D.M. Levine
Loss of Starz Puts Netflix in a Bind Online video king faces down streaming content critics as competition grows

Netflix has a content problem. Last week, just as the company’s widely panned subscription price hike went into effect, Starz Entertainment announced that it would not renew its Netflix distribution…

September 6, 2011, 6:44 AM EDT

Starz Will End Netflix Partnership Negotiations over renewal break down

Netflix stock slumped in after-hours trading late today after Starz Entertainment announced that it will not renew its distribution deal with the movie rental website when its contract expires in…

September 1, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT

Hulu Buyer May Be Getting a Network, Not a Video Platform Original programs may replace hit shows

Hulu’s network partners—ABC, NBC and Fox—have had a famously ambivalent relationship with the video venture since its launch in 2008. Now, as Hulu readies itself for a sale with initial bids…

August 24, 2011, 7:07 AM EDT

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong
Mixed Quarter for AOL Slight rise in ad revenues, as Armstrong touts company's premium content

AOL chief Tim Armstrong says that he wants to build his company into one of the world’s leading media concerns. The road there is proving a little bumpy. In their Q2…

August 9, 2011, 10:58 AM EDT

The crowd watching Foo Fighters perform at Hyde Park on June 1.
YouTube Starts to Look Like a TV Network Lollapalooza Livestream just the latest step

YouTube may be a technology company at heart, but more and more it speaks the language of traditional TV programmers. The site is unveiling a new deal today with sponsors…

July 22, 2011, 6:10 AM EDT

Struggling TiVo Tries to Reinvent Itself—Again The company has stumbled into what it hopes will be the key to its future

TiVo has long struggled to find a permanent place in the living room, and with the DVR market dying , there’s a new urgency to its quest. So now the…

June 15, 2011, 6:42 AM EDT

Chuck Schumer Doesn't Think There's Another Net Bubble Current investments are 'worth it'

Senator Charles Schumer doesn't think we're in the midst of an internet bubble. Earlier today, Schumer gave the key note address commencing this year's Internet Week in New York City.…

June 6, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

AOLTV Relaunches in Partnership With i.TV Part of new push into the second screen market

AOL-Huffington Post announced the relaunch of its TV-focused news and review website today, under the brand The site partners with i.TV, maker of iPhone apps that, among other things,…

May 26, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT

Hulu Continues Its Expansion Premium service Hulu Plus is now available on TiVo

Hulu continued its push beyond the home computer when TiVo Premiere announced a deal this week to carry Hulu Plus—after months of negotiation. According to the TiVo website, the service…

May 25, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

YouTube Chief Blogs About New Rentals Speaks directly to users about spending more time on site

Salar Kamangar, CEO of YouTube, has unveiled his vision for the future of online video, in two successive blog posts that went up yesterday. Kamangar took the opportunity to repeat…

May 10, 2011, 6:29 AM EDT