Tag: streaming video

by Fannie Cohen

The TV ad market is still a $78 billion dollar industry, and the amount of ad dollars it commands has grown every year since 2009. But the growth of that spending is shrinking year-over-year, leaving some wondering if ad money is finally flowing away from TV and onto the internet. The sale price for a […] more »

by Angela Washeck

As digital video continues to disrupt the traditional TV world, there are complications beyond just those affecting the business model. The move of video to the Net also has caused problems for viewers who need captions. Whether deaf or hard of hearing, or speakers of an obscure language, it’s often difficult for these users to […] more »

by Claire Groden

On Wednesday, Amazon released its newest device, the $99 Fire TV, that aims to make a better set-top box for streaming video on TVs. It’s not drone delivery, but it does make the leap from offering streaming content with Amazon Prime to offering a piece of hardware that connects to the TV — putting Amazon […] more »

by Seth Shapiro

Note: This story has been corrected. See the bottom of the story for the correction. There’s been a media blitz over Netflix’s “House Of Cards,” and how revolutionary it is. “House Of Cards“ is the most interesting show of the year. But it’s not revolutionary. Let’s break it down. 1. Exploding Commercial TV? “House of Cards“ and Netflix […] more »

by Eric Elia

Binge viewing may transform more than our personal grooming habits, as Fred and Carrie discovered in a “Portlandia” episode when they plowed through a few seasons of “Battlestar Galactica” without leaving the house. More than anything, the debut — all 13 episodes — of Netflix’s “House of Cards” raises questions about what the binge viewing […] more »

by Staci D. Kramer

The quickest way to set off at least one media exec I know is to praise Jason Kilar for making Hulu work. I can almost set a timer for the refrain. Look at what he had to work with — content from equity partners NBC Universal, Fox, eventually joined by Disney, plus many other key […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

According to research produced by Nielsen, as of 2012 the majority of phone owners in the U.S. now operate smartphones. Accordingly, the growth in app markets for Apple and Android continues unabated, and 2012 brought users a strong list of powerful news and content browsing options. Click here to read the entire series Publishers, in […] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

The live audience that filed into George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Saturday to watch Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart satirize the presidential debates was a cozy 1,500. This “rumble” seemed like a made-for-cable recruitment video, but it wasn’t. Its broadcast rested on the Internet, not cable networks — pay-to-view web streaming, Roku streaming, and […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Instagram beats Twitter in daily mobile users for the first time, data show (AllThingsD) 2. France quells concerns over Facebook timeline scare (GigaOm) 3. TV sets are now the most popular way to watch streaming video (AllThingsD) 4. Comcast, NBCUniversal get […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Click to read our whole series The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London have largely been anticipated as the first social media Olympics. Athletes, fans, and the media shared their voices online during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, but this time in London, even the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to adopt a full-fledged […] more »