Getting an accurate picture of how popular TV shows are on digital platforms like Netflix is a challenge because the companies which have the data are not eager to share it, James Packer, Lionsgate's president of worldwide television and digital distribution, said at the Next TV Summit here Wednesday.
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Netflix introduced its service in the Netherlands Wednesday, checking another country off its list of international expansion plans.
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Yahoo has introduced Yahoo Screen, a site and app hub for all its media content, and added some original content to it. Beyond the original content, the app and site include licensed content like "Saturday Night Live" clips and clips from Conde Nast, ABC News, Comedy Central, The Onion and others.
Those expecting Apple to introduce a new version or update the software of its Apple TV advice were left wanting Tuesday after the company's fall event.
A Netflix app, long shunned by pay-TV operators, will be available for some Virgin Media subscribers in the U.K. on their operator-leased TiVo boxes, the companies said.
Broadcasters won a victory in their move to shut down online video services that carry their stations' signals without permission on Thursday. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ordered FilmOn X, formerly known as Aereokiller and BarryDriller, to stop streaming local TV stations.
To almost no one's surprise, the carriage dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable ended over the holiday weekend. What CBS, which also owns Showtime, could and couldn't do with its TV shows online was reportedly one of the sticking points in the negotiations.
Netflix's Open Connect partner RCN delivers the best Netflix "experience" of any ISP in the Boston region, Netflix said this week. The ranking could give RCN more marketing fodder as it attempts to lure the back-to-school crowd to its broadband service this fall.
BERLIN--Nuance, the voice technology platform behind Apple's Siri, is teaming with Rovi Corp. to bring voice activation and content discovery to millions of new devices such as tablets, TVs, PCs and more.
Rakuten, a Japanese retailer, acquired the online video and subtitling site Viki for about $200 million, according to AllThingsD.
Vimeo, the online video site that recently introduced a video on demand offering, is trying to attract independent filmmakers to post their movies on the site during an exclusive window in exchange for $10,000 up front.
The latest entrant to the online-video distribution business already has a bull's-eye on its chest. Target, the Minneapolis-based retailer, is said to be nearing the commercial introduction this fall of its Target Ticket service.
Aereo, the online streaming service that delivers local TV stations in some markets, will introduce an app for Android devices in September, the International Business Times reported.
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TV studios and networks need to embrace new technology like Netflix, "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey told TV executives at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
FilmOn X, the online video site formerly known as Aereokiller, argued its case before a panel of federal appeals court judges in southern California Tuesday.
Hulu has reached some new programming deals. It ordered 10 episodes of "Deadbeat," an original series from Lionsgate, and licensed the children's show "Fraggle Rock" from Jim Henson Family.