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System Used By New Six Strikes CAS, Falsely Identifies Game Mods As NBC TV Shows

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Reader David Sutherland emailed us this week about a DMCA notice that he received via his MediaFire account. The notice, which we've included below (including all of the crappy formatting) claimed that he was using MediaFire to host "one of the following files: Downton Abbey, CONTRABAND (2012), GRIMM (2011), House...
System Used By New Six Strikes CAS, Falsely Identifies Game Mods As NBC TV Shows

Netflix web streaming interface gets a new look with bigger icons, embedded previews

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With the exception of tweaks for new features like HD video and closed captioning Netflix's Silverlight-based web player has been largely unchanged for years, but today everything is being reworked. As detailed in a post on the company's blog, PC and Mac users (no word on ChromeOS) the size...
Netflix web streaming interface gets a new look with bigger icons, embedded previews

Viral Video: Diddy Goes Downtown (Abbey, That Is)

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There have been a ton of videos on the Web spoofing the Masterpiece Theater hit, “Downton Abbey.” But this one from Funny or Die is perhaps one of the funniest — featuring an unlikely new cast member (who is an actual fan of the show). Enjoy: Downton Diddy from...
Viral Video: Diddy Goes Downtown (Abbey, That Is)

Upstairs Downstairs is not another Downton Abbey, says Heidi Thomas

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Call the Midwife screenwriter describes the challenge of resurrecting famous period drama Upstairs DownstairsHer tales of life in the 1950s grimy East End have brought BBC1 bumper Sunday-night ratings – and now Call the Midwife screenwriter Heidi Thomas is hoping to repeat the trick in the altogether grander setting of...
Upstairs Downstairs is not another Downton Abbey, says Heidi Thomas

Amazon inks deal with CBS to stream 'Under The Dome'

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The content licensing agreements just keep on rolling in for Amazon, as the Seattle online giant just announced another exclusive subscription deal today with CBS. Amazon will become the exclusive provider for Under the Dome, an upcoming series based on Stephen King’s 2009 novel. The show will debut on CBS on June 24...
Amazon inks deal with CBS to stream 'Under The Dome'

Amazon Instant Video Has Arrived On The Xbox 360 (AMZN, MSFT)

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Amazon's Instant Video service is now available as an app for the Xbox 360. Amazon says it currently offers 17,000 titles, from Downton Abbey to Forrest Gump, and now they're available via Xbox. Using the Kinect to navigate through the app, users will have access to Amazon's complete catalog of...
Amazon Instant Video Has Arrived On The Xbox 360 (AMZN, MSFT)

Amazon CEO Bezos in shareholder letter: Authors are our customers, too

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Amazon released its 2012 annual report (PDF) Friday, and as usual it is accompanied by a letter to shareholders (PDF) from CEO Jeff Bezos. The letter focuses on the things that Amazon does to “improve our services, adding benefits and features, before we have to.” A few tidbits: “Prime Instant Video...
Amazon CEO Bezos in shareholder letter: Authors are our customers, too

Sorry, Netflix and Hulu: Amazon gets exclusive streaming rights to Downton Abbey

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Right now, cord-cutting Downton Abbey fans have several options for streaming previous of the show: Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon, as well as PBS’s own website for current-season episodes. Later this year, though, options will be much more limited: Amazon announced Friday that by the end of 2013, Prime Instant...
Sorry, Netflix and Hulu: Amazon gets exclusive streaming rights to Downton Abbey

Amazon vs. Netflix: Streaming Battle Heats Up

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Netflix's debut of an original Web TV series was upstaged by Amazon.com's announcement that it signed a deal with PBS to stream the hit drama "Downton Abbey." The companies have been trading content announcements in the fight for streaming customers...
Amazon vs. Netflix: Streaming Battle Heats Up

Amazon Touts "Downton Abbey" Exclusive

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Netflix isn’t the only streaming video service that wants your attention today: Amazon is announcing that it has purchased the exclusive streaming rights to “Downton Abbey,” which will kick in later this year. Both Netflix and Hulu Plus currently stream some episodes of the hit PBS series. Amazon’s deal had...
Amazon Touts "Downton Abbey" Exclusive

Digital Content: Amazon Isn't Really in the Netflix Business

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Image: methodshop.comNetflix stock has been on a tear today, up more than 11% to almost $74 as the markets readied to close. The bump, even as the Nasdaq traded every so slightly down, was based primarily on what amounts to a “buy” rating from Morgan Stanley’s Scott Devitt. The gist...
Digital Content: Amazon Isn't Really in the Netflix Business
Amazon infuses TV Shows on Kindle Fire with data from IMDb

Roku can now tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street with new PBS channels

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Big Bird (or "Big Yellah," as we like to call him) and his Sesame Street cohorts are now available for streaming on your Roku box. Not just that, but his non-avian colleagues from PBS and PBS Kids are also making the trip, arriving today in new PBS and PBS...
Roku can now tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street with new PBS channels

False MarkMonitor flags raises more 'six strikes' concerns

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The first of the Center for Copyright Information system infringement notices have gone out, according to some of the ISPs enrolled in the plan. The MarkMonitor system at the core of the "six strikes" initiative is under fire again in a report on TechDirt, for misidentifying a legal game mod...
False MarkMonitor flags raises more 'six strikes' concerns

