Billionaire entrepreneur and sports team owner Mark Cuban isn't all that impressed with streaming video as a competitor to cable TV. In fact, he takes issue with boasts that streaming services such as Netflix will soon dance on cable's grave, arguing instead that the two media need each other.
Now that interconnection agreements with the four top U.S. Internet service providers are in place and with no new spats grabbing the public's attention, Netflix and Verizon may have entered a period of détente. Average streaming speeds for subscribers on the FiOS network rose two places on the SVOD provider's August Speed Index, to 2.41 Mbps.
Fresh off the broadcast industry's vanquishing of Aereo in the federal court system, one station group is trying to seize upon the streaming service's core consumer appeal--making broadcast TV video available on tablets.
The corporate blog-based finger-pointing between Verizon and Netflix has continued, with Verizon launching a new screed accusing Netflix's own transit providers of causing sluggish streaming video performance over the Verizon network.
A new report from Deloitte has found that multichannel video subscribers in the U.K. have a voracious appetite for content from a variety of sources range of sources, and the same trend could happen in the U.S.
Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt has seen the future of TV, and it doesn't include commercials. Speaking at Internet Week New York, Hunt said that TV's future will include unbundled cable packages, more personalized content and the end of commercials.
AOL is reviving the Moviefone service it acquired in 1999 in an effort to become the "go-to place for TV listings" in direct competition with a number of services already sitting out there, either on cable set-top boxes or via mobile apps, such as TV Guide. The big difference: it's making available online content listings from providers like Netflix and Hulu.
Even with the growing plethora of devices and screens available to them today, viewers prefer using the television to view streamed video, a Horowitz Associates study maintains.
LAS VEGAS--Skype, the VoIP video service purchased in 2011 by Microsoft, unveiled Skype TX, a broadcast-quality online video service, at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show here.
The suggestion that Comcast and Apple might get together and create a streaming service has negatively impacted stocks of two bystanding companies--Arris and Netflix.