Multichannel News reported that Cox Communications signed a national licensing deal with Comcast’s X1 video platform and launched a new version of its Contour video service in San Diego. Contour includes features like access to TV Everywhere apps along with X1’s voice-activated remote control.
On Monday, Mashable reported on the launch of Beachfront Media’s Rise, a new OTT service that offers a platform for video creators to target millennials across connected TV and mobile devices.
With the aim to be the “Netflix of live TV,” Telletopia, a nonprofit organization is working to bring over-the-air broadcast TV stations online, reported MediaPost. The service will launch in 14 California television markets next year with plans to expand across the U.S. in the next two years.
Variety reported that CBS Studios International signed a multi-year licensing agreement with China’s leading online video streaming operator, PPTV. The deal covers exclusive streaming rights to CBS and Showtime series in China.
Finally, a recent study from the Video Advertising Bureau shows that the usage of TV Everywhere has risen by 25 percent between Q2’14 and Q2’15, according to Media Life Magazine. The study attributed the rise in popularity to the 2014 World Cup, when viewers signed up for TV Everywhere and continued to use it afterwards due to its ease of use.
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