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MAY 27, 2015

Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry.

The $56 billion takeover announced on Tuesday would make Charter the No. 2 U.S. Internet and cable company after Comcast Corp. Charter's top shareholder John Malone, a cable industry pioneer, is on record as being a fan of streaming TV over the Internet.

MAY 12, 2015

We remember AOL for that disastrous AOL-Time Warner merger that, oddly, defined the beginning of the end of the first tech bubble. But news this morning that Verizon is acquiring AOL for $4.4 billion may turn out to be a deal in which AOL has a more positive role.

APRIL 27, 2015

Chances are about 100% that many of the online video leaps to come will get there because the sports business will lead the way.

Just as the Olympics and World Cup opened eyes about the impact of live streaming, the NFL’s announcement that it will stream the Buffalo Bills-Jacksonville Jaguars game from London next season is another inch-by-pixel advance that will be watched by the industry, not only because of the technology involved, but because of new revenue stream it portends.

MARCH 26, 2015

Forget about March Madness. The only bracket that matter is ‘American Idol’s’ #IdolPredictions challenge on AmericanIdol.com. Well, not really, but it’s still fun and well-designed.

Launched last week (and built in conjunction with Omnigon) following the ‘American Idol XIV’ Top 10 performance show, #IdolPredictions tests fans’ ability to judge which contestants will move on and who is generating the most buzz on social.

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