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05/31/2016 04:12 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Set Top Box vs. OTT TV - Are Their Winners Yet?

This week on HACKING TV.  Remember the death of the Set Top box? - well, maybe not so soon according to Microsoft. Then - BuzzFeed is saying "show me the money" and that means more video. At Facebook, they're writing off a newly minted half-a-billion-dollar investment. And at Verizon - the CEO admits that go90 might have been overhyped. Steven Rosenbaum and Saul Hansell present - Hacking TV.

CHAPTER 1:  The Set Top Box Evolves:

PlayStation Vue Offers Big 4 Broadcast TV Feeds in All O&O Markets

Microsoft reportedly launching 'Xbox TV' devices next month

Apple TV Adds Apps for NBCU's Bravo, Syfy and E!

CHAPTER 2: BuzzFeed.  Future of TV? 

Can BuzzFeed News survive the shift to video?

BuzzFeed is building a New York-based team to experiment with news video.

CHAPTER 3: What's up with Video Ads?

Facebook is shutting down the video-ad company it bought for about half-a-billion dollars 2 years ago.

Video Ads Are Blowing Up on Instagram

CHAPTER 4: Verizon. 

Verizon's Multi-Billion-Dollar Play To Take On Netflix, Amazon, Google & Facebook

Verizon CEO Admits Go90 Mobile Video Service 'Over-Hyped'