For Roku and others in the business, an end to the Obama-era protections could make it harder — or, in some cases, more expensive — to offer content or services to customers at top download speeds.
Amazon has bought the rights to the league’s streaming package, and will offer the games for free to its Amazon Prime subscribers around the world.
AT&T will report continued hemorrhaging of linear pay-TV customers in the first quarter, while also revealing sustained growth of its new OTT service, DirecTV Now, Deutsche Bank analyst Matthew Niknam predicted in a note to investors.
YouTube’s first foray into true cable-like television takes to the internet equivalent of the airwaves in select cities today: 40-plus channels of entertainment, news and sports for $35 per month.
It is said to fundamentally expand the codec’s capability to enhance performance, simplify deployment into real-world environments and reduce operating costs through improved efficiency.
Apple already sells each of those channels individually. But it has approached the three networks about rolling them up into a single package, as conventional pay TV operators sometimes do.
The company announced on Tuesday that it will begin selling pre-roll video ads to run ahead of some Periscope content, which means users will have to sit through a short commercial before they can watch the live video.
The burgeoning live-stream economy is a potentially lucrative gig for newcomers to the music industry—where now even established acts earn far more from performing live than from selling recordings.