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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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."
In what could be a new twist on the old net neutrality conundrum--or perhaps positioning for better government treatment of its proposed Time Warner Cable acquisition--Comcast is reportedly in talks to give Apple TV set-top boxes special treatment on its broadband networks.
While taking the time to compliment Cablevision for its "strong net neutrality" stance, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took to task other "big ISPs" that he claims constrain the over-the-top signal and create a degraded viewing experience for Netflix subscribers.
Following similar moves from Amazon and Netflix, Sony said Wednesday that it is developing an original drama series called "Powers," which will be available initially on its PlayStation gaming consoles.