Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Netflix 'in talks' to launch in China as shares top $600

Is Netflix going to China? Investors certainly hope so, as reports that the SVOD service is in talks with Chinese online video providers, including BesTV New Media and Wasu Media Holdings, sent its stock skyrocketing over $600.

Sharing Netflix, other SVOD accounts is prevalent among OTT households--but how much it matters is relative

Among the 57 percent of U.S. broadband households that have an over-the-top video subscription like Hulu, Amazon Prime Instant Video or Netflix, 11 percent are using shared accounts provided by people outside the home, a new Parks Associates study says. But the question remains as to whether account sharing is a real problem, or an opportunity for SVOD providers.

Understanding Netflix, YouTube and HBO's role in OTT video industry

Media and entertainment companies are putting more attention and money into over-the-top video solutions every day. FierceOnlineVideo takes a closer look at the various business models that are in play.

Cogent asks regulators to place Internet traffic conditions on AT&T/DirecTV tie-up

Cogent Communications has asked federal regulators to reject AT&T's pending acquisition of DirecTV if it does not put restrictions on the new company to ensure it does not charge large fees for exchanging Web traffic.

Online video business models abound, but which attract the most viewers?

New over-the-top players are clambering aboard the online video cruise ship with increasing frequency. Where does Netflix fit in the online video hierarchy? Who does CBS All Access compete with? Industry players and analysts know the answers, but for consumers and a few enterprises looking to get into the space, the number of different services is a bit overwhelming.

Where Netflix, YouTube and HBO Now fit in the OTT industry

What are the most prevalent revenue models in OTT, and where do providers like Netflix fit in the online entertainment landscape? We take a look.

CenturyLink, AT&T join USTelecom in asking for stay on net neutrality order

AT&T and CenturyLink have joined USTelecom and the CTIA trade associations in firing the latest salvo at net neutrality orders by asking the FCC to stay its action of placing broadband Internet access services under Title II regulation.

Could Comcast-TWC scuttling open door for Netflix acquisition?

Could Netflix be acquired by a pay-TV giant like Comcast? Now that the merger deal between Time Warner Cable and Comcast is dead, anything can happen.

Netflix unapologetic on lower Q1 results as it pledges more spending on original content, international expansion

Netflix set another subscriber record in the first quarter of 2015, chalking up 4.9 million new members worldwide to bring its total to 62.3 million subs. But its international operations took a financial hit, falling by $48 million due partly to a stronger U.S. dollar, the SVOD provider said in a letter to shareholders.

Rentrak, comScore, Nielsen size up OTT video audience trends

As more consumers are viewing online video services like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix on their TV screens, mobile smartphones or tablets, the question becomes: What are users' viewing behaviors?