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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.