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WOW! deploys Wurl streaming video platform on Midwest cable systems

Silicon Valley startup Wurl has announced that its 1Guide streaming media platform for pay-TV set-tops has been deployed by WOW! on cable systems in Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Illinois and Michigan as part of the MSO's "Streamland" service.

As YouTube turns 10, the online video crown gets heavy

It will be 10 years ago in April since the first video, Me at the Zoo, was uploaded onto YouTube. Over the last decade, the Google-owned platform has evolved into the King of all Video, commanding more audience share--and creator input--than any other platform on Earth.

Pay-TV's 2014 dominated by AT&T, Comcast mergers and online video: Year in Review

Call 2014 a table-setting year for the cable business. From mergers to big online programming launches, a lot of groundwork was laid this past year, the fruits of which won't be known until we get well into 2015.

DirecTV launches Spanish-language streaming service Yaveo

DirecTV has announced the soft launch of its Spanish-language streaming service Yaveo, providing subscribers with programming from Latin America and Spain for $7.99 a month.

TV's share of advertising market has peaked, report says

TV's dominant share of the global advertising market has peaked and is now in terminal decline. So conclude separate reports by Madison Avenue conglomerates ZenithOptimedia and Magna Global, which both note negative TV ad sales trends amid an overall advertising marketplace that is growing.

Vimeo launches 4K download service

Video sharing platform Vimeo will now let its paying "Pro" members, as well as those selling videos on the platform, deliver 4K/Ultra HD versions of their content via download.

Video will consume 50% of mobile traffic by 2020, Ericsson says

In the not-too-distant future, humans will begin to colonize Mars, genetically engineered fish will secrete their own natural tartar sauce, and 9.1 billion mobile subscriptions spread out all over the world will consume 50 percent of the earth's mobile traffic with streaming video.

Magid survey: 83 percent of U.S. consumers now stream TV

Online video streaming continues its major transgression into the consumer mainstream, with Frank N. Magid reporting that 83 percent of U.S. TV watchers now stream movies and TV shows, at least occasionally.

Federal court enjoins Aereo's live TV operations but leaves open cloud-DVR option

As expected, a federal judge has placed an injunction on Aereo's ability to stream the live broadcasts of major U.S. networks to IP devices. However, the court left open the possibility that Aereo could carry on, by delivering delayed broadcast feeds to subscribers as a kind of virtual DVR service.

TV Everywhere use surges: authenticated viewing jumped 388% in Q2, Adobe says

Buoyed by a flurry of high-usage global sports events, TV Everywhere viewing surged in the second quarter, with Adobe measuring a 388 percent uptick in authenticated online video watching over Q2 2013.