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Mediacom goes all-digital in Missouri; NAB hints at support for net neutrality

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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.

Dish expands Netflix to whole-home Hopper solution, adds Vevo

Dish Network has expanded the in-home availability of the Netflix app on its system, extending its use beyond Dish's Hopper DVRs and to the Joey client boxes in adjacent rooms.

Amazon sets HDR plans as OTT services jump ahead of pay TV

Amazon announced that it is following Netflix into the high-dynamic-range arena, making its original series available in HDR on its Prime Instant Video service later this year.

Amazon Prime customers dig the shipping, not the streaming, study says

For many of us, the free shipping assiated with a year-long Amazon Prime membership was just a cool add-on advantage over Netflix. But it turns out the cart is leading the horse.

Netflix is fast-tracking 4K, HDR to push Open Connect, beat cable

Despite nascent consumer demand for 4K/Ultra HD, Netflix has been the most aggressive supplier on the programming end, driving up the already high cost of producing original series like House of Cards  by shooting them in 6K, for example.

Netflix's plan for beating VPN masking: make content the same around the world

The process of VPN masking as it relates to Netflix--fooling the network about your IP address so you can access the SVOD company's lineup in another global territory--doesn't exactly count as digital piracy. One still has to subscribe to Netflix in order to pull it off.

Nielsen to begin tracking Netflix, Amazon Prime audiences

Clinging to its position as television's dominant audience ratings provider, Nielsen said it will begin offering it customer data on Netflix and Amazon Prime SVOD audience usage sometime in the middle of this year.

Online video's ongoing fight against digital piracy: A look at solutions

Fears of digital piracy ebbed a bit over the last few years, with platforms like Netflix and YouTube providing consumers with gobs of readily available, inexpensive video content. But it turns out that illegal downloading just isn't going away.

Cable's ratings collapse: Latest research reports provide more conclusive evidence that it's SVOD's fault

What started as a somewhat controversial theory put forth by Sanford Bernstein Research analyst Todd Juenger late last year has taken on rock-solid credibility, with the release of a research report this week tying dramatic declines in cable network programming to sharp increases in SVOD usage.