MobiTV raises $21M as it pivots into set top box-free IPTV for the living room

old television MobiTV, one of the first companies (est. 1999) to bring TV services to mobile devices, has raised some funding as it moves into a late-stage pivot to bring its technology to the living room. The company today announced that it has picked up a growth round of $21 million from Oak Investment Partners and Ally Bank. It plans to use the funds for further development and marketing of its… Read More

Twitter and Showtime stream a boxing match at 9PM Eastern

Twitter is no stranger to livestreaming sports, but it still has opportunities to break new ground. The social network is teaming up with Showtime to stream its first-ever boxing match. Tune in to Twitter on desktop or mobile tonight (February 18th…

Comcast rolls out a new Stream TV app for its cable and internet TV customers

xfinity-stream-gallery-1 Comcast is launching a new app called Xfinity Stream, which will replace its older Xfinity TV app on mobile devices, as well as deliver a host of features for cable subscribers, including access to live TV, on-demand programming, DVR recordings and more. But the app serves another purpose, as well: Like the TV app it replaces, it will also be home to Comcast’s internet TV service… Read More

Starz will let you pay for streaming TV with prepaid cards

Conventional TV networks, as a rule, are very fond of subscriptions. Don't tell that to Starz CEO Chris Albrecht, though. He told guests at the Code Media conference that the premium channel will soon offer prepaid cards for its streaming service. It…

Recommended Reading: The story of ‘Legion,’ Marvel’s latest TV show


Marvel's 'Legion,' explained
Eric Watson,
Polygon

Marvel's latest TV series debuted on FX this week, and if you're a little lost on the backstory or just need a quick refresher, Polygon is here to help. The gaming news outlet posted a primer on Le…

‘Castlevania’ is getting a Netflix animated series

Vampire-themed shows are a dime a dozen, but you might have a better-than-usual reason to care about this one. Producer Adi Shankar (of Dredd and The Grey fame) has revealed that he's working on a Castlevania animated series for Netflix, with a firs…

HBO Now racks up 2 million subscribers

HBO Now's growth isn't about to slow down any time soon, it seems. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes reports that the internet-only video service now has over 2 million customers — not bad when it hadn't even reached 1 million a year ago. And a good chunk…

Nature documentary ‘Planet Earth II’ is coming to Snapchat

Planet Earth II was probably the BBC's best piece of TV programming last year. The documentary series captured and, more importantly, explained the natural world with nuanced narration and breathtaking cinematography. Now, the show is coming to Snapc…