Aereo wants the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to its earlier legal victory that could settle once and for all whether Aereo's service is legal. The company hopes to engage in the issue to avoid the expense of further lawsuits.
DirecTV could announce a new streaming TV service, Citigroup analyst Jason Bazinet wrote in a note to investors according multiple reports. DirecTV is set to host an investor day Thursday.
Elemental Technologies is touting its ability to process 4K video using advanced codecs in real time.
News that online video providers Netflix and YouTube take up nearly half of all Internet bandwidth in the United States during peak viewing hours is well known. But while consumer video content is front and center in the IP entertainment revolution, other critical but perhaps lesser-known content service providers have been growing in the background.
CDNs look like they're getting squeezed. On one side, broadband providers are building their own CDN capabilities or acquiring CDNs outright. On the other, the biggest content providers are deploying their own CDN-like infrastructure.
Unicorn Media is promoting its ability to help video content owners handle the demands Twitter's content embedding function puts on publishers.
When will the U.S. see a virtual pay-TV provider operating online? Maybe in 2014, according to some media-industry executives.
Nimble TV is back. The company, which over the summer handed out refunds to subscribers after Dish Network blocked it from reselling access to its satellite service online, said it is again signing up new customers.
Verizon is buying a CDN. The carrier said its Verizon Digital Media Services group agreed to buy EdgeCast Networks, a content delivery network based in Santa Monica, Calif.
A new web-connected, broadcast-only DVR project is trying to raise money on Indiegogo. The would-be makers of Tablo have turned to the crowdfunding site to fund and promote its new hardware. But a device that seems like a surefire hit is facing plenty of challenges.
Comcast, the country's largest cable operator, has expanded its usage-based broadband billing trial to its Maine cable systems, according to a report in Multichannel News.
DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor-backed M-Go is hoping retail shoppers will buy title-specific gift cards redeemable for HD movie downloads. The cards will be sold at some 300 grocery stores in California, Nevada, Ohio and Texas and, later this month, online.
The launch of YouTube's rumored subscription music streaming service is reportedly behind schedule. The Google-owned online-video giant was planning to introduce a Spotify-like service before the end of the year.
When new episodes of Netflix's series from DreamWorks Animation "Turbo FAST" premiere later this month, viewers won't find the entire season.
Crunchyroll, an online video company focused on streaming Japanese animation, sold a majority stake to the Chernin Group. The investment group, led by former Fox executive Peter Chernin, confirmed the transaction Monday, but did not say how much it paid.
DVRs are getting bigger. In the pay-TV arms race, storage capacity and the number of tuners viewers can simultaneously use to record programs escalated this year.
How crazy is Intel to expect someone to pay $500 million for OnCue? The price tag, reported this week by Bloomberg, seems high. Though Intel's would-be over-the-top pay-TV service has been in closed trials with some Intel employees, it never launched commercially and has no subscribers.
How are online video providers going after new subscribers this holiday season? With Black Friday and Cyber Monday looming, a few are already gearing up the marketing machine to entice viewers to switch to their channel or purchase their online video-capable equipment.
FilmOn X continued to blaze a unique legal path for itself and potentially its rival Aereo. The company was held in contempt of court and threatened with a $20,000 per-day fine for violating a judge's injunction against its service in October.