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3/4/2021

The Paramount+ era has officially begun for ViacomCBS, as the rebranded CBS All Access streaming service launched today, March 4, for consumers. In addition to the new name, Paramount+ expands the streaming offerings from ViacomCBS for TV, movies and sports.

3/4/2021

Streaming services could be poised to snatch what has been the last vestige of appointment television: live sports, according to at least one influential analyst.

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3/4/2021

Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced layoffs to 5% of its workforce due to the “profound impact” that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the broadcasting group.

3/4/2021

fuboTV, the sport-focused vMVPD streaming service, reported that it saw 92,800 net subscriber additions in Q4 2020, which helped it achieve a quarterly revenue of $105.1 million.

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3/4/2021

Dish Network is anteing up to bring sports betting to its customers, announcing a new strategic agreement with DraftKings that will integrate sportsbook and daily fantasy sports experiences with its brands.

3/4/2021

Gracenote, a Nielsen company, is rolling out its new Personalized Imagery tool for video services, which is designed to curate program images to drive user engagement and content discovery.

3/4/2021

ARRI has unveiled a spinoff of its AMIRA camera, the AMIRA Live, which is designed for use on multicamera live broadcasts.

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3/4/2021

Zixi has announced that it will be supplying FreeCast, a content discovery and management engine for streaming content, with its Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP) for B2B distribution of live linear channels over IP networks.

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3/4/2021

DAZN Group has appointed industry veteran Kevin Mayer as the chairman of its Board of Directors. He succeeds John Skipper, who is stepping down and will remain on the board as a strategic adviser to DAZN.

3/3/2021

Video-on-demand service fuboTV reported 73% more customers in 2020 than it had in 2019, but it lost $570.5 million. Executives told shareholders that they expect sports betting and advertising to help the platform turn a profit.

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