It has taken Roku nearly five years to ship 5 million Internet video set-tops, CEO Anthony Wood said Wednesday.
Clearleap said it signed a five-year deal with Time Warner's HBO which allows the premium network to use its encoding and authentication platform for its HBO Go website and mobile applications.
HBO, with 100 million subscribers, has long been considered by industry speculators as a potential threat to bypass the traditional cable TV model to offer some selection of content on its own, or with some non-traditional partners.
Comcast will offer all subscribers free access to HBO Go, Showtime Anywhere and TV Everywhere content from other cable networks during a week-long "Watchathon" event it will run at the end of March, Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit said Monday.
Apple is reportedly negotiating with Time Warner Cable to carry the company's HBO Go application on Apple TV by mid-year, according to a Bloomberg report citing two people familiar with the plans.
HBO said it signed a six-year extension on an agreement to use streaming video optimization technology from Conviva for its HBO Go and Max Go mobile video applications and TV Everywhere websites.
HBO's Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President Bob Zitter understands better than most the impact that technology has on the television business. He also understands that no matter how technology changes, consumer appetite for live events--especially sports--will help maintain a linear television model.
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Online video producers at College Humor released a video that pokes fun of the phenomenon of HBO subscribers sharing their passwords for the popular HBO Go website and TV Everywhere application with friends who don't subscribe to the premium channel.
Service Electric said it has struck a deal with HBO to offer subscribers access to the popular HBO Go mobile video application and TV Everywhere website.