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Nielsen: Digital video use up dramatically in all age groups, linear TV use trending down

The migration of consumer TV viewing habits seems to be approaching a tipping point, with Nielsen reporting dramatic rises in Internet and mobile video usage at a time when linear TV consumption is trending slightly down.

At IBC, broadcasters and cable operators to chart a new path in a changing video landscape

Welcome to the IBC 2014 Preview Issue. This year, broadcasters, cable operators, and a host of service and equipment providers will converge in Amsterdam to explore one dominating theme: Can traditional television survive the onslaught of nontraditional media?

Traditional TV is indeed losing significant ad market share to online video, study finds

It's not a blip. In the second quarter, the U.S. linear television market grew its ad revenue at the slowest clip, 0.4 percent, since the Great Recession. And online video, which accounted for 98 percent of total U.S. ad market growth in Q2, is to blame.

Traditional TV viewing stable despite surging mobile, online video usage, study says

Global consumption of linear television has remained largely flat, despite increased use of online video and a marked uptick in overall mobile media consumption.

Multiscreen presenting challenges for mandated closed captioning

Broadcasters--who are noticeably reluctant to do so--and online video providers are in a hurry-up mode when it comes to complying with FCC rules passed in 2012 that require TV programs and moves to have closed captions even if they're being shown on online video. That makes captioning a potentially contentious space.

Cable One to offer Netflix app on its leased TiVo set-tops

Cable One has become the latest MSO to integrate the Netflix app onto the TiVo-enabled HD-DVRs it leases to subscribers.

Sizing up pay TV earnings for the second quarter of 2014

How did pay-TV distributors including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies perform in 2014's second quarter? In this earnings summary, we list results for the biggest cable industry players.

Report: YouTube getting antsy, wants to invest millions more in 'premium' content

With its audience growth stagnating, rivals like Yahoo acquiring splashy new shows and its top creators moving off the platform, YouTube is reportedly in discussions about making yet another premium content push.

Hulu bags exclusive streaming rights to 'South Park'

Hulu announced that it has obtained exclusive streaming rights to all 244 episodes of  South Park. The online video provider has already started streaming the animated series on its free site. On Sept. 14, the show will move over exclusively to subscription-based Hulu Plus.

Analyst: Did Supreme Court just allow Internet companies to call themselves cable operators?

It's not just about Aereo. In its nebulous June 25 ruling against the streaming video company, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to kick the door wide open for Internet-based distributors to deem themselves cable operators under copyright law.