YouTube starts delivering ‘breaking news’ on its homepage across platforms

Breaking news may initially seem to be a bit of an unusual direction for the site, but as Google works on courting publishers through special programs with AMP, it may be interesting to see how YouTube treats partnerships with 24-hour broadcast news publishers who already put a lot of content on the site. – Lucas Matney, TechCrunch

Hollywood, Apple Said to Mull Rental Plan, Defying Theaters

Deals with potential distributors such as Apple and Comcast could be reached as soon as early next year to sell digital downloads of major films as soon as two weeks after they debut in theaters, […]Those pacts would give the studios a way to issue an ultimatum to the theater chains: Agree to a deal, or we’ll start selling the movie downloads anyway. The movie houses could fight back by boycotting films slated for sale via download days after their theatrical debut. – Anousha Sakoui, Bloomberg Markets

NASA TV to cover August 21 solar eclipse

The programme can be viewed on all NASA apps, on NASA’s Live Stream Page, Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitter/Periscope, Twitch TV and Ustream. The broadcast will also be presented on NASA TV’s traditional TV feeds. Programming begins at 16.00 GMT (18.00 CET or 12.00pm EDT) with a preview show hosted from Charleston, South Carolina – Robert Briel, Broadband TV News
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