In a decision that could allow Aereo to partner with pay TV providers, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a request from Fox, CBS, NBC and 14 other broadcasters that have been fighting for an injunction to shutter the Internet video platform.
Shazam said Monday that it recruited veteran interactive TV technology executive Daniel Danker, naming him chief product officer.
Net2TV, the online video startup backed by ActiveVideo founder Gary Lauder, is in discussions with several consumer electronics manufacturers that could see it reach 20 million connected TVs by early next year, SVP of Programming Jim Monroe said at OTTCON on Wednesday. FierceOnlineVideo is covering the OTTCON event in Santa Clara, Calif.
Comcast expects that it will generate $200 million in retransmission-consent fees from its NBC stations this year--an increase of about 400 percent compared to the fees it collected from cable operators and satellite TV providers in 2012, CFO Michael Angelakis said Tuesday.
The Consumer Electronics Association said it filed a court filing that supports Dish Network in its battle with CBS, NBC, Fox and other broadcasters related to the ad-skipping technology in its Hopper DVR.
Comcast's NBCUniversal unit said Thursday that it will hold a one-hour concert Friday night to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts that will feature performances by Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and Sting.
Dish Network is warning that subscribers in 19 cities could lose the feeds from TV stations owned by Gannett Co. unless Dish agrees to pay increased retransmission-consent fees and disable the AutoHop commercial skipping technology on its new multiroom DVR.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at the record numbers NBCUniversal scored for its television and online video coverage of the Summer Olympics in London.
Nearly 40 percent of cable and satellite subscribers said they authenticated mobile phones, tablets and other Internet-connected devices to watch NBC's TV Everywhere coverage of the Summer Olympics in London, according to the National Inflation Association.
NBC said it continues to break ratings records from the Summer Olympics in London, announcing that has averaged 32.6 million viewers through the first 13 days of coverage.