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Jeff Baumgartner

Rogers, Shaw Set Launch for Netflix Rival

Two Canadian cable operators, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, have taken the wraps off of “shomi,” a subscription video streaming service that will lock horns with Netflix, which launched services in Canada about four years ago.   ...

John Batter Named CEO of Gracenote

John Batter has been named CEO of Gracenote and executive vice president of Tribune Media, a new post that comes about six months after Tribune acquired the video metadata and technology company from Sony for about $170 million.   ...

Amazon Puts Up $970 Million for Twitch

Amazon confirmed Monday that it has inked a deal to acquire Twitch Interactive, the three-year-old company that runs a popular videogame live-streaming service.   ...

Reports: Amazon to Buy Twitch For $1B-Plus

Amazon, not Google, is poised to acquire videogame live-streaming service Twitch for more than $1 billion, according to reports from both The Information and The Wall Street Journal. ...

TiVo ‘Roamio OTA’ Model Targets Cord-Cutters

Taking aim at a relatively small group of so-called “cord-cutters” and “cord-nevers,” TiVo has introduced a “limited edition” Roamio OTA DVR model that can be connected to a digital over-the-air antenna, and does not contain a CableCARD slot. ...

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