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Magid survey: 83 percent of U.S. consumers now stream TV

Online video streaming continues its major transgression into the consumer mainstream, with Frank N. Magid reporting that 83 percent of U.S. TV watchers now stream movies and TV shows, at least occasionally.

Nokia measures impacts from Spotify and Pandora on network performance, battery life

It is reasonable to assume that the use of streaming music must have some impact on mobile network performance as well as device battery life, but just how much? Researchers at Nokia have quantified the impacts by testing the popular music streaming applications Spotify and Pandora.

Report: Comcast in talks with Apple for streaming service

In what could be a new twist on the old net neutrality conundrum--or perhaps positioning for better government treatment of its proposed Time Warner Cable acquisition--Comcast is reportedly in talks to give Apple TV set-top boxes special treatment on its broadband networks.

Analyst expects DirecTV streaming announcement

DirecTV could announce a new streaming TV service, Citigroup analyst Jason Bazinet wrote in a note to investors according multiple reports. DirecTV is set to host an investor day Thursday.

Fox's FXX wins 'Simpsons' cable, streaming rights

FXX, the new pay-TV network from Fox, bought the right to show reruns of "The Simpsons" on cable and online through the network's forthcoming TV Everywhere app FXNow from corporate sibling 21st Century Fox.

Could downloads kill 4K online?

If the TV set makers get their way, we will soon own "Ultra HD" or "4K" displays. These new TV sets, which have four times the resolution of today's top-of-the-line 1080p sets, are supposedly so breathtakingly amazing, we'll all want one on our walls.

Report: Streaming and download revenue to reach $9.5B in 2017

Revenues from streaming and download services on mobile and tablet devices will reach $9.5 billion by 2017, up from $4.5 billion this year, according to a new report.

NimbleTV begins streaming OTT TV content to mobile devices

Mobile operators are likely to find their wireless broadband networks increasingly used for over-the-top (OTT) TV streaming if new service providers such as NimbleTV have anything to say about it.

Details emerge about Redbox Instant pricing, supported platforms

Details including pricing and supported platforms have emerged about Redbox Instant by Verizon, the companies' joint online streaming venture, according to an article in  GigaOM.

Sandvine: Streaming video invading mobile networks

Audio and video streaming will account for more than 60 percent of North America's mobile data traffic by late 2014, according to a study from network policy control vendor Sandvine. Click