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Aereo expands into Cincinnati as New York litigation gets technical

Aereo is continuing to push into new territories as the judicial system prepares to settle a lawsuit over whether the service it offers complies with copyright law.

Verizon agrees to buy Intel's OnCue OTT project

The deal will help speed the deployment of "next generation video service, both integrated with Verizon FiOS fiber-optic networks and delivered 'over the top' to any device," the companies said in a press release.

Lurie leaves Guggenheim Digital Media

Guggenheim Digital Media, the unit of Guggenheim Partners formed last year to explore new media acquisitions and investments, shed one of its key deal makers this week.

Dish CEO: Young people won't pay $100 a month for content

Want to know what Dish Network CEO Joe Clayton thinks of OTT pay-TV, 4K, satellite broadband service, cable consolidation and how pay-TV providers are differentiating themselves in a mature market? Head over to FierceCable, where Editor Steve Donohue has an informative interview with the Dish executive. 

Aereo and the Supreme Court: What can happen?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Aereo case, it's worth examining some of the ways the case could be resolved.

Netflix renews "Lilyhammer," orders "Marco Polo"

Netflix announced two deals this week to keep its original programming lineup stocked.

YouTube and DreamWorks Animation partner on 'YouTube Nation'

YouTube and DreamWorks Animation introduced a new series called "YouTube Nation," a daily look at the top trending videos on the site.

Court overturns FCC's Open Internet Order

A federal appeals court struck down FCC rules that restricted the way broadband providers could handle Internet content. The court's decision Tuesday could change the way companies like YouTube and Netflix do business with ISPs.

Aereo to get Supreme Court review

Broadcasters and Aereo will get their day at the U.S. Supreme Court sooner rather than later. The high court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal that could help settle whether the online video distributor is violating copyright law.

Online movie sales jumped in 2013

Sales of movies online increased 47 percent from a year earlier to $1.19 billion, according to the Digital Entertainment Group, which tracks home entertainment sales. 

OTT and 4K: Vaporware and a field of dreams

Headlines from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are heralding the arrival this year of two would-be milestones in online video: a full-fledged online pay-TV service and streaming 4K.

Akamai to support Olympics streaming

Akamai said it will provide online streaming video delivery and other services to NBC during the 2014 Winter Games in February. 

Online video companies talk up 4K at CES

TV and online video executives hoping to prime the market for 4K TV sets and content talked up the benefits of both this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Aereo raises another $34M

Aereo, the online-video startup that offers access to local TV stations in some markets, said it raised another $34 million to help it expand more broadly.

Sony to start testing online TV service this year

Sony released a few new details about its planned over-the-top video service at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

Roku TVs are coming as provider readies OEM co-marketing push

Roku, the maker of an online video streaming set-top box and HDMI dongle, said it will work with two Chinese TV set manufacturers this year to build its software directly into "actual TV" sets.

Netflix loses nearly 100 programs as year-end licensing expires

The end of the year often brings the end of certain licensing arrangements. For Netflix, one enterprising Reddit user put together a comprehensive list of movies and TV shows that were set to expire from the company's streaming video catalog Jan. 1, 2014.

How I learned to stop worrying and love Netflix

When I began writing this column in April, I saw trouble ahead for Netflix. The company was still in the process of bouncing back from the Qwikster disaster and I was feeling vindicated for believing I had seen the fiasco coming.

Two popular YouTube series winding down in 2014

Two of the more popular series on YouTube are planning to end their runs in 2014, TubeFilter notes. On Monday, Ray William Johnson, the creator of the hit "=3" tweeted that he plans to end the show this year.

Netflix testing $7 monthly plan for some new users

Netflix is testing a $7 monthly plan that would limit users to watching SD programming on one device at time, according to multiple reports.