YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion: Sources

Google’s YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact. The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, sources said. If.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 15th, 2017

The TV-streaming paradox: Why you may miss the cable bundle - Washington Post

Washington PostThe TV-streaming paradox: Why you may miss the cable bundleWashington PostNEW YORK — The future of TV may well be a mishmash of streaming services that could rival the cost of a $100 cable bundle — but that are way more difficult to use. Disney's plan for two new streaming services (and possibly more) is just the latest ...The week TV dramatically changedUSA TODAYNetflix isn't giving up on streaming 'Star Wars' and Marvel moviesBGRDisney Leaving Netflix For Its Own Streaming Service Doesn't Matter YetInternational Business TimesYourTango -Variety -Tubefilter -Los Angeles Timesall 619 news articles ».....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzAug 12th, 2017

Disney will pull its movies from Netflix and start its own streaming services - CNBC

CNBCDisney will pull its movies from Netflix and start its own streaming servicesCNBCDisney announced during its latest earnings report it intends to pull all its movies from Netflix; It also will launch an ESPN video streaming service in early 2018, including MLB, NHL and MLS content. There's also plans to launch a branded Disney ...Disney to Pull Movies from Netflix, Launch Streaming Service in 2019ComingSoon.netDisney to Pull Movies From Netflix, Launch Streaming ServiceHollywood ReporterDisney to give Netflix the white-gloved Mickey middle finger in 2019Ars TechnicaGizmodo -Broadcasting & Cable -CNET -Collider.comall 176 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzAug 8th, 2017

Streaming in August: 'Wet Hot American Summer,' 'The Defenders,' 'The Tick'

Streaming highlights from the August release calendars of major streaming and cable on-demand service.         Streaming highlights from the August release calendars of major streaming and cable on-demand service.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 30th, 2017

After Twitch, Is Ustream the Next Billion-Dollar Target?

The $970 million in cash Amazon is paying to purchase Twitch isn’t just good news for the founders of the company that live-streams people playing videogames. Another player that’s quietly operated in the wings, Ustream, could now also benefit and.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 28th, 2014

Amazon Scores Game-Video Site Twitch For $970M

After months of negotiating with Google's YouTube unit for an acquisition, popular online-video site Twitch Interactive instead was bought today by Amazon, for a reported price of $970 million. The site is only three years old, but exploded in size as a g.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineFeb 2nd, 2017

10 Takeaways From Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit Presented by Twitch

At Variety‘s Entertainment and Tech Summit Presented by Twitch on Thursday, big names from both industries gathered to discuss the future of the business at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, discussing topics like virtual reality, music streaming, video games, and television. Here are our ten biggest takeaways from the summit: Voice Commands Are a... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 7th, 2017

Twitch Strikes Three-Year Multi-Million Dollar Deal With Mobile Esports Developer

Twitch and Super Evil Megacorp, the makers behind mobile esport game “Vainglory,” have inked a three-year partnership. This new partnership, the first of its kind for a mobile esport on the streaming website, includes a multi-million dollar in.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 31st, 2016

WME-IMG Leads Consortium To Acquire UFC For $4 Billion

A consortium led by WME-IMG is finalising a $4 billion deal to acquire UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) franchise. Other investors in the deal include Michael Dell’s MSD Capital, Kohlberg Krav.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJul 11th, 2016

Microsoft to Acquire ‘Minecraft’ Maker for $2.5 Billion

Microsoft said it reached an agreement to acquire Mojang AB, the Swedish game developer behind the blockbuster “Minecraft” franchise, in a deal worth $2.5 billion. Microsoft said its investments in cloud and mobile technologies will let “.....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 27th, 2014

'Karate Kid' Sequel Series With Ralph Macchio, William Zabka Greenlit at YouTube Red - Variety

