The fourth quarter was brutal for major cable MSOs, which struggled to recover from power outages and network damage sparked by Superstorm Sandy. FierceCable gauges its impact as well as the ongoing battle for pay TV, high-speed Internet and voice subscribers in this regularly updated earnings summary.
Pay TV operators are in danger of becoming extinct, a new study of pay-TV subscribers worldwide by KPMG suggests.
In today's spotlight, FierceMobileContent takes a look at Netflix's unconventional programming strategy with the premiere of the fourth season of Arrested Development this spring.
Rovi Corp., which recently said it would sell off its online video unit, continued to cozy up to the pay TV universe at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, where it unveiled new IP software that "would enable pay TV service providers to cost effectively introduce IP-based multiscreen services and applications" within their traditional delivery system.
Motorola Mobility said it will supply Verizon with a media server for its FiOS TV service that will be able to deliver IP video to up to five separate TVs in a home.
Viacom's Epix premium network said it is building apps that will allow subscribers to access its programming on Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems.
Aereo struck a deal with Bloomberg TV to add the business news network to its online video platform, which lets New York residents watch about 20 local broadcast stations on mobile devices and the Web.
Netflix and Sony said Tuesday that Netflix plans to use the Sony PlayStation 3 gaming console as its "primary development platform" for distributing video to its online video subscribers.
Online video producers at College Humor released a video that pokes fun of the phenomenon of HBO subscribers sharing their passwords for the popular HBO Go website and TV Everywhere application with friends who don't subscribe to the premium channel.
Connected TVs from consumer electronics manufacturers such as LG, Samsung and Sony will be in 87 million U.S. homes, according to a Parks Associates study commissioned by interactive program guide technology developer Rovi.