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FCC enacts online video clip captioning rules

Online video providers will soon have to abide by a new FCC rule to caption online video clips. The new measure is an extension of a 2012 captioning requirement that applied to long-form videos posted online, such as television shows and movies.

Hulu bags exclusive streaming rights to 'South Park'

Hulu announced that it has obtained exclusive streaming rights to all 244 episodes of  South Park. The online video provider has already started streaming the animated series on its free site. On Sept. 14, the show will move over exclusively to subscription-based Hulu Plus.

Report: Netflix, Amazon and Hulu abdicating movies, hunkering down on TV

The leading online-based, subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services including Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus are retreating from licensing movie content but loading up on TV show rights, according to a report issued last week by Piper Jaffrey analyst Michael Olsen.

With Aereo offline, how will online video viewers access broadcast TV?

Now that Aereo has suspended its operations as it figures out it next move, online video viewers are left with a gap in their streaming content. How can they access TV shows that they can no longer get via the SVOD provider?

Former Hulu CEO Kilar unveils latest startup, Vessel

Is Vessel an online video service? Is it something else? It's still somewhat of a mystery, but former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar's new startup at least has a name, finally.

Former Hulu CEO Kilar names his well-backed startup … but what is Vessel?

Eighteen months after leaving his CEO post at Hulu, Jason Kilar on Tuesday announced a name for his anticipated new content startup, Vessel, as well as some powerful backing.

Report: VPN masking is online video's open secret, and a pay-TV threat

Exclusive rights to sporting events isn't going to help cable companies hold on to increasingly frustrated subscribers, a pay-TV consulting firm says. That may be even more apparent as World Cup fans find workarounds to ESPN's hold on the U.S. broadcast of the event via a growing number of online services that help viewers mask or spoof their location.

The perils of Netflix

Netflix is sitting on top of the online video hill right now, but a host of challengers threaten to knock it off. From growing competition to bandwidth pressures to disgruntled shareholders looking for a leadership change, the path ahead holds many dangers.

How much are Netflix, Amazon and Hulu spending on original content?

Original content is becoming a staple for over-the-top video providers, epitomized by House of Cards from Netflix. But how much are online video providers actually spending on original content this year? Special report

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu ramp up their original program spending

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu--the three largest over-the-top video (OTT) providers--continue to expand their original programming lineups. However, what's not clear is how much these players are actually spending.