The idea of juggling multiple subscriptions in order to access all the content they want may turn off customers. Programmers, streaming video providers and MSOs need to shake out the wrinkles in their online video models in order to retain subscribers. Beyond the rampant deal-making for content, the big players may need to look at bigger-picture options like consolidation or, heaven forbid, compromise and changes in the structure of content licensing itself.
Netflix, riding the high provided by its fourth quarter earnings last week, has taken steps to raise $400 million.
A Seeking Alpha analysis says the market should take a more cautious approach to its exuberance about the beyond-expectations results Netflix posted last week.
Today marks the fifth Data Privacy Day, an international event that aims to improve knowledge and practices around protection of data, particularly online.Where does the wireline segment stand in terms of protecting its customers?
Cablevision is beginning to supply subscribers on its OMGFAST wireless broadband system in Florida with Internet video set-tops from Roku, charging $5 monthly to lease the devices.
Netflix stock jumped nearly 40 percent Thursday after it reported that it picked up 2.1 million streaming video subscribers during the fourth quarter.
A holiday season filled with consumers "buying new electronic devices, including tablets and smart TVs" is being cited as a primary reason why Netflix handily beat market expectations and delivered an $8 million profit and a 2.05 million domestic subscriber increase in its fourth quarter.
Netflix surprised just about everybody with fourth quarter earnings that showed it had gained 2.05 million new U.S. subscribers and that it had a fourth quarter profit of $8 million. Both pieces of news caused the streaming media company's stock to soar 22 percent to $125.75, according to Bloomberg.
More people are watching Netflix on TV than any other device, according to statistics gleaned by NPD Connected Intelligence and presented in a blog by John Buffone, director of devices.
In today's spotlight, FierceMobileContent takes a look at Netflix's unconventional programming strategy with the premiere of the fourth season of Arrested Development this spring.