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Periscope and Live Streaming Apps: Opportunity or Threat?

After the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, many content owners saw mobile live streaming apps as a threat to their business, but the smarter move is to embrace them.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 May 2015

Video Creators Look for Piracy Solutions to Protect Breakout Hits

Online video services are defined by their original series, which win awards and attract viewers, but how do they keep those hits off illegal sharing sites?
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Apr 2015

The Fate of Broadcast TV in 2015: Last Gasp or Second Wind?

While video streaming has increased, so has the number of over-the-air broadcast channels. Can broadcasters stop the planned broadcast spectrum auction?
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Apr 2015

Aereo Settles for $950K Broadcaster Payout on $99M Damages Claim

While broadcasters had looked for a large payout, Aereo didn't have the money to give. The company is left with $800K in the bank.
Online Video News, Posted 22 Apr 2015

NAB 2015: Should the FCC Regulate OTT Video Providers Like MVPDs?

In a spirited NAB panel discussion, an FCC commissioner and four industry experts debated the pros and cons of regulating online video services.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Apr 2015

Cocktail Parties at NAB 2015

Roundup of cocktail parties on-site and off, during NAB 2015
Sponsored Articles, Posted 09 Apr 2015

New HEVC Patent Pool: What Are the Implications?

Last week, HEVC Advance announced it is forming a new patent pool in addition to the one offered by MPEG LA. While the new group—which will likely include Dolby, GE, Mitsubishi Electric, Philips, and Technicolor—did not announce licensing terms, past precedent indicates that the royalties won't likely be onerous for most encoding and decoding vendors, though how it will affect content publishers is less clear.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Apr 2015

Aereo Assets Raise $2 Million at Auction, TiVo Gets the Trademark

The startup's creditors and investors can't be happy: Aereo's bankruptcy auction pulls in far less that the $4 million it was hoping for.
Online Video News, Posted 27 Feb 2015

FCC's "Open Internet" Proposal Fails to Address Real Issues

In the latest salvo in the debate over "net neutrality," the FCC released a fact sheet outlining proposed rules, but they don't address interconnection and ISP competition
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Feb 2015

Commentary: It's Time to Modernize the Communications Act

The original Communictions Act never foresaw the convergence of content, communication, and connectivity in the internet. The time has come to update it so that it encourages competition and innovation in today's world.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Jan 2015

Aereo Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Plans for Next Stage

The streaming service looks to the courts to help it move past lawsuits and debts, and focus on a new strategy.
Online Video News, Posted 21 Nov 2014

Ugly Net Neutrality Debate Full of Illogical Ideas and Assumptions

Net neutrality is a an incredibly complex set of problems that politicians and pundits oversimplify
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Nov 2014

Proposed FCC Rule Changes Could Help Streaming Companies Compete

By modernizing the definition of multichannel video programming distributor, the FCC gives a boost to streaming-only TV services.
Online Video News, Posted 29 Oct 2014

Young Adults More Open to Pirated Video: 54% in U.S. Have Done So

Irdeto looks at attitudes toward illegally streamed video around the world and finds it much more common with Asia Pacific viewers.
Online Video News, Posted 10 Jul 2014

Aereo Loses Challenge in Supreme Court

In a 6-3 ruling, the court rejects Aereo's argument that it's more like a VCR than a cable company, forcing backers to eat their $100 million investment.
Online Video News, Posted 25 Jun 2014

Relativity, Ex-CEO Can't Stop Disney Acquisition of Maker Studios

Pending regulatory approval, Disney will finalize its acquisition of Maker in just a few weeks. Relativity will look elsewhere.
Online Video News, Posted 15 Apr 2014

In Defense of MPEG LA

Patent pool organization MPEG LA continues to come under fire from the likes of Steve Forbes, but most of the criticism is based on false premises and ignores innovators' right to generate revenue from their work and investments
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Feb 2014

Aereo Loses Legal Fight in Utah District Court

Does Aereo violate copyright law? One judge says yes, handing Barry Diller's Aereo its first loss in the courtroom.
Online Video News, Posted 20 Feb 2014

Proposals Seek to End TV and Online Blackouts that Result from Retransmission Disputes

The "Video CHOICE Act" is one of several bills that seek to update existing laws to prevent a repeat of the Time Warner Cable-CBS blackout
Online Video News, Posted 16 Dec 2013

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