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IAC Trying to Sell Vimeo, Seeking $300M Valuation

IAC Trying to Sell Vimeo, Seeking $300M Valuation | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Barry Diller's IAC is testing the waters on a partial exit of Vimeo, according to two sources familiar with the situation. The company is hoping to raise a $50 million round of funding in conjuncti...
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Streaming held back — TNL.net

Streaming held back — TNL.net | OTT Video | Scoop.it

There is still a long way before legal online stream­ing matches DVD sales as it appears movie stu­dios are still addicted to sell­ing pieces of plas­tic than they are to sell­ing movies in any form available.

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RealNetworks sells patents to Intel in $120M deal; stock soars

RealNetworks sells patents to Intel in $120M deal; stock soars | OTT Video | Scoop.it

Seattle’s RealNetworks has struck a $120 million deal with Intel to sell off a trove of patents and patent applications, as well as its next-generation video codec software.

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Majority of sets to be connected TVs by 2015 | News | Rapid TV News

Majority of sets to be connected TVs by 2015 | News | Rapid TV News | OTT Video | Scoop.it
In keeping with CES 2012 as the connected TV show, research from Futuresource Consulting has found that connected TV penetration will claim from its present rate of 27% of units shipped to 80% by 2015.
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Hulu Plans to Raise Money to Fund Expansion

Hulu LLC, the online TV service owned by ABC, NBC and Fox, is ratcheting up competition with Netflix Inc. with plans to raise money as it expands into original programs.
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Another nail in the set-top coffin

Another nail in the set-top coffin | OTT Video | Scoop.it
The latest evidence that the set-top box will soon be dead comes from Samsung and DirecTV, which have partnered.
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TechCrunch | No Cable Killer After All: KIT digital Buys Assets Of Sezmi For $27 Million

TechCrunch | No Cable Killer After All: KIT digital Buys Assets Of Sezmi For $27 Million | OTT Video | Scoop.it
So much for Sezmi's ambitious plans to kill cable TV: the assets of the cloud-based TV delivery platform company were recently acquired by KIT digital for approximately $27 million in a mixture of stock and cash.
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HBO Ends DVD Discounts for Netflix

HBO Ends DVD Discounts for Netflix | OTT Video | Scoop.it
HBO confirmed on Thursday that it has stopped selling DVDs to Netflix at a discount.
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Deloitte: 9% have cut cable, another 11% are considering it

Deloitte: 9% have cut cable, another 11% are considering it | OTT Video | Scoop.it
While cable operators and networks continue to downplay the effect of cord cutting, in Deloitte's State of the Media Democracy survey, the firm reports that 9 percent of respondents have already canceled their cable subscriptions, with another 11...
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Roku in 2012: Is it time to sell?

Roku in 2012: Is it time to sell? | OTT Video | Scoop.it
There are two rumors about Roku going around these days: One says that the company is getting ready to be acquired, possibly by Intel. The other one says it's getting more funding. Which one makes more sense for Roku?
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2012 prediction: The slow death of coax begins

2012 prediction: The slow death of coax begins | OTT Video | Scoop.it
A couple of new videos from Verizon show that wireless technology will eventually replace coaxial cable for video distribution within the home.
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Why the Super Bowl is finally ready to come online

Why the Super Bowl is finally ready to come online | OTT Video | Scoop.it
When it comes to live events, fewer are bigger than the Super Bowl on TV. But what about online? The Super Bowl, along with the Pro Bowl and other postseason games, will be live streamed for the first time, thanks to the NFL and NBC.
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Time Warner Cable Inks Deal to Offer HBO GO

Time Warner Cable Inks Deal to Offer HBO GO | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Time Warner Cable customers who subscribe to HBO or Cinemax will soon get to use HBO GO and MAX GO, the premium cable networks' instant-streaming services.
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YouTube could introduce a subscription service of its own

YouTube could introduce a subscription service of its own | OTT Video | Scoop.it
While much of YouTube's monetization efforts have been based on advertising, CEO Salar Kamangar said the company could potentially create a service that could enable content providers to create their own subscription-based video offerings on the...
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Making sense of the connected TV craze

Making sense of the connected TV craze | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Connected TV was front and center at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month: Panasonic, LG, and Sharp all shone spotlights on Internet-enabled televisions, along with just about every oth...
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Netflix, Hulu and the golden age of content

Netflix, Hulu and the golden age of content | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Hulu is launching its first original scripted show just days before Netflix will unveil its first stab at an original TV show.
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Netflix expected to launch streaming service in the UK this week, says report

Netflix expected to launch streaming service in the UK this week, says report | OTT Video | Scoop.it
U.S online video streaming service Netflix is expected to launch in the UK this week, finalising a number of deals with movie and television studios and debuting a new marketing campaign ...
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Warner Brothers Will Make Netflix, Redbox, Blockbuster Wait Longer for New Movies

Warner Brothers Will Make Netflix, Redbox, Blockbuster Wait Longer for New Movies | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Want to watch a new movie just out on DVD from Warner Brothers? You're going to have to buy it, or wait even longer to get it from Netflix or other disc renters.
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How disruptive is Apple TV?

How disruptive is Apple TV? | OTT Video | Scoop.it
One of most hotly anticipated tech products of the coming year is the new Apple TV set. But how disruptive will it be?
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Comcast strikes deal to bring ABC, Disney & ESPN to all screens

Comcast strikes deal to bring ABC, Disney & ESPN to all screens | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Comcast struck a new agreement with Disney that gives it access to a wide range of content from ABC, Disney and ESPN networks across a number of screens and platforms.
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Louis CK’s digital distribution experiment clears $1M in 12 days

Louis CK’s digital distribution experiment clears $1M in 12 days | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Comedian Louis CK's recent digital distribution experiment to sell his latest standup performance independently has generated over $1 million, he announced in a statement on his website yesterday. ...
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Workflowed: Does Logitech Revue Android 3.1 Honeycomb update intentionally eliminate video playback options?

In a series of well-publicized comments last month, Logitech CEO ..., lambasted Google for providing "beta software" (his term for Google TV) for the Logitech Revue. The remarks were widely publicized as a condemnation of Google TV in general, and I was even swayed that way for a StreamingMedia.com article.

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