Fortune's cover story looks at how the online video service is changing everything.
FORTUNE -- Cat videos and viral hits? No more. Over the past two years, YouTube has undergone a radical transformation. The Google-owned site has emerged as a legitimate platform for professional content creators to communicate with their viewers. A new breed of digital studios like Awesomeness TV, Maker Studios, and Machinima are thriving on YouTube, gathering massive audiences MOREJul 25, 2013 8:00 AM ET
According to Chet Kanojia, the controversial TV startup could be expanding drastically.
FORTUNE -- Chet Kanojia's controversial startup Aereo has been described a number of ways: disruptive, innovative, and possibly illegal. But for Kanojia, CEO, what he and his New York City-based team are doing is perfectly legitimate.
"Consumers have already paid for this," Kanojia told Fortune onstage at this year's Brainstorm Tech conference. What Aereo's 2,000 users in New York, Boston, and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 22, 2013 11:08 PM ET
The media companies that are selling Hulu aren't bargaining over price so much as what kind of deals they can get from the new owners.
FORTUNE -- Now that all the bids are in for Hulu, the question is: What will become of the service? And the answer is: Nobody knows for sure, but it's possible that the Hulu as we know it will disappear, or at least be diminished from MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jul 10, 2013 6:40 AM ET
Its latest deal means that Netflix now has the two biggest animation studios on board, strengthening its position in kids' programming.
FORTUNE -- Ask any parent who is a Netflix subscriber, and there's a good chance they'll tell you that the video-streamer is much stronger on kids' programming than on adult fare. The difference grows a bit starker with Netflix's new deal to run 300 hours of original animated programming from MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 17, 2013 1:28 PM ET
And it's a little like traffic school for the Internet.
By David A. Kaplan
FORTUNE -- Bruce Carlisle is a 55-year-old entrepreneur in the Bay Area. He's the founder of Conference Hound, a search platform for people attending business conferences. Last October, he was attending a big Bob Dylan concert in downtown San Francisco. As the show wound down, Dylan sang "Like A Rolling Stone." Carlisle impulsively took out his iPhone MOREMay 30, 2013 12:03 PM ET
Old-school DVRs are fighting to stay relevant in an era of add-on devices from the likes of Apple, Roku, and others.
By Peter Suciu
FORTUNE -- It used to be that families would gather around the living room TV during prime time to watch their favorite shows together. Even as the living room set has gotten bigger, the audience in front of it continues to shrink. Moreover families aren't watching together MOREMay 8, 2013 1:47 PM ET
The loss of hundreds of titles isn't slowing Netflix's momentum.
FORTUNE -- One of the most frequent complaints about Netflix (fair or not) is the supposed paucity of titles available for streaming. That complaint is about to get louder and more frequent because about 1,800 titles will be pulled because Netflix's (NFLX) licensing agreements for them are expiring today.
It's being called "The Great Netflix Purge" and "Streamageddon" (sometimes by the same MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - May 1, 2013 12:46 PM ET
Adding Internet streams of broadcast TV to the mix of options for viewers is yet another assault on cable's walled garden.
FORTUNE -- Now that Aereo has a new lease on life for its bizarre business model thanks to a court ruling Monday, the question arises: What is the company's end game?
Aereo streams broadcast television programs -- including news and sports -- over the Internet. The company argues that by creating MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Apr 3, 2013 9:03 AM ET
A decade ago, Redbox was a tenuous experiment; its kiosks sold miscellanea from pantyhose to milk. Now, it has a shot at disrupting the king of web streaming.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Reed Hastings must look at Redbox these days with a mixture of bafflement and envy.
Last summer, the Netflix (NFLX) CEO tried to introduce a new fee structure that most subscribers viewed as a price increase. A few months MOREFeb 10, 2012 10:52 AM ET
The company uses a mix of subscriber information, user ratings, rentals, and cool computer algorithms to predict what kinds of entertainment you might enjoy streaming.
Back to Reed Hastings: Leader of the packMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Nov 18, 2010 12:00 AM ET
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