TV Everywhere's top programming asset finally has an app on the leading streaming device. The Walt Disney Company and Roku have struck a deal to put the WatchESPN app on the Roku devices.
TV Everywhere access to live NBC programming has finally arrived, provided you live in a metropolitan area close to one of the conglomerate's owned and operated stations.
Comcast's XFinity TV Go platform continues to gain traction with subscribers. The company revealed that more than 30 percent of its Xfinity TV customers are now using its authenticated TV Everywhere app to watch shows, representing about 20 percent year-over-year growth.
Culminating a broad-reaching licensing deal signed in October, Verizon announced Wednesday that it has added access to 24 live Viacom channels through its FiOS Mobile App.
Former Hewlett-Packard CTO Phil McKinney was hired as president and CEO of the research consortium CableLabs 28 months ago to pick up the pace of innovation in the cable industry. In an interview with FierceCable, McKinney discussed why Wi-Fi is such a focus right now for MSOs, how Wi-Fi can affect the TV Everywhere model, and using LTE in unlicensed spectrum. Hot Seat
Culminating one of 2014's most anticipated rounds of pay-TV deal making, DirecTV has finally announced the finalization of a broad-reaching licensing agreement with the Walt Disney Company.
Despite haggling that dates back to the early part of the year, DirecTV and Disney will likely end 2014 without a new long term program licensing deal in place.
Continuing to report surging use of authenticated multiscreen services from pay-TV operators, Adobe said the number of videos started within TV Everywhere apps nearly doubled in Q3, up 108 percent year over year.
While conceding that Netflix and other SVOD companies are causing noticeable audience erosion for linear television, CBS research chief David Poltrack told a New York banking audience Monday that streaming is doing more good than harm for networks these days.
TV Everywhere is starting to look like linear TV in terms of commercial breaks. That's the good news--or bad news, depending on how you look at it--reported by FreeWheel, the advanced advertising unit purchased by Comcast earlier this year.