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'Doomed before it starts': HBO's OTT service to run at a pricey $15 a month, report says

HBO's new streaming service will be priced at around $15 per month, an uncompetitive $6 higher than Netflix's most common $8.99 plan. This is according to a Monday report in The Information, which cites an unnamed source said to be familiar with the HBO service's development.

Aereo crusher CBS launches $5.99-a-month online service

CBS has announced a new SVOD service which will deliver thousands of current and archival series episodes to the IP devices of consumers for $5.99 a month.

Hastings addresses HBO competition: 'It's just one more channel'

With Time Warner Inc. announcing that HBO would launch as a standalone product in 2015, available for streaming without a pay-TV subscription, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was predictably asked about the move during his company's third-quarter earnings call Wednesday.

Netflix now shooting all its originals in 4K, Sarandos says

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos says the SVOD service is now shooting all of its original shows in 4K resolution.

It's really happening: HBO sets a la carte streaming plans for 2015

Signaling a sea change in pay-TV distribution, a major programming supplier, HBO, has announced plans to break off from the cable bundle and distribute its shows to consumers in an a la carte streaming product.

U.S. Netflix streaming improves along with peering deals, still lags Canada, Europe

Due largely to interconnection deals like the one Netflix just confirmed with Bright House Networks, streaming performance of the top SVOD service has improved across most major Internet service providers in the United States.

Worst to first: Verizon shoots to No. 1 on Netflix Speed Index

The acrimonious interconnection feud between Netflix and Verizon seems to have settled into speedy and harmonious performance.

Netflix bumps up price for 4K programming

Citing the increased costs for delivering 4K "Ultra-HD" programming, Netflix will begin requiring that users subscribe to its $11.99 family plan in order to stream 4K content.

Netflix to distribute 'Crouching Tiger' sequel day-and-date with global IMAX release

In an arrangement that could have a significant impact on traditional theatrical release windows, Netflix has signed on to release on SVOD the follow-up to filmmaker Ang Lee's Oscar-winning global box office smash, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This release, which will require no extra payment from Netflix subscribers, will occur concurrently with the global theatrical premiere of the sequel by big-screen exhibition chain IMAX.

Rumor mill: Aereo-like platforms may be given program licensing rights by FCC

The FCC is reportedly set to redefine online video platforms like Aereo that stream linear TV content as MVPD operators, similar to cable and satellite companies.