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AT&T tackles online video market with Chernin Group joint venture, $500M pledge

AT&T jumped into the online video space with both feet Tuesday, announcing a joint venture with the Chernin Group. The Tier 1 provider committed more than $500 million to fund SVOD services, advertising and other online streaming initiatives.

Whedon premieres film on Vimeo and at Tribeca simultaneously

Joss Whedon released a new film, "In Your Eyes," on Vimeo this week at the same time that it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Netflix to raise subscription prices by up to $2, adds 2.25M U.S. subs in Q1

Netflix will increase its monthly streaming subscription price by one to two dollars, "depending on the country," this quarter, CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells wrote in a letter to shareholders this afternoon. The announcement coincided with the release of Netflix's first quarter results, in which the company notched 2.25 million new customers in the United States.

Middle schoolers aren't charmed by Netflix

Executives polling two middle and high school students at a recent summit on over-the-top services were set back a bit by the middle schooler's frank admission: She doesn't watch Netflix much, if at all.

Broadcasting is about to change, regardless of Aereo lawsuit's outcome

It doesn't matter whether Aereo wins or loses its Supreme Court case. Broadcasting is going to change, because consumers demand it.

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