YouTube has been the go-to platform for enterprises to house their online video content affordably. For many companies, it serves their needs just fine. But for media and entertainment-focused businesses, especially those that monetize some or all of that video content, YouTube is an increasingly crowded space with limited earning options. FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at an emerging migration to other online video platforms here.
Multiscreen technology company Synacor said Tuesday that it's laying off approximately 20 percent of its workforce, resulting in the loss of about 70 jobs. The cuts will leave the struggling Buffalo-based company with about 210 workers.
Comcast has expanded its X1 network DVR service, allowing subscribers to access their personal recordings on Android and iOS device from anywhere they can get Internet access.
Signaling what might very well become a broader trend for archival programming on pay-TV platforms, ESPN Classic has transitioned from a linear to on-demand channel on Dish Network.
Despite what Viacom describes as a last-minute decision to take Suddenlink up on its earlier proposal, the MSO has pulled the conglomerate's channels off its program guide, effective at midnight.
The FCC voted unanimously Tuesday to end 40-year-old rules that restrict pay-TV companies from carrying pro sports games in "blacked out" markets.
LTE Multicast (also known as LTE Broadcast) is getting lots of attention from vendors and mobile operators for its ability to deliver live multimedia to smartphones and tablets being used by concentrated groups of people, such as those attending a sporting event or concert. A complementary technology, Wi-Fi Multicast, has already been deployed by venue owners. FierceWirelessTech explores how these two different technologies can work together here.
Grinding through a busy negotiating period for program rights, Suddenlink has announced a broad-reaching renewal deal with CBS Corp. that includes retrans rights for CBS owned-and-operated stations, as well as carriage of cable assets CBS Sports Network and, for the first time, the Smithsonian Network.
In an arrangement that could have a significant impact on traditional theatrical release windows, Netflix has signed on to release on SVOD the follow-up to filmmaker Ang Lee's Oscar-winning global box office smash, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This release, which will require no extra payment from Netflix subscribers, will occur concurrently with the global theatrical premiere of the sequel by big-screen exhibition chain IMAX.
Reports of the demise of Comcast SVOD service Streampix have been exaggerated … slightly. According to Multichannel News, the No. 1 MSO's response to Netflix will live on as an a la carte video programming option and trinket to subscribers of higher-end video-services packages.
Rival pay-TV operators believe Time Warner Cable's inability to carve affiliate deals for its new Los Angeles Dodgers-based regional sports network will have a beneficial chilling affect on the launch of future pricey channels.
The FCC is reportedly set to redefine online video platforms like Aereo that stream linear TV content as MVPD operators, similar to cable and satellite companies.
Resting between two power grids, fueled with 44,000 gallons of diesel for backup generators, and supporting 22 uplink and seven downlink satellite dishes, the Comcast Media Center in Centennial, Colo. is ready to keep producing, originating and distributing cable TV nonstop. FierceCable recently took a tour of the plant and snapped some photos. Take a look at our slideshow.
The Nos. 1 and 2 cable companies in the U.S., Comcast and Time Warner Cable, ranked near the bottom in a survey conducted by J.D. Power, which polled consumers on their general satisfaction with video, Internet and phone services.
Verizon has added 10 channels to its FiOS TV mobile app, giving subscribers the ability to stream networks including Fox Sports 1, HBO Latino and Showtime Family Zone on mobile devices.
With regulators and the public focused on the proposed merger of the Nos. 1 and 2 cable companies, a preliminary deal combining the biggest phone company in the U.S. with the top satellite TV provider is flying under the regulatory radar.
When and if the apocalypse comes, the Comcast Media Center in Centennial, Colo., just outside Denver, will likely still be shooting, producing, originating, uplinking and storing high-definition video for cable television.
Suddenlink is threatening to pull Viacom channels off its program guide on Oct. 1 if it can't get the terms it wants a licensing renewal deal.
Looking to shake a reputation for being too focused on technology innovation and not enough on general subscriber experience, Comcast has created a new executive role, senior VP of customer service.
Now that they've built substantial audiences, Roku's more successful content publishers are apparently shocked--shocked!--that the OTT service is getting more aggressive in its demand for revenue-sharing.