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Viacom renews FiOS deal, blocks Suddenlink broadband subs from SpongeBob and Jon Stewart

As its carriage impasse escalated into a selective blackout of Internet content, Viacom on Wednesday announced that it had renewed its affiliate agreement with Verizon FiOS. The agreement to carry 25 Viacom channels also includes multiscreen rights that will enable Verizon to put those networks on its FiOS mobile app starting in 2015.

Open Garden's off-network FireChat app catches on during Hong Kong protests

Pro-democracy protests are making FireChat a household name among dissidents in Hong Kong, many of whom have been downloading and using the network-free communications app from San Francisco-based Open Garden.

Media companies look beyond YouTube's limited monetization

YouTube has been the go-to platform for enterprises to house their online video content affordably. For many companies, it serves their needs just fine. But for media and entertainment-focused businesses, especially those that monetize some or all of that video content, YouTube is an increasingly crowded space with limited earning options. FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at an emerging migration to other online video platforms here.

JW Player, ILOOK offer alternatives to YouTube for enterprise online video

For smaller multichannel networks and for individual content creators, YouTube is a challenging  place  in which to turn a profit. Some new ventures, including JWPlayer and ILOOK, are looking to go beyond the multichannel network concept entirely. Special report.

ESPN Classic becomes on-demand channel on Dish Network

Signaling what might very well become a broader trend for archival programming on pay-TV platforms, ESPN Classic has transitioned from a linear to on-demand channel on Dish Network.

Moving past the YouTube monetization model

For the past few years, YouTube has been the go-to platform for enterprises to house their online video content affordably. For many companies, it serves their needs just fine. But for media and entertainment-focused businesses, especially those that monetize some or all of that video content, YouTube is an increasingly crowded space with limited earning options.

Online piracy debate widens digital content divide between consumers, creators

Viewers of television series and movies are still sitting on one side of a wide gap between creators and distributors of that content, if the response to a recent New York Times article about online piracy is any indication. And it may not close anytime soon, unless the industry adapts in a realistic way to consumer demand.

Retrans wars may break the pay-TV model, boost OTT as small operators go Internet-only

Faced with rising costs for television content, some smaller cable and broadband operators are either dropping blocks of TV channels or dumping their pay-TV service altogether, offering only Internet and phone service to their subscribers, The Wall Street Journal reports. It's a falloff that could result in as much as $2.4 billion in lost revenue for cable networks--and an opportunity for the OTT segment.

Belgacom rebrands as Proximus, announces Netflix deal

Belgacom is now selling all of its commercial services under the Proximus brand, and has kicked off the next chapter for the Belgian operator by also unveiling a deal to add Netflix to Proximus TV.

Orange reveals growing consumer trust of personal data sharing

Consumers are getting savvier about the value of their personal data to businesses and the majority are comfortable with sharing information despite recent furore over personal data privacy, according to latest research.