Verizon's broadband users have been seeing a less than optimal quality Netflix video streaming experience thanks, reportedly, to a network peering fight the telco is engaged in with bandwidth provider Cogent Communications, a GigaOM article says.
Last week, attention in the pay-TV and online video world was drawn to the agreements between major pay-TV distributors and TV networks. The issue mirrors one that has been playing out in a New York courthouse over the past year in the Aereo litigation case.
Netflix is courting families with a new page meant to promote its family-friendly content to existing and prospective subscribers.
Boxee, the New York- and Tel Aviv-based online DVR company, has reportedly found a buyer for its assets.
Netflix will get about 300 hours of original programming from DreamWorks Animation under a new agreement the two companies announced Monday.
At The Cable Show this week, device makers and service providers seemed increasingly open to integrating online video and over-the-top TV services with their own video products. While the prospect that online video companies may get greater access to the cable set-top box is enticing, the online video industry should be wary of integrating too closely with pay-TV providers.
"Dora the Explorer" is coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video. Amazon said Tuesday it agreed to license the hit kids' show and others from Viacom.
Sonic.net, a Santa Rosa, Calif.-based competitive broadband provider, reported that Netflix's launch of "Arrested Development" last Sunday drove up its Internet usage by 40 percent.
While cable operators have never been a fan of Netflix, a recent move by Cablevision to store content on appliances attached to its network and promote Netflix in marketing materials shows that cable operators are now embracing video caching technology.
Procera Networks said Tuesday that the season four premiere of Arrested Development over the weekend on Netflix drove big traffic on broadband networks.