Let me first say that I'm not a cord cutter. Really, I'm not. I'm just experimenting. Lots of guys who aren't cord cutters do it. But after two weeks of liberation from packaged video entertainment programming, I've reached some interesting conclusions.
Since hitting a rough patch in 2011 with its failed decision to spin off its DVD business, Netflix has, remarkably, embarked on a period of huge growth while keeping its market capitalization rising steadily.
As the cable industry assess the broader impact of strict Title II regulation of the Internet, one significant factor already appears likely: interconnection deals, such as the one Comcast notoriously carved out with Netflix last year, could go away.
Netflix plans to sustain up to 20 original scripted series a year, according to the SVOD service's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos.
Already a leader in the push towards 4K/Ultra HD video, Netflix confirmed Tuesday during its fourth-quarter earnings call that it will soon release high dynamic range video.
For the last decade, channels like Bravo, A&E and TLC built powerful presences in the earnings reports of their corporate parents through inexpensively produced reality shows. Finding a bunch of unpolished New Jersey kids just being their obnoxious selves could render a ratings gold mine.
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said Wednesday that the SVOD service will resist pressure to release the audience performance of its programming "for as long as we can."
LAS VEGAS--Roku has become the first OTT device maker to dip its toes in the 4K/ Ultra HD waters, announcing plans to support 4K streaming in future product models. The company announced that it has prepared a reference design for its 4K smart TV partners in China.
Cable TV programmers experienced watershed erosion of their audiences in 2014, with primetime L+7 ratings for adults 18-49 dropping 8 percent across networks, according to Nielsen.
Dish Network is the first major pay-TV operator to integrate the Netflix app into its set-tops, announcing Wednesday that second-generation versions of its Hopper DVR currently enable the SVOD service.