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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.

World Cup reveals TV Everywhere issue: latency

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.

Aereo reinvents itself as 'cable company,' seeks retransmission license

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.

Report: YouTube took in $3.5B in revenue in 2013, well below analyst forecasts

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.

Yahoo steps up its original series game, picks up NBC's cancelled 'Community'

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."

High Court does what TV Everywhere failed to do: stop Aereo

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.

World Cup: Better last-mile broadband drives bigger streaming audience

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.

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.