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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…