Verizon delays its live TV service until spring 2018, report says

Verizon’s  plans to launch a streaming service of its own to compete with the likes of Dish’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, Sony’s PlayStation Vue, and others, have been pushed back to spring 2018, according to a report from Bloomberg on Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, the report indicates the timing of the launch is still tentative…

Nielsen will now measure TV audiences on Netflix

Nielsen today announcing a new service, Nielsen Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) Content Ratings, to measure streaming services’ programs in a way that’s comparable to linear TV. That includes ratings, reaches, frequency and segmentation reporting, Nielsen says. The service won’t just track the number of people streaming a show, but the audience makeup as well….

DxO One camera for Android on the way, new accessories debut

The DxO One, DxO’s first camera hardware, gets a free software update this morning that adds Facebook Live multi-camera streaming, time-lapse and more, and customers can sign up to find out more about DxO One for Android, with more details to be released on November 2. The DxO One is a digital camera with a…

Free streaming TV service Pluto TV raises $8.3M, in new round led by Samsung

Free streaming TV service Pluto TV announced today it has received a new $5 million investment from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, the VC arm of the Samsung Group. Combined with other investors, the full round totaled $8.3 million, the company says. Pluto TV declined to disclose the other investors in the round, but said they’re…

CamSoda is updating its streaming network to support language lessons

CamSoda [Partially NSFW] is introducing language lessons. You can learn all about conjugation, declension and perhaps reproduction from scantily dressed teachers. CamSoda models requested the service when they found it fun to teach the folks they spoke with online about differences in languages. Further, the users found talking with a native speaker helped with their…

Here’s the list of NBA games that will be streamed in VR this season

Last year the NBA launched a program where they streamed one regular-season game in virtual reality each week, all season long. Today they announced that they’re doing it again, starting with a free preview on October 21st when the Houston Rockets host the Dallas Mavericks. Just like last year, games were selected to give all…

Roku’s new channel with free movies and TV goes live for all

Top streaming media device maker Roku announced in September it was launching its own channel featuring free movies and TV shows, including those it licensed itself and those aggregated from other channels across its platform. That rollout has now completed, the company says this morning. That means the Roku Channel is today available across all…

How to watch the Oculus Connect 4 keynote live

Today, TechCrunch is down in San Jose, Calif. for the Oculus Connect 4 keynote, where Facebook’s troublesome VR company is expected to maybe introduce some new products and definitely wax poetic on the future of VR and why they’re sure it’s not dead. This is year #4 for the conference and it’s the only one…

Watch SpaceX launch a re-flown Falcon 9 rocket live right here

SpaceX is using another refurbished rocket this afternoon — this one is the third Falcon 9 first-stage booster the company has refurbished and used again. This is also the second launch attempt this week, after SpaceX successfully launched a mission for client Iridium on Monday. Today’s launch is for EchoStar and SES, a satellite with…

Watch Startup Battlefield Africa live right here

Here we are in Nairobi, Kenya. For the first time, TechCrunch is hosting a conference in Africa. We have an amazing lineup of speakers who all share a ton of knowledge and expertise about technology in Kenya and Africa in general. But the real star of the show is going to be the Startup Battlefield….

Hulu picks up four new esports series

Hulu has picked up four new series that are centered around e-sports, according to Variety. The network-backed streaming service, which has been coming in hot lately with an Emmy-winning original drama and a push toward more back-log seasons of popular series, purchased the rights to about 15 total hours of content from ESL. Here are…

Netflix is raising prices, especially if you love 4K

Beloved movie and TV streaming service Netflix is raising its subscriptions prices starting this month. The most popular plan is going to be $1 more expensive. Netflix currently has three plans. For $7.99, you can stream in small definition on one screen at a time. It can be your TV, your phone or your laptop….