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Broadband sports to hit the big time, TDG says

With the NFL jumping into online video with its NFL Now app, and regional networks like Pac-12 debuting their own OTT experiences, the idea of watching sports online is transitioning from an optional activity to must-see video. And next year, "broadband sports," as TDG analyst Joel Espelien dubs it, is set to take off in a big way.

MobiTV powers TV Everywhere for Japan's TV Bank

Multiscreen service provider MobiTV has partnered with TV Bank, one of Japan's largest online video providers, to help extend its new pay-TV service, BBTV Next, to connected devices for all its subscribers.

Mobile devices surpass TV in viewership

The advantages of developing software for a device that stays pretty much glued to consumers 24 hours a day appear to be paying off. According to Yahoo!-owned mobile analytics firm Flurry, time spent on mobile devices has grown to 177 minutes per day on average, surpassing time spent with the TV, which stayed flat at 168 minutes per day.

NAB's Kaplan: MVPD redefinition a 'worthy' goal, but FCC doesn't understand its complexities

National Association of Broadcasters EVP of Strategic Planning Rick Kaplan gave the FCC something of a backhanded compliment in a post on the association's policy blog: While lauding the commission's proposal to classify certain over-the-top providers as multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), he also said that Chairman Tom Wheeler does not appear "to appreciate the complexities" of the proposed rulemaking.

Netflix may soon hit U.S. subscriber ceiling… and that could limit profits

With just under 40 million subscribers in the United States, Netflix "may be reaching the ceiling of what it can add," according to an article exploring the subscription video on demand provider's profit potential. Combined with ever-increasing prices for Hollywood content and stiff international competition, times could get pretty interesting for Netflix.

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