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ABC News: Viewers Are Watching 50% More Live Video on Apple TV App

abc_news_default_2000x2000_update_16x9t_384Lost Remote was on hand in June when ABC News unveiled its dedicated Apple TV app. As we wrote at the time:

A signature aspect of that live content is a 24/7 livestream—which begins as an originally produced, eight-hour mix of live and on-demand clips and constantly updates as news happens—will offer a mixture of content.  Users will see anchored and unanchored live events coming everywhere inside the White House briefing room to live breaking news updates exclusive for digital. At launch, the anchored portions of the livestream will come from ABC News digital anchors like Dan Kloeffler, and will include contributing reports coming from ABC News correspondents like Martha Raddatz and Jonathan Karl.  Correspondents like these will also create original reports for Apple TV not seen on ABC News broadcast.

So far, local content is one of the most popular features on ABC News on Apple TV. Last month, ABC News on Apple TV launched with nine major market stations and last week announced the addition of three more stations: KOAT in Albuquerque, WCVB in Boston, and KITV in Honolulu.

After its first month live, ABC News has shared data about viewing habits of its Apple TV app users. Some standout numbers:

- Users watch 50% more ABC News live video on Apple TV than on mobile and desktop combined.

- Viewers spend 65% more time per visit on Apple TV than on desktop.

- The most popular “video” is the 24/7 live stream.

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A+E expands TV everywhere offerings with Apple TV app

ae_appletv-100262542-largeWhile an app store like the one we all know for iOS doesn’t yet exist for Apple TV, more and more TV content is becoming available on the popular internet TV device. A+E Networks recently became the latest network to offer content from A&E, HISTORY and Lifetime on Apple TV. Here are the details. Read more

HBO Classics Coming to Amazon Prime

AmazonHBO-Logo2Amazon is continuing its streaming-TV push, partnering with HBO on a multi-year deal to exclusively bring classic HBO shows to Amazon prime subscribers, the two companies announced today.

Starting May 21, “The Sopranos,” “Six Feet Under,” “The Wire,” “Big Love,” “Eastbound & Down,” “Oz,” “Band of Brothers,” and “Deadwood” will become available on Amazon Prime instant video, at no additional cost to subscribers. Early seasons of current shows will also be available, including “Boardwalk Empire” and “True Blood.” Other hit shows, including “Girls,” “The Newsroom,” and “Veep” will become available in later years of the agreement.

These shows will still be available on HBO Go, but will be exclusive to Amazon, meaning Netflix and Apple TV users won’t be able to stream them on those platforms. The partnership marks the first time HBO has licensed its series to a web-only service.

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Bandwidth, bundles and blackouts mean hard times for the cable industry

86043_86206_2_Image2_cable vs fiber(This is a guest post by Alexis Caffrey (@AlexisCaffrey), a freelance writer with a focus on technology, new media, and design. You can find more of her work at AlexisCaffrey.com).

The cable TV industry may be looking at a big change in the future, according to Cablevision’s CEO Jim Dolan. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Dolan stated “there could come a day’ when his company stops offering television service, making broadband its primary offering.” Read more

Why Hulu Plus' appearance on Apple TV is a big deal

A big win for Hulu and for Apple TV lovers. Hulu Plus is now available on the Apple TV brining the online video network's library of TV content, originals and movies to anyone with the $99 Apple device. Hulu Plus now has over two million subscribers and has launched originals that include Battleground and The Yard. What does this mean for the future of Apple TV and will Hulu's offerings compete with iTunes?

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Watch your Mac on TV with new mirroring feature

Apple held it's highly-anticipated WWDC event today, and Tim Cook unveiled a new MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6 -- as well as Facebook integration, Facetime without WiFi and a replacement for Google Maps. But despite the rumors, no new Apple TV, no TV apps and no TV set. However, there was one announcement that caught our attention.

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What the new iPad and Apple TV mean for media

Apple took the wraps off a new retina display iPad (with 4G LTE) and a 1080p Apple TV box today (sorry no TV set), both of which will be available on March 16th. While the announcements themselves aren't particularly groundbreaking -- solid incremental improvements -- Tim Cook revealed a metric that should be a bit of shocker: "We sold more iPads in the last quarter of last year, than any PC maker sold of their PCs," he said...

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'WSJ Live' coming to Google TV, Roku and more

The Wall Street Journal's video service, WSJ Live, has expanded aggressively beyond its iPad debut in September. This week, WSJ announced it has inked distribution deals with Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and Daily Motion. Earlier, it expanded to Boxee and a variety of internet-connected TV sets including Samsung and Yahoo's Connected TV platform. And last week, WSJ announced it would help power a new YouTube content channel. To date, the WSJ Live iPad app has been downloaded 125,000 times.

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Is Apple working on its own connected TV sets?

The Wall Street Journal's video service, WSJ Live, has expanded aggressively beyond its iPad debut in September. This week, WSJ announced it has inked distribution deals with Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and Daily Motion. Earlier, it expanded to Boxee and a variety of internet-connected TV sets including Samsung and Yahoo's Connected TV platform. And last week, WSJ announced it would help power a new YouTube content channel. To date, the WSJ Live iPad app has been downloaded 125,000 times.

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