If Comcast is successful in completing its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, it will become the gatekeeper to broadband customers and TV viewers in almost every major U.S. market. But as the merger heads to the review stage, what will online video players have to say about conditions for the deal?
Netflix revealed that while subscribers that use Verizon FiOS and other broadband services will see sluggish service, they can still access content, albeit at a lower quality or with some "startup delays" during peak hours, reports FierceOnlineVideo citing a Wall Street Journa l story. According to the report, some FiOS subscribers reported that Netflix streams have become "unwatchable." Read more
If the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal ultimately goes through, the market for broadband and cable service won't change much. But it will change in important ways. Comcast, for one, will soon be the gatekeeper to broadband customers and TV viewers in nearly every major market.
Netflix traffic on some broadband providers has been sluggish, but in general subscribers can still watch Netflix programming at a lower quality or with some "startup delays" at peak viewing hours, a company spokesman told Th e Wall Street Journa l this week.
The cable operator-leased set-top box is one device where Netflix has yet to find much of a foothold.
The second Amazon Prime original online TV pilot derby has begun. Reaction to the shows has been mixed.
New Netflix ISP speed rankings that show Verizon FiOS and Comcast speeds falling have raised a new round of finger pointing over who is to blame for the apparent drop in quality of service.
Revenues generated from smart home services are set to reach a global market value of $71 billion (€52 billion) by 2018, rising from $33 billion last year.
Netflix said it plans to raise $400 million and use the cash for general corporate purposes. The cash will help Netflix cover its presumed expansion into Europe, marketing plans for 2014 and payments to content suppliers.
With the season two premiere of "Hannibal" weeks away on NBC, Amazon Prime customers are now able to stream the entire first season online.