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EVENTS

SVG Summit
SVG SUMMIT
December 10-11, 2018
The SVG Summit this year will mark its 13th year as the place to be for those involved in any aspect of sports production, content creation, or distribution. Once again it will bring together more than 1,000 industry professionals from across the country and around the world for two full days of net...

Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media
FUTURE OF VIDEO: OTT, PAY TV, AND DIGITAL MEDIA
December 10-12, 2018
The Future of Video Advisory Board helps to design the event focus and agenda to address the evolution and nature of video services, including consumer engagement, business models, market strategies, and new technologies.

Crunchyroll, Inc.


Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a global community of more than 35 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. Fans connect through the most complete anime library including "Naruto Shippuden,"​ "Attack on Titan,"​ and “Dragon Ball Super,” events such as Crunchyroll Movie Nights, Crunchyroll News, and can purchase related merchandise through its online store. Through its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. The service is available for free or through a premium offering that allows users to watch ad-free with access to simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.

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CNN will launch a streaming video service that focuses on technology news. The company is also reorganizing some of its web sites, also with the aim of emphasizing news from the tech world.Separately, The Washington Post has launched a streaming news channel on Twitch, the service focused on gamers.A good chunk of Twitch’s audience is made up of Millennials. While post-Boomers are sometimes seen as shunning the news, a recent study has suggested that’s not accurate; it’s just t...
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Netflix has been testing a gamified streaming experience for children with a subset of its audience over the past few weeks, letting them collect so-called patches for watching episodes of select shows. The test was first spotted by users on Twitter, and has since been confirmed by a Netflix spokesperson, who sent Variety the following statement:“We are testing a new feature on select kids titles that introduces collectible items for a more interactive experience, adding an element of fun ...
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Sony announced Monday that all PlayStation Vue plans — Access, Core, Elite and Ultra — will increase by $5 per month, starting July 24, 2018. The move comes after AT&T over the weekend began notifying DirecTV Now subscribers of a $5-per-month price increase, and Dish’s Sling TV upped the price of its Orange plan (which includes ESPN and Disney) by five bucks, to $25 monthly.“Unfortunately, we must increase the price of our multichannel plans to keep pace with rising b...
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EVENTS

SVG Summit
SVG SUMMIT
December 10-11, 2018
The SVG Summit this year will mark its 13th year as the place to be for those involved in any aspect of sports production, content creation, or distribution. Once again it will bring together more than 1,000 industry professionals from across the country and around the world for two full days of net...

Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media
FUTURE OF VIDEO: OTT, PAY TV, AND DIGITAL MEDIA
December 10-12, 2018
The Future of Video Advisory Board helps to design the event focus and agenda to address the evolution and nature of video services, including consumer engagement, business models, market strategies, and new technologies.