A year ago at CES 2017, Hulu svp, customer experience Ben Smith told visitors to the company’s lavish, branded hospitality suite overlooking the Las Vegas Strip that the next 12 months would be a year for learning. Traditionally an SVOD player, Hulu was on the verge of taking the next step into live TV.
Hit hard by ratings declines, backlash from player protests and a brutal spate of high-profile injuries, this year has turned into the toughest season in recent memory for Commissioner Roger Goodell and the owners. Still, even in a down year, it’s pretty good to be the NFL.
DISH and CBS reached a new retransmission consent deal last Thursday evening after a three-day blackout cost DISH customers a Thanksgiving football game. While the new pact restored CBS-owned broadcast stations and cable channels to the satellite provider’s system, it failed to address the broadcaster’s absence from DISH-owned Sling TV.
We touched base with Amazon head of sports Jim DeLorenzo to try and gauge how Amazon feels about the start of its sports streaming endeavor.
Fox Sports’ most recent VR offering around last month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournament showed how far the net has come and what the future could look like.
YouTube made good on its promise to bring its live TV platform to 10 additional markets, broadening the virtual MVPD service beyond its initial five markets.