Aereo assets go up for sale

Failed cloud TV service Aereo has reportedly put its intellectual property and hardware up for sale at a bankruptcy auction this week.  According to a Bloomberg report, Aereo has predicted that its assets could fetch from US$4 million (€3.5 million) to US$31.2 million, which will be used to pay back creditors. The firm is reportedly […]

Netflix hits December streaming peak

December 28 was the largest streaming day of the year in 2014, topping what is historically the heaviest month for viewing, according to Netflix’s latest ISP Speed Index. Breaking down the performance of internet service providers in each of the countries where it is live, Netflix revealed that the highest average internet speed in any […]

Comcast customers get HBO and Showtime access on Roku

Comcast Xfinity TV customers in the US are now able to access HBO Go and Showtime Anytime via Roku video streaming devices.  Xfinity customers can now link their HBO or Showtime accounts by logging in and activating them through the channels’ Roku apps. Those that subscribe to HBO or Showtime through US providers including AT&T […]

Programmatic buying points way ahead, says Verizon OnCue

Programmatic buying – the automated buying, selling and delivery of TV ad spots – is growing in importance and is vital to enable service providers to adjust in the growth of multiscreen viewing, according to Jim Theberge, director of advanced advertising, Verizon OnCue, the US telco’s streaming service, speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in […]

Verizon slams Netflix again in ‘throttling’ row

Verizon has fired another salvo in its ongoing buffering row with Netflix. The telco said that it has conducted technical tests that reveal congestion causing buffering when its broadband customers watch Netflix, were the fault of the streaming company. The companies have been locked in a war of words since Netflix issued a notice to […]

Netflix drops ISP error warnings

Netflix has said it will stop publishing error warnings in the US, blaming ISPs for poor playback, but at the same time criticised broadband providers for not providing enough capacity. In a company blog post, Netflix communications executive Joris Evers said that as part of a “transparency campaign” Netflix started a “small scale test in […]

Verizon and Netflix embroiled in network row

Verizon has issued a cease and desist notice to Netflix demanding it stop publicly stating that issues with the Verizon network are responsible for slow connections affecting playback of series and movies. In the letter it says Netflix’s claims are ‘deceptive’ and could harm the wider perception of its broadband service. Netflix’s US subscribers watching […]

Former Intel OnCue chief Huggers leaving Verizon

Erik Huggers, the former chief of Intel’s OTT TV initiative, is to leave Verizon five months after the US telco acquired the OnCue platform from the chipset giant. Huggers, who worked on the Intel project for two years, told Reuters at the end of last week that he is to quit Verizon, a move seen […]

Netflix signs interconnect deal with Verizon

Netflix has signed an interconnect deal with US telecom operator Verizon in a bid to improve performance for customers. The deal comes after Netflix signed a similar agreement with Comcast in February, agreeing to pay the US cable giant to gain direct access to its network to deliver a better quality service to Comcast subscribers. […]

Web apps on TV to grow

Two in five pay TV households are expected to have access to web apps on their set-top boxes by 2019, according to ABI Research, double the number it estimates to have access to such services today. According to ABI Research, operators including AT&T, Verizon, Free, Orange, and SFR are currently leading the market for applications […]