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CBS, Warner Bros. discuss online version of CW

CBS Corp. and Warner Bros. are pondering an SVOD version of their CW Network as the broadcast station affiliation agreement the two companies used to start the network 10 years ago gets ready to expire.

NFL expands London game-streaming strategy, further moves beyond pay-TV ecosystem

After deeming its live-steam of a London-based regular season game on Yahoo in October a success, the NFL said it will stream three more games next season from Wembley Stadium.

Report: Verizon enables full streaming of DVR content outside the home

Verizon is releasing an upgraded mobile app that enables streaming of all DVR content outside the home, reports media tech blogger David Zatz.

DisneyLife launches in the UK, goes head-to-head with Netflix

Disney has launched its SVOD platform, DisneyLife, right on its announced schedule in the UK.

Univision becomes latest broadcaster to launch SVOD platform and forsake TVE with Univision Now

Univision has become the latest broadcaster to bypass the pay-TV industry's TV Everywhere campaign and go directly to consumers with a subscription streaming platform.

TWC's Cottrell: Primary goal of new streaming service 'is to allow customers to watch video without a set-top box'

Time Warner Cable's General Manager of Video, Alix Cottrell, has published a video on the company's "Untangled" blog, further outlining the MSO's goals as it tests a new streaming video service in New York.

NFL's OTT debut on Yahoo a success: 33.6M streams, 15.2M unique viewers

For those concerned about pay-TV's most powerful programming asset leaking out of the ecosystem and into over-the-top channels, this won't come as good news: An NFL regular-season matchup featuring two mid-market divisional cellar-dwellers, streamed by Yahoo from London in the early-morning U.S. hours Sunday, drew an audience of 15.2 million unique users.

Report: TWC's new streaming-only skinny bundle for NYC starts at $10/month, offers 20 channels

Time Warner Cable is reportedly joining the ranks of cable companies that are testing streaming-only video services.

Google's subscription streaming service YouTube Red to cost $10/month, promises original content

As the pay-TV industry looks to take a piece of YouTube's audience with new ad-supported platforms like Verizon's Go90 and Comcast's Watchable, Google is going the other direction with the official launch of its new ad-free, subscription-only YouTube Red service.

Local TV stations' day in the OTT sun: $40B market is theirs to take, if they can reach it

With one of the largest station groups in the U.S. consolidating its advertising efforts among affiliates and a consortium of broadcasters looking to start a streaming app service for their regional-local affiliates, the market for local TV stations appears to be ready to bust wide open. What is the market potential for local TV stations-- what size audience can they reach, and what opportunities to monetize do they have?