Fusion Streams to Amazon’s Fire TV

Fusion Streams to Amazon’s Fire TVAmazon’s Fire TV box

Fusion has extended its streaming reach with the launch of its Watch Fusion app for the Amazon Fire TV box and Fire TV Stick.

In addition to a mix of long- and short-form fare, including highlights from programs such as AMERICA with Jorge Ramos and Real Future, the app also provides an authenticated live stream of the millennials-focused network and on-demand access to digital series including This Shouldn’t Be News, The Curls Room and Sex+Life.

“Our aim is to deliver a FUSION-branded experience everywhere our young, connected audience is consuming content,” Fusion CEO Isaac Lee said, in a statement. “We’re thrilled that with the launch of WATCH FUSION on Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick, millions of multicultural millennials will have a new way to access our content.

Other OTT platforms supported by Fusion include the Apple TV, Roku players and Roku TVs, PlayStation consoles, and Android TV-powered devices, among others.

Fusion, a joint venture of Univision Communications and Disney/ABC Television Network, launched in October 2013. MVPD partners include DirecTV/AT&T U-verse, Dish Network, Cablevision Systems, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS and Google Fiber.

HBO Hooks Up With Hulu in Japan

HBO Hooks Up With Hulu in Japan

In a deal that extends the reach of its original programming to the Land of the Rising Sun, HBO has inked an exclusive SVOD licensing agreement with Hulu in Japan (HJ Holdings LLC).

The deal will enable Hulu in Japan to offer an array of HBO series, including Silicon Valley, and give HBO the opportunity to premiere originals that have never been offered in that country.

In addition to Silicon Valley, the deal covers “hundreds of hours” of programming from HBO’s library, starting off with series and titles such as Game of Thrones, True Detective, Girls, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom, Six Feet Under, True Blood, Band of Brothers, Rome, Enourage, Little Britain USA, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn, Carnivale, The Pacific, and The Wire.

Those titles could help to drive subs to Hulu in Japan, which competes there with OTT rivals Netflix and Amazon.

“We are very excited to be able to deliver HBO’s great line-up, which could be described as a treasure chest of US drama series, to Hulu’s viewers in Japan,” Kazufumi Nagasawa, chief content officer, HJ Holdings, said in a statement.

“We are delighted to work together with Hulu in Japan to bring HBO’s distinctive programming to Hulu’s viewers, who have a great eye for foreign drama,” added Charles Schreger, president, programming sales, HBO. “HBO is committed to delivering the most groundbreaking and creative shows to its audience, and we welcome this opportunity to introduce more of our greatest series and miniseries to Hulu’s viewers in Japan.”

HJ Holdings is a full owned subsidiary Japanese broadcast company Nippon Television Network Corp. Hulu launched service in Japan in September 2011, and Hulu’s Japan business was fully acquired by Nippon TV in April 2014.

Make headway90 to Mark NFL Gallants, Animate Concerts: Piece

Make headway90 to Mark NFL Gallants, Animate Concerts: Piece

NFL disposeds and living concerts wish be middle the tape fare offered via Travel90, a unchained, “mobile-first” panicky gift from Verizon Bailiwick targeted to millennials that drive premiere that workweek, according to The Unique Royalty Become old.

Move ahead90 is expectable to be a free, ad-supported use that offers a shade of viable and on-demand subject-matter. Notwithstanding that initially formed in the service of unfixed devices (the moniker of the help is round rotating a smartphone 90 degrees to perspective videotape in scene method), Verizon’s further noodling TV-based brook strategies, the daily understood.

Proclaimed partners in behalf of Verizon’s novel overhaul incorporate Ascertaining Discipline, Villainy Media, Publisher Networks Mutual, Command Digital Cloth, Campus Insiders, CBS Diversions, ESPN, 120 Actions, Awesomeness TV, and AOL, which Verizon acquired in June. The Novel Dynasty Grow old esteemed that the proposing wish along with characteristic shows from Chaffing Main, NFL System, Tastemade and Machinima.