Variety'Karate Kid' Sequel Series With Ralph Macchio, William Zabka Greenlit at YouTube RedVarietyA sequel series to the classic film “The Karate Kid” is set to launch on YouTube Red. Currently titled “Cobra Kai,” the series would reunite original film stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. The 10-episode, half-hour series, coming to YouTube Red in ...'Karate Kid' TV Sequel Starring Ralph Macchio & William Zabka Set For YouTube RedDeadlineKarate Kid sequel series reuniting Ralph Macchio, William ZabkaEW.comRalph Macchio Returns to Karate Kid for YouTube Red SeriesComingSoon.netCinema Blend -ABC News -UPROXX -Screen Rantall 17 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 4th, 2017

Christian YouTube Stars Austin & Britt Null Are Getting DIVORCED! WATCH HERE!

We feel so bad for their children! On Friday, YouTube vlogger Austin Null — of Kansas City-based The Nive Nulls — announced he and wife Britt Null have separated and will get a divorce at his request. Related: YouTube's New 'Restricted Mode' Is Targeting LGBTQ Videos! Back in December 2015, the Christian couple posted a video where Austin [...] We feel so bad for their children! On Friday, YouTube vlogger Austin Null -- of Kansas City-based The Nive Nulls -- announced he and wife Britt Null have separated and will get a divorce at his request. Related: YouTube's New 'Restricted Mode' Is Targeting LGBTQ Videos! Back in December 2015, the Christian couple posted a video where Austin admits to having "an online affair" for five months beginning in May, and it was around the time Britt found out she was pregnant with their third child Maddox. Nude images and videos of Austin have reportedly been circulating around the Internet. Sadly, even after going to therapy for a year, Austin alludes to cheating on his wife yet again, and says he is no longer happy in their relationship. The father wrote: "This was definitely the hardest video I've ever had to make. I know many of you will be upset and you have the right to be. I just ask that you please respect Brittany and support her through this tough time. She'll continue to make videos with the kids and has a bunch of new ideas." Britt will continue to post content on their YouTube channel without her now-ex husband. To hear Austin's candid confession, ch-ch-check out the video (below). [Image via Austin Null/Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 21st, 2017

With 'Karate Kid' Sequel, YouTube Red Targets 18-49 Demo - Variety

VarietyWith 'Karate Kid' Sequel, YouTube Red Targets 18-49 DemoVarietyYouTube Red's “Karate Kid” sequel series is part of the subscription video service's effort to age up. “We are targeting an 18-49 audience with this,” Susanne Daniels, global head of content for YouTube, said Friday at the Television Critics ...'Karate Kid' TV Sequel, Starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, a Go at YouTube Red (Exclusive)Hollywood Reporter'Karate Kid' TV Sequel Starring Ralph Macchio & William Zabka Set For YouTube RedDeadlineKarate Kid sequel series reuniting Ralph Macchio, William ZabkaEW.comWashington Post -E! Online -Bustle -Vanity Fairall 88 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 4th, 2017

With ‘Karate Kid’ Sequel, YouTube Red Targets 18-49 Demo

YouTube Red’s “Karate Kid” sequel series is part of the subscription video service’s effort to age up. “We are targeting an 18-49 audience with this,” Susanne Daniels, global head of content for YouTube, said Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “That is a part of an evolving strategy for YouTube Red.” YouTube Red... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 4th, 2017

Will ESPN's streaming service be a game changer? - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWill ESPN's streaming service be a game changer?Los Angeles TimesThe Walt Disney Co. finally unveiled its plan to offer an over-the-top video streaming edition of ESPN for the growing number of fans who want live sports — but not the big cable bill that a previous generation paid. Now the question is whether the ...TV's Ad Apocalypse Is Getting CloserThe AtlanticIs Netflix In Debt? What That $20 Billion Really MeansDeciderWithout Disney, Netflix Needs to Produce More Movies of Its OwnBloombergNew York Times -Hollywood Reporter -USA TODAY -CNNMoneyall 1,373 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 10th, 2017

