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Frontier pushes into OTT video market with FreedomTV offering

Frontier has finally gone public with its OTT video plans, announcing its new FreedomTV service to target consumers who don't want to purchase a linear TV service.

Charter, TWC facing federal inquiries into how they might deal with online video competition

The FCC has requested information from Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable pertaining to how the two companies, which are engaged in a $56.7 billion merger proposal, will deal with online video competition.

Amazon Prime enables video downloads for Android and Apple mobile devices, beats TVE to punch

Amazon has taken a major competitive leap forward in the area of mobile video, announcing a new feature that lets users of its SVOD Prime Video service download select movies and TV shows to Android and Apple mobile devices.

Amazon Studios announces Spike Lee movie as its first theatrical release

Going ahead with its stated plans to offer original movies distributed first to theaters and then made available to its Prime subscribers in an early-release window, Amazon Studios announced that Spike Lee's next movie, with the working title of Chi-Raq, is its first Amazon Originals selection.

Study: SVOD subs churn at faster rate than pay-TV customers

While SVOD platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Instant Video have been lauded for easy, immediate customer sign-up processes, the fact that exiting these services is just as convenient results in churn that is significantly higher than what is found in pay-TV.

Amazon sets HDR plans as OTT services jump ahead of pay TV

Amazon announced that it is following Netflix into the high-dynamic-range arena, making its original series available in HDR on its Prime Instant Video service later this year.

What developers think about those 'Amazon Unlocked' rumors

Amazon may be putting a new twist on the idea of "freemium" apps, but developers on Twitter sound like they're not so sure about the concept.

A quarter of Sling TV users are cribbing usernames and passwords, TDG says

The cord-cutting world is rife with "cord cheaters," says The Diffusions Group (TDG), putting a catchy new label on those who borrow/steal authentication credentials to watch subscription-based streaming services.

Apple-HBO deal challenges Amazon, Roku... for now

HBO's decision to launch its standalone streaming video service, HBO Now, exclusively on Apple TV--with first availability in early April--has rearranged the streaming space by giving Apple exclusive rights to a premier content provider and leaving competing players Netflix, Amazon Prime and Roku to look on. For now.

My dabble into cord-cutting: Made a lot of complicated decisions, saved 8 cents

Let me first say that I'm not a cord cutter. Really, I'm not. I'm just experimenting. Lots of guys who aren't cord cutters do it. But after two weeks of liberation from packaged video entertainment programming, I've reached some interesting conclusions.