Culminating a broad-reaching licensing deal signed in October, Verizon announced Wednesday that it has added access to 24 live Viacom channels through its FiOS Mobile App.
Ad-supported online streaming service Popcornflix said its app has been downloaded more than 10 million times, a figure combined from app downloads to a number of devices including Roku players, game consoles, mobile devices and smart TVs.
The advantages of developing software for a device that stays pretty much glued to consumers 24 hours a day appear to be paying off. According to Yahoo!-owned mobile analytics firm Flurry, time spent on mobile devices has grown to 177 minutes per day on average, surpassing time spent with the TV, which stayed flat at 168 minutes per day.
Continuing its latest blitz to monetize its 552-episode large, 25-years-old classic animated series, The Simpsons, Fox's FX Networks will launch on Tuesday a comprehensive online platform dedicated to all things Springfield.
For smaller MCNs and for individual content creators, YouTube is a challenging space to turn a profit. Enter the next generation of online distributors: companies that are providing ways for content creators to post and publicize their videos beyond YouTube.
In a move that's certain to challenge the data-usage caps of many subscribers, Comcast has upgraded its TV Everywhere app to play on cellular networks.
The release of a new second-screen app by the NFL this week featuring archived footage of games, highlights and interviews has some viewers speculating that the league will follow up with its own live streaming of NFL games. Not likely, experts say.
Mobile video apps continue to come to the forefront, with a new report by The Diffusion Group (TDG) finding that 49 percent of U.S. adults who have broadband view video through a mobile app at least once a month.
With a successful beta test concluded, CNN has christened the wide launch of its new, advanced TV Everywhere platform, CNNx, to more than 85 million pay TV subscribers across more than 200 MVPDs.
Mobile apps, including those that drive TV Everywhere and online video services, have exploded across the wireless market and often top innovation lists. But Wi-Fi and cellular technologies are coming back to the forefront this year.