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A+E strikes wide-ranging programming deal with Verizon

A+E Networks has scored a programming output deal with US telco and digital business Verizon. This will see shows such as Knightfall, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath and Live PD playing on various Verizon platforms, which include Yahoo and AOL (now known collectively as Oath). Verizon Fios customers will be able to access content […]

Go90 poaches Vessel buyer for content post

US mobile platform Go90 has poached Ivana Kirkbride from rival Vessel to become its chief content officer. The hire is a mark on intent from Go90, which telco Verizon launched last year. Kirkbride was VP, content acquisitions at Vessel, which former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar founded, also last year. Before joining Vessel in September, she […]

Verizon buys Awesomeness stake, preps TVOD net

US telco Verizon has bought a quarter of AwesomenessTV in a deal valuing the multichannel network at US$650 million. The agreement, which is subject to approval, will leave DreamWorks Animation with 51% of the firm, and Verizon and Hearst Corp. both with 24.5%. Further to that, Verizon plans to create a premium, short-form mobile video […]