Will ESPN's streaming service be a game changer for the sports juggernaut? - Los Angeles Times

Hollywood ReporterWill ESPN's streaming service be a game changer for the sports juggernaut?Los Angeles TimesThe Walt Disney Co. finally unveiled its plan to offer an over-the-top video streaming edition of ESPN for the growing number of fans who want live sports — but not the big cable bill that a previous generation paid. Now the question is whether the ...TV's Ad Apocalypse Is Getting CloserThe AtlanticHow Disney's Plan to Pull Movies Could Impact NetflixHollywood ReporterIs Netflix In Debt? What That $20 Billion Really MeansDeciderDeadline -New York Times -USA TODAY -CNNMoneyall 492 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 10th, 2017

Tencent’s Half-Year Profits Surge to $4.8 Billion

Chinese social media and games giant Tencent announced a 64% surge in profits for the first six months of the year. Net profits hit $4.84 billion, on revenues that were up 57% at $15.7 billion. The group said that its value-added services grew their revenues by 43% to RMB36.8 billion ($5.49 billion). That definition covers... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 16th, 2017

Tencent Half Year Profits Surge to $4.8 Billion

China’s social media and games giant Tencent announced a 64% surge in profits for the six months to end of June. Net profits hit $4.84 billion, on revenues up 57% at $15.7 billion. The group said that its value added services grew their revenues by 43% to RMB36.8 billion ($5.49 billion). That definition covers music... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 16th, 2017

Warner Bros. to Acquire Korean-TV Streaming Service DramaFever

Japan's Softbank previously owned the subscription streaming service for U.S. audiences of Korean dramas.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJan 17th, 2017

YouTube to Block Music Videos from Labels That Don’t Sign On for Subscription Service

YouTube is playing hardball with music companies: The Internet video service this week will begin removing videos from indie labels that have refused to agree to the terms for its music-subscription service, Google confirmed. YouTube plans to launch the m.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 27th, 2017

Leaving Netflix in September 2017 - Here"s the Full List!

Netflix has just announced the movies and TV shows they will be removing from the streaming service beginning on September 1. There are some true fan favorites on the list – so be sure to get streaming ASAP! ALSO READ: Everything That’s Coming to Netflix in September 2017! Included on the list are some fan [...] Netflix has just announced the movies and TV shows they will be removing from the streaming service beginning on September 1. There are some true fan favorites on the list – so be sure to get streaming ASAP! ALSO READ: Everything That’s Coming to Netflix in September 2017! Included on the list are some fan fave scary films including the original Scream movie from 1996, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Omen, and many more. Click inside to see the full list of movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in September… Leaving Netflix in September SEPTEMBER 1 Better Off Ted: Season 2 Do Not Disturb Frailty Hope Floats Jackass: The Movie Julia LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: King of Shadows LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Way of the Ninja RV The Batman: Season 1 – 5 The Deep End: Season 1 The Omen Wilfred : Season 1 – 2 Something’s Gotta Give Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Tears of the Sun Scream A Nightmare on Elm Street SEPTEMBER 3 Drumline: A New Beat SEPTEMBER 4 The A-List SEPTEMBER 5 Lilo & Stitch The Emperor’s New Groove SEPTEMBER 9 Teen Beach 2 SEPTEMBER 10 Army Wives: Season 1 – 7 SEPTEMBER 11 Terra Nova: Season 1 SEPTEMBER 15 Katt Williams: Kattpacalypse SEPTEMBER 16 Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie One Day SEPTEMBER 19 Persons Unknown: Season 1 SEPTEMBER 20 Bombay Velvet Finding Fanny Raising Hope: Season 1 SEPTEMBER 22 Philomena SEPTEMBER 24 Déjà Vu SEPTEMBER 26 A Gifted Man: Season 1 Sons of Tucson: Season 1 CSI: Miami: Season 1 – 10 SEPTEMBER 30 Last Man Standing: Season 1 – 5.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 23rd, 2017