Online video will "take significant market share from [the] traditional broadcasting market" in 2013, according to seven predictions for digital media released by researchers Frost & Sullivan.
The game-changing exclusive deal between Netflix and the Walt Disney Co. is only the start of things to come--at least if Netflix execs have their way--as studios start to look at how consumers watch television and re-evaluate the old pay TV model.
Video analytics purveyor Skytide has high hopes for over-the-top (OTT) video in 2013, predicting, among other things, that next year "may be the year when a commercially viable OTT model emerges that is equitable and sustainable for both content owners and ISPs and allows service providers to actually profit from their infrastructure investments."
Yahoo! has continued its move into developing online video offerings for smartphones and tablet computers by acquiring Silicon Valley mobile startup OnTheAir.
Level 3 Communications and tw telecom on Monday struck a new long-term "settlement-free" peering arrangement that allows the two service providers' networks to exchange data.
The United States and Internet freedom advocates worldwide have sounded the alarm about the WCIT conference being held in Dubai from Dec. 3-14. At stake, they say, is the right to free and unrestricted expression, and the foundation of the Internet itself. But to hear the ITU talk about it, this historic conference is really nothing important.
Netflix announced Tuesday that it had signed a licensing contract with Walt Disney Corp., giving it the exclusive streaming video rights to Disney's catalog of movies, according to an article in VentureBeat .
G.hn, the catch-all wired/wireless home networking standard, is on the verge of becoming part of home networking following provider trials, but it lacks the clout of established home networking standards.
It seems reasonable that a company named SoundCloud would be vested in making audio a key component of the online experience. Thus, it's not surprising that company CEO Alexander Ljung has claimed that "sound will be bigger than video online."
eircom on Monday said it could be facing further trouble if Ireland's government decides to go ahead with plans to cut free phone service for elderly residents.