Netflix said Tuesday that it will shell out $3 billion this year on content licensing deals, and that it has signed contracts with studios that will see it spend $7.25 billion on rights to TV series and movies in the next five years.
Google Fiber is beginning to install fiber huts in Shawnee, Kan., bringing it closer to launching its 1-Gig Internet and pay TV service in the Kansas City suburb.
NFL games that are carried simultaneously on cable networks and local TV stations draw more viewers from local TV stations, TVB said Tuesday.
Turner Broadcasting said Tuesday that it is adding an hour to the Adult Swim programming block on Cartoon Network, and that it'll begin selling advertising on Boomerang, the network that includes classic cartoons such as "Tom and Jerry" and "Scooby Doo."
Comcast began marketing its new network-based DVR in Boston, which it said will allow subscribers to access programs on up to five TVs or mobile devices simultaneously.
Rovi said that Pennsylvania cable operator Armstrong is deploying its interactive program guides on systems that it has converted to an all-digital programming lineup.
In today's spotlight, FierceWireless offers an update on the FCC's 1900 MHz PCS H Block auction, which has seen Dish Network emerge as the biggest bidder.
Comcast said last week that it bought an equity stake in Enigma, a New York-based startup that has created a platform that makes it easier to search public records.
Charter Communications, which announced last month that it had offered to buy Time Warner Cable for $132.50 per share, is reportedly looking to pressure TWC to accept the bid or risk an attempt by Charter to use a shareholder proxy battle replace its board of directors.
Just three days after announcing that it would rebrand its cable systems in New York and Los Angeles, Time Warner Cable grappled with an outage on its Los Angeles system on Sunday that left subscribers unable to watch the standard-definition feed during much of Fox's coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII.
Walt Disney Co. is close to signing a broad carriage deal with Dish Network that would include terms that would see it drop a lawsuit it filed against Dish in 2011 aimed at forcing it to disable the ad-skipping technology in Dish's Hopper DVR, Bloomberg reports.
Aereo said that it has stopped taking orders from new customers for its $8 monthly service in New York after it reached full capacity.
President and CEO Hans Vestberg, who struck a deal to acquire Microsoft's MediaRoom platform last year, discusses the company's push to supply technology that can power multiple platforms, including IPTV, broadband and mobile, with FierceWireless Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek.
Pay TV distributors will face new competition from the National Football League this summer, when the league plans to launch an over-the-top video network called NFL Now which will be available on Internet connected devices and to Verizon Wireless subscribers through the LTE multicast platform it is developing.
Comcast said it has seen increased demand from subscribers in five markets where it has been testing the delivery of public, government and educational (PEG) channels through video-on-demand and online platforms.
A carriage deal Viacom struck with Time Warner Cable in late December includes terms that will see TWC use dynamic ad-insertion technology to deliver targeted ads in programming from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and other Viacom-owned networks.
Time Warner Cable will unveil a new brand for its cable service later this year in New York City and Los Angeles, where it plans to launch new wideband Internet tiers and super DVRs containing six tuners, CEO Rob Marcus said Thursday.