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FCC to strengthen oversight of ISP interconnection deals

The FCC is looking to tighten the rules regarding the interconnection terms service providers like Verizon ask for to accept bandwidth-hungry Web traffic from third party providers like Netflix, reports Bloomberg citing an unnamed person close to the proposal.

Netflix's big week: SAG awards its originals, and 'The Interview' scores with subs

The Emmy committee may not have been so friendly to Netflix's highly nominated original series Orange Is The New Black, but the Screen Actors Guild was much more generous, honoring the SVOD-only show with two of its bigger awards on Sunday night.

Netflix's Hastings agrees 25 Mbps should be the broadband definition

Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, has come out in support of  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's assertion that 25 Mbps  should be the baseline definition for broadband service.

Netflix tops 57.4 million members in record-setting 2014

Subscription video on demand provider Netflix added a record 13 million new subscribers in 2014, bringing its total subs worldwide to 57.4 million. It was the first in a line of good news for investors, as CEO Reed Hastings said that the provider's subscription rate was in line with its forecast for the fourth quarter.

Amazon explores narrowed theatrical-release strategy, appoints indie veteran Hope to lead unit

Online retail giant and SVOD provider Amazon is dipping a toe in the traditional movie-release waters, announcing an original-movies program that will see its movies available via Prime Instant Video within four to eight weeks after their release on the big screen.

FCC's Pai says Netflix is not disproving fast-lane allegations

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has asked Netflix to explain to him why it is not providing evidence to counter claims that it has been using encryption protocols to target the open caching servers of certain large Internet service providers.

Pai claims Netflix refuses to disprove Open Connect fast-lane allegations

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai wants to know why Netflix isn't getting back to him on details about encryption protocols it is allegedly using to target the open caching servers of certain large Internet service providers.

Success of Netflix, Amazon in video help spurs move away from reality TV

The impressive gains that Netflix and Amazon are enjoying in the video space are hard to ignore: From Kevin Spacey in House of Cards to Amazon's recent announcement that Woody Allen will write a show for the company's Instant Video streaming video service, it's clear that quality, scripted content is increasingly moving online.

Netflix, Kudelski Group hug it out on patent impasse

The Kudelski Group and Netflix announced that they've entered a long-term, "comprehensive" product relationship, dismissed all U.S. patent litigation over Kudelski-owned Nagra and OpenTV products, and put a stay on related litigation in the Netherlands.

Goodbye, Jersey Shore, and good riddance: TV faces SVOD's original content play head-on

Finally, our long national nightmare may be over: Scripted, original TV series are a hot property in Hollywood again, displacing the decade-long popularity of reality shows like Jersey Shore and the seemingly bottomless pool of Real Housewives. It's largely thanks to the challenge laid at their feet by Netflix and Amazon with original content drives that stole away millions of viewers in the past couple years. But can traditional TV handle the cost of original series?