Terse exchange between CRTC, Google sets stage for TV hearing
Discussions about the disruptive nature of OTT services dominated the first day of the Let’s Talk TV regulatory hearing in Canada.
Can digital content be regulated by an “antiquated” system?
As the Let’s Talk TV hearings get underway, we ask industry insiders whether OTT services like Netflix should be required to fund local content in Canada.
Film schools feeding the hunger for online content
The online video biz has an insatiable need for content. Film schools have talent eager to make it. Professors from USC, UCLA and NYU tell StreamDaily whether it’s a match made in heaven.
Amazon to buy Twitch for $970M in cash
The e-commerce company has swooped in to acquire the streaming platform for gamers that in the spring was rumored to be going to Google.
Twitch switches off pioneering live video channel Justin.tv
The end of Justin.tv comes amidst rumors the company is being purchased by Google.
YouTube adds startup Directr
In its latest creator-friendly move, the video streaming giant purchased Boston-based Directr, maker of a self-titled filmmaking-for-dummies app.
Google, Netflix and Amazon to present at regulatory hearings
Good content can find success online without regulation – that’s the message VOD services are presenting to Canadians this fall.
Google will stay atop U.K. digital ad market: study
N,.Y.-based independent forecaster eMarketer projects that the search giant will take in approximately 40% of the U.K.’s digital ad spend annually through to at least 2016.
Google acquires music streaming service Songza
The company says it will explore ways to bring Songza’s playlist curation technology to YouTube.
Google aquires video advertising startup mDialog
Toronto-based tech company helps content creators monetize live, linear and on-demand video.