Netflix Pursues Cable TV Deals

Online video service would be available on set-top boxes.


Amazon Readies Set-Top Box for Holidays

Amazon.com Inc. is taking steps toward releasing a video-streaming device in time for the holiday selling season, according to people briefed on the company’s plans.

ATD’s Staff Sounds Off on Hyperloop Plans, Facebook’s New Commerce Test and All Those Internet TV Options

This week’s TV and radio appearances from the AllThingsD staff.


Google Pitches Online TV Service to Media Companies

Google Inc. has approached media companies about licensing their content for an Internet TV service that would stream traditional TV programming, people familiar with the matter say.


How Netflix Is Shaking Up Hollywood

When AMC Networks canceled its TV crime drama “The Killing” last year after two seasons, the show’s creators made a push to get it back on the air, believing they could correct the missteps that had caused an ardent fan base to lose interest. They got some help from an unlikely source: Netflix Inc.


Netflix, PBS Expand Programming Agreement for U.S., Canada

Netflix Inc. expanded its multiyear licensing agreement with PBS Distribution for U.S. and Canada to add the murder mystery drama The Bletchley Circle and other PBS programming.


Web Companies Pay for Internet Fast Lane

Streaming video on the Web can be a bumpy experience: The video can slow or stop altogether. To avoid these problems, Netflix Inc., the biggest online video outlet, has been trying to install special equipment directly connected to the networks of Internet access providers.

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Netflix Expands to Netherlands

Netflix will offer its streaming video service in the Netherlands later this year, as it increases its reach in Europe. The company, which began expanding outside of the U.S. in 2010, had previously said it would “launch an additional European market” this year.


Verizon Pads NFL Deal

Verizon Wireless will pay $1 billion for rights to air more NFL games over its customers’ smartphones, placing a big bet on changing viewer habits as Americans watch more of their favorite shows on screens other than the television.


DirecTV Consider Bid for Hulu

DirecTV is weighing a potential bid for Hulu, the latest company to show interest in the six-year-old video site, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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