It's possible that Viggle will follow the TiVo example and go from a noun to a verb as in, "Did you Viggle that program?" For now, though, President and COO Greg Consiglio is focused on expanding Viggle's profile as a second screen app that is also a social app and a rewards program for broadband-connected pay TV subscribers. Jim Barthold talks with Consiglio about Viggle's value to service providers.
Pay TV service providers should invest in content delivery networks (CDNs) if they want to hold off the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, according to Guy Bisson, research director for television at IHS.
Intel Media, the chipmaker's Internet-based pay TV endeavor scheduled to launch this year, has lost its top engineer, Jim Baldwin, according to a published report.
The increased presence of Internet-connected consumer electronics devices helped drive the over-the-top video market past the $8 billion revenue mark internationally in 2012, a 60 percent year-over-year growth, according to statistics compiled by ABI Research in its "OTT and Multi-screen Services Research Service."
Eric Berger leads Sony's multiplatform video entertainment network, Crackle, and plays a key role in managing ad-supported digital businesses and partnerships with companies including YouTube and Hulu. FierceOnlineVideo 's Mariko Hewer spoke with him about "content snacking," Crackle's business model and the typical Crackle user.
The National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas this week comes at a time when the cable TV industry is seeing a new threat: A rise in the number of so-called "zero TV" households.
Time Warner Chairman Jeff Bewkes is bullish on pay TV, despite rising costs for programming and the growth of competitive online video.
Pay TV operators are in danger of becoming extinct, a new study of pay-TV subscribers worldwide by KPMG suggests.
Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs) who need to evolve into Multiscreen Video Programming Distributors still have a rough row to hoe, according to Infonetics Research's recently released Multi-Screen TV Service Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey.
Even as cable operators continue to leak video subscribers and IPTV providers tread water in the pay TV space, it appears that yet another player--Sony, of all companies--thinks there's money to be made in selling television.