Tag Archive: Video

Netflix’s new ‘Open Connect Network’

Jun. 6, ‘12: Inside baseball, but interesting: Netflix is launching its own content delivery network (“CDN”) and is letting Internet service providers run the software within their networks. Actually, any “high-volume provider of large media files” can use it for themselves, too. Here’s a … Continue reading →

Sorry Cheapskates, But HBO Doesn’t Want Your Money

Jun. 6, ‘12: Perhaps you’ve seen TakeMyMoneyHBO.com, a website/Twitter campaign trying to convince HBO to offer direct subscriptions to HBO GO, its excellent streaming TV service. (Today — and for the foreseeable future — you need a cable or satellite subscription to access … Continue reading →

If You’re Expecting The TV Industry To Just ‘Collapse’, Keep Dreaming

Jun. 4, ‘12: The Internet has already changed the television industry significantly, and will continue to do so. But the idea that the web will cause the TV business to “collapse” is fantasy. Henry Blodget has just written a wildly popular post called … Continue reading →

Comcast is switching to usage-based Internet pricing

May. 17, ‘12: Shalini Ramachandran, writing for WSJ.com: The cable operator plans to experiment with a couple of different ways to manage data use. Under one scenario, it will impose a data cap of 300 gigabytes and charge for additional use, likely $10 … Continue reading →

This time, NBC will live-stream the entire Olympics

Apr. 18, ‘12: A nice (and smart) change from prior years, when many key events weren’t streamed live, as NBC was “saving” them to air later on TV. There will be one hitch, though, to make the primetime broadcast more special, the NYT’s … Continue reading →

HBO Go For Xbox A No-Go For Comcast, Time Warner Cable Customers

Mar. 27, ‘12: HBO Go — plus MLB.TV and Comcast’s Xfinity app — launched today for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, adding more entertainment utility to tens of millions of Xboxes. As Microsoft tries to expand the Xbox beyond gaming — an important showdown on the horizon … Continue reading →

Aziz Ansari goes the ‘Louis C.K.’ route with $5 comedy special

Mar. 20, ‘12: I did a standup tour called Dangerously Delicious. Then I filmed it at the Warner Theatre in DC in June of 2011. I paid for the production myself and wanted to release it online. While I was trying to figure … Continue reading →

Glenn Beck’s web TV network now has more than 300,000 subscribers

Mar. 15, ‘12: Christopher Stewart for the WSJ: (behind paywall) On Fox News, Mr. Beck averaged 2.2 million daily viewers and was paid $2.5 million a year. GBTV, which jumped on the scene in September, is expected to bring in at least $40 … Continue reading →

Why Vevo won’t ditch YouTube for Facebook

Jan. 20, ‘12: Vevo, the music video website owned by a few record labels (in partnership with YouTube/Google), has met with Facebook about the potential of switching away from YouTube as its video host, according to CNET’s Greg Sandoval. It makes sense for … Continue reading →

Hulu Plus passes 1.5 million paying subscribers

Jan. 12, ‘12: An update from Hulu CEO Jason Kilar: We grew the business 60% from 2010 to approximately $420 million in revenue. That’s actually a disappointment, as Peter Kafka notes. Hulu Plus has reached 1.5 million paid subscribers faster than any video … Continue reading →