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Chelsea Handler signs with Netflix, plans on-demand talk show

Comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler, who's been publically unhappy with E!, where her show Chelsea Lately airs, has signed an exclusive deal with Netflix to host a talk show that will stream on the SVOD service starting next year.

Cable STBs have become power hogs

Cable set-top boxes (STB) may be the gateway of the consumer's viewing experience, but they are the home's second largest consumer of energy.

Telstra establishes U.S. cloud service presence

Telstra Global has added the United States to its growing list of regions--which already includes the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia--where it offers cloud services for its multinational business customers.

CenturyLink adds new pay-by-the-hour capabilities to its cloud platform

CenturyLink is offering its new and existing business customers a new way to consume managed services by introducing an on-demand option on its cloud platform.

Profiling the fiercest 15 wireless companies

Mobile apps, including those that drive TV Everywhere and online video services, have exploded across the wireless market and often top innovation lists. But Wi-Fi and cellular technologies are coming back to the forefront this year.

World Cup streaming tops Winter Olympics at 4.3 Tbps and climbing

Live streaming of sporting events is continuing to pick up steam, with World Cup soccer viewing driving spikes even higher than February's record-setting Sochi Olympics.

PC, tablet, smartphones enhance accessibility of World Cup event

A new Ovum report reveals that the advent of alternative viewing methods--including PCs, tablets and smartphones--has made Brazil's 2014 World Cup soccer event the most accessible event in FIFA's history with a reach of up to 5.9 billion screens worldwide.

Report: iOS outranks Android as a smartphone video platform, viewing overall jumps 532%

Apple's iOS-based smartphones dominate video viewing, representing 60 percent of mobile video views in the United States alone, a new report says. But Android-based smartphones hold sway for video viewers in Latin America, at 53 percent.

Lawmakers propose legislation to ban Internet fast lanes

Two Democratic lawmakers have proposed a new bill that they say would keep the Internet open by ensuring that the Internet is accessible to any user and not giving preferential treatment to certain types of traffic by prohibiting "fast lanes."

Aereo ranks high on CNBC Disruptor list, blasts broadcasters for 'anti-consumer sentiment'

Aereo founder and CEO Chet Kanojia is holding the line on the contention that the antenna-to-DVR streaming service is not violating any broadcast copyrights, even as the Supreme Court decision on its fate looms. But its technology is turning heads, landing Aereo at No. 7 on CNBC's 2014 Disruptors list.