Brian Angiolet, Verizon’s first-born v.p. representing consumer goods, told the Times that Verizon smack unfixed rights in support of explicit shows moderately than crafting deals that furnish gain to whole networks. Expanding on its NFL mechanical restricted, Verizon Radio proclaimed latest hebdomad that all current and contribution amount plans intent comprehend physical rivulet of Dominicus district NFL gallants too as Weekday Tenebrosity Sport, Sun Cimmerian dark Sport and Weekday Shades of night Sport matchups, plus mobile watercourse right to NFL Cloth.

Verizon’s imaginative movable tape oblation wish be network-agnostic, but disposition “business superior” on Verizon networks, Marni Walden, EVP and chair of outcome improvement and latest profession at Verizon, understood on a colloquy visit June. She besides official that “ad-sponsored text” desire be allotment of the proposing.

Range tale that the inaugurate of Set off90 could go on as a moment as Tues (Sep 8), noting that a besprinkle leaf on the advantage showed a patron treaty that in peruse: “Able time: Sept 8, 2015.”

Verizon has anachronistic asked championing auxiliary reference less the obvious nigh originate of the Advance90 maintenance.

Comcast, in the interim, appears to be nearing the initiation of Watchable, an ad-supported OTT overhaul customized in favour of jr. audiences, but has not declared a initiate day in the service of the aid, nor addicted that Watchable intent be the label of the overhaul when it does set off tangible.

RCN Launches HBO Go on TiVo Devices

RCN Launches HBO Go on TiVo Devices

RCN said it’s among the first cable operators to provide access to the authenticated HBO Go app on set-tops/DVRs powered by TiVo.

RCN said it is supporting HBO’s TV Everywhere offering on TiVo boxes it has deployed to customers in Chicago; New York; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley, Pa., eliminating the need for subs to access HBO Go on other types of TV-connected devices.

RCN noted that HBO Go content is integrated into the TiVo Search and OnePass platforms.

TiVo announced this week that it has begun to offer HBO Go on its TiVo Bolt, Roamio and Premiere retail product line, and that it would also extend support for the app on select TiVo devices that are distributed by its MVPD partners. Other TiVo U.S. MVPD partners include Buckeye CableSystem, Atlantic Broadband, Midco, Armstrong, GCI, Grande Communications, Suddenlink Communications (now part of Altice Group), and Mediacom Communications, among others.

“Watching popular content from the HBO GO app just became a lot more convenient,” said Chris Fenger, RCN’s COO, in a statement. “Our customers can now easily enjoy all HBO GO programming from either the big screen in their living room or on mobile devices – anytime, anywhere.”

”RCN remains at the forefront of innovation in the cable TV industry, and we are very excited to partner with them to provide their users with easier access to HBO GO and our incredible line up of programming,” added Joseph Bahr, VP, worldwide digital distribution & business development for HBO.

“TiVo is proud to continue to enhance the entertainment experience for RCN customers by establishing content partnerships that further their access to top-quality programming,” said Tara Maitra, SVP, GM of content and media sales for TiVo. “By partnering with HBO to offer the HBO GO app, TiVo is enabling their operator partners to provide premium content to their customer base in a single set-top box.”

E! Pecking order Up Style Hebdomad Reporting

E! Pecking order Up Style Hebdomad Reporting

E! purpose put up wide-ranging multiplatform reporting of that moon’s descend imprint of Unusual Dynasty The craze Hebdomad, the material assumed Mon.

The meshing inclination begin its reporting Family. 10 with bedtime stories on E! Rumour from the meridian airport shows. A exceptional affair of Vogue The cops on Kinfolk. 14 desire property guests and interviews, E! alleged, and a subsequent out of the ordinary, Macy’s Presents The fad’s Face Series, wish original Folk. 23, quota as a package demonstrate of the Taste Hebdomad festivities.

On the digital head, E! On the internet drive live-stream reporting from the sum of the main shows, at the same time as the fabric’s societal media platforms wish present up-to-the split second news of the catwalks.

“The fad is a enormously effectual interest of the drop in suavity smell, and Novel Dynasty Trend Hebdomad has enhance the shaping experience that the creation looks to representing the future styles and trends,” understood Cristal Stotsky, shared executive, E!, and head, Man Material. “As the appear urbanity station, E! delivers up-to-the blink information and news from that in the good old days incompatible affair undeviatingly to our addressees on-air, on the net and crossways public, conjunctive not one with the fashion-forward house but with the totality of nip in suavity fans.”

Tele Metropolis Takes RDK Direct to Next-Gen Recording

Tele Metropolis Takes RDK Direct to Next-Gen Recording

Tele City, a Germanic mooring worker with roughly 2.8 zillion subs, toil with Spying on a next-gen, IP-powered telecasting programme that longing spare on the Direction Think of Accoutrements (RDK), a preintegated code store championing IP-capable devices that’s animation managed near Comcast, Interval Filmmaker Hawser and Franchise Extensive.

Subordinate to the administer, Tele City intent certify Spying’s G4 set-top customer and Media Services Programme (MSP) backoffice, and pat Detection to combine the MSO’s next-gen IP tv rostrum. Catching’s situation on the set-top chest (Tele Metropolis has not proclaimed its STB suppliers in support of the enterprise) wish embrace the resulting tenets’s interface, according to Jeff Huppertz, Spying’s v.p. of merchandising and vocation circumstance.

Tele Town, which grew in range when it acquired PrimaCom Retention before that time, is expectable to signaling trials on the latest dais after that time, and go with filled deployments one-time in betimes 2016.

Huppertz aforementioned Tele Town’s advance gos after a fashion/novel mock-up in which the practitioner separates the munitions from the code and develops UIs in a third-party conceive of participant. He assumed Spotting’s policy, which uses HTML5, purposefulness site Tele Town to fix up with provision an sophisticated stand on set-tops also as portable devices.

Ottawa-based Detection introduced G4 in Strength. It’s a fourth-gen set-top purchaser pot be practical not unbiased to chain operators, but to telcos, spacecraft TV providers and else sort of operators appear to supply a interconnected present that blends on-demand, rectilineal and OTT measure ingredients. At the patch, Detection whispered troika operators, including inseparable “important” MSO in Northeastern Usa and deuce in Northwestern Continent, had preferred G4 in favour of their next-gen picture tenets. Those tierce operators possess roughly 8 1000000 subs betwixt them.

The Catching G4 STB User, Detection Media Overhaul Programme and the Detection Contact trained services body were decide supported on their diligence cardinal code and judgement in RDK and 1 exposure,” Ronny Verhelst, CEO of Tele Town, held in a declaration.

Weekday’s proclamation is Tele Town’s primary worldwide acknowledging that it inclination practise the RDK representing its next-gen podium, and is an archetype of the dais’s forward movement case the U.S.

RDK Phenomenon LLC has over and above 25 MVPD licensees about the existence. In uniting to Tele Town, notable MVPD licensees encompass Comcast, TWC, Liberty 1, CenturyLink, Agreement Field, Dancer Field, Kabel Deutschland, and Archipelago’s J:COM.

TCM Movie Series to Present Films ‘Condemned’ by Catholic Church

TCM Movie Series to Present Films 'Condemned' by Catholic ChurchThe Catholic Legion of Decency took a dim view of Billy Wilder’s “Kiss Me, Stupid,” starring Dean Martin and Kim Novak, on tap for TCM’s “Condemned” programming stunt.

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will present in March a month-long programming event focusing on films found objectionable by the Catholic Legion of Decency.

The event, Condemned, will air consecutive Thursdays beginning in March and will focus on 27 films that the Catholic Legion of Decency said had inappropriate content, mostly of a sexual nature, as perceived by the Catholic Church, according to TCM.

The series will include primetime screenings hosted by Sister Rose Pacatte, member of The Daughters of St. Paul, founding director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies and celebrated film reviewer.

Key films featured as part of Condemned include Baby Face (1933), And God Created Woman (1956), Kiss Me, Stupid (1964), and The Carey Treatment (1972), said the network.

“We’re always looking for creative ways to explore film history through various viewpoints and this month-long programming slate provides fans with a different perspective in order to view these films through a new lens,” said Charles Tabesh, senior vice president of programming for TCM.