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Netflix not a TV cannibal, says TiVo Research

Netflix is many things--including a frontrunner for some Emmy hardware--but it's not a cannibal, according to TiVo Research and Analytics' (TRA) study of traditional TV tuning behaviors of self-identified Netflix subscribers.

Fox, Disney, NBCU pull Hulu for-sale sign; invest $750M in online video distributor

Hulu owners 21 st  Century Fox, NBCUniversal and Walt Disney Co. said Friday that they won't sell their equity stakes in the company and will instead plow $750 million into the online video distributor.

Updated: Samsung adds cloud DVR to arsenal with $30M Boxee acquisition

Samsung said Wednesday that it acquired Boxee in a $30 million deal that could allow it to offer viewers cloud-based DVR storage."Samsung has acquired key talent and assets from Boxee," Samsung said in a prepared statement.

Netflix orders season 2 of 'Orange is the New Black'

Netflix has signed off on a second season of its newest original series, "Orange is the New Black," before the first season premiers on July 11.

How the cable industry is threatening online video

In today's spotlight,  FierceOnlineVideo  editor Josh Wein examines the ways cable is changing to compete with the online video industry.

Comcast launches LGBT TV Everywhere portal

Comcast became the first major pay TV distributor to launch an online video portal targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender subscribers with the debut on Monday of its Xfinity.com/LGBT TV Everywhere site.

Discovery, Revision3 flip switch on TestTube digital video network

Discovery Communications and Revision3 today announced the launch of a joint venture, TestTube, a digital video network geared toward scientific audiences.

Aereo announces Atlanta metro launch, changes pricing plan to $8 monthly

Aereo, continuing its business-as-usual approach even as broadcasters and others try to shut it down, has announced a new pricing structure for its TV streaming service and said that it will launch in the Atlanta metro area beginning June 17.

IAB: 27% of online video users watch programming on connected TVs

About 27 percent of viewers say their favorite device for viewing online video content is a connected TV, the Interactive Advertising Bureau said Monday.

Giveaways, online video needed to draw new subs to IPTV

A substantial group of consumers, unhappy with decades of ill treatment by cable operators and not quite ready to leap to satellite, have been easy pickings for IPTV providers. Those salad days are probably over. To get to the next level of subscribers, IPTV providers need a ladder--or maybe a gimmick.