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The Fault In Our Stars: Lessons From The 2015 Box Office

Economists have long recognized that the sports and entertainment industries exhibit elements of what University of Chicago economics Sherwin Rosen …

At CES, OTT Stacks Up

LAS VEGAS — If there was a consistent OTT theme running trough CES here this week it was about the need for solutions providers to move up the …

Fahrenheit 512

The Friday night document dump is a tried and true tactic used by businesses as well as government officials looking to avoid a conflagration over …

What Broadcasters Are Talking About When They Talk About Netflix ‘Ratings’

The chattering and sniping touched off by NBCUniversal research head Alan Wurtzel’s release of purported ratings data for Netflix last week during …

Unbundling The Set-Top Box

Somewhere, Steve Jobs is smiling. Nearly six years after the late Apple CEO complained that real innovation in the TV industry could only happen if …

Rethinking Music: What The Industry Could Learn From Netflix

It seems fair to say that no one in the music business right now is happy with how it’s being run. As streaming, including both paid and …

CBS All Access: Live Long And Differentiate

The original five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise was to explore strange new worlds and to seek out new lives and new civilizations. When it …

The Wrong Debate Over Set-Top Boxes

Today (Nov. 9th) was the last day for filing comments with the Federal Communications Commission regarding the final report of the Downloadable …

Licensing Music Streaming’s All-Of-The-Above Business Model

There’s an old adage in business that there really are only three fundamental business models in the world: I pay, you pay, or somebody else pays. …

Amazon’s On-Demand MVPD

At a congressional oversight hearing last month, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler indicated that his earlier proposal to classify certain over-the-top video …

The Future of TV: Platform or Service?

Amazon on Tuesday unveiled its expanded Prime Instant Video service and it seems to be more or less as advertised. Prime subscribers will now be able …

Set-Top Boxes

Cutting The Cord From Both Ends

Depending on whom you believe and when you start counting, cord-cutting is either slowing down or it’s accelerating.<p>According to a new survey by TDG, …

#MayPac: When Piracy Goes Mobile

Pay-per-view operators in the U.S. had trouble handling the last minute rush of signups for the “Fight of the Century” on Saturday, forcing promoters …

A Fighting Chance for Live and Over-the-Top

The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight shattered all previous records for a pay-per-view event, according to the official tally from HBO and Showtime, racking …

YouTube and Twitch Channel Cable TV

With the upcoming launch of YouTube Gaming, YouTube will have dedicated apps for its three most popular categories of videos: music (Music Key), kids …

With New Features For Chromecast, Google Ups The Ante In The Living Room

Google fanboys seem underwhelmed by this year’s I/O developers conference, which ends today, judging the ho-hum reactions from bloggers and tweeters: …

Apple’s Changing Spot On the TV Dial

A report released Thursday by Adobe Digital Index provides Reason #4,327 why it never made any sense for Apple to build an integrated TV set: Apple …

Apple Makes Music Fans An Offer They Might Refuse

As expected, Apple’s new music strategy is to try to be all things musical to all people. Or almost all people.<p>The newly christened Apple Music, …

This could get expensive: eBay’s going to livestream Sotheby’s New York auctions

In a move designed to bring its auctions to a wider audience, Sotheby’s has teamed up with eBay to launch a new site allowing users to livestream …

Auctions

MLB’s Streaming-Tech Unit Goes Pro

As division adds clients, investors talks are held, spinoff is considered<p>If HBO’s new streaming-video service launches without a hitch later this year, the cable channel will get the glory, but Major League Baseball may be the most valuable player.<p>The league’s technology arm, MLB Advanced Media, is …

New York City

The History of Live Streaming

Now that streaming is here to stay, we wonder how we ever did without it. But of course we did. Let’s take a look back at the history of live …

Persicope users live streaming 'Game of Thrones' has not gone down well with HBO- Technology News, Firstpost

Social live streaming app Periscope was used by a lot of HBO viewers to live stream the first episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i> in the US according to a</b> …

Netflix Doesn't Want to Kill HBO. It Wants to Kill TV.

Reed Hastings has been saying it for years. But if you needed a reminder, he was happy to spell it out yesterday.<p>We’ve heard a lot about the battle between HBO and Netflix in recent months, prompted by HBO’s move to offer its own Netflix-like Web service.<p>But Netflix’s boffo Q1 earnings yesterday …

Apple’s Bring-Your-Own-Streams OTT Hedge

According to a report by Recode’s Peter Kafka, which apparently is not a joke despite its April 1 dateline, Apple is asking the TV networks to …

Mark Duplass To Young Filmmakers at SXSW: ‘Don’t Be Afraid of VOD’

At a keynote speech on Sunday morning at SXSW, Mark Duplass told young filmmakers not to worry about theatrical distribution.<p>“God bless VOD,” Duplass …

MLB’s Bob Bowman On Streaming All The Things

On March 9th of 2014, millions of HBO subscribers huddled around their device of choice and tried to watch the season finale of the smash hit True Detective. The service was swamped under the wash of demand and fell over. The backlash was swift and merciless and people had to turn to traditional …

San Francisco

NFL Testing New Formations

The NFL seems to be in a test pattern. On Monday, the league announced that it will make next season’s match-up between the Buffalo Bills and the …

Streaming TV is a Win for Consumers

The a-la-carte dream of cable TV probably won’t ever happen. Instead, over-the-top services from individual networks like HBO and the new Sling TV service will pick up where pay-TV failed.<p>Maybe you’ll save some money, maybe you won’t. But what you won’t have to deal with when you cut the cord is …

Pay-TV

Will Cable Ops Clash Or Collaborate With Time Warner In Wake Of HBO Now?

Let’s face it: Time Warner just declared war on cable — and Netflix — with its new streaming service HBO Now, announced today as an upcoming feature …