This Week's Top Stories:
They prefer their phones, but they won't quit TV. They don't change the channel, but still ignore the ads. How exactly do millennials interact with TV? Nielsen answers this and other questions
in its new report. TV-connected devices account for 23% of Millennials' time with video, vs. 6% for consumers 35 and older.
Disney Media Distribution Chief, Ben Pyne, is stepping down.
After 25 years at the company, the long-time executive is exiting his post as President of Disney Media Distribution later this year. Pyne took the role of president of Disney Media Distribution in 2007 and joined the company in 1992.
This week, Google officially presented YouTube TV
, an online pay TV service to provide access to 40 linear networks for 35 dollars a month. The service will make its debut in the upcoming months. YouTube TV will offer 6 accounts per subscription, as well as exclusive content from YouTube Red.
Facebook Video takes over television
. Weeks after announcing the launch of its video app, Facebook announced deals with Samsung and Apple. This year, the app will be available on Samsung smart TVs and the fourth-generation Apple TV. The platforms are the only ones to offer the Facebook video app at this time.
JP Bommel was named President & CEO of NATPE
, following a successful NATPE Miami 2017 in January. He previously held the position of Managing Director and COO at the association. NATPE Miami 2017 was the first under the direction of Mr. Bommel.