Netflix, Hulu fight to avoid ‘video service provider’ fees before Ohio Supreme Court

BY: - April 14, 2022

A small Ohio city asked the Supreme Court to declare that streamers like Netflix and Hulu are “video service providers” under state law and therefore must pay a franchise fee to their customers’ localities. As people increasingly sever ties with cable companies and opt for streaming services — be they live television offerings like sports […]

Ohio city sues Netflix and Hulu for piece of streaming pie

BY: - March 15, 2022

A small, Cleveland suburb has filed a lawsuit against Netflix and Hulu, trying to force the streaming companies to pay a franchise fee typically applied to cable providers. The lawsuit is part of a growing national trend of cities in at least 13 states, often pinched by shrinking budgets, targeting the nascent streaming industry for […]