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'Too many networks' means Comcast, NBCU, others may trim away TV channels

Comcast-owned NBCUniversal may be at the lead edge of a purge of smaller TV networks, according to its CEO Steve Burke, who said on the cable conglomerate's second-quarter earnings call that NBCU plans to trim channels from its lineup.

BBC tests live-stream captions on iPlayer, setting it ahead of many U.S. digital video providers

The BBC's digital video service, iPlayer, may not yet be in the U.S., but once it gets here -- if it gets here, rather than as a differently packaged subscription service -- it could have a feature that no other major OTT provider has: subtitles on live-streamed content.

Twitter's live streaming a last-ditch strategy for independent future, BTIG analyst says

Social media website Twitter is "betting its future" on live-streamed, mobile-focused video -- and if its strategy fails, the company could become an acquisition target.

Net Insight is only company thinking outside the box with live streaming, analyst says

Net Insight, a Stockholm-based company offering a synced live-streaming solution called "Sye" that it claims reduces online video latency to less than 10 seconds, got a huge endorsement from Streaming Media analyst and VP Dan Rayburn, who said the solution is unique in the OTT market in that it addresses latency along with picture quality when it comes to a good user experience.

Redbox OTT streaming flickers back to life

Two years after pulling the plug on its disastrous SVOD partnership with Verizon, Redbox is giving OTT streaming a try again. The video rental service is trialing a transaction video on demand (TVOD) service with a "small subset" of its customers.


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Shares of Google parent Alphabet jumped four percent after the company said quarterly profit rose 24 percent in the latest quarter thanks largely to revenues from mobile ads. Google's ad business generated $21.5 billion, up 21 percent year-over-year.