Two media companies with different points of online video focus are combining their expertise in a partnership to deliver a new breed of what they call "high-quality advertising-friendly video."
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) won't take action against Netflix CEO Reed Hastings over comments he posted on his Facebook page.
Sherry Brennan has been with Fox Networks for the past seven years, and today she oversees the business' efforts to reach into the digital realm. During the recent OTTCON conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Brennan sat down with Fierce Executive Editor Mike Dano to discuss Fox's digital goals and its current endeavors in online video.
Hulu owners Walt Disney Co. and News Corp. aren't exactly playing a shell game, but they did play a little hide-and-seek this week when they put the service up for sale and just as quickly pulled it back.
Fox Networks has been experimenting with second-screen apps for more than a year, and the company's conclusion from its work in the space is that second-screen apps are not a passing trend.
The streaming video business is to calling Spotify and, according to sources speaking with Business Insider, the commercial music streaming service is listening.
The Internet will become a battleground between a new breed of online video service delivery players and the old line guard of wireline telcos and cable operators, an Informa Telecoms & Media report, "Internet Innovation," contends.
Amazon is reportedly investing millions of dollars in original content that it plans to air exclusively on its Web platforms as part of what is seen as a further blurring of the lines between over-the-top video and traditional television.
Providing original, or at least more compelling, content has paid off for YouTube, which this week reported it has topped the 1 billion mark of viewers tapping into its site each month. At the same time, being part of the Roku family of channels has helped Popcornflix to top the 1 million viewer mark.
Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs) worried about losing customers to OTT video offerings should include that content as part of their pay TV packages, research from Parks Associates suggests.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- The OTTCON show here has officially wound down. Major trends at this year's show included second-screen apps, smart TV business models and cross-platform app development. And, as with any conference, it's worth taking a quick look at the companies that decided to spend marketing dollars to have a booth presence at the event.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- The OTTCON show here has officially wound down, leaving attendees a little--or in some cases, a lot--more informed about the online video and pay TV space. Major trends at this year's show included second-screen apps, smart TV business models and cross-platform app development.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Philip Lynch, who oversees content for Sony's Crackle online video site, said users visiting the service through TVs typically consume more than two hours of content in an average session. He also said users accessing the site from a mobile device typically spend 18 to 25 minutes watching videos, and users on a PC typically watch videos for around 1.5 hours.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Startup Net2TV is in discussions with "several" consumer electronics companies to install its service onto their smart TVs, and expects the actions to result in its online video service being fitted into around 20 million smart TVs in the United States by early next year.
In the technology industry, words like "newer," "faster" and "smarter" tend to dominate the space, so much so that we often forget the benefits of the technology we were using before our current gadgets. These benefits may have been omitted from more recent versions of technology for a variety of reasons such as design or cost. But two nascent companies, Aereo and Boxee, are encouraging online video viewers to take another look at a time-tested technology: antennas.
Google Fiber is breaking free of the city--or in this case, the twin cities of Kansas City--and moving on out to the suburbs of Olathe, Kan.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Warner Bros., one of the world's largest movie studios, remains committed to the online video space and plans to continue to create content for the sector, according to the head of Warner Bros.' digital business.
Life is continuing apace at Hulu even as two of the company's three owners--Walt Disney Co. and News Corp.--mull its future.The company has introduced a redesign for Apple TV, and Andy Forssell, current senior vice president of content, has been named acting CEO.
It's no secret that prices are softening for online video ads. However, despite all the momentum in the market, I don't think the situation will improve in the near future.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Streaming video provider Roku is currently testing a second-screen application for tablets that the company hopes to release in the "near term," according to a company executive.