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Understanding why Redbox Instant unraveled

Sam Bookman, editor of  FierceOnlineVideo, analyzes the market forces that prevented Redbox Instant from becoming a success story.  Read more

As networks strain, pay-TV operators begin embracing OTT distribution

It appears operators' work in the area of video transmission is coming at the right time. According to a new report from  FierceCable, major video content producers like ESPN and others are increasingly embracing over-the-top (OTT) distribution. Content owners are hoping that this slimmed-down, lower-cost, digitally focused set of OTT alternatives will bring a legion of millennial-generation pay-TV holdouts into the fold.  For more on this topic, check out this  FierceCable  special report.

JW Player, ILOOK offer alternatives to YouTube for enterprise online video

For smaller multichannel networks and for individual content creators, YouTube is a challenging  place  in which to turn a profit. Some new ventures, including JWPlayer and ILOOK, are looking to go beyond the multichannel network concept entirely. Special report.

JW Player, iLOOK offer alternatives to YouTube in the enterprise online video race

YouTube may be the household name in the online video market for both consumers and increasingly enterprises, but a host of new players such as JW Player and iLOOK are on the scene.

OTT revenues to climb to $42.3B, says Digital TV Research

Online video revenues are on the cusp of a revenue windfall. Led by advertising, over-the-top video service revenues will reach $42.3 billion by 2020, according to a new Digital TV Research report.

Comcast exec says new products, customer satisfaction are key to staying competitive

Tony Werner, EVP and CTO of Comcast Cable and the Cable-Tec Expo program committee chair, told audience members attending the Cable-Tec Expo 2014 in Denver that in order to stay competitive, the cable industry as a whole has to focus on three main goals: developing new products, improving the customer experience and leveraging the scale of their networks.

Pay-TV providers see opportunities in integrated OTT/set-top box devices

During this week's IBC Show in Amsterdam, TV Everywhere will be one of the hot topics of conversation on the trade show floor, but a number of smaller cable operators are now looking at converged devices that combine the functions of a set-top box/OTT streaming device.

Broadcast TV, OTT, 4K to take center stage at IBC 2014

This year's IBC show, which is set to begin on Sept. 11 in Amsterdam, promises to be one where attendees will address how traditional TV players can continue to survive the challenge of non-traditional over-the-top (OTT) video players.

Verizon Digital Media Services advances online video play with thePlatform partnership

Verizon's Digital Media Services (VDMS) unit is enhancing its own move into the online video space by establishing a strategic alliance with white-label video management provider thePlatform, reports  FierceOnlineVideo.

World Cup shatters online viewing, sports coverage expectations

Online video once again played a starring role in this year's World Cup event, where it not only shattered streaming records, but also surpassed expectations about online sports coverage.