The past year in sports media had everything from landmark streaming deals to well-known TV personalities finding new homes. Laid out below are some of the most unforgettable storylines from an eventful year in TV, print, online and OTT channels.Read More
In its first year, the new subscription-based video learning service The Great Courses Plus nearly doubled its content offering for lifelong learners and dramatically increased viewership for the entire catalog of parent firm The Great Courses.Read More
Monumental Sports Network, Ted Leonsis’ DC-based OTT service, launched today. NBC Sports Group is a minority owner of the service, which will include a mix of live local games from leagues like the AFL and WNBA, tune-in shows before Wizards and Capitals games and documentary series.Read More
Decades before TED Talks, so-called massive open online courses and YouTube videos made top educators accessible to the masses, the Great Courses built a loyal audience of lifelong learners by making "the world’s greatest professors" available to anyone with a VCR or cassette player.Read More
ViewLift, a leading OTT content distribution and monetization platform, announced today that it has launched 32 digital properties for its clients Monumental Sports Network and Major League Lacrosse.Read More
ViewLift, a specialist in helping TV and video brands deliver content over the top, has closed an $8 million funding round that will fuel an expansion of its operations.
The new infusion will add Robert and Walter McCormack-led Weekapaug Partners and Robert Hisaoka to a roster of existing investors that includes Ted Leonsis, Clark Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and Revolution.Read More
New York-area startups and venture capitalists are making funding deals with the hopes of creating the next profitable company. Here's one deal recently announced:
Who gets: SnagFilms Inc., a New York City-based video streaming company specializing in independent films. The service's distribution product, ViewLift, allows content producers to monetize their content through native branded apps.Read More
WASHINGTON and NEW YORK, April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ViewLift, a leading OTT content distribution and monetization platform, announced today it has closed an $8 million funding round, with the Robert and Walter McCormack-led Weekapaug Partners and Robert Hisaoka joining existing investors Ted Leonsis, Clark Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Revolution and others.Read More
Snagfilms, a New York City-based video streaming company that both distributes content (like Netflix) and sells a B2b-style platform for media companies, has raised $8 million in funding.
Snagfilms was co-founded by D.C. sports mogul Ted Leonsis and longtime media executive Rick Allen, formerly the president and CEO of Sporting News. The funding comes from a group of largely D.C. area-based investors. Interestingly, the company received early backing from Steve Case, Jean Case and local venture capital firms NEA, Clark Ventures and Revolution.Read More
SnagFilms has shifted its focus to ViewLift, a technology and services suite for building Internet video properties, announcing about $8 million in funding earmarked for the over-the-top business.
The new funding comes from Robert and Walter McCormack-led Weekapaug Partners and Robert Hisaoka, who join existing investors including Ted Leonsis, Clark Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and Revolution.Read More
Get ready for ad-hoc branded video networks that surface everywhere and then fade away when the demand does.
One possible engine for such a new era in online video is a pedigreed startup called ViewLift. It has the modest goal of becoming a "third-party NetFlix."Read More
Dupont Circle video streaming and media company SnagFilms has nearly closed a $4 million investment round and is doubling down on its newest product, an end-to-end publishing service called ViewLift.
In exchange for a licensing fee, ViewLift creates customized applications on devices including phones, smart TVs and Xboxes, but also stores the videos, provides analytics and sets up content monetization systems.Read More
As the saying goes, the only thing constant is change. One of the biggest challenges businesses face is whether to make tactical adjustments, or go for fundamental changes in strategy. Nearly all businesses—whether startups or established companies—will change a fundamental aspect of their business model at some point. Some will identify the need to change early and treat it as an opportunity, while others will await the next survival crisis. But given the extent of disruption brought by technology and cultural shifts, particularly over the last five years, CEOs talk more often of "pivoting" than of "staying the course".Read More
Lax Sports Network discusses the soon-to-be-launched apps and website for the sports digital channel. Robert Wallace, COO of Lax Sports Network talks about his vision for the exciting new network. Manik Bambha, CTO of ViewLift, discusses how the apps created will help Lax Sports Network realize their goals.Read More
Also announced was a partnership between Lax Sports Network and OTT video platform ViewLift on a digital channel that will offer lacrosse games from youth to professional levels, including live games.Read More
Lax Sports Network will feature live and video-on-demand content including live professional and amateur games, lacrosse news and information, instructional videos and more, across multiple platforms.Read More
Major League Lacrosse announced that sports content provider WinnersView is now live streaming the “MLL Game of the Week” via the WinnersView streaming channel for Roku players and Roku TV models...WinnersView, powered by ViewLift.Read More
Gannett Co. says it's joining up with ViewLift, "a full-service provider of custom video applications" to develop a streaming sports and entertainment service.Read More
Gannett will partner with video applications provider ViewLift to develop a new service that will focus on streaming unique sports-related content and select movies across multiple devices.Read More
Gannett's partnership with application provider ViewLift to develop digital sports video services, announced Thursday, focuses on streaming sports-related apps, content and entertainment services across smartphones, tablets, televisions and PCs.Read More
International media and marketing company Gannett is partnering with OTT video platform ViewLift on a digital sports video service.Read More
ViewLift, the streaming video app company has launched a one of a kind B2B solution for creating, launching and monetizing video applications, which is designed for smartphones, tablets TV and more. Read MoreRead More
Whether you're Coca-Cola or the NFL, building experiences across 15 device and app environments is a tall order.Read More
ViewLift has launched an end-to-end solution for creating, launching and monetising online video with advertising.Read More
The company behind online video site SnagFilms aims to snag some more of the growing streaming video business.Read More
ViewLift Joins SnagFilms Family, Leveraging Years of Domain Experience and Strong Relationships to Help Brands Reach Consumers and Advertisers on Streaming Video Devices.Read More
ViewLift will help companies create, launch and monetize their own video applications, which will exist independent from the cable companies and streaming platforms.Read More
With streaming poised to become the principal way Americans consume video, a first-of-its-kind B2B service, ViewLift is launching today to help companies take advantage of this seismic shift among consumers and advertisers.Read More