Cloud technology services provider Akamai says 19 percent of U.S. homes now can sustain the average 15 Mbps broadband speeds necessary to stream 4K/Ultra HD video. Further, its latest State of the Internet report registered a slight speed improvement for the U.S. market.
Dish Network officially unveiled its anticipated over-the-top pay-TV service Sling TV, which will be available for $20 per month. In addition, the company announced a 4K version of its Hopper DVR.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.