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Pornhub Adds Closed Captioning for Porn

Via press release, Corey Price, Pornhub’s VP said, “Here at Pornhub, it’s important that we continue to service all of our users’ needs and make content accessible to every individual.” – Daniel Starkey, Geek.com https://ift.tt/2z1pqIq
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New NBCUniversal Streaming App Rewards Viewers for Watching Shows

The company on Oct. 5 debuted WatchBack, an app that creates a personalized experience for users and rewards viewing with the chance to win prizes. Described internally as a marketing tool to promote content from NBCU and its partners, the free WatchBack app offers up a mix of full-length episodes of shows from across NBCU’s networks, video clips, and web series from digital outlets like BuzzFeed, CollegeHumor and Refinery29. None of the videos is exclusive to the app, and the full-length episodes will only be available for a limited time. – Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter https://ift.tt/2E2ZWwO

Peter Bart: Netflix Covets Kudos In Its Global Expansion, But Movie Battles Loom

The Netflix forays have put Hollywood on its heels because they’ve impacted so many fronts. For example, network gurus used to put down the streamer’s comedy initiatives, pointing to its reliance on “taste clusters” — a system purporting to predict viewership by measuring the tone and timbre of audience feelings. But lately Netflix has quieted skeptics by signing the likes of Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld as well as pumping out a special every week. Typically, Netflix claims disinterest in demos and is silent on viewership. – Peter Bart, Deadline Hollywood https://ift.tt/2yijx5S

How Does “Twitch,” Amazon’s Video Game Streaming Platform, Make Money?

Common among video and streaming websites, Twitch integrates advertisements into its streams and on the sidebars of its website, which range in price from $2-10 cost per impression (basically cost per view). While Twitch has not disclosed the portion of its revenue generated from advertising, Newzoo predicts the video game streaming market will grow by 38 percent to $906 million this year and $1.65 billion by 2021, with sponsorships, advertising, and media rights generating most of that revenue. – Lucas Fortney, Investopedia https://ift.tt/2NqEIZd

US Wireless Video Streaming Sucks, Study Says

US carriers were ranked 34th in terms of average network speeds (16.5 Mbps) and 59th in terms of users’ “overall video experience.” That’s on the heels of previous studies showing that US residents pay some of the highest prices for mobile data in the developed world (before one even includes a bevy of obnoxious, hidden fees). – Karl Bode, MOTHERBOARD https://ift.tt/2NLsjUK
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