Topic:

Content

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Arris teams with startup Wurl to create new OTT platform for set-tops

Arris is teaming with a Silicon Valley startup to create a new pay TV set-top software platform designed to mix traditional broadcast and cable network programming with content from over-the-top services.

Hastings: Don't worry, ISPs, Netflix won't charge you for the 'privilege' of carrying its data

Among the fringe speculation sometimes indulged in by media investment analysts has been the notion that Netflix might not be content to merely not pay interconnection fees to Internet service providers.

TiVo founders scuttle their streaming startup, Qplay

TiVo co-founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton have announced that they're shutting down their video streaming startup, Qplay.

Fox-Time Warner deal could give Murdoch what he really wants: to compete with ESPN

One of Rupert Murdoch's primary reasons for pursuing the acquisition of Time Warner, Inc. is to bolster Fox Sports 1 into a cable network that can legitimately compete in the national sports programming arena currently dominated by ESPN.

Comcast signs on to carry the SEC Network

Proving that a regional sports network can still obtain major carriage agreements, as long as it has the right audience and the right leverage, the Disney-backed SEC Network will launch nationally on Comcast when it debuts August 14.

Microsoft shutters Xbox original programming unit, irks advertisers

Less than three months after touting an ambitious original programming slate at its April 29 Newfront presentation, Xbox Entertainment Studios has been shuttered by Microsoft.

FCC rules for Armstrong in dispute over regional sports network pricing

The FCC has sided with independent pay TV operator Armstrong Utilities in a pricing dispute over the Root Sports Pittsburgh regional sports network (RSN).

With Comcast, DirecTV, Charter deals elusive, Disney's SEC Network a major test for regional sports

With just over four weeks until the Aug. 14 launch of its new regional sports channel, and six weeks away from the first highly anticipated Southeastern Conference football games Aug. 30, Disney has a long way to go before it has ubiquitous carriage of the SEC Network.

CBS' Moonves: Aereo never tried to work with us

Aereo never reached out to CBS to try to cut a content deal with the programmer, a step that may have altered the course of the startup.  "We sell content to cable companies, satellite companies and the telcos and online companies," said CBS CEO Les Moonves. "We were open and willing to talk to them."

Report: 45% of operators now offer at least one zero-rated app

Around 45 per cent of mobile operators worldwide now offer at least one zero-rated application, and the zero-rated app in 65 per cent of these cases is Facebook.
Westminster