Chromecast reaches 1B cast sessions; FilmBox adds 3 channels to FilmOn lineup

More online video news from across the Web:

> More executives from HBO's tech team are leaving, according to unnamed sources. Story

> Microsoft Azure rolled out AES and DRM content protection service to secure customers' on-demand and streaming video. Blog post

> Google's Chromecast has now reached more than 1 billion cast sessions, the company noted in its earnings call. Story

> Could AT&T be next in line with a Sling TV-like OTT offering? CEO Randall Stephenson hinted at it in the company's earnings call. Story

> Qwilt is targeting college campuses with its Open Cache infrastructure solution to help improve online video streaming to students & faculty. Release

> Sony is shutting down its Music Unlimited service for PlayStation game consoles on March 29, and partnering with Spotify instead. Story

> With over 300 videos being uploaded every minute, YouTube can't effectively filter content, making it tough to block terrorist-related videos. Story

> TV networks have boosted their ad loads as much as 15 percent in the last quarter, perhaps needing to make up lost revenue from lower viewership. Story

> FilmBox is adding three channels to FilmOn's lineup: Fast&FunBox HD, 360 TuneBox and FilmBox Arthouse. Story

> A federal court has dismissed claims that Dow Jones sent information about Roku users who accessed its OTT service to an analytics and video ad company, mDialog. Story

And finally... Snapchat is opening up another avenue for YouTube stars to make money, introducing "Snapper Hero," a series of mini-films made by top-rated creators. Story

Suggested Articles

From dawn to dusk, leading industry research will be shared across a dozen presentations.

Amazon is rolling out updates this week that will allow some customers in the U.S. to access Spanish language on supported Fire TV devices.

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke is reportedly planning to leave his position next year, allowing Jeff Snell to take over the chief executive role.