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Meerkat, Periscope leap to forefront of attention in live-streaming's growth

Live-streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope are helping drive an incremental shift in audiences' attention toward user-generated live-streaming, something Twitch jump-started and that social media may push forward.

PlayStation Vue, Sony's OTT gold chip, may be a dud

Dead on arrival: That's the prognosis of online video industry analyst Joel Espelien of The Diffusion Group, who declared Sony's new OTT service, PlayStation Vue, a "well-intentioned" product that does a poor job of targeting its key demographic, male millennials.

Vessel launches to the public with 135 channels of subscriber-exclusive content

The online video world will find out whether Jason Kilar's latest venture, Vessel, is ready for prime time. The SVOD service, after a few months in beta, has launched to the general public, offering monthly subscriptions for $2.99.

NFL plans to stream Jaguars-Bills game over the top this fall

Call it a one-yard gain for the OTT team: The NFL has earmarked one of its Week 7 games, the Jacksonville Jaguars-Buffalo Bills game being played in London, England, to be streaming-only. The event won't be available via broadcast TV, nor will it be shown on DirecTV's Sunday Ticket service.

Yahoo, AOL debut new series as original content race enters next stage

As March Madness gripped the nation this week, Yahoo Screen debuted Sin City Saints, a half-hour, basketball-themed original comedy series. Likewise, its competitor AOL Originals debuted its first long-form original series, making the first four episodes of Connected available exclusively to Roku users via the AOL On app.

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