Disney Co. is putting those assets to good use inside its newly blended digital ... More

Wazee Digital Mike Arthur on the Company’s Evolution and the Oncoming Onslaught of Sports Content (SVG)

What is Digital Media Hub, and how is it being used at major sports events?: "Digital Media Hub essentially offers a web portal at events that provides [property owners] with centr... More

Verizon Digital Network Steps Into Spotlight with Yahoo Deal Done (Variety)

Now that Verizon has finally completed its acquisition of Yahoo, the telco giant is looking to turn the focus on the sum of all its new parts. That was the message at Vidcon Thu... More