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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.

Netflix subs will be able to get social on Facebook

Netflix and Facebook have inked a deal that will let U.S. Netflix subscribers see each others' digital movie libraries and interact with one other on Facebook, including commenting on films and television shows.

Aereo expands to New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania

Aereo said Monday that it has expanded its Internet video platform to parts of New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Netflix adds Suddenlink to Open Connect CDN

Suddenlink Communications has joined the Netflix Open Connect content delivery network (CDN), which will allow it to deliver "super HD" movies and 3D content to its cable subscribers, Netflix spokesman Joris Elders told FierceCable Monday.

Netflix, Amazon, HBO compete for programming rights

In today's spotlight,  FierceOnlineVideo  takes a look at increased competition between Amazon and Netflix for rights to TV series and movies.