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ESPN’s Jack Obringer was promoted to vp, production. — CSG tapped Patricia Elias as chief people and places officer. She most recently served as chief legal & people officer for ServiceSource International. — Scripps appointed former FilmStruck chief Richard Steiner as head of digital for its national television networks business, effective immediately.
CuriosityStream Stands Alone
CuriosityStream CEO Clint Stinchcomb thinks there’s an advantage to his nonfiction SVOD being a standalone company.
WarnerMedia Shuttering FilmStruck
WarnerMedia is closing down FilmStruck, the streaming service dedicated to older, foreign, independent and art house-style films from Turner Classic Movies and The Criterion Collection.
CBS, FilmStruck Hit OTT
CBS launched CBS Sports HQ on Monday, a free ad-supported 24-hour streaming sports news network.
Virtual MVPDs Look to Cash In on Black Friday
With television sets, smartphones and tablets once again high on holiday shopping lists, virtual MVPDs are stepping up to the plate with offers to entice new customers. Sling TV’s holiday offers include a free Roku Express ($29.99 at retail) or Amazon Fire TV Stick ($39.99) when a customer prepays for two months of service. Prepay […]
Lots of SVOD services are launching these days. One thing they have to keep in mind is creating experience parity across devices.