Comcast is known as one of the stingier MSOs when it comes to extending multiscreen services for the streaming components of the premium programming networks. So it comes as somewhat significant news that the cable operator is now letting its customers authenticate HBO Go and Showtime Anytime on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.
Among the 57 percent of U.S. broadband households that have an over-the-top video subscription like Hulu, Amazon Prime Instant Video or Netflix, 11 percent are using shared accounts provided by people outside the home, a new Parks Associates study says. But the question remains as to whether account sharing is a real problem, or an opportunity for SVOD providers.
Media and entertainment companies are putting more attention and money into over-the-top video solutions every day. FierceOnlineVideo takes a closer look at the various business models that are in play.
Time Warner Inc. said a total of 18.1 million viewers tuned into the season-five premiere of the HBO hit series Game of Thrones earlier this month, an increase of more than 1 million viewers over last year's season premiere.
As Meerkat and Periscope users enthusiastically begin live-streaming the important moments in their lives, sports broadcasters and premium networks are preparing to release the hounds on any potential copyright violators.
HBO's new standalone OTT service, HBO Now, launched two weeks ago, but some subscribers are still struggling to access the service due to a muddled signup process and vague or nonexistent help from HBO itself.
HBO has sent takedown notices to Twitter's new live-streaming app, Periscope, after a number of its users were caught illegally streaming the fifth-season premiere of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones.
TV Everywhere platform HBO Go accounted for 3.4 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic during Sunday night's highly anticipated fifth-season premiere of Game of Thrones, while new OTT service HBO Now accounted for 0.7 percent.
After telling investors for several years that his company's principal competition is HBO, Netflix is now downplaying the Home Box Office threat. The new threats, the company says, are emerging over-the-top services launched by pay-TV providers and tech companies.
After delaying for 24 hours the launch of HBO service on its Sling TV platform last week to iron out technical glitches, Dish Network's OTT platform still experienced streaming hiccups Sunday during the much-watched season-five premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones.