Definition[edit | edit source]

Internet video refers to videos distributed over the Internet.

Overview[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

  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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