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Comcast extends HBO Go, Showtime Anytime TVE access to Amazon devices

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.

Sharing Netflix, other SVOD accounts is prevalent among OTT households--but how much it matters is relative

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.

Understanding Netflix, YouTube and HBO's role in OTT video industry

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 touts 1M+ viewer increase for 'Game of Thrones,' says HBO Now has increased reach

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.

Periscope, Meerkat create new piracy wrinkle for broadcasters, along with golden branding opportunity

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 No? Signup problems continue to plague some viewers

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 issues takedown notice to Twitter-owned Periscope regarding 'Game of Thrones' live streams

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.

HBO online platforms accounted for only 4.1% of Internet traffic during 'Game of Thrones' premiere

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.

Hastings downplays HBO competition; Sling TV, Sony Vue now the real threats

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.

Sling TV glitches on Roku reported during 'Game of Thrones' premiere

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.