Kids will shape the future of TV

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TV in the 2020s may not even look like TV as we know it. Here are four ways kids’ viewing habits and expectations are set to shape the future of TV: Participation Need for 360-degree brand development Constant freshness Embracing different types of inclusivity Research questions to consider: Where is their room in your show […]

Facebook paid to have first-rights to series

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Two companies said they were paid between $10,000 to $25,000 per episode for their shows. They’ll also receive 55 percent of the ad revenue while Facebook takes the rest. In a move that could be seen as a direct competitive move to YouTube, paid series have to debut episodes on Facebook, according to the publishers. […]

Disney and Facebook Make Headlines in Internet Television

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Disney has decided to build its own streaming platform and pulls its content from Netflix. Meanwhile, Facebook has been quietly making deals with big broadcasters such as Major League Baseball and has started to test its YouTube contender called Watch. Read more about the Disney story at: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/08/disney-will-pull-its-movies-from-netflix-and-start-its-own-streaming-services.html Read more about the Facebook story at: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/09/facebook-announces-watch-youtube-competitor.html

Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Google invest in Blockchain

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Excerpt from Virgin.com: What we like is that the Blockchain team, run by co-founders Peter Smith and Nic Cary, have built a platform that will allow them to be the custodian of any digital assets should alternate use cases of blockchain technology reach critical mass. Read the full article: https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/investing-blockchain Excerpt from CNBC: The investment comes […]

What is notTV?

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What is notTV? notTV is a grassroots project. It’s a contemporary, dynamic media streaming platform designed within a cooperative framework. This platform is exciting and offers a unique experience for viewers, sponsors of products and services, and content creators. The development of notTV has been a slow and steady journey. The initial exposure will start […]

Potential Media Merger in the U.S.

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This is big news… notTV is re-inventing local television on a global scale, starting with Canada. Meanwhile, in the United States  small Cable Operators have grave concerns over a potential merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media which would give Sinclair an alleged dominance over the local TV marketplace. Here’s an excerpt of the article […]