Yahoo has hired veteran TV journalist Katie Couric to anchor the company's online news efforts.
TiVo's set-top box software could be used to help the company's cable-operator partners offer new over-the-top services, TiVo CEO Tom Rogers told analysts Tuesday.
The addition of HBO Go gives a marketing and content boost to Google's $35 HDMI dongle just as the holiday shopping season ramps up.
Intel is reportedly asking $500 million for the technology behind its planned-but-never-launched over-the-top TV service called OnCue, according to a report in Bloomberg.
TV Everywhere may finally be starting to get somewhere. The pay-TV industry has tried for years to get its streaming video act together. The goal, expressed by executives from Time Warner and Comcast in 2009, is to let paying subscribers access the shows they get through their cable, satellite or telco TV subscription on Web-connected devices like iPads and smartphones.
Each year, FierceWireless ranks the top 25 most powerful people in wireless. This year for the first time, a handful of wireline industry leaders have been included.
The chorus calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to Aereo's legality grew louder last week, with the NFL and Major League Baseball among the highest-profile voices joining in.
FXX, the new pay-TV network from Fox, bought the right to show reruns of "The Simpsons" on cable and online through the network's forthcoming TV Everywhere app FXNow from corporate sibling 21st Century Fox.
Comcast, the country's biggest cable operator, is reportedly getting into the business of selling downloads of movies much like online retailers such as Apple and Amazon do today. Comcast will sell these movies a few weeks before they're available on DVD.
Fans of the TV show "The Killing" will get to see the series conclusion thanks to Netflix. The company said it ordered a six-episode final season of the show, which had been canceled for the second time by the AMC network.
Discovery Communications reached a new distribution agreement with Time Warner Cable that will eventually give TWC subscribers access to live streaming video of some Discovery networks.
Netflix began rolling out a new user interface for viewers who use its service on TV sets Wednesday morning.
For the second time this year, a veteran U.S. senator has introduced legislation that, if enacted, could have real implications for the online video industry. This time, that senator happens to be chair of the committee in charge of most media legislation. So this bill has a better chance of actually becoming a law.
The over-the-top video service planned by Intel that has failed to get off the ground could end up in the hands of cable industry veteran John Malone. According to Bloomberg News, Malone's Liberty Global company, which operates cable systems overseas, is talking with Intel about buying the service.
Hulu, having decided against selling itself to a pay-TV distributor earlier this year, is now in talks with cable operators and other TV providers about the possibility of partnering with them, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
A bill in the senate could give online video distributors new protections against anti-competitive behavior by incumbent pay-TV operators while also putting new obligations on companies that use the Internet to deliver pay-TV-like services.
Roku owners who also subscribe to certain pay-TV providers will be able to access Disney's suite of WATCH apps through the streaming video device.
Disney and Netflix are betting that some lesser-known Marvel comic-book characters will play well together online. The companies said Thursday that Disney's Marvel TV and ABC TV Studios units will produce four original live-action series for Netflix culminating in a "miniseries programming event."
For a while, Netflix has held that streaming providers will lead the way in delivering higher-resolution services like 4K and Ultra HD. The company is apparently so convinced it has added a handful of test videos to its service.
Wasn't 2013 supposed to be the year a major over-the-top pay-TV service launched? Now, with few weeks remaining in the year, and fewer still before the holiday shopping season starts in earnest, the chance that one will materialize is slim at best. Maybe next year.