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HBO and Discovery surpass ESPN as more 'must keep' channel to consumers, research group finds

HBO and Discovery have surpassed ESPN in an annual ranking of the most "essential" TV brands to U.S. consumers, according to Solutions Research Group.

Arris sells DSR-7400 transcoder satellite receiver to HBO, announces new line of Surfboard products

LAS VEGAS — Announcing an array of new products and deals at this week's NAB show, Arris said it has reached a deal with HBO to provide its DSR-7400 transcoder satellite receiver.

TWC offering $10-a-month skinny bundle with 50 Mbps broadband sign-up

Never a huge supporter of economy-sized pay-TV packaging, Time Warner Cable is using a $10-a-month skinny bundle to boost broadband subscriptions.

Netflix's original content spending may be paying off as it trumps HBO in viewer survey

For the first time, Netflix led the pack in a Morgan Stanley-conducted viewer survey on original content. The SVOD provider was picked by 29 percent of respondents as having the best original programming, beating out HBO, which scored just 18 percent.

Verizon counters Sprint/Amazon, T-Mobile/MLB deals with free HBO Now, with 'Game of Thrones'

Verizon today announced that new or upgrading customers will be eligible to receive three free months of HBO Now service-- a noteworthy offer considering the 6th season of HBO's popular Game of Thrones series is schedule to start later this month. Verizon's new promotion also stands as a counter to similar content offerings from T-Mobile US for MLB.TV Premium access and Sprint for Amazon Prime access.

Charter fends off HBO's accusations that TWC merger will be bad for OTT

Charter Communications took to the blogosphere and vigorously defended itself as a champion of OTT services following accusations made by HBO parent Time Warner Inc. that the MSO's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks would thwart online video competition.

Pond5 boosts search and discovery as competition amps up in the stock video space

Stock video footage provider Pond5 has upgraded its website's search and discovery functions, adding what it calls an AI search engine named NextSense which includes a Visual Discovery feature to help its customers-- which include media and entertainment companies like HBO and Viacom-- find video footage quickly.

HBO warns that Charter-TWC merger poses risks to online video

Executives for Time Warner Inc. and its HBO programming division met with officials for the FCC's Media and Wireline Competition Bureaus earlier this week, warning them that Charter's purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks could threaten the deployment of over-the-top services.

Apple reportedly eyes Time Warner assets for SVOD service

As pressure from investors builds around putting up HBO's parent company Time Warner for sale, rumors are emerging that Apple is eyeing the company's sizable programming assets, as a way to make its entry into the SVOD market easier.

Netflix watched by more than half of Americans, but HBO offers most popular content

A recent survey found that more than half of Americans use Netflix to stream content, though the streaming video on demand (SVOD) provider trails HBO in terms of original content demand, according to another study.