HBO CEO Eyes 15 Million Cord Cutters With HBO Go (International Business Times)

Actor Jeff Daniels poses at the Los Angeles Season 3 Premiere of HBO’s series “The Newsroom” at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, Nov. 4, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

HBO is going after cord-cutters with its upcoming 2015 launch of a stand-alone version of HBO Go. More specifically, about 10 million to 15 million of them, Richard Plepler, HBO’s chairman and CEO, said Thursday, Variety reported. To attract those users, the company has to walk a thin line.

On one hand, the Time… [Read more on International Business Times]

Amazon veut concurrencer Netflix (Les Echos)

Amazon pourrait lancer un nouveau service gratuit de vidéo à la demande en 2015 – AFP/Joe Klamar

Amazon pourrait déployer en 2015 un service gratuit de vidéo à la demande, entièrement ou partiellement financé par la publicité.

Le géant américain du commerce en ligne, Amazon, voudrait se positionner en alternative à… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]

Nielsen will finally start tracking Netflix and Amazon video (Engadget)

Nielsen, the holy vanguard of television ratings, has finally figured out how to track viewership from Netflix and Amazon‘s streaming video services. And when it launches next month, it could fundamentally change the sorts of shows you see from them. Since neither… [Read more on Engadget]

Netflix Still Dominates Streaming, but Amazon Is Picking Up Steam (Re/Code)

Netflix is still king of the video streamers, followed by YouTube. But Amazon, which has lagged far behind for many years, is beginning to make a move.

That’s the takeaway from… [Read more on Re/Code]

Samsung Volt : le service de streaming vidéo concurrent de Netflix (Phonandroid)

Samsung Volt serait un service de vidéos en ligne qui concurrencerait notamment Netflix, selon des sources tenant leurs informations directement du Coréen.

Volt est un nom temporaire, celui qui est… [Lire la suite sur Phonandroid]

This New Tool Will Tell You Where You Can Watch Almost Anything Online — Legally (ThinkProgress)



It’s official, TV is moving online. Fewer customers are buying cable packages and more are opting for lower-cost options that let them watch movies and television shows wherever they want — at an airport or in a coffee shop.

But there are more than 100 online services, from Netflix to Hulu, that allow customers to… [Read more on ThinkProgress]

Showtime Has a Lot to Gain by Going a la Carte (Nasdaq)

Showtime may soon be available without a cable subscription. Source:

Showtime may soon be available without a cable subscription. Source:

Following in the footsteps of Time Warner and HBO, CBS plans to offer Showtime without a cable subscription. Speaking on the company’s third-quarter earnings call last week, CBS CEO Les Moonves told analysts, “We could say fairly definitely, sometime in ’15, there will be some [over-the-top] service from Showtime.”

While that is far from an official announcement, offering Showtime à la carte ought to… [Read more on Nasdaq]