Aereo plans to announce that it'll launch in Austin, Texas, on March 3, according to a report Monday from the Austin American-Statesman.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at some of the record multiplatform traffic that NBCUniversal is generating from its coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Aereo's legal team saw its first significant setback late Wednesday, after a federal judge granted a request from 21 st Century Fox for an injunction that will halt Aereo's plans to expand to Denver and Salt Lake City.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at the technology vendors who are scoring business from Comcast and NBCUniversal's coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
It's clear that content providers are guarding their brands and that online video is becoming a huge threat to over-the-air and pay-TV services.
What's a cord-cutter's viewing experience like? I recently had the chance to sign up for Aereo when the service launched in late August in the Boston area. With online video streaming equipment in place on all of my TV sets and devices, and subscriptions to a few OTT services already in place, a service streaming local broadcast signals from a leased antenna seemed like the icing on the online video cake.
In football terms, IPTV is the AFL of video entertainment, taking the field in the shadow of the NFL but, through the efforts of some pretty powerful players like AT&T and CenturyLink, reaching competitive parity with the big guys. That's why IPTV, the reason FierceIPTV was spawned in the first place, is no longer a niche product to be studied in a niche publication; it is part of a worldwide IP-based market of carriers and service providers.
Piksel, the company formerly known at KIT digital, Saturday announced it had agreed to allow Olympusat Telecom to become a reseller of its online video platform.
Broadcast media executives at IBC 2013's opening keynote address agreed that media is changing and that second-screen engagement is a key part of their strategy, but are taking slightly different paths in the way they distribute their content outside the traditional channels and in how they engage their viewers.
Television isn't going anywhere, says Robin Wight, president of Engine, because it's playing a key role in the way humans communicate and evolve. And it will be a major player in the growth of the entire media ecosystem that encompasses second- and third-screen viewing and engagement.