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Roku unveils new ‘live TV guide’ and slew of channels from A+E, ABC

Ad-supported streamer Roku is moving further to replicate live TV by launching an on-screen channel guide and expanding its roster of curated networks in the US. Roku, which launched AVOD service the Roku Channel in the UK last month, has rolled out channels covering an array of genres including lifestyle, kids, news and sports. Offerings […]

ProSiebenSat.1, Scripps invest in Pluto OTT

Over-the-top video service Pluto TV has raised US$30 million in a funding round led by ProSiebenSat.1 Group, which also included participation from Scripps Networks Interactive. In a statement, ProSiebenSat.1 said that it invested a “high seven-figure sum” in the Los Angeles-based business, making it the largest strategic shareholder in Pluto TV with an approximate 14% stake. […]

CNN hires intn’l sales boss

Turner-owned news channel operator CNN has hired Greg Beitchman as its new international content sales VP. Beitchman joins from news agency Reuters and in the newly created role at CNN International will oversee and developing the network’s content sales business internationally. At Reuters Beitchman was global head of multimedia content. He will report to CNNI […]

Malone says cable companies should unite for Hulu bid

US MSOs should join forces to make a bid for Hulu, according to Liberty Media boss John Malone. The influential media executive was speaking to Reuters at the fringes of Allen & Co’s Sun Valley conference and said that all US MSOs would benefit from owning an online streaming and catch-up service. Hulu is currently […]