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TiVo’s Video Media Platform Moves from Living Rooms to Cars

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Xperi Inc. has announced BMW has selected TiVo’s video media platform to provide customers access to a growing number of video content providers, including linear and on demand streaming services.BMW’s deployment of the Powered by TiVo platform will include a variety of country-specific content, offering news, movies and access to media libraries, the companies said. The TiVo media platform is expected to roll out over-the-air in initial launch countries by the end of 2023 …

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Netflix’s Password-Sharing Crackdown Finally Hits the U.S., ‘Extra Members’ Cost a Big $7.99 a Month

More than a year in the making, Netflix’s long-awaited crackdown on account password sharers officially hit the U.S. on Tuesday. In a blog post, the company said it will be sending an email to “members who are sharing Netflix outside their household in the United States.”In its customer email, a copy of which is pasted below, Netflix encourages users to peruse their settings and see which locations and devices are accessing their accounts. Netflix asks members …

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Comcast Introduces $20-a-Month Now TV For Its Broadband-Only Customers, Delivering Peacock, Live Pay TV Channels and FASTs

Comcast continues to iterate its post-linear video strategy, introducing on Tuesday a new $20-a-month streaming service for its broadband-only customers called Now TV that will deliver Peacock Premium, more than 40 live pay TV channels from A&E, AMC, Hallmark and Warner Bros. Discovery, and over 20 FAST channels from NBC, Sky and Xumo Play.The new offering will exist within the Xfinity Stream app, which not only runs on the Xfinity Flex connected TV device Comcast …

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Comcast Launches Now TV, A $20-A-Month Streaming Service With 40-Plus Entertainment Channels, FAST Offerings And Peacock Premium

Comcast is rolling out Now TV, a streaming offering aimed at what it calls “the value-conscious consumer who wants an entertainment product.” For $20 a month, the service includes more than 40 live channels, among them A&E, AMC, Hallmark and selections from Warner Bros. Discovery’s portfolio, along with 20-plus free, ad-supported TV (FAST) channels from NBC, Sky and Xumo Play. A subscription to Peacock Premium is also included at no extra charge. Now …

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Chicken Soup For The Soul To Reward Viewers Of Its AVOD And FAST Outlets With Prizes And Products

Billing it as an industry first, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has launched a reward program across its entire streaming ecosystem in partnership with Italy-based social media and entertainment app TaTaTu. Viewers signing up for the program on Crackle, Redbox or Chicken Soup’s eponymous AVOD service, along with hundreds of FAST channels, will earn coins. The coins can then be used to bid on prizes and buy products. The reward program …

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Paramount streaming service to merge with Showtime on June 27

Paramount plans to launch its combined streaming services Paramount+ and Showtime in the U.S. on June 27. Paramount+ with Showtime’s premium tier will increase to $11.99 from $9.99, while its lower-priced tier, without Showtime content, will increase by $1 to $5.99. The company will sunset its standalone Showtime app, as well as rebrand the premium Showtime cable-TV network, by the end of the year. …

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Combined ‘Paramount Plus With Showtime’ Gets Launch Date

Showtime’s sunsetting as a standalone brand will officially begin on June 27, when Showtime streaming will be merged into Paramount Plus’ premium tier. On that day, Showtime content will stream with the confines of the newly combined and commercial-free “Paramount Plus With Showtime,” which will run $11.99 a month — up from the current $9.99 for the incumbent Showtime and Paramount Plus Premium SVOD platforms. The monthly price for the sans-Showtime Paramount Plus Essential plan, meanwhile, will …

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Disney Begins Third Round Of Planned Layoffs – Update

EXCLUSIVE, updated with more details: The third wave of layoffs at Disney got underway today, sources tell Deadline. Rising from the earlier information, the cuts are estimated to affect more than 2,500 jobs across the board at the company, we’re now told. While Parks and Resorts remains mainly untouched, the employee pink-slipping this week isn’t aimed at any particular division. We hear that television, which was hit hard in the second round, …

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