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Amazon, HBO sign exclusive multiyear content deal

Online video has become a Wild West shootout with new media company gunslingers battling to sign programmers to long-term deals. The latest winner in the battle--although the war has just begun--is Amazon, which signed an exclusive multiyear online deal with HBO.

AT&T, Chernin teaming up on $500M OTT play

Cable operators who might be laser-focused on keeping customers from fleeing to Netflix have just gotten a bigger headache. AT&T and The Chernin Group say they're putting $500 million into a joint venture to "acquire, invest in and launch over-the-top video services."

Netflix opposes Comcast-TWC merger, raises subscription by up to $2 in some markets

Netflix executives have come out of the shadows and admitted they oppose the idea of Comcast acquiring Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion because the combined company would control too much of the nation's high-speed broadband capacity.

Franken asks Netflix's Hastings to share views on Comcast-TWC acquisition

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) wants to know what Netflix CEO Reed Hastings thinks about Comcast's plan to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion.

Report links OTT on television with increase in cord cutting

A report by consumer data company Experian shows a direct link between the availability of over-the-top content such as Netflix and an increase in consumers cutting the cable cord.

Yahoo, Google reportedly plotting more 'conventional' TV plays

Yahoo is planning to get into high-end video programming and Google is again revamping the way it approaches the TV space with Android TV, according to a pair of published reports.

NBCU signs exclusive licensing deal with Hulu

Hulu has signed a multi-year rights deal with Comcast's NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution subsidiary which will give it exclusive rights to previous seasons of several NBCU original series, including E! hit "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and Bravo's "The Real Housewives."

Amazon shooting 5 original 4K Ultra HD series

Amazon has ordered full seasons of six new original TV series for its Prime Instant streaming video service, including five programs that will be produced in 4K Ultra HD format.

Netflix, Arris stocks rocked by Comcast-Apple rumors

The suggestion that Comcast and Apple might get together and create a streaming service has negatively impacted stocks of two bystanding companies--Arris and Netflix.

Net neutrality wars: AT&T exec calls Netflix's Hastings 'arrogant'

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' blog post supporting stronger net neutrality and chiding broadband ISPs brought forth a response from AT&T's Jim Cicconi, senior vice president of external and legislative affairs for AT&T, who called Hastings "arrogant" for suggesting "everyone else should pay but Netflix."