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Here’s How Streaming Service Crackle Will Start Acting Like a Linear TV Network 06 August 2015

Two weeks after becoming the first VOD network to start sharing ratings information, Crackle is taking another page out of the linear playbook: It will begin programming television, just like a network. In the latest addition of its “Always On” service, unveiled at April’s upfront, the Sony-owned, ad-supported streaming service will start scheduling programming, Crackle announced …

Price war? Showtime joins forces with Hulu as premium SVOD competition heats up 25 June 2015

  Hulu is continuing its bid to be a one-stop service for exclusive TV series and movies by announcing a content partnership with Showtime that will enable Hulu subscribers to sign up for the premium network’s online video streaming service for considerably less than Showtime’s standalone monthly rate. The move could be the first big …

Verizon’s Internet TV Service May Let Brands Sponsor Your Binge-Watching 24 June 2015

  Verizon appears poised to let brands sponsor your TV watching. Sometime this summer Verizon will launch in the U.S. an ad-supported TV service delivered via the internet. The service will feature live and on-demand programming as well as programming from digital VOD networks like AwesomenessTV, Verizon Exec VP-President of Product Innovation and New Business Marnie …

TiVo Online has some web TV for everyone, more if you have a TiVo 22 June 2015

  We still haven’t progressed to TiVo’s cloud DVR future, but the company is jumping ahead with the launch of TiVo Online. That is the name of its new web portal that collects video from cable channels, internet sources and even your TiVo DVR (if you have one), to put TV on your computer easily. …

Turner, Comcast Move to Capture Binge-Watching Crowd 09 June 2015

  Time Warner’s Turner and Comcast are working quickly to rewrite the rules currently established in the nascent realm of VOD network. In 2014, Turner tested making available the entire season of then-freshman dramas “Murder In The First”(above, pictured) and “The Last Ship” to Comcast subscribers, ensuring those people would be able to watch each …

Streaming Is About to Beat DVD Sales For the First Time 04 June 2015

A report released Tuesday said that the money spent to download movies and stream videos with video streaming with VOD network will rise above that for buying and renting DVDs for the first time ever, according to Bloomberg. The PricewaterhouseCoopers study found the revenue from downloading and streaming is expected to jump 13% to $9.5 …

HBO, NBCU Execs Cast Doubt on Binge Releasing 28 May 2015

Adding to recent backlash from A-list showrunners like Matthew Weiner and Jenji Kohan, execs from NBCU, HBO and Viacom cast doubt Wednesday on the binge-release orthodoxy of Netflix and other VOD shops. During a panel discussion about OTT strategies hosted by the UJA-Federation of New York, Evan Shapiro, executive VP of digital enterprises at NBCU, didn’t hold back. “They force …

CASBAA advocates for consumer access to lawful content on Internet 20 May 2015

The net neutrality debate is still on in India. The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA), which is a non-profit trade association, has said that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) consultation paper on ‘Regulatory Framework for Over the Top (OTT) services’ focuses to a large degree on OTT applications that are …

HBO Joins Netflix, Inc. In Warning VPN Pirates 24 April 2015

It seems that HBO is not happy with viewers using VPN networks to access its VOD network services outside the U.S. Netflix may allow users to continue receiving services via VPN, but according to Torrent Freak, HBO is planning to take serious action against foreign users, and is even reportedly sending out emails to the …

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