YipTV hits 100-channel milestone; ESPN increases focus on eSports

More online video news from across the Web:

> Multicultural streaming service YipTV has added more than 100 live linear channels to its lineup. Release

> HBO will launch a streaming service in Spain, expanding beyond its Nordic and Latin American international efforts. Broadband TV News article

> AOL and The Players Tribune, a new "digital media platform" focusing on pro sports, have teamed on a new digital series, Real Fan Life with Ben Lyons. Release

> Piksel veteran Chris White has joined Friend MTS as a Senior Solutions Architect to help guide its OTT platform initiatives. Announcement

> The Advanced Media Workflow Association's Networked Media Incubator project held its first interoperability workshop last week, with 14 organizations and companies participating. Results of the interop are pending. AMWA page

> V-Nova has received recognition as the UN Diplomatic Council's first "Global Media Innovator" for its PERSEUS streaming technology. Release

> Sundance TV made its documentary The Staircase available to view authentication-free on its app and website. Release

> Sling TV is offering subscribers a $50 discount on OTA antennas by RCA and Terk for a limited time. Broadcasting & Cable article

> With Yahoo Screen out of the picture, the NFL is in talks with Apple and Google to live stream all three of the regular-season games it will play in London. Reuters article

> Ovum has a somewhat vague outline of OTT video trends we'll see in 2016. Post

> Naveen Chopra, chief financial officer at TiVo, will take over as interim CEO on Jan. 30 as Tom Rogers shifts over to chairman of the board. Release

And finally … ESPN is following Turner Sports' lead and covering the burgeoning eSports segment. VentureBeat article

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