When viewers sit down to watch a long program online, they overwhelmingly choose a new or old TV show rather than a movie, according to research group GfK.
The rising level of competition for original online video series is a benefit to premium video content owners, creators and consumers, Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, told investors during the company's quarterly earnings presentation.
When one talks about pay-TV competition, quality programming is rarely a part of the discussion. Deliberately or not, multichannel video programming distributors have focused on broadband speeds and the availability of "content" rather than the availability of high quality content.
Reports that Apple has been quietly pushing a technology and business model that would compensate TV companies every time a viewer skips an ad took my mind immediately to the App Store. Anyone who has played the hit game Candy Crush Saga might understand why.
Online video content creators could see an increasing share of the money advertisers spend on TV spots if the amount of time consumers spend watching video on mobile devices continues to grow. That was one of the many salient points made by Needham & Co. analysts Laura Martin and Dan Medina in a report they published this week on the future of TV.
Level 3 Communications and Comcast have come to terms over their much publicized interconnection dispute, but did not reveal the terms of their agreement.
Netflix is in talks with the producers of "Arrested Development" about making more episodes of the comedy series, Imagine Entertainment co-chairman Brian Grazer told Bloomberg.
Netflix said it will host a live online video webcast question and answer session when it announces its quarterly results later this month.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will run the company's Interactive Entertainment Business now that Zynga has hired former Xbox chief Don Mattrick as its CEO.
Episodes of Fox's TV show "New Girl" are now available on Netflix after the companies reached a multi-year exclusive deal. Season One episodes of the show became available to watch instantly on Netflix Monday, while other seasons will be added in the future.