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ABC's livestreaming TV app comes to Kindle Fire

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Following its initial launch on iOS, broadcast television network ABC is bringing its livestreaming app “Watch ABC” to Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD, the company announced today. The app itself will bring live TV to the Kindle Fire as its broadcasted on regular television. It also offers...
ABC's livestreaming TV app comes to Kindle Fire

Second screen social TV app Zeebox launches on BlackBerry smartphones

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Already available on iOS and Android, second screen social TV app Zeebox is now available on BlackBerry smartphones, launching on the BlackBerry App World today. Supported by devices running BlackBerry OS 6 and above, Zeebox isn’t going to have the range of features available to it that are included in...
Second screen social TV app Zeebox launches on BlackBerry smartphones

Tvinci's 'Over-the-Top' TV platform service steps into Asia as it launches in Singapore with MediaCorp

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Tvinci, an Israel-based “Over-the-Top” (OTT) platform, has started expanding its service to the rest of the world. Today it is announcing a partnership with MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company, in a move that will see its OTT platform power the lifestyle service Toggle, set for release in Q1 2013. With...
Tvinci's 'Over-the-Top' TV platform service steps into Asia as it launches in Singapore with MediaCorp
Samsung Galaxy S4 doubles as a smart TV remote, with built-in IR blaster and 'WatchOn' software

Sprint brings live TV and video on demand to the iPhone with the SprintTV app

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US operator Sprint has announced the release of its SprintTV iOS app, which brings on-the-go access to TV and video content to its customers. The app allows its iPhone-owners using Sprint to catch live TV and video-on-demand content on their device for free. The programming selection includes news, sports and...
Sprint brings live TV and video on demand to the iPhone with the SprintTV app

Google Fiber TV app lands on iPad, letting people in Kansas City browse, buy, watch and record content

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Google Fiber’s TV app has been available for Android for the best part of a month already, and now it’s landed on iPad too. The Google Fiber TV app lets users control their whole Google Fiber TV via their Android smartphone, tablet and – now iPad.  This includes searching for...
Google Fiber TV app lands on iPad, letting people in Kansas City browse, buy, watch and record content

Bell Canada Mobile TV service hands-on

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Bell Canada's updated its Mobile TV service to introduce a bevy of new features and content. The mobile TV service now offers 26 channels of live programming and a pile of on demand content thrown in for good measure. The interface has been tidied up, a programming guide has...
Bell Canada Mobile TV service hands-on

Comcast: VOD ad impressions set to increase “tenfold”

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The pay TV business thinks it’s about to cash in on a new revenue stream. Comcast predicts that advertising impressions served within free video-on-demand content will increase tenfold over the next year. This would be a major evolution for a nascent cable/satellite VOD programming sector that, according to a March...
Comcast: VOD ad impressions set to increase “tenfold”
Cablevision's Optimum app for PC and Mac exits beta, live TV streaming now available to all
Time Warner Cable plays catchup, now lets customers stream on-demand content anywhere

LoveFilm brings BBC video-on-demand content to Germany

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Online movie rental service LoveFilm announced that it has 2m members back in January, on the same day Netflix launched in the UK to challenge the Amazon-owned DVD and movie-streaming service. Whilst it had significant traction in the UK prior to Netflix, it’s easy to forget that LoveFilm isn’t a...
LoveFilm brings BBC video-on-demand content to Germany
Revamped, cable-friendly Apple TV? Not in 2012, but someday

BSkyB's main video-on-demand competitors

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BSkyB's planned internet TV service means it will now compete with Netflix UK, Blinkbox, LoveFilm and HMVNetflix UKOwned by: US company NetflixOffering: Films and TV showsHow?: Watch on your PC or connect your laptop, smartphone, tablet computer or games console to the TVPricing: Subscription is £5.99 a month for unlimited...
BSkyB's main video-on-demand competitors

Vevo's new live TV channel: it's all about devices

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Vevo took another step towards becoming a full-on music TV network Tuesday with the launch of Vevo TV, a 24-hour live stream of curated programming. The channel is using MTV-like VJs, and is at launch available on the web as well as on mobile devices, Roku boxes and Xbox 360...
Vevo's new live TV channel: it's all about devices

Apple's rumored set-top box said to offer iOS UI, cloud-based DVR capabilities

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Following up on a previous report, The Wall Street Journal on Thursday revealed a bit more about Apple's rumored set-top cable box, saying the unit may include an iOS-like user interface and advanced cloud-based DVR functionality that will blur the line between live and on-demand content....
Apple's rumored set-top box said to offer iOS UI, cloud-based DVR capabilities

SlingPlayer, TuneIn and other channels added to Netgear's NeoTV line-up

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If the release of Netgear's new NeoTV PRIME has left you feeling like your earlier model is a bit dated, then maybe some fresh software for that streaming box will ease those woes. Announced today at CES, several new channels are now available on the NeoTV range, with the...
SlingPlayer, TuneIn and other channels added to Netgear's NeoTV line-up

Wii U's 'Nintendo TVii' Video on Demand and TV guide service won't launch until December

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The Nintendo (NTDOY) Wii U launches this Sunday and people are pumped for it. Aside from gaming, Nintendo is marketing the Wii U console and touchscreen-equipped GamePad as