Seeking to keep its much larger SVOD rival, Netflix, within shouting distance, Hulu is contemplating the inclusion of a higher-priced, ad-free service.
Driven by a flurry of recent deals with Media General, Scripps, Sinclair and other station groups, CBS Corp. said it now has 40 affiliates signed up for its over-the-top service, CBS All Access.
A federal judge said that streaming company FilmOn X LLC should be treated as a cable company and have the right to negotiate licensing agreements with broadcasters.
In a wide-ranging interview on Beet.tv, Cablevision COO Kristin Dolan said the cable industry doesn't have nearly the glass ceiling for female executives that businesses like publishing do.
Verizon has been granted a patent for a new program guide that lets users sort shows by such factors as reviews, as opposed to just time and channel.
HBO Now has finally expanded beyond the Apple device universe, with the platform launching apps for Android mobile devices and Amazon Fire tablets.
Netflix added 3.3 million new subscribers during the second quarter (that's 900,000 U.S. subs and 2.4 million internationally), figures that raise the company's global customer base to 65 million. Investors sent the company's stock up 14 percent on the news--and, according to the Wall Street Journal, analysts too cheered the results by raising their price targets on Netflix shares.
Sling Media has introduced the latest version of its 10-year-old place-shifting gadget, the Slingbox, which replaces a pay-per-mobile-app model with ads.
The Big Four broadcast networks are still more essential to American TV consumers than cable networks like ESPN and Discovery Channel.
A new white paper from research firm nScreenMedia reported that Dish Network lost $1 million in revenue and support costs when its Sling TV crashed during Turner Networks' presentation of the March Madness Semifinal game featuring Wisconsin and Kentucky. Dish, which has reportedly acquired more than 250,000 users to the OTT service since launching it in early February, admittedly didn't anticipate the live-streaming load it encountered that April Saturday.
The once fast-growing pay-TV set-top market is changing fast. And for set-top manufacturers, it's not for the better, as the forces of operator consolidation and pay-TV market maturity, as well as the emergence of cloud-based video distribution systems, begin to take their toll.
In the wireless technology industry, the only constants are change ... and the need to shut down legacy networks.
Charter Communications has gained a powerful ally in its bid to acquire both Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks: In a new filing with the FCC, Netflix agreed to support Charter's purchase of TWC and Bright House in exchange for free usage of Charter's network through 2018.
ASPEN, Colo.--Cable subscribers who are looking for ways to shrink their cable subscription package--dubbed "cord shavers"--should be a much bigger concern for traditional pay-TV operators than cord cutters, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference here.
Media General has blacked out 16 stations in 14 markets on Mediacom's cable system after failing to come to a broadcast retransmission renewal agreement with the MSO.
DirecTV and the NFL have been hit with the second class-action antitrust lawsuit in less than a month over their NFL Sunday Ticket games package.
Pay-TV multiscreen vendor Synacor has announced a deal with Siemens Convergence Creators to become a preferred provider of Siemens OTT Swipe technology.
Revenue from "premium" U.S. OTT services will grow from $4 billion in 2014 to somewhere between $8 billion to $12 billion in 2018, according to a study conducted by London's MTM and commissioned by online video service providers Ooyala and Vindicia.
In a move it says underscores the value of data-driven marketing and sales, Cox Communications has promoted its sales and marketing chief, Mark Greatrex, to executive VP.