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Topic: Video on demand

Comcast Pushes VOD Reruns Into the C3 Window

New ODCR system will sync up ad loads across on-demand programming

In yet another move by the cable industry to measure the kind of viewing that has driven success at Netflix and Hulu, Comcast and Nielsen have joined forces to measure…

CBS Is Leading the Charge on C7 Currency

Network wants to get paid for bonus impressions

If earnings season has been predictably drama-free—devoid of high-impact spectacles like the presidential election and the Olympics, the summer quarter was a somewhat drowsy affair—leave it to Les Moonves to…

Your iPad Is Now Your Kid's TV

Talk about early adopters

Just call them the very early adopters. By now, everyone’s got a story about a kid who swipes at magazines, televisions and even windows because they’ve assimilated the iPad technique.…

Video-on-Demand Ad Mart Is Pretty Pathetic

There's little evidence that a Web-like dynamic market has materialized

I don’t have diabetes. And while I’m getting up there, I’m not on Medicare. Not even close. So why is Time Warner or BBC America so inclined to push Medicare diabetes…

After Streaming Kills Cable, Where Will the Content Come From?

Mutually assured survival

To echo a familiar refrain, consumers are mad as hell and not about to take it from cable companies anymore! Networks are dinosaurs who think the big asteroid in the…

Netflix Signs MGM Streaming Deal

2012 launch for U.K. and Ireland

Netflix has signed a licensing deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, giving the online video company exclusive rights to stream MGM movies in the U.K. and Ireland. The service will be available from…

YouTube Gears Up for Video-on-Demand Overhaul

Three major studios reportedly signed

It appears that YouTube is emerging as the latest company to position itself as a Netflix alternative. According to the New York Post, the video-streaming site is finalizing plans to…

YouTube to Launch Paid VOD Service

Report says Google site has multiple Hollywood deals in place

iTunes and Netflix have some new competition in the movie-streaming race. On Monday, The Wrap reported that YouTube plans to launch a paid video-on-demand service. The service could start as…

Dish vs. Netflix in Video Streaming War

Dish will offer HBO content over its online streaming network

Yesterday, Dish’s Charlie Ergen announced that his company would be partnering with Netflix rival HBO to add to Dish Online's video streaming content. "We plan to compete more aggressively with…

Filmmakers Protest DirecTV's VOD Plans

An open letter criticizes shortening the window between theatrical and home release

A group of Hollywood filmmakers is protesting DirecTV's plan to allow subscribers to watch movies at home 60 days after they are released in theaters. The plan would effectively halve…

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