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Former Hulu CEO Kilar names his well-backed startup … but what is Vessel?

Eighteen months after leaving his CEO post at Hulu, Jason Kilar on Tuesday announced a name for his anticipated new content startup, Vessel, as well as some powerful backing.

Euro-focused Netflix nears deal with Deutsche Telekom

Setting its sights on the next step in its European invasion, Netflix is reportedly in talks with Germany's Deutsche Telekom for carriage on the company's IPTV service, Entertain.

Odds of Aereo prevailing about 30 percent, analyst says

The chances of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of SVOD service Aereo in its battle with broadcasters hover at around 30 percent, according to Wells Fargo Securities' Marci Ryvicker, who outlined what she believes investors should expect from the pending court ruling Thursday.

Google's Chromecast falling short of world TV domination

When it debuted in July, Google's Chromecast was widely pondered to be true game-changer that would help video streaming be more widely adopted. Eleven months later, as FierceOnlineVideo 's Samantha Bookman points out, mainstream online video adoption is indeed occuring, but it isn't necessarily being driven by Chromecast.

Adobe study: TV Everywhere users up 157 percent in Q1…not counting Olympics

Despite problems such as deficient overall consumer awareness and understanding, usage of TV Everywhere services is surging. That's the conclusion of Adobe's Video Benchmark Report, that found consumption of TV Everywhere content spiked 246 percent in the first quarter of 2014.

Cable and IPTV have an interesting start to the year

How are cable operators, satellite providers and IPTV-focused telcos performing in the first quarter? Cable is beginning to see more influence from providers like Ruckus Wireless, and disruption from online video providers like Netflix. We summarize the top market players in this special report.

AOL revives Moviefone for push into TV listings space

AOL is reviving the Moviefone service it acquired in 1999 in an effort to become the "go-to place for TV listings" in direct competition with a number of services already sitting out there, either on cable set-top boxes or via mobile apps, such as TV Guide. The big difference: it's making available online content listings from providers like Netflix and Hulu.

Cable and IPTV in the first quarter of 2014

How did pay-TV distributors including cable MSOs, IPTV and satellite providers perform in 2014's first quarter? In this earnings summary, we list results for the biggest cable industry players, broken down by distributors, select programmers, vendors and online video providers.

Amazon, HBO sign exclusive multiyear content deal

Online video has become a Wild West shootout with new media company gunslingers battling to sign programmers to long-term deals. The latest winner in the battle--although the war has just begun--is Amazon, which signed an exclusive multiyear online deal with HBO.

AT&T, Chernin teaming up on $500M OTT play

Cable operators who might be laser-focused on keeping customers from fleeing to Netflix have just gotten a bigger headache. AT&T and The Chernin Group say they're putting $500 million into a joint venture to "acquire, invest in and launch over-the-top video services."