Redbox and Verizon Partner to Offer Internet Streaming

In an attempt to ensure that theay aren't lef tbehind in the digital content stakes  Redbox and Verizon are partnering up and hoping to steal a march on Netflix, the encumbent market leader for streaming video and DVDs.  Netflix offers both whereas Redbox only had DVDs that one has to drive to get.  So very [...]

Will Ultraviolet Raze the Alternative Digital Download Systems?

Another battle looms in the quest for online content distribution; this time it seems to be serious business. When major Hollywood film studios get together to develop a new system for online film distribution you can either be afraid...or be very afraid. Ultraviolet is the digital download system aiming to corner the market for the studios [...]

Study Finds: Less Than 8% of U.S. Households Would Consider Canceling Pay-TV Service in Favor of Online Video

Good news for cable companies. Parks Associates' All Eyes on Video study finds that the primary threat to the cable/satellite TV business is their traditional competitors — not online video portals or file sharing sites. In fact, the percentage of household who would consider discontinuing TV service in favor of online video only has dropped [...]

Parks Associates Finds Free Content Main Lure to Watching Video Online in Western Europe

Parks Associates is out with a new report that applies to Western Europe, but could very well pertain to all Internet users. The study found that 31% of broadband households in Western Europe downloaded / streamed movie and TV content on their PC in the last 6 months while only 8% of those households actually [...]

Explosive Growth Forecast by In-Stat in Online Video Market, Netflix Subscription Model Wins

The worldwide online video market is experiencing dramatic growth, reports In-Stat. Worldwide online video revenue is expected to eclipse US$4.5 billion by 2012, up from $1.2 billion in 2008, the high-tech market research firm says. Purchased/rented videos are expected to offer the most robust growth for online video in the near term, in large part [...]