Formula One delays start of TV streaming service

The product was announced during testing in Barcelona last month with Formula One saying fans would be able to watch races in a different way, including from their favorite driver’s perspective. F1 TV will give access to cameras mounted on the cars of the 20 drivers as well as the traditional broadcast feed, with viewers able to split the screens of their mobile device or smart TV. – Alan Baldwin, Reuters

Netflix has its own custom font now, just like Apple, Samsung, and Google

That brings Netflix into a shockingly large league of big technology companies with their own custom fonts, alongside Apple (San Francisco), Samsung (SamsungOne), Google (Roboto and Product Sans, because naturally Google has font fragmentation), and Microsoft (sort of, depending on how you score Segoe). – Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge

Controversial BitTorrent downloader arrives on the Amazon Fire TV

Unlike most cloud storage services, like Dropbox or Amazon Drive, you cannot upload files directly to Instead, you provide with either a URL to where the video is located online or you upload a BitTorrent file for the video. will then download the video to their servers where you can then access the video by downloading it or streaming it to your devices. In the case of BitTorrent files, will also seed the file until it either reaches a set share ratio or for a set number of days, depending on your subscription plan. – AFTVnews

Over Half of US Households Get a Streaming Service

A new survey from consulting firm Deloitte indicates that the budding industry has reached a tipping point, with 55% of households responding that they subscribe to at least one video streaming service. The $2.1 billion spent per month on packages from providers such as Netflix Inc. […] reflects a jump from 49% last year and marks the first time the survey found that over half of homes had at least one subscription. – Shoshanna Delventhal, Investopedia

Amazon, Netflix Gain Ground in Japanese Streaming Market

dTV from Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo topped the list of SVOD services in Japan in 2017, with a 20.3% share, but that is 3.8 percentage points lower than the previous year, according to marketing analysis firm GEM Partners. Second was Hulu Japan, with 13.5%, and third was U-NEXT. Amazon ranked fourth, nearly doubling its share from 5.9% to 11.5% last year, followed by Netflix, which grew from 4.3% to 7.1%. – Variety Japan – ヴァラエティ・ジャパン

YouTube is testing floating picture-in-picture videos on the web

YouTube might bring one of its mobile apps’ most useful multitasking features to the desktop version. The platform has started testing picture-in-picture playback on desktop, a feature that continues playing your video inside a small floating panel when you navigate to other parts of the site. So long as what you’re watching is currently playing, YouTube will minimize and place it on the lower right-hand corner while you browse other videos. – Mariella Moon, Engadget
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