HBO and Showtime networks charged $100 a pop to see the history-making fight, but netizens used technology -- specifically Twitter's Periscope tool for live broadcasting -- to watch the match for free.
As it celebrates its first birthday, YouTube Live starts rolling out pay-per-view streaming. But not everywhere just yet.
Professional content producers rejoice: Google plans to sell YouTube videos with micropayments and subscription services, CEO Eric Schmidt said Thursday.
It's not just a dirty rumor. A company executive says Real is expanding its tiers of service, possibly including "even an adult tier." Will there be a smut subscription?
Video-on-demand provider Kanakaris is striving to transform the way people watch movies--but can it differentiate itself from the competition?
The telecom company is readying a mobile and online video service for launch in late summer, and a top exec says there's nothing like it.
Popular live-streaming app arrives on Android almost a month after its top competitor Meerkat.
CEO Les Moonves says his broadcast network would "probably" be part of Internet-delivered TV from Apple. The deciding factor? Cold hard cash.
Online video-on-demand service CinemaNow says it has launched a pay-per-view service of selected feature films in a downloadable format. Among the films are "Romance," "The Snow Queen" and "Heaven's Burning." The Marina Del Rey, Calif.-based company said the films will be offered on a pay-per-download basis for either $1.99 or $2.99 each, giving people unlimited access for two days. Prior to the launch, the company only provided streamed content. CinemaNow is majority-owned by Lions Gate Entertainment with investors that include Microsoft and Blockbuster. In August, CinemaNow relaunched its Web site with a custom version of Microsoft's Windows Media Player.
After much hype and a match that disappointed many, we have a new champion. But as per usual, the Internet is the real victor.