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.
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 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.
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.
While the nearly completed World Cup soccer tournament has delivered TV Everywhere its highest usage to date, it has also laid bare an issue related to any kind of video delivered over the Internet: latency.
Looking for a path forward after a devastating defeat in the U.S. Supreme Court, controversial streaming service Aereo has asked a Manhattan federal court to classify it as a cable company and make it eligible for the same statutory license pay TV providers pay for in providing retransmission of broadcast signals to subscribers.
YouTube generated around $3.5 billion in revenue in 2013 and was solidly profitable, but its performance was well below the $5 billion to $5.6 billion revenue range forecasted by a number of Wall Street analysts.
Signaling its boldest move yet to compete in the original series game with pay TV, as well as subscription video on demand services like Netflix and Hulu, Yahoo has picked up a sixth season of the just-cancelled NBC comedy "Community."
On Tuesday, executives from ABC Television, digital advertising delivery company FreeWheel and Verizon Media Services gathered on a Los Angeles TV-industry panel to discuss what was being lauded as the successful launch of the Watch ABC TV Everywhere app. What the panelists didn't discuss was the elephant in the room … the one they were about 15 hours away from dodging.
Having a rabid local fanbase for soccer certainly drives the amount of World Cup streamed viewing that goes on in any specific country, but data shows that the quality of last-mile broadband penetration is also a big factor.