Did Aereo ever try and negotiate content rights with broadcasters before taking its case to the Supreme Court? According to Les Moonves, CBS never got a call.
Those who have spent any time watching ad-supported online video are painfully familiar with the grueling amount of repeat ads they're subjected to. And a new Strata Marketing survey concurs, finding that a big chunk of consumers consider OTT ads more annoying than television ads.
Continuing to push its stance that ISPs should not impede the open nature of the Internet, Netflix filed comments with the FCC ahead of its net neutrality proceeding. The SVOD provider also published its June speed index, noting that Verizon's average continued to drop despite a peering deal made two months ago.
With competitors big and small looking to carve away pieces of YouTube's audience, the Google-owned service may be taking a new tack: matching Hollywood producers with its top-tier video talent, and investing directly in original programming which results from those unions.
In a unanimous vote, the FCC approved new rules that require online video clips to be captioned. The measure extends a 2012 captioning requirement that applied to long-form videos posted online, such as television shows and movies.
Top Netflix original series House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black are in the running for top honors, garnering more than 10 nominations each as the 2014 Emmy awards were announced.
When it comes to most second-screen apps and personalized recommendations, experienced online video users' attitudes are pretty much "meh," a survey by Piksel for Streaming Media found.
A deluge of new shows premiering on sites like Hulu, Netflix and YouTube as well as traditional broadcasters' summer replacement series has marketing professionals scrambling to reach viewers through advertising campaigns. It's a big change from what is normally a quiet season for advertisers.
Despite reports to the contrary, the broadcast television audience may be keeping over-the-air viewing alive and well, a study from Nielsen suggests. Broadcast-only households grew 4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2014.
As the FCC prepares for a July 11 vote that could extend closed captioning requirements to online clips--like online promos for upcoming shows and breaking news blurbs--the National Cable Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) asked for more time and lower quality standards for Web clips.
As an optimistic Tom Wheeler waxed poetic in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, pointing to wireless broadband as a key technology that will help Internet data "flow like the breeze" in the near future, a Pew Research report dropped that shines a pessimistic light on the free exchange of information.
Smart TV maker Samsung has halted sales and rentals on its Video and Media Hub, and will discontinue the movie and TV show service on August 1, a final step in its ongoing move to shut down electronic services including music and e-book sales. Customers who already purchased videos or music through its Hub will be able to transfer their content to M-Go.
Here's one reason we may see broadcasters make a seismic shift from airwaves to lightwaves (er, you know, fiber optic networks) in distributing their content. CBS Corp. reports that it makes 10 to 20 percent more ad dollars per viewer from its streaming content than from broadcast content.
When it comes to deciding what to watch online, 68 percent of connected viewers pick YouTube first, a new study from Adroit Digital reveals. And those viewers, who now watch 15 hours or more of online video on any kind of connected device, would cut the cord instantly if a viable alternative to pay TV were available online.
Since the Supreme Court's decision in favor of broadcasters stating that its online streaming business violated copyright laws, Aereo has paused its service as it explores options. But a number of moves in the online video market are now taking place, and Aereo's ultimate fate remains unclear. FierceCable and FierceOnlineVideo are following the results of this historic decision.
Now that Aereo has suspended its operations as it figures out it next move, online video viewers are left with a gap in their streaming content. How can they access TV shows that they can no longer get via the SVOD provider?
Television broadcast over the air to a viewer's antenna is a "historical anachronism" that makes no sense. And with no control over how broadcast content is accessed, its availability will continue to tempt other services to capture and deliver TV signals to paying subscribers, similar to Aereo, an analyst with The Diffusion Group said in a blog post Tuesday.
Over-the-air streaming provider Aereo halted its operations Saturday morning in a move that founder and CEO Chet Kanojia said is only temporary.
Update: The U.S.-Germany and Portugal-Ghana matches combined set a new global streaming record, above 6 Tbps, according to content delivery network provider Akamai. That makes the World Cup the most streamed sporting event in history ... so far.