Fullscreen's young adult streaming service is shutting down

From Engadget - November 14, 2017

If you did not bother to fork out $6 per month to watch docuseries My Selfie Life and relive Dawson's Creek, you may need a Fullscreen refresher. Established in 2011 by former YouTube exec George Strompolos, the company is owned by Otter Media (a joint venture of AT&T and The Chernin Group). Last November, the streaming service was assimilated into AT&T's internet TV plans, courtesy of a free trial for mobile customers.

After the demise of NBC's Seeso comedy platform in August, Fullscreen's death is more proof that niche online services are struggling to co-exist alongside wide-ranging rivals like Netflix and Amazon. Leveraging AT&T's vast mobile subscriber base no doubt helped Fullscreen nab "hundreds of thousands" of paying customers and "millions" of app downloads. But, it simply was not enough.


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