Discovery Communications and Revision3 today announced the launch of a joint venture, TestTube, a digital video network geared toward scientific audiences.
Discovery Communications wants to distribute its hit series through TV Everywhere online video portals and mobile video apps from cable affiliates, but hasn't been able to agree on a fair price for the content, CEO David Zaslav said Tuesday.
Nielsen said Tuesday that it will include homes that can only receive video programming through a broadband Internet connection in its 2014 estimate of the U.S. TV household universe, which will expand by 1.2 percent to 115.6 million.
In today's spotlight, FierceCable interviews Discovery Communications SVP of Digital Media Sean Atkins about the company's TV Everywhere strategy and the potential Discovery sees in Revision3, the online video startup that it acquired last year.
Sean Atkins, senior vice president of digital media at Discovery Communications, is in an interesting position. He oversees three of the company's key areas: native digital content, original digital video connected to popular TV series, and branded entertainment.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Startup Net2TV is in discussions with "several" consumer electronics companies to install its service onto their smart TVs, and expects the actions to result in its online video service being fitted into around 20 million smart TVs in the United States by early next year.
ESPN topped Beta Research Corp.'s latest cable operator survey, with affiliates placing a perceive value of 82 cents per month per subscriber on the all-sports network.
Top nonfiction cable programmer Discovery Communications is adding sports content and scripted series to its portfolio in deals that could make it the majority owner of some of the biggest networks in Europe.
The Cable Center said it will name a theater at its Denver headquarters after John Malone, the cable pioneer who built most of the systems that are owned today by Comcast.
Discovery Communications on Tuesday reported it generated $243 million in revenue from its U.S. cable- and satellite-TV affiliates during the second quarter, up 8 percent compared to this time last year.