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March 03, 2014

Online Video News

FreeWheel Report: Streaming TV Starting to Look Like Broadcast

According to FreeWheel's Q4 2013 Video Monetization Report, ad views on long form content are exploding, and completion rates are strong.

Zefr Takes in $30M in Financing, Will Grow Software Development

Zefr's BrandID platform helps major companies monitor YouTube activity, attracting clients such as Adidas, Warner Bros., and Sony.

Roku: 8 Million Sold and Counting

Number includes both Roku boxes and Roku Streaming Sticks; company also says that average user streams 13 hours per week and that total streaming grew by 70% to 1.7 billion hours in 2013

Disney Launches Disney Movies Anywhere Online Locker Service

Parents rejoice as Disney debuts a service that keeps track of purchased titles and makes them available for online streaming and downloading.

Featured Articles

Netflix and Comcast: Exploring the Numbers Behind the Agreement

It's time to clear away the many myths and misconceptions surrounding the controversial distribution deal between Netflix and Comcast.

Transit: What it Is, How it Works

Thanks to the Netflix/Comcast agreement, there's been a lot of discussion about transit in the press. Unfortunately, most of it is uninformed.

Why the Comcast-Netflix Deal Is a Win for Consumers

There's more misinformation being written about this agreement than actual information. Lazy tech sites need to understand: It's not about net neutrality!

Industry News

Dish Enhances TV Control with Updates to Dish Explorer App

Update for iPads streamlines user experience, adding volume and power control

Harmonic to Feature Innovative, Flexible Broadcast and Multiscreen Solutions at 2014 NAB Show

Highlights Include a Groundbreaking Technology Demonstration With Potential to Redefine the Broadcast Video Delivery Ecosystem

Thomson Video Networks Showcases World-Class Video Quality Delivery at the 2014 NAB Show

Visitors to the 2014 NAB Show will see the North American debut of Thomson Video Networks' own HEVC technology, which is built on the emerging HEVC compression standard that will pave the way for broadcasting in the upcoming ultra high-definition picture