NBC stations in five election "battleground" states have refused to air a two-minute commercial from a conservative political action committee attacking parent conglomerate Comcast for alleged liberal bias.
Comcast plans to punctuate its ongoing TV Everywhere promotion campaign with a blowout Super Bowl Sunday, during which it will stream 11 hours of programming to anyone with a compatible IP device, no pay-TV subscription required.
While its 12 remaining employees are presumably packing up the last items from their offices before shutting off the lights, Aereo got a couple of pieces of good news before the year ended. The most important one: an okay from the federal bankruptcy court to sell off its assets. The intriguing one: its subscriber base grew 40 percent between December 2013 and June 2014.
NBC has announced plans to launch a live stream of its broadcast network, but is doing so within the confines of the TV Everywhere model.
Announced at around 10 a.m. EST, the U.S. Supreme Court's 6-3 verdict against disruptive video-on-demand platform Aereo delivered an immediate, upward stock-price jolt to the publicly traded portion of the victorious broadcast TV world.
NBC locked up its exclusive coverage of the Olympic Games through 2032 with its preemptive $7.7 billion bid, underscoring the company's long-term strategic plans. But there are some differences of opinion within industry circles as to whether the company paid too much for the Games or whether it got them for a bargain.
Young people looking to make a career in journalism should focus on the burgeoning digital media world, a Pew Research report on the state of the media suggests. But it's not all roses: Viewership of online video-based news isn't growing, and many native digital news outlets have yet to turn a profit.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at the ratings that NBC generated from its multiplatform coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Increased use of second-screen devices has boosted the Winter Olympics in Sochi to a new mark: the Games have generated more online video streams than any other Olympics in history, despite having fewer events than the Summer Games. But the event has created a correlating increase in malicious attack traffic as well.
The Sochi Olympics are in full swing, and while much of the content is restricted to authenticated pay-TV subscribers, that doesn't change the technical hurdles involved in delivering high-quality video to American viewers online. In a special report, Samantha Bookman, managing editor for FierceMarkets ' Wireline Group, looks at some of the technology behind the Sochi Olympics and examines the various ways consumers can watch online.