Justice Department Investigating Cable Actions on Internet Video

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The Justice Department is conducting an antitrust probe into whether cable companies are acting improperly toward potential competitors delivering video over the Internet, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. Justice Department officials have spoken to online video providers including Netflix and Hulu as well as...Learn More

Putting the OTT Video Threat into Context

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The over-the-top video threat, in which consumers bypass local video service providers (cable, IPTV, and DBS) for Internet based content, is well documented. Service providers fear their significant investment in broadband networks that deliver subscription based video services is at risk if enough consumers cut...Learn More

thePlatform Aims to Simplify ‘TV Everywhere’ for Programmers

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In the midst of evolving to a ‘TV Everywhere’ market environment, third-party video publisher thePlatform announced a new suite of features that aims to better enable TV programmers of all stripes to manage, administer and securely deliver content via multiple service providers on multiple platforms....Learn More

Sezmi to Pilot Personalized “All-In-One” TV Service

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In what is yet another attempt to converege Internet delivered content and the TV, Sezmi today announced it will launch an exclusive pilot of its “all-in-one personalized television service” in Los Angeles. Combining local and cable TV network programming, on-demand movies, broadband Internet access and...Learn More

Best Buy to Embed VOD Service in Electronics

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Best Buy Forms Strategic Relationship with Sonic Solutions to Offer Digital Content Delivery Powered by Roxio CinemaNow as a Standard Feature on Connected CE Devices Best Buy Co., Inc (NYSE:BBY) and Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ:SNIC) today announced a strategic relationship that will result in a new...Learn More

Apple is Pitching a $30/month Subscription TV Service

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Apple may be trying to launch a $30/month subscription TV service that would provide unlimited on-demand access to its video iTunes service. The All Things Digital  Media Matters blog reports that Apple is pitching the idea to TV networks. Apple currently offers thousands of TV...Learn More

ZillionTV Looks Beyond Service Provider Partners

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Personalized Television Service Reinforces Commitment to ISP Partners; Introduces Supplemental Distribution Approach with Direct-to-Consumer Pilot and Embed Strategy SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ZillionTV, a first-of-its-kind personalized television service, announced today an expanded distribution strategy that includes a primary focus on continued partnerships with Internet Service Providers as...Learn More

Verizon Joins TV Everywhere Initiative

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Verizon announced that FiOS is joining the TV Everywhere initiative, through an upcoming trial. Under the trial, Verizon will offer content from “… Time Warner’s Turner networks, TNT and TBS, and will soon include content from other providers.” Trial participants will be able to watch...Learn More

Blockbuster OnDemand Coming to Samsung TVs, Blu-ray

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Blockbuster and Samsung Sign Agreement to Deliver BLOCKBUSTER(R) OnDemand Services to Select Samsung HDTVs, Home Theater Systems and Blu-ray Players Millions of homes across America to gain access to BLOCKBUSTER OnDemand movies Samsung products to also be sold at select BLOCKBUSTER(R) stores and online at...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband Leaps In With Local, Web Content for VOD

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Atlantic Broadband, a mid size cable operator based in Quincy, Mass. with operations on the east coast, will launch a television VOD channel featuring both locally produced and web derived content. The MSO will utilize technology from ClearLeap to power the new service. The new...Learn More

Nielsen Report Debunks Popular Perception of Teens’ Media Use

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The belief that teens’ media preferences and viewing habits are radically different than those of adults is misleading and false, according to a Nielsen research report released today. Debunking commonly held perceptions of teens and their media use, the research results should prove heartening to...Learn More

TV Everywhere Closer to Reality?

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Comcast and Time Warner Cable joined hands together today to push the TV Anywhere concept forward. Both companies have been pursuing a concept of bringing cable programming online to meet the rising competitive challenge presented by online content aggregators like Hulu, Amazon.com video on demand,...Learn More