While many cite the likes of Hulu and Netflix as reasons to cut the cord, a new report suggests Hulu could require authentication, meaning viewers can only watch if they log in with their pay TV accounts.
On a related note, NBC, which is bringing the Olympics online, will require viewers to authenticate in order to watch the live stream.
Akamai's latest State of the Internet report found average global Web speeds dropped 2.3 Mbps at the end of 2011, down 14 percent from the previous quarter. No one knows for sure why.
If you've been wondering what the newest connected TV forecast numbers are, today's your lucky day. By 2016, smart TVs are expected to make up 70 percent of sets shipped, totaling $117 billion in revenue.
Speaking of new TVs, LG will debut two Google TV sets this month.
Online video advertising is booming thanks to high engagement. When watching long-form content, consumers are completing mid-roll ads at a 94 percent rate. When it comes to social video advertising, Visible Measures found social video ads are watched now more than ever.
Eyeing to enter the streaming video space, Sony is stalled because of possible data caps by Comcast. In related news, Cablevision is looking to launch its own Netflix competitor too.
Nielsen's latest survey found Americans are watching almost five hours of video every day. Here's the kicker: 98 percent of that viewing is on a TV set.
Mark Cuban has invested $1 million in smart TV app publisher Flingo.
A Kickstarter for video? DailyMotion and Flattr have teamed up to create a crowdfunding platform for content creators.
The Discovery Channel acquired Internet TV startup Revision3 for a rumored $30 mil.
TNT's Dramatic Surprise is April's most shared branded video. It is the second most shared ad of all time, behind Volkswagon's 2011 Super Bowl commercial The Force.