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  • Will SVOD make programming networks like HGTV, NBC and AMC obsolete?

    Some call it "network flow," but I've also heard it referred to as the "network effect." It's how programmers monetize their expensive hits. After all, what incentive does ESPN have for paying the NFL $1.9 billion a season for TV rights if it can't ubiquitously brand its coverage and drive viewership to other programming?

Analysts: OTT successes to drag down Verizon's FiOS growth in Q2

Wells Fargo analysts have lowered their subscriber-growth projections for Verizon's FiOS video service, citing increased competition from over-the-the top services.

Programmers can't reach consensus on whether to delay big Nielsen ratings changes

As Nielsen gets ready to embark on the biggest change in the way it counts TV viewers in three decades, the major broadcast and cable networks recently voted on whether to push Nielsen to delay deployment of its news systems.

A+E Networks launches $3.99-a-month SVOD service for Lifetime movies

The channel known for such TV movies as Kept WomanStalked by My Neighbor and Her Infidelity is launching its own SVOD service.

Carriage talks between Comcast and Discovery peacefully continue … as Shark Week approaches

Carriage renewal negotiations between Comcast and Discovery Networks are reportedly progressing at a peaceful, productive pace, belying earlier speculation that the two sides might dig in for a protracted stalemate.

Dolan family wins ruling in squabble over Cablevision compensation

A Delaware court has ruled that Dolan family members had no say in Cablevision boardroom decisions that collectively netted them more than $100 million in executive pay.

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