Netflix is bringing back individual profiles. The company said Thursday that the profiles will give up to five people on each subscriber account the ability to get personalized viewing recommendations.
After the success of its show "Under the Dome" this summer, CBS is looking at ways to work with online video distributors to boost the profitability of new shows, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Google's Chromecast, a new device designed to let people send the video they're looking at on a mobile device, tablet or PC to their TV set, sold out quickly in its first week of availability. Just as quickly, critics have begun identifying flaws in the $35 device.
This month, another auction for Hulu ended in a familiar result: Its owners decided to keep it. The episode is the latest evidence to support the thesis that major transactions involving online video distributors will be scarce for the foreseeable future.
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.