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NBC to Live Stream Super Bowl for Free

The Peacock’s “Super Stream Sunday” event will include NBC’s presentation of Super Bowl XLIX live from Arizona, pitting the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots, as well as the halftime show toplined by Katy Perry. 59 more words

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The messy deals behind unwatchable streaming apps

My new Roku TV can’t run the WatchESPN app that works fine on my Roku 3 box. What’s the problem here?

[T]his resulted from a decision by ESPN and its corporate parent Disney (the WatchDisney app doesn’t work on Roku TVs either) to control the potential audience for their online streaming — essentially, saying that Internet viewing is only okay if it requires pressing or clicking enough buttons first. 10 more words

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We 'Literally Can't Even' with Snapchat's new original series

The actual video quality production is decent, and the split-screen footage makes it more enjoyable to view on a vertical screen. But as far as the acting and writing go, it’s hard to watch. 38 more words

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TV providers battle to attract online viewers

Sky Television is making top rugby and motorsport events available to nonsubscribers online. […] A “Fan Pass” will allow Sky Sports channel nonsubscribers to pay to access events or channels on a part or whole-season basis. 59 more words

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Doctor Who and other BBC shows are vanishing from Prime in Amazon's fight for exclusivity

[T]he majority of BBC programming, will be vanishing from Prime Instant Video starting February 15th. According to sources familiar with the matter, the issue is exclusivity. 80 more words

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Snapchat's first scripted show will premiere in Discover tomorrow, and then disappear

Literally Can’t Even will be hosted on Snap Channel, part of Snapchat’s new ad-supported Discover service, which launched last week. The episodes will only be a few minutes long, and, in keeping with Snapchat’s blink-or-you’ll-miss-it style, each episode will disappear 24 hours after it airs. 37 more words

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ESPN offers standalone subscription for the Cricket World Cup

Talks of ESPN’s standalone options are nothing new, and for the Cricket WorldCup 2015, the network is offering a cable-free standalone subscription. Access to the event’s six-week slate of 49 matches will cost viewers $100 for viewing on the web. 48 more words

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