Apple May Bite On 'iCloud' DomainApple May Bite On 'iCloud' Domain
Elsewhere: Comcast adds primetime hits to free VoD lineup, Epix rolls apps for connected devices, DirecTV mulls a Netflix killer
April 28, 2011
Online video buzz dominates today's cable news roundup.
Lots of buzz this morning about Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) possibly acquiring the iCloud domain name for $4.5 million (pocket change, really, for Steve Jobs), which it could conceivably use to launch a cloud-based music and video service. (See Apple Prepping Cloud-Based Video Service?.)
Epix launched a batch of apps for Android units and other connected devices, allowing subscribers of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA)'s premium movie network to watch videos on Google TV, Roku Inc. streaming players, Samsung Corp. TVs and Blu-ray players, and the BlackBerry PlayBook. (See EPIX Gains Traction With 'TV Everywhere' Model.)
Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) added hit Fox Broadcasting Co. ' and ABC Inc. ' series to its free VoD service, but is disabling the fast-forward function to ensure viewers can't skip the ads. (See Comcast's 'Xfinity' Brand to Take Over the House .)
RGB Networks Inc. , the digital video specialist that's still pining for an IPO, said it has shipped more than $200 million in product since its 2001 inception. It reached the $100 million mark about two years ago. (See RGB Relights Its IPO Fire .)
Comcast opened a new customer service call center in Minnetonka, Minn., adding 450 new jobs.
But Imax, Discovery's partner in 3net, lost $1 million in the first quarter, as it struggled without a blockbuster movie like Avatar.
— Steve Donohue, Special to <ahref="http://www.lightreading.com/lr-cable/">Light Reading Cable
, and Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable
You May Also Like
SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Going to 10G & BeyondJul 26, 2023
Cable Next-Gen Business Services Digital Symposium 2023Jul 26, 2023
SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Priming the Pump for Next-Gen PONJul 26, 2023
Open RAN Evolution Digital Symposium Day 2Jul 26, 2023