Downton Abbey fans tweet during programme, not advert breaks

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Viewers of Downton Abbey appear to be multi-tasking, dividing their attention between the on-screen action and Twitter while the show is on....
Downton Abbey fans tweet during programme, not advert breaks

Editorial: Media 'release windows' are increasingly archaic, futile and hostile

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Last week's Downton Abbey broadcast debacle, while not representative of the world's most acute problems, unnervingly illustrated one of the many ways that media companies fail to understand markets, technology and day-to-day consumer realities. The hit show ended its third season on December 25th with an extreme plot development....
Editorial: Media 'release windows' are increasingly archaic, futile and hostile
Thanks for the cash, everyone else: How Sand Hill Road is becoming Downton Abbey

Starwood: social media customer service done right

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Yesterday, I wrote about some of the challenges that face companies that use social media for customer service. Today, I want to share a fantastic experience I had with Starwood’s customer service. I had tweeted that over the years I’ve spent $660,000 on my Starwood American Express card. Someone from...
Starwood: social media customer service done right

Gillmor Gang: Living on Rented Time

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The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — go through an entire show (almost) without mentioning Apple’s big event next week. Instead, we discuss Netflix’ new 26 hour movie model, why news silos can be good for you, the relationship between...
Gillmor Gang: Living on Rented Time
90 Seconds on The Verge: PlayStation 4, 'House of Cards,' and monkeys (maybe not) in space

System Used By New Six Strikes CAS, Falsely Identifies Game Mods As NBC TV Shows

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Reader David Sutherland emailed us this week about a DMCA notice that he received via his MediaFire account. The notice, which we've included below (including all of the crappy formatting) claimed that he was using MediaFire to host "one of the following files: Downton Abbey, CONTRABAND (2012), GRIMM (2011), House...
System Used By New Six Strikes CAS, Falsely Identifies Game Mods As NBC TV Shows

Amazon inks deal with Sony to stream FX shows 'Justified,' and 'The Shield'

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Photo via Amazon. Another day, another streaming deal for Amazon. The Seattle online giant just signed a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment for the rights to exclusively stream the popular FX show “Justified,” as well as the nonexclusive rights for “The Shield.” Episodes will be available online for Amazon Prime subscribers...
Amazon inks deal with Sony to stream FX shows 'Justified,' and 'The Shield'

Amazon's 'X-Ray' feature expands to TV shows, with help from IMDb

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Amazon’s ownership of IMDb, the widely used Internet Movie Database, might have been a head-scratcher or a novelty in years past. But all that data is becoming increasingly useful to the company, and an announcement this morning is the latest case in point. Amazon is expanding its “X-Ray” feature to television...
Amazon's 'X-Ray' feature expands to TV shows, with help from IMDb

Using a tweet to get the power back on faster

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Your power just died — what’s the first thing you do? No, not go get candles. If you’re like many of us, you probably grab your phone and tweet, or write a Facebook message, about how supremely annoying and inconvenient losing power is (ugh, you were in the middle of...
Using a tweet to get the power back on faster

Amazon scores exclusive streaming rights to Downton Abbey

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The online retail giant snags the popular TV series from Netflix and Hulu. [Read more]...
Amazon scores exclusive streaming rights to Downton Abbey

Amazon scores Downton Abbey as a subscription streaming exclusive from June 18th

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Anyone who's planning to catch up on Downton Abbey on their preferred service may want to plan a viewing marathon very soon: Amazon has struck a deal to become the exclusive home of the period drama on subscription-based streaming video platforms. Starting June 18th, only those Amazon Prime Instant...
Amazon scores Downton Abbey as a subscription streaming exclusive from June 18th

NBCUniversal Pirates NBCUniversal SNL Skit That NBCUniversal Refuses To Put Online

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Danny Sullivan has an amusing blog post about his attempt to track down a Saturday Night Live skit that he wanted to watch online. Given how key the online audience has been to SNL over the past five years, you would think that, by now, NBCUniversal would have this process...
NBCUniversal Pirates NBCUniversal SNL Skit That NBCUniversal Refuses To Put Online

Fanhattan Brings Its One-Stop Video-Discovery Service to the Web

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There’s no shortage of places to watch your favorite TV shows and movies online, but trying to figure out who offers what can be a frustrating experience. Fanhattan made that task easier with its intelligent video-discovery iOS app, and now it’s expanding beyond mobile devices to the Web. Starting today,...
Fanhattan Brings Its One-Stop Video-Discovery Service to the Web

Amazon intros X-Ray for TV, helps you remember those 'Game of Thrones' actors

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Amazon's continuing the steady X-Ray takeover of media today by extending the feature to its TV selection. The latest implementation of the concept, which has already made its way to the company's e-book offerings, offers up similar functionality to its movie counterpart, harnessing IMDB data to offer up contextual...
Amazon intros X-Ray for TV, helps you remember those 'Game of Thrones' actors

Don't let the facts get in the way of getting a story on to Twitter

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Forget the Leveson inquiry, says media boss Rupert Sawyer, my job is to keep the people happy, and I've got the formula …Memo: To all staff at Channel 8 From: Rupert Sawyer, chief executiveSubject: A testimony from the very topAn enthusiastic and inquisitive young member of the Channel 8 staff...
Don't let the facts get in the way of getting a story on to Twitter
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