The FCC and Justice Department are investigating possible violations by Comcast of mandates put forth in 2011 as conditions for regulatory approval of its NBCUniversal purchase.
St. Louis-based mid-sized cable operator Suddenlink Communications has become the latest MSO to integrate Hulu into its program guide.
Despite its consistent position at the bottom of the top three SVOD providers in the U.S., Hulu may not stay there for long. As networks look for new ways to compete in the over-the-top space, Hulu may be part of their strategic options--and thanks to a slew of exclusive content deals, may already be stealing eyeballs from Netflix and Amazon.
Subscription video on demand services like Netflix and Hulu have seen their subscriber bases grow rather explosively, and ease-of-use for these platforms has always been given some of the credit. But the question has always lingered: How much digital piracy has resulted from the ease with which users can freely share usernames and passwords?
Among the 57 percent of U.S. broadband households that have an over-the-top video subscription like Hulu, Amazon Prime Instant Video or Netflix, 11 percent are using shared accounts provided by people outside the home, a new Parks Associates study says. But the question remains as to whether account sharing is a real problem, or an opportunity for SVOD providers.
Hulu has continued its aggressive rollout of major distribution deals, with AT&T announcing a pact to include the SVOD service's programming on its mobile apps and websites.
While the world of over-the-top distribution has often been discussed in monolithic terms, there are, of course, vast differences between ad-supported, short-form focused platforms like YouTube, and subscription-based, long-form oriented services like Netflix and Hulu.
CHICAGO--With his SVOD service making a flurry of MVPD partnership announcements in recent weeks, Hulu distribution chief Tim Connolly used an INTX panel focused on OTT distribution to better explain how these arrangements work.
What are the main types of online video/OTT providers? What are the most prevalent revenue models in OTT? And where do providers like Netflix fit in the online media and entertainment landscape?
Hulu says it has reached distribution agreements with five more cable operators: Armstrong, Atlantic Broadband, Mediacom Communications, Midcontinent Communications and WideOpenWest.