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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.