Online DVD sales company EzyDVD is getting into digital streaming in a move that it hopes will shake up the Australian pay TV business. According to a story on the Australian website mUmBRELLA, EzyDVD's parent company, Access Digital Entertainment, will launch the new online service, EzyFlix.tv, as one of the first in Australia to use the UltraViolet system that gives customers access to a digital locker from which they can share purchased content with up to five others.
Developing original programming was a good gamble for Netflix according to the company's first quarter earnings, which credited shows like "House of Cards" and "Arrested Development" for a subscriber growth spurt of 2.03 million customers and a subsequent share value surge of 24 percent. The streaming services company posted a net income of $3 million in the first quarter versus a loss of $5 million a year ago.
Viggle, a loyalty program for television that gives people real rewards for checking into the television shows they're watching, has found its place in the video market by providing a second screen app for users who like to view their video on various connected devices.
During the cable industry's flagship event--The Cable Show--Comcast and Time Warner Cable will launch apps for connected TVs from Samsung.
Seaborn Networks, an emerging submarine cable provider that's building out the 32 Tbps Seabras-1 cable network with a link between Sao Paulo, Brazil and the United States, has established Brazil gateways with both Equinix and Telx.
An estimated $1.5 billion will be spent on EFM-bonded, copper-based Ethernet access devices in the next five years, an Infonetics Research report forecasts. Much of that will be spent to increase capacity for businesses and some mobile backhaul networks.
AT&T and Knology are now going to face a new competitor in Lawrence, Kan., from Wicked Broadband, the latest service provider to follow the spirit of Google Fiber with its own 1 Gbps fiber to the home service.
The Q1 cable financial reporting season has begun and FierceCable is covering all of the action. Steve Donohue said that he expects cable MSOs such as Cablevision and Comcast to report growth in high-speed Internet subscribers and increased spending on marketing.
More than 95 percent of intercontinental Internet traffic travels via submarine cables. But these essential conduits for communication are at risk of being cut from a number of threats: accidents, political instability in key countries, and age. To keep the globe connected, redundancy is key--leading providers to search for new cable routes to get around key choke points. (Image source: Arctic Fibre )
The attraction of broadband has gone beyond the need for speed to the need for speed at the right price, according to an in-depth look at the matter by FierceTelecom.