Sling Media has announced a couple new Slingbox streaming devices including a lower priced entry-level model and an improved interface for its high-end unit.
Aereo never reached out to CBS to try to cut a content deal with the programmer, a step that may have altered the course of the startup. "We sell content to cable companies, satellite companies and the telcos and online companies," said CBS CEO Les Moonves. "We were open and willing to talk to them."
While Comcast has continually battled a reputation for bad customer service, you've got to credit the tenacity of the service rep who handled tech blogger Ryan Block's attempt to cancel service.
Look for the two most expensive channels in the pay TV universe to become even pricier. The National Basketball Association is talking about licensing renewal deals with Disney-owned ESPN and Turner Network's TNT that would double fees currently paid.
Fox has failed in its attempt to leverage the Supreme Court's Aereo verdict into a preliminary injunction on Dish Network's Hopper DVR.
Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen appears to have settled a long-simmering dispute with hedge fund operator Phil Falcone over the bankrupt wireless networking company LightSquared.
With its audience growth stagnating, rivals like Yahoo acquiring splashy new shows and its top creators moving off the platform, YouTube is reportedly in discussions about making yet another premium content push.
DirecTV has notably turned a cold shoulder to big launches of regional sports networks recently, shunning TimeWarner SportsNet LA, the Pac-12 Network and CSN Houston, for example. Why will things be different for the SEC Network, the new ESPN-backed channel focused on Southeastern Conference sports that launches in August?
After a highly profitable three-year run, pay-TV programmers, particularly "pure-play" cable networks, are facing some tough times.
The joint venture between AT&T and former top Fox executive Peter Chernin has an official name, Otter Media, as well as an initial investment, the video home-craft "how-to" platform Creativebug.
Epix's long, slow rollout across the U.S. pay TV spectrum took another important step with a deal to launch four standard-def and HD channels on AT&T U-verse.
Comcast has quietly purchased PowerCloud Systems, the privately held maker of the Skydog Wi-Fi router and app that lets users monitor and modify how broadband is used in their homes.
Hulu announced that it has obtained exclusive streaming rights to all 244 episodes of South Park. The online video provider has already started streaming the animated series on its free site. On Sept. 14, the show will move over exclusively to subscription-based Hulu Plus.
It's not just about Aereo. In its nebulous June 25 ruling against the streaming video company, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to kick the door wide open for Internet-based distributors to deem themselves cable operators under copyright law.
It's a small rural cable network, reaching about 40 million pay TV providers across the U.S., and focused on "bluegrass bands, farming news and Hee Haw reruns." (Hat tip, Philadelphia Daily News.) But with federal lawmakers concerned about the impact on specific consumer groups caused by two major pay TV industry mergers, RFD-TV has suddenly assumed a rather outsized influence.
While the nearly completed World Cup soccer tournament has delivered TV Everywhere its highest usage to date, it has also laid bare an issue related to any kind of video delivered over the Internet: latency.
The corporate blog-based finger-pointing between Verizon and Netflix has continued, with Verizon launching a new screed accusing Netflix's own transit providers of causing sluggish streaming video performance over the Verizon network.
Technologists including Comcast's Jorge Salinger, Cisco's John Chapman and CableLabs' Belal Hamzeh, Mark Poletti and Vivek Ganti will headline the SCTE's pre-conference Wireless and DOCSIS 3.1 Symposium on Sept. 22.
After nearly five months of sturm und drang in the run-up to the regulatory approval process, the FCC has finally started the 180-day clock on vetting the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.