Is it legal to broadcast HBO in your bar? Or Netflix? Or the World Series? Surprisingly, it depends.
Amazon Prime Instant Video is now the only subscription service that lets you stream Fox’s 24. The company is touting its exclusives ahead of an event this week where it’s expected to launch its streaming TV box.
Internet TV provider Aereo is forging ahead with its expansion even as the fate of its service lies in the balance. The Supreme Court will hear if the service is legal less than three months from now.
Streaming service Aereo could be the biggest threat the TV industry has faced in a generation. It just announced another major funding round for further expansion.
Aereo will launch in Detroit at the end of October. The company had said it would expand to 22 cities by the end of 2013, but so far it’s only set launch dates in eight cities.
With Time Warner Cable and CBS engaging in endless bickering, Verizon has the opportunity to swoop in and make gains — if they’d just roll out to needed places already.
Google reportedly wants to launch its own streaming TV product to compete head-on with the offerings provided by traditional cable companies.
Consumers aren’t the only ones who would benefit if broadcasters put everything online. This is what they’re missing out on by not doing that.
In two signs of how online media consumption is changing traditional tracking services, Nielsen will begin tracking the habits of viewers who watch TV over broadband, while Billboard will begin including YouTube music video views in its charts.
Amazon Studios has chosen its first five pilots for children’s shows, including offerings from the creators of Blue’s Clues and Rugrats. User feedback will help determine whether the shows go into production.