Online Video
Amazon Originals Gain on Netflix, Adds 5 New Shows
Aug 19 2014 9:45 AM

Amazon has finalized its third season of original pilots, and is

Ooyala News, Interviews
In Ooyala, Telstra sees a partner, not just an acquisition
Aug 18 2014 3:00 PM
SYDNEY - There are many ways a merger or acquisition can play out over time.
 
Online Video Advertising, Mobile
Twitter testing video ads in user streams
Aug 12 2014 5:45 PM

Annoyed that your daily visits to Facebook now often include video ads? Prepare to go apoplectic as your multiple-times daily nibbles of Twitter soon also may include video ads.

Showtime's 'Homeland' will stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video in Germany
EMEA, Content Deals, SVOD
Amazon Prime builds content lead in Germany, adds Showtime’s ‘Homeland’
Aug 12 2014 4:45 PM

Netflix hasn’t even begun its deployment in Germany, but the battle for content already has begun.

Could Android TV make Roku passe?
Connected TVs & Devices
Report: Android TV will shake up the streaming media player ecosystem
Aug 11 2014 6:00 PM

Google’s first couple of tries at entering the streaming media STB business were pretty dreary, but its recently launched Android TV platform is poised to wreck some havoc in a market currently dom

Ooyala News
An open letter to Ooyala employees from CEO Jay Fulcher
Aug 11 2014 3:15 PM

This is a great day for Ooyala.

NFL Now is now live and loaded with online content
Sports, Online Video
NFL Now goes live and kicks off with a ton of content
Aug 11 2014 2:15 PM

Before you run off and cancel your cable subscription, note that the new NFL Now app that’s just gone live won’t carry streams of games. At least not yet, anyway.

Netflix has exclusive rights in the US and Canada to BBC hit 'Happy Valley'
Content Deals
Netflix adds another BBC hit drama with ‘Happy Valley’
Aug 11 2014 (All day)

Score one for Netflix, which made an exclusive deal for the hit British drama, Happy Valley. 

CBS wants to go mobile, despite slow-moving MVPDs
Pay TV, Mobile
CBS looks to make content mobile, with or without MVPD help
Aug 08 2014 3:45 PM

During the CBS earnings calls Thursday, COO Joe Ianniello was asked about moving more CBS content to mobile devices, and whether it was something the network would wait for pay-TV operators to cham

Culture, Ooyala News
Ooyala Cares: Day of service with Habitat for Humanity
Aug 08 2014 3:30 PM
Did you know that roughly 48.5 million Americans are living in poverty?
 
Desire for online content drives device purchasing decisions
Connected TVs & Devices, OTT
Report: Desire to watch online content driving device purchasing decisions
Aug 07 2014 6:15 PM

Consumers looking to buy a new TV or video device say its ability to connect to the Internet and stream video content is the most important determining factor in its purchase.

Social TV adds to TV viewing experience, says Nielsen
Social TV
Viewers enjoy TV more, watch more live when social media’s involved
Aug 07 2014 4:30 PM

The impact of social media is being felt in the TV industry as an increasing number of viewers say sites like Facebook a

online video is the fastest growing segment of the us video entertainment industry
SVOD, Pay TV, Online Video
Demand, platform diversity drive US video entertainment spend past $120B
Aug 07 2014 11:30 AM

Demand for entertainment, availability of new delivery platforms and services and economic recovery are driving continued growth in the U.S. video entertainment market.

Google buys Directr to help small businesses make marketing videos
Mergers & Acquisitions, Online Video Advertising
Google adds another tool to YouTube belt with purchase of mobile-video app Directr
Aug 06 2014 3:45 PM

Google (Nasdaq:GOOG), looking to add a little oomph to the production quality of small business’s marketing videos (and to YouTube's ad revenues), has acquired mobile-video app Directr.

Charter sign deal fro SEC Network in time for college football's opening day
Content Deals, Sports, Pay TV
Charter – finally – has a deal with Disney for the SEC Network
Aug 06 2014 2:45 PM

As has been expected, Charter Communications (Nasdaq:CHTR) today reached a carriage deal with Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) ESPN for the SEC Network, making it – essentially – a clean sweep for the fledgling

Mergers & Acquisitions
21st Century Fox takes its $80 billion offer for Time Warner off the table
Aug 05 2014 2:00 PM

Waiting for the other shoe to drop in the 21st Century Fox-Time Warner saga?

You can breathe again.

Content Deals, EMEA, SVOD
Nigeria’s iROKOtv SVOD service adds international content to its catalog
Aug 05 2014 8:30 AM

iROKOtv, which often is referred to as Nigeria’s Netflix, has rolled out a new international content package for its subscribers that includes a global selection of TV series and movies.

Foxtel Play has added four more live channels to its lineup, including BBC First
APAC, Content Deals, Online Video
Foxtel Play adds four new live channels to its lineup
Aug 05 2014 8:00 AM

Australian pay-TV operator, Foxtel, is bumping its channel lineup to 50 live channels on its Foxtel Play streaming service, adding BBC First, CI, Lifestyle Food and Lifestyle Home.

Dish and A+E Networks reach content deal for Internet TV service
Content Deals, Pay TV, Online Video
Dish-A+E deal gives it more content for planned low-cost Internet TV service
Aug 05 2014 7:30 AM

Dish Network (Nasdaq:DISH) has reached a multi-year content deal for A+E Networks’ entire portfolio, including OTT multi-stream rights for live and Video-on-Demand content.

Content Deals, Sports, Pay TV
DirecTV signs carriage deal for SEC Network
Aug 05 2014 5:30 AM

Add DirecTV (NasdaqLDTV) and Suddenlink to the ranks of the SEC Network.

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