The crash of HBO's popular app and Web portal follows tribulations for live streams of the Oscars a week earlier.
Netflix and YouTube together make up half of peak Internet traffic in North America while their main rivals barely register, a study says. At the same time, file sharing is a sliver of its former self.
With 32.3 percent of the market share, Netflix reigns the entertainment streaming world, but Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube still maintain their piece of the pie.
A study by Sandvine suggested that football fans huddled around their TVs were online 15 percent less than usual during the big game.
When a court quashed the FCC's Net neutrality rules, Netflix became the bull's-eye for fears of higher fees from broadband providers, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Sandvine also reports that total Internet data usage across wired connections has more than doubled over the last year.
Amazon Studios is keeping the John Goodman-led comedy and picking up six of the 10 shows it tested in its latest "pilot season," including one that gives Amazon its best shot at taking on Netflix's Emmy cred.
While the waters were rising and the wind was blasting buildings along the East Coast, Internet usage rocketed above the usual. That is, before the blackouts hit.
Netflix grabs nearly one-third of peak traffic, according to a report by Sandvine, with most of the traffic coming from gaming devices (and probably "Harry Potter" streaming parties).
Representatives from AT&T and Verizon confirm that the companies are in talks with Netflix to strike a similar content distribution deal that it announced with Comcast earlier this week.