Live streaming has 'high emotional cost'; Hulu debuts virtual reality app

More online video news from across the Web:

> Cord cutters will need to rely entirely on their streaming services rather than their over-the-air antennas to watch the NCAA March Madness title game, which is shifting exclusively to cable channel TBS. WSJ article

> Mobile live streaming apps may be hampered by one significant factor: the "high emotional cost to being entertaining" in the format, TDG analyst Joel Espelien says. TDG post

> Hulu debuted its own virtual reality app with content from Discovery and others. Investors Business Daily article

> Netflix's revelation that it is delivering its video to Verizon and AT&T wireless subscribers' mobile devices at a lower bitrate has prompted the ACA to call for an investigation. DSL Reports article

> Amazon's animated kids series Thunderbirds Are Go will debut on April 22 on its SVOD service. Release

And finally … Spotify is poised to sign a $1 billion financing deal in the form of convertible debt, which protects its valuation but increases pressure for it to go public. NYT article (tiered sub.)

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