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Skype targets online video content creators with Skype TX solution

LAS VEGAS--Skype, the VoIP video service purchased in 2011 by Microsoft, unveiled Skype TX, a broadcast-quality online video service, at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show here.

Netflix, Arris stocks rocked by Comcast-Apple rumors

The suggestion that Comcast and Apple might get together and create a streaming service has negatively impacted stocks of two bystanding companies--Arris and Netflix.

Netflix to raise $400M, expects to spend $3B on content

Netflix said it plans to raise $400 million and use the cash for general corporate purposes. The cash will help Netflix cover its presumed expansion into Europe, marketing plans for 2014 and payments to content suppliers.  

DirecTV trademarks WV Wild & Wonderful Sports for streaming video network

DirecTV is reserving the right to use the brand "WV Wild & Wonderful Sports" for the launch of a network that would deliver streaming video and on-demand sports content, according to two trademark applications it filed last week.

Taking pay-TV over the top may be too challenging

In today's spotlight, Josh Wein, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, explains why he believes neither 4K as a streaming service nor a full-fledged, over-the-top pay-TV service will ever become mainstream consumer products.

McMahon goes over-the-top with launch of WWE Network

WWE will launch a 24-hour streaming video network on Feb. 24, opting to pursue over-the-top distribution instead of striking carriage deals with pay TV providers, Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon announced late Wednesday.

Roku introduces TV sets: online video provider teams with TCL, Hisense

Roku has teamed up with TCL and Hisense to produce a variety of co-branded TV sets, and the company said the devices will be in stores in the U.S. and Canada this fall.

Vdio streaming service closes, issues refunds via Amazon gift cards

Vdio, the video-streaming service from the people behind the music service Rdio, closed this week after concluding it could not "deliver a differentiated customer value proposition or a business model which is attractive to shareholders."

Hulu cancels sale again; gets ready to take on Netflix, Amazon

Forget about the idea of AT&T or any other service provider bulking up its online presence by adding Hulu to its portfolio. Hulu's owners--21 st Century Fox, Walt Disney Co. and Comcast-owned NBCUniversal--have again withdrawn the company from the sales block, and will invest $750 million into the service themselves.

AOL's video business attracts 42 million unique viewers a month

According to a story in  Beet.TV,  AOL is steaming about 700 million videos per month to an audience of about 42 million unique viewers.