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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4K not a 2014 concern, says Incognito's Bourque
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.
More online video news from across the Web:
> Dreamworks' AwesomenessTV acquired Big Frame, a multichannel network on YouTube, for $15 million in cash. Article
> The EU's Court of Justice ruled that ISPs can legally block "piracy sites" that distribute copyrighted material without authorization. Article
> Should Amazon launch a free ad-supported streaming service? Article
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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.
Who are the highest-paid CEOs in the wireline industry? There weren't any surprises in the top-two category, with Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam and AT&T chief Randall Stephenson once again dominating those spots.
Who is the fastest growing online video provider? Put your hand down, Netflix: A new report from Qwilt says that live online video, led by entities like WWE and Twitch, is consuming bandwidth at an ever-increasing rate. In fact, those two content providers account for 2 percent of all online video volume on the Internet, just behind Amazon, which takes up 3 percent.
Yahoo, whose music-streaming partnership with Vevo reportedly hasn't been generating much user interest, is taking another shot, announcing a new deal with the service to bring live concert events, original music programming and thousands of Vevo's music videos to Yahoo Screen.
For the third time since 2012, Netflix is the target of a patent suit filed by Nagra and OpenTV, both owned by Swiss company Kudelski SA. The suit involves four patents related to digital TV services.
From Our Sister Sites
The surprise announcement that Bill D'Agostino, the First Responders Network Authority's general manager, has resigned, could provide a fresh start for the authority, which is still struggling to satisfy critics in the public-safety community.
AT&T has put another multi-site business contract into its win column by securing an $8 million deal to provide SCHOTT AG network connectivity to all of its production plants, data centers and corporate offices.