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In what will be one of the first subscription-based video on demand (VOD) service launches by a major North American operator, Canadian cable TV giants Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have formed a joint venture to introduce an online video service dubbed Shomi.
Aereo has hit the end of the road. The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals has denied it a court hearing in its pursuit to be recognised as a cable company.

Recognising that streaming over-the-top (OTT) video directly to a television screen has become a rather common thing, YouTube is reinventing its user interface for some devices to provide more of a typical electronic programming guide (EPG) look and feel.
Netflix has received a boost for its self-image this quarter, as CEO Reed Hastings noted via his Facebook page:

AMC Networks is beefing up brand awareness in international markets by changing the name of premiere movie channel MGM to simply AMC.

Discovery Networks International, the global division of media powerhouse Discovery Communications, is finding resonance with its mix of science, nature and 'lifestyle' programming, logging its biggest ever figure for Q2 2014.