Streaming Video Alliance hunts new executive director; Game of Thrones breaks piracy records

More online video news from across the Web:

> The recently formed Streaming Video Alliance is looking for an executive director. Release

> Et tu, Olly? Game of Thrones' fifth season finale shattered piracy records with more than 8 million BitTorrent downloads in its first eight hours. It also broke the "swarm" record, with over 258,131 people sharing a single illegal torrent of the episode at once. Article

> Netflix is officially rolling out its revamped website, the first major update in four years. Article

> The FCC's Open Internet Order, better known as net neutrality rules, took effect on Friday, June 12 after a request to stay the rules was denied by a Federal Appeals Court. Article (sub. req.)

> The second season of Amazon's original children's series Annedroids will premiere on July 2. Release

> The NBA Finals drew a record audience to ABC's WatchESPN service, with Game 4, for example, drawing 744,500 unique viewers and an average minute audience of 203,000. Release

> FilmOn has signed a deal with the Arena Football League to stream games free to FilmOn viewers. Article

> Rentrak says that although live TV viewing may be down for both broadcast and cable, on-demand viewing of primetime content is up as high as 19.8 percent over the past five years. Release

> Belgium has taken Facebook to court over its privacy and tracking practices. Article (sub. req.)

And finally … Pay TV's biggest enemy isn't OTT video; it's their lousy business practices. Op-ed

Suggested Articles

Alan Wolk, lead analyst and co-founder at TV[R]EV, looks at vMVPD subscriber growth and ViacomCBS' "House of Brands."

The U.S. satellite TV industry is crashing back down to earth.

HBO Max has scored its first distribution deal through a new agreement with Google’s YouTube TV.