Verizon promised subscribers that their FiOS (Fiber Optic Bundled Service) would be 'an even FASTER way to transfer data for Internet and TV - literally connecting you to all you love at the speed of light.' Some of those subscribers would beg to differ and are complaining about slower speeds when connected to Netflix.
The VoD market is alive and well in Spain with many companies supplying video on demand content to Spanish paying subscribers. The conditions are ideal for Netflix to make a move but there's no sign of them expanding into the country anytime soon.
Amazon has teamed up with FreeWheel to begin ramping up video advertising at the world's largest eCommerce site. The possibilities are mind-boggling when you think about the amount of behavior data they probably have stored on shoppers.
Verizon hotly denies throttling Netflix traffic, Amazon's video advertising business is set to explode and MixBit isn't shutting down, apparently. These, and other stories of the past few days, from ReelSEO.
Sure, HBO hit $4.9B last year, but Netflix hit $4.3B, and has been around for half of HBO's lifetime. This year Netflix is set to drop $3B on content, but that's only the tip of the licensing iceberg. So do they have an exit strategy to the highly costly and addictive content licensing game? I think so...
Will.i.am and Maker Studios are teaming up on YouTube, Amazon is considering a 50% price increase for their Prime service but say that has nothing to do with increasing online video costs, and TiVo is buying content-recommendations company DigitalSmiths. Read about these and other stories of the past few days from ReelSEO.
Netflix makes it easier for us not to automatically binge-watch everything, British spies know what you are doing on YouTube, and Homer Simpson has absolutely no time for Google Glass. These and other stories of the past few days, from ReelSEO.
Price changes may be coming to Netflix, there could be a new Apple TV on the way soon, and a wireless 4K TV is being developed. Catch up on the latest news snippets from the world of online video, cable, technology, advertising, and marketing in the past few days.
It's not only Microsoft, EA are also paying YouTube personalities to promote new games. Elsewhere, Verizon move into online video, and Amazon may or may not be planning an OTT service. More on these and other stories of the last few days in online video, from ReelSEO.
Netflix Q4 2013 results are just in and the company discuss net neutrality, 4K streaming, pricing structures, and the probability of pre-roll ads. Find out what else CEO Reed Hastings and the Netflix crew had to say.