Google's Chromecast device has caused ABI Research to upwardly revise its market forecast for smart set-tops and dongles, which, the research firm now says, will pass 18 million units in 2013. The market should grow by 10.8 percent from 2013 to 2018 as the Asia-Pacific and Latin America markets kick in and drive growth.
Arguably the biggest and baddest of all pay TV content providers, Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN sports network could become a part of an over-the-top Internet TV service from an outsider-looking-in like Google, Sony or Intel.
Wireline customers are spending more time researching online before ordering new products, according to a study released Thursday by Google and Millward Brown.
While ESPN is talking to companies that want to distribute the all-sports network on the Internet, it would require virtual operators to carry the same programming packages offered by cable and satellite TV providers, President John Skipper told Bloomberg Wednesday.
A meeting that Google CEO Larry Page had with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday has sparked speculation that the Internet giant may attempt to acquire rights to the popular NFL Sunday Ticket package after DirecTV's exclusive contract with the league expires next year.
Wireline consumers, according to a joint study conducted by Google and Millward Brown, are turning more often to online video ads and mobile devices to research brands.
Vevo, the online video joint venture between major music labels, will release a new app for Apple's Apple TV, possibly by the end of the week, multiple press reports said.
The NFL's Sunday Ticket package of out-of-market games has reportedly caught the interest of Google and its YouTube online video site.
For years in retail, DVDs were an effective loss leader. Online, it's not clear how much has changed. So often, video is bundled with other products or wrapped up in other businesses.
TiVo announced a new line of DVRs Tuesday it described as an Apple TV, Roku, Slingbox, Google TV and cable DVR "rolled into one." The new Roamio DVRs, so named for their ability to let owners watch recorded programming outside of the home, will be much pricier than the streaming devices TiVo referenced in its press release.