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.
How is NBC Sports getting its live coverage of the Winter Olympics to online video viewers? As the broadcaster completes the first week of its Winter Olympics coverage, we take a look at how viewers are getting their Games.
Security experts assailed an NBC report about mobile security threats at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In the report, NBC foreign correspondent Richard Engel "demonstrated" that as soon as he logged onto a W-Fi network at a Russian restaurant using a smartphone and laptop, he was "hacked."
Like Fox did with the Super Bowl, NBC Sports will use the Winter Olympics as an opportunity to promote its TV Everywhere app.
Eight Thursday-night games distributed by NFL Network may be simulcast on ESPN, Fox, CBS or NBC as soon as next season, Reuters reported Friday.