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Report: ESPN will not provide a la carte pro soccer this year

ESPN may still follow through with threats to launch an a la carte SVOD service built around Major League Soccer, but it won't happen for the upcoming season.

Pay-TV operators lower HBO price ahead of a la carte launch

A number of pay-TV operators have lowered the price on HBO as the premium programming provider prepares to launch an a la carte SVOD service.

Amazon's Prime streaming subs drive its overall sales; membership jumps 53%

Customers who join Amazon Prime specifically to stream video through its Prime Instant Video service tend to buy more often from other areas of the retail giant's website as well. And while it doesn't seem like much, it's important to note that Prime membership overall increased 53 percent in 2014.

Viacom to launch Nickelodeon SVOD service as its ad sales slide 6%

Viacom is the latest programmer to launch an a la carte SVOD programming service, a new streaming product built around its Nickelodeon kids' linear network set to debut in March.

StreamNation acquires PictureLife, shifting toward one-stop shop for streaming media storage

Cloud storage and stream-back provider StreamNation has acquired PictureLife, a New York-based startup specializing in online photo storage, for an undisclosed amount.

Rumor mill: TWC looking to launch L.A. Clippers-based RSN

Even though it's stuck paying the Los Angeles Dodgers an average of $340 million annually for the next 24 years for a regional sports network no other major pay-TV operator will carry, Time Warner Cable may not be gun shy about launching another regional sports network in the Los Angeles market.

WWE Network breaks 1M subscribers, but is it enough to be profitable?

WWE's online video gamble, WWE Network, has crossed its first big subscriber benchmark, passing 1 million subscribers this week.

SlingTV could be the tipping point for a cord-cutting stampede

A recent survey by Parks Associates found that 17 percent of U.S. broadband households are likely to subscribe to HBO's over-the-top video service, once it launches this spring. That's an encouraging number, but not exactly an overwhelming pledge to try OTT services. Could Dish Network's new OTT offering, Sling TV, sway those cord-maybes?

The NFL, pay-TV's priciest content, comes to YouTube

Google struck a  multimillion-dollar licensing deal to put National Football League game clips, interviews, TV series including pay-TV staple A Football Life, and fantasy-themed shows on a new NFL YouTube channel.

Popcornflix app hits 10M downloads milestone

Ad-supported online streaming service Popcornflix said its app has been downloaded more than 10 million times, a figure combined from app downloads to a number of devices including Roku players, game consoles, mobile devices and smart TVs.