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Google to FCC: Don't regulate interconnection between edge providers and ISPs

Google has asked the FCC to refrain from regulating the informal interconnection agreements that Google and other providers have developed with ISPs like Comcast and Verizon.

Strategy, not original content, will decide the OTT race, analyst says

Online video providers from Netflix to Amazon to Yahoo are scurrying to create original content that will poach viewers away from their rivals. But an analyst with The Diffusion Group says that pouring money into scripted entertainment is a strategy that is destined to fail.

AMC may have scored hit with Netflix-bound 'Better Call Saul'

AMC series Better Call Saul--for which Netflix locked in an exclusive-streaming deal once its season is complete--set a ratings record in its Sunday-night premiere. It drew 4.4 million adult viewers in the 18-49 demo for the live broadcast and 6.9 million total. That bodes well for the series becoming a breakout hit--something AMC Networks needs to gain leverage in a rapidly changing media and entertainment landscape. FierceCable has the rundown here.

Netflix's international ambitions stretch to Japan- and Cuba

Netflix is making good on its international expansion plans with the announcement that it will launch its service in Japan this fall.

Netflix opens streaming service to Cuba, announces Japan entry

Netflix is continuing its international expansion with a long-expected launch into Japan that will take place in the fall of 2015. But its big surprise this week was an announcement that it is now streaming into Cuba, an entry made possible by the Obama administration's move to normalize relations with the country.

$20 price point could be the key to Sling TV's 'escape velocity,' analyst says

The rapid pace at which Sling TV responded to reviewer complaints about a too-skinny core offering--by adding Univision and AMC Networks channels just before its nationwide launch--shows that Dish Network's new OTT service can outdo traditional cable when it comes to upgrades. But it's the $20 price point that will really slingshot the service out ahead of pay TV, an analyst with The Diffusion Group says.

Cablevision threatens Verizon's lead in speed on Netflix index

Verizon may have maintained its No. 1 position On Netflix's ISP Speed Index for January, but it's was neck-in-neck with Cablevision.

Rumors of Legend of Zelda series planned for Netflix met with glee, skepticism

Fans of The Legend of Zelda rejoiced this weekend as reports surfaced that the perennially popular video game is coming to Netflix as a live-action series.

Streaming video revenue's $3.2B jump a rallying cry for OTT providers in broadband speed battle

Revenue from streaming video services jumped 175 percent between 2010 and 2013, from $1.86 billion to $5.12 billion. That massive rise in dollars being thrown at online video is part of the reason why raising the broadband speed bar in the U.S. to 25 Mbps is absolutely essential to continued economic growth, according to Internet Association President Michael Beckerman.

FCC report reveals availability gap in Idaho's broadband market

Idaho's Treasure Valley may be an emerging technology hub, but an FCC report points out that there is a lack of broadband availability throughout the state.