Definition Edit

Internet video refers to videos distributed over the Internet.

Overview Edit

Internet video has proven to be tremendously popular. In March 2009, viewers streamed nearly ten billion videos and averaged three hours watching video on the Internet.[1] Subscription video services, including traditional cable services provided by many companies,[2] video services offered by companies traditionally considered telephone companies,[3] and Internet-based subscription services,[4] use or plan to use Internet Protocol (“IP”) to deliver their video content.

References Edit

  1. Chris Albrecht, "Hulu: More Vids to Fewer Uniques in March," NEWTEEVEE.COM (Apr. 13, 2009) (full-text).
  2. Todd Spangler, "SCTE Panelists Talk Internet TV," Multichannel News (Apr. 3, 2009) (full-text); Jeff Baumgartner, "SCTE Expo: MSOs Prep IPTV Push," Cable Digital News (Oct. 28, 2009). (full-text).
  3. AT&T’s U-Verse video service is entirely IP-based, and Verizon's FiOS video service is a hybrid QAM/IP service. See Letter from Jim Lamoureux, General Attorney, AT&T Services, Inc., to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, MB Docket No. 05-311 (June 2, 2006); Verizon Comments in CS Docket No. 97-80 at 2 (filed Aug. 24, 2007).
  4. See, e.g., Press Release, "Netflix, Netflix Offers Subscribers the Option of Instantly Watching Movies on their PCs" (Jan. 16, 2007).(full-text)

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