Net2TV, the online video startup backed by ActiveVideo founder Gary Lauder, is in discussions with several consumer electronics manufacturers that could see it reach 20 million connected TVs by early next year, SVP of Programming Jim Monroe said at OTTCON on Wednesday. FierceOnlineVideo is covering the OTTCON event in Santa Clara, Calif.
Republican FCC commissioner Robert McDowell said Wednesday that he will soon step down from the commission. McDowell announced his resignation at the commission's open meeting on Wednesday.
Pay TV subscriber growth at cable operators, telcos and satellite TV providers is lagging behind a rebounding housing market, SNL Kagan reported Wednesday.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at strategies from Boxee and Aereo to use over-the-air antennas to draw viewers who want to watch TV programming on Web video platforms and mobile devices.
Google said late Tuesday that it will expand its Google Fiber high-speed Internet and pay TV service to Olathe, Kan.
Just weeks after Time Warner Cable launched its TWC TV app on Roku's streaming video set-tops and devices, a Roku executive said the app is "going great guns" and getting lots of downloads.
CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney said that since taking the helm of the non-profit research lab last June, he has made some changes at the organization to make sure it is more transparent to vendors. In addition, he has restructured employees so there are more resources dedicated to fewer projects.
Verizon said it launched new international soccer network beIN Sport on channel 598 in its Ultimate HD package.
Consumerist kicked off its "worst company in America" tournament on Tuesday, pitting Cablevision and Time Warner Cable against each other in the opening round.
No doubt thanks to some good marketing and nifty devices, wireless seems to dominate telecommunications as sports dominates talk radio. The thing is, wireline is hardly a relic of the past, a dinosaur destroyed by the incoming blast of new wireless technologies.
It's not quite a la carte, the so-called Holy Grail of subscription TV, but what Verizon is proposing for its FiOS TV service comes close to breaking the logjam of bundled channels currently clogging pay TV lineups. Call it "faux a la carte."
Liberty Media Corp. said Tuesday that it will acquire a 27.3 percent stake in Charter Communications for $2.62 billion, marking the return to the U.S. cable business of industry pioneer John Malone, the Liberty chairman who sold Tele-Communications Inc. to AT&T in 1998.
Nearly one-third of the content that cable and satellite TV subscribers watch each week is programs recorded on digital video recorders, Motorola Mobility said Tuesday. The set-top and mobile device manufacturer said it found in its fourth annual Media Engagement Barometer study that live TV viewing remains the most popular option.
A substantial group of consumers, unhappy with decades of ill treatment by cable operators and not quite ready to leap to satellite, have been easy pickings for IPTV providers. Those salad days are probably over. To get to the next level of subscribers, IPTV providers need a ladder--or maybe a gimmick.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom profiles companies that are shaking up the telecom industry. Wireline technology providers making this year's list of "The Contenders" include set-top vendors Pace and Cisco.
Intel said it struck a licensing deal with Hillcrest Labs which will allow it to embed its motion control technology in cable set-tops.
AT&T has adopted an age-old marketing ploy of giving away a free appliance--or in the case of the service provider, connected device--in exchange for getting new subscribers who bundle up on its AT&T U-verse service.
Shares in Charter Communications jumped more than 7 percent Monday after The Wall Street Journal reported that Liberty Media may buy a 25 percent stake in the cable MSO.
Verizon is beginning to pitch cable networks the idea of paying license fees based on how many FiOS TV subscribers actually watch their programming, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Concurrent said it struck a deal with British MSO Virgin Media, which will use its MediaHawk product to power its cloud-based Virgin TV Anywhere service.