TV stations experimenting with OTT video delivery; Study says online video eats into TV viewing time

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> Over the past year or so, dozens of TV stations quietly have begun experimenting with technology that can deliver content to Internet-connected TV sets and conventional TVs linked to the Net through Blu-ray players, game consoles, DVRs and specially designed set-top boxes from Roku, Western Digital and others. These over-the-top (OTT) apps promise to extend their brands and drive revenue. Article

> Virgin Media will add content from Sky Anytime to its on demand service including several thousand hours of films, series, sports and news. The amount of VOD content on offer from the UK cablenet--already the largest collection of on demand content in Britain--will increase by a third to over 6,500 hours. Article

> Viewers of blip.tv--a company that shows original Web content like dramas and comedies from professional and up-and-coming producers--are watching more online video and less TV compared to six months ago, according to a study commissioned by Dynamic Logic. Article

> The exploding number of smartphones and iPads sucking up video and other rich content poses a challenge for content delivery network (CDN) players like Akamai Technologies, which previewed technologies to address this issue at its annual customer conference Tuesday. Article

> Charter Communications CEO Michael Lovett, who helped lead the MVPD out of bankruptcy, is stepping down from his post, saying it "was the right time" to move on. Article

And finally... To all Netflix users: get ready for Norwegian gangsters, British vampires and Roman degenerates. Article

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