Aereo's existence threatened if broadcasters win; China cracks down on OTT sector

Online video news from across the Web:



> Aereo's Chet Kanojia said the online video service would cease to exist if broadcasters prevail in the case currently being reviewed by the Supreme Court. Article

> Parks Associates said that over 50 percent of paid broadband households now use over-the-top services, subscription and transactional, and 37 percent of consumers age 18-34 consider OTT their most important video source. Release

> Wonder PL, a London-based online video service featuring "lifestyle content," said it aims to take on YouTube and Vimeo, calling itself "Whole Foods" versus YouTube's "Wal-Mart" cachet. Article

> China is cracking down on its online video sector, which had largely escaped censorship of the content it distributes to viewers. Article

> Belgrade-based Brid Video launched, an enterprise-level online video platform and HTML 5 player that includes videoconferencing  and chat support. Release

> Online video is booming worldwide, with Russia as the biggest player in Europe and China set to grow from 460 million viewers to 700 million by 2016.

> Two major players in online video advertising, French companies Teads and Ebuzzing, merged Wednesday. Article

And finally… The Texas House completed a $10,000 upgrade of its online video streaming equipment, making it possible for an "unlimited" number of viewers to access proceedings online. Article