Comcast and Netflix have agreed to a deal which will give the top online video provider a "more direct connection" to Comcast's broadband network.
Walt Disney Co. may be able to sign carriage deals that would allow pay TV providers to offer complete seasons of its original series on subscription video-on-demand platforms similar to the approach Netflix takes in using SVOD to drive binge viewing, CEO Bob Iger said Wednesday.
Netflix said Tuesday that it will shell out $3 billion this year on content licensing deals, and that it has signed contracts with studios that will see it spend $7.25 billion on rights to TV series and movies in the next five years.
Tom Rogers, CEO of TiVo, and EVP Jeff Klugman talk with FierceCable Editor Steve Donohue about how cable consolidation could impact TiVo, and how Comcast has become both a competitor and a partner for the DVR hardware and software vendor.
Verizon said Tuesday that it plans to launch "next-generation" video services on its FiOS TV platform and through a new over-top-video service, using the OnCue interactive TV technology it picked up through the acquisition of Intel's Intel Media division.
HBO doesn't yet plan to launch a standalone version of its premium cable network that would be available to subscribers using tablets and other IP-connected devices, but CEO Richard Pleper said Thursday that it is preparing for the option.
Mediacom Communications showed the most improvement of broadband providers Netflix ranks in its monthly ISP Speed Index, moving up three spots to eighth place in the December report.
On the eve of Charter's offer to acquire Time Warner Cable, top executives at technology vendors TiVo and ActiveVideo told FierceCable that a Charter-TWC marriage could drive growth for their companies as the major MSOs look to introduce new products, including cloud-based program guides capable of delivering Netflix content on TV.
In a big victory for broadband providers such as Verizon and Comcast, the U.S. Court of Appeals ordered the FCC Tuesday to rewrite network neutrality rules that have prevented ISPs from discriminating against traffic from Netflix and other online video providers.
Netflix is producing the second season of "House of Cards," the original drama series starring Kevin Spacey, in 4K Ultra HD format, Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt said in a story published by Stuff magazine on Wednesday.