FierceOnlineVideo was on site at the National Association of Broadcasters' annual tradeshow in Las Vegas, covering the latest news on OTT distribution and technologies. Check this page to review our perspectives from the show.
Judges' tally: NBC scores historic online video numbers at Sochi Olympics, but will it bank on OTT viewers?
The Sochi Games were the most streamed Olympics ever. We detail some of the hallmarks of streaming video during the Winter Olympics, including Live Extra views, advertising and Internet traffic rates.
How is NBC Sports getting its live coverage of the Winter Olympics to online video viewers? As the broadcaster completes the first week of its Winter Olympics coverage, we take a look at how viewers are getting their Games.
While consumer video content, like Netflix and YouTube, is front and center in the IP entertainment revolution, other critical but lesser-known content service providers are rising in the background.
Jeffrey Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, business development at RNN, recently spoke with Samantha Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, about RNN's local news model and its potential in the OTT space. RNN, a Rye Brook, N.Y.-based broadcaster, has been providing syndicated live local news content to partners like Verizon FiOS for several years now and recently doubled the size of its studio, adding a multiscreen and social component to its production facilities.
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Stephane Bourque, CEO of Incognito Software, shares his thoughts on the changes in store for ISPs and the over-the-top video landscape in 2014 and beyond.
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After day one, it's too close to call: Aereo and a group of TV broadcasters faced the Supreme Court in the first day of hearings around whether Aereo's service violates copyright laws.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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Time Warner Cable announced plans to launch 300 Mbps service to customers in several New York City and Los Angeles communities where it has completed network upgrades.
AT&T's consumer wireline segment continues to be driven by U-verse growth and the first quarter of 2014 was no exception, with revenues growing 28.3 percent year-over-year to $3.5 billion.