On Monday, August 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast.
In the US, both Turner Broadcasting and NBC will be offering live football on a mix of traditional linear channels and OTT.
In the US, the legacy multichannel universe lost a record number of customers in the quarter ended June 30, 2017, but managed to keep the decline below the symbolic one-million threshold.
Dish Network has moved the leadership of its OTT service Sling TV into Dish president and CEO Erik Carlson’s portfolio.
Britbox, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, is now available on Amazon Channels in the US.
In the US, 86% of adult broadband users binge view at least occasionally, with 58% of 18-34s binging daily, according to The Diffusion Group (TDG).
Facebook has launched Watch, a new platform for television shows on Facebook, initially only available to a limited group of people in the US. It is intended to combat rivals such as Google’s YouTube and Snapchat video.
One of first OTT casualties: NBC Universal is to shut down its OTT streaming video service Seeso later this year.
Altice is preparing to make a $185 billion bid for Charter Communications, the second largest cable operator in the US.
CBS is expanding the availability of CBS All Access internationally through a partnership of its CBS Interactive and CBS Studios International divisions.