Facebook said it doesn't degrade the quality of its video for specific mobile network operators, unlike Netflix. But whether Amazon or YouTube do is still uncertain.
Netflix's policy of degrading content for mobile carriers that charge their customers extra for data overages is controversial, but it doesn't violate net neutrality laws, according to FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly. But it may be cause for a federal investigation.
Netflix's admission of lowering video resolution on wireless networks from AT&T and Verizon without customer consent has drawn fire from AT&T and the American Cable Association (ACA).
Thought the controversy between Netflix and major Internet service providers on data throttling was in the past? Hardly, as the SVOD provider said that it has been lowering the quality of its video streams for five years to wireless carriers worldwide, including Verizon and AT&T.
Netflix degrades the quality of the video it makes available to AT&T and Verizon, The Wall Street Journal confirmed, but doesn't do the same for T-Mobile and Verizon.
Eighty-one percent of all U.S. smartphone users stream video on their devices, The NPD Group reported this week, and users who are 25 years old and younger spend twice as much time watching video from YouTube and Netflix mobile apps than their older counterparts do.
When Netflix content guru Ted Sarandos first proposed the strategy to release films in theaters and on its SVOD service on the same day, theater owners went into a minor uproar. That attitude hasn't appeared to soften in the face of a proposed new transactional service, Screening Room, which would let viewers pay $50 to watch a movie at home the same day it's released in theaters.
Netflix, HBO Now and Hulu are some of the "most important" paid online subscriptions to consumers, well ahead of their paid subscriptions to other services such as streaming music and shopping services, a new survey by Vindicia revealed. What's more, 90 percent of adults surveyed by the online billing services provider said they were interested in upgrading to higher subscription tiers with added privileges like discounts, exclusive offers and access to premium content.
As viewers in China prepared to settle back and watch a bilingual live-stream of the 88 th Academy Awards, word spread that iQiyi's stream had been abruptly cancelled.
BARCELONA, Spain-- Netflix said that fully half of all of its users watch video via the company's streaming service on their smartphones during any given month. However, the company said that only 10 percent of the company's total streaming load is sent to those smartphones.