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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

Streaming and OTT Spark Efforts to Update Communications Act

House Republicans calling for changes say the goal will be to balance the needs of consumers with the rights of stations that transmit programming over the air
Online Video News, Posted 05 Dec 2013

Rockefeller Bill Aims to Stop Online Video Favoritism by ISPs

A recently introduced bill aims to stop ISPs from blocking or slowing video transmissions from competing companies.
Online Video News, Posted 22 Nov 2013

Online Video Captioning Is Critical, Offers Multiple Benefits

Reaching the hearing impaired is only the beginning: A Streaming Media West panel showed that online video captions deliver a variety of tangible benefits. Captions cost, but they also pay.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Nov 2013

FCC Issues Video Programming Rule Requiring Navigation Devices be Accessible to Blind, Deaf

New rule covers devices used for over-the-top streaming to televisions, including game consoles and set-top boxes, as well as tablets and other mobile devices
Online Video News, Posted 01 Nov 2013

Retransmission Dispute Dominates House Video Marketplace Hearing

While the agenda was updating video marketplace laws for the mobile age, stopping pay TV blackouts stole the stage.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Sep 2013

FCC Extends Comments Deadline on Closed-Captioning Rule

New deadline gives content producers, distribution outlets, and hardware manufacturers time to collaborate on interoperable solutions to provide closed captioning to online viewers
Online Video News, Posted 09 Sep 2013

3Play Media: Captions Aren't Just a Good Idea, They're the Law

Government regulations spell out exactly what online video needs to be captioned. Learn the laws to avoid fines and lawsuits.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2013

Video Technology Providers Back FCC E-Rate Update

As more students stream distance learning video, FCC proposes updating program that funds internet access for schools and libraries, and finds backing among video tech vendors
Online Video News, Posted 23 Aug 2013

Eyepartner Wins Injunction Against Kor Media for Copyright Issues

A trial will follow in a few months, deciding whether or not Kor illegally used TikiLive code in a competing product.
Online Video News, Posted 16 Aug 2013

Aereo Plans September Launch for Dallas, Houston, Miami

Continuing an aggressive expansion plan, Aereo announces three more markets. Meanwhile, Time Warner and CBS give it a boost.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Aug 2013

Department of Commerce to Make Unauthorized Streaming a Felony

Reproducing copyrighted material is a felony, while streaming it is a misdemeanor, but that distinction could go away.
Online Video News, Posted 07 Aug 2013

Streaming Forum Preview: Netflix Aims to "Delight" Customers

Netflix will kick off Streaming Forum 2013 with a panel discussion highlighting the unique challenges—and opportunities—for SVOD providers to build a content and service supply chain in Europe
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Apr 2013

Closed Captioning for Streaming Media

Whether you're required by law to offer closed captions or not, there's good reason to add them to your online video workflow. Here's how.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Nov 2012

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