Jessica Ward: Which Media Streaming Device is Best?
July 7th, 2016
July 7, 2016 – Since 2008, the ability to “cut the cord” has existed with the help of devices allowing us to stream Netflix directly to our TVs. From 2008 to 2013, the idea that this technology could actually replace Pay TV (cable and satellite) seemed absurd. Fast forward to 2014 when the percentage of […]
Broadband Roundup: FTC Against Public Utility Broadband Regulation, Holder Slaps Tech Industry, and FCC Video News
FCC, Media, Media ownership, Wireless
October 2nd, 2014
WASHINGTON, October 2, 2014 - Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen warned that reclassifying broadband under public utility regulation including in Title II of the Communications Act would put ISPs beyond the legal reach of the FTC, the Washington Post reported. The item was previously reported in Broadband Breakfast. Currently, the FTC is not able to […]
Analysis: Despite New Entrants, Netflix-CBS Deal Secures Spot At The Top
Broadband's Impact, Media
February 25th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 25, 2011 – Amazon’s new movie streaming service represents a first step into the market but it will be a while before it – or any other new entrant to the sector – challenges Nexflix at the top of the heap.
This week through its Prime subscription service, Amazon offered free streaming movies and television shows to its subscribers. Amazon will offer more than 5,000 movies and shows that subscribers can access through their computers, compatible Blu-ray players or set top boxes that Amazon has begun to feature on its website. This move represents Amazon’s entry into the new and unstructured online video market.
Netflix To Begin Streaming CBS Shows
Broadband's Impact, Media
February 24th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 24, 2011 – The online video service, Netflix, and television network, CBS, announced a deal Tuesday that will bring selected CBS shows to Netflix’ online video library by April of this year.
Court Orders Internet Rebroadcaster ivi To Halt Service
Copyright, Media, Media ownership
February 23rd, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 23, 2011 – A federal judge ordered Internet video provider ivi TV to cease rebroadcasting by on Monday, after concluding the provider did not fall under the protection of the Copyright Act.
Non-Profits Seek to Block Injunction Against Rebroadcaster ivi
Copyright, Intellectual Property, Media
February 1st, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 1, 2011 – A group of non-profit organizations filed a brief in federal district court Tuesday, opposing an injunction that would pull Internet rebroadcaster, ivi TV, off the air pending the resolution of a copyright infringement suit against it.
Content Makers Seek Protection but Waver When It Comes to Network Neutrality
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality
October 28th, 2010
WASHINGTON, October 28, 2010 – Many content makers have called upon the Federal Communications Commission to protect their ability to distribute content via the internet, yet these same content makers are reluctant to play by the same rules. Recent decisions by content makers to block some Google TV and an ESPN service show the murkiness of the debates surrounding network neutrality.
Will Copyright Law Save New York Area Baseball Fans?
Copyright, Intellectual Property, Media, Media ownership, National Broadband Plan
October 19th, 2010
As the landmark dispute over retransmission consent fees between Fox and Cablevision threatens to drag on through Tuesday, New York area baseball fans who are also Cablevision subscribers are scrambling to make alternative plans to view or hear the game.
One ostensibly legal option they have is to view the Tuesday game between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies on a new internet television service that retransmits broadcasters’ signals over the internet.
White Spaces Battle Heats Up as Broadcast Networks Seek 'Time Out'
October 23rd, 2008
WASHINGTON, October 23 – The top executives of the four major broadcast networks on Thursday urged the head of the Federal Communications Commission to delay a vote on a politically simmering issue that pits broadcasters against Google and high-tech executives.