As retailers gear up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, online video providers are getting in on the action with a series of new marketing campaigns to lure more viewers or to buy their online video wares.
TiVo's set-top box software could be used to help the company's cable-operator partners offer new over-the-top services, TiVo CEO Tom Rogers told analysts Tuesday.
TV Everywhere may finally be starting to get somewhere. The pay-TV industry has tried for years to get its streaming video act together. The goal, expressed by executives from Time Warner and Comcast in 2009, is to let paying subscribers access the shows they get through their cable, satellite or telco TV subscription on Web-connected devices like iPads and smartphones.
Fans of the TV show "The Killing" will get to see the series conclusion thanks to Netflix. The company said it ordered a six-episode final season of the show, which had been canceled for the second time by the AMC network.
Netflix began rolling out a new user interface for viewers who use its service on TV sets Wednesday morning.
Disney and Netflix are betting that some lesser-known Marvel comic-book characters will play well together online. The companies said Thursday that Disney's Marvel TV and ABC TV Studios units will produce four original live-action series for Netflix culminating in a "miniseries programming event."
For a while, Netflix has held that streaming providers will lead the way in delivering higher-resolution services like 4K and Ultra HD. The company is apparently so convinced it has added a handful of test videos to its service.
One of the promises of online video is the huge amount of data points generated every time someone watches a video. User and usage data can help set strategies and goals, but they won't write scripts or predict what content will take off, industry executives said at the Broadband TV conference in Hollywood Tuesday.
Netflix announced two new original documentary movies this week, further evidence that its original programming ambitions do not end with serialized TV shows.
Netflix said it has licensed the entire series of "Dexter" from CBS. The first four seasons will be available beginning Oct. 31 and the remaining four will hit Netflix on Jan. 1, 2014.