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Mobile devices surpass TV in viewership

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.

FX launches authenticated SVOD-plus platform, SimpsonsWorld.com

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.

Breaking out of YouTube: JW Player, ILOOK offer alternatives for enterprise online video

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.

Comcast makes TV Everywhere app available on cellular networks

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.

NFL on track for live OTT streaming? Not yet

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 gain among U.S. adults: 49% now use them

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.

CNN triggers wide launch of advanced TV Everywhere platform, CNNx

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.

Profiling the fiercest 15 wireless companies

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.

Disney launching over-the-top Disney Parks app on Samsung, LG TVs

Walt Disney Co. plans to rely mostly on Internet-connected TVs from Samsung and LG to distribute a new Disney Parks app that is designed to promote Walt Disney World, Disneyland and other resorts.

Popcorn Time torrent service rattles content providers

A new app called "Popcorn Time" that organizes and streams torrents of video was voluntarily taken down by its creators after attracting worldwide attention and accusations that it was promoting piracy. But the code lives on, as a Popcorn Time project has been set up at GitHub to continue developing the software.