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.
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.
Sen. Franken Sees Net Neutrality an Important First Amendment Issue
Broadband's Impact, Media ownership, Net Neutrality
July 29th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 29, 2010 – Sen. Al Franken says that he believes “net neutrality is the First Amendment issue of our time, and the merger of Comcast and NBC is an enormous concern. ”If no one stops the Comcast and NBC merger, Franken asked: “How long do you think it will take before four or five mega corporations affectively control the flow of the information in America not only on television but online?”
Comcast’s impending Regulatory Hurdle: Simple Motives behind a Dream – NBC-Universal
Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, Transparency
January 24th, 2010
Since announcement of the Comcast/NBC-Universal merger consummated the deal creating subsequent analysis and conjecture about how the new venture will be structured, with its impact on programming distribution and fears of dominance, and anti-trust issues within the marketplace; Comcast is set to go before regulators to convince a skeptical crowd how this union [...]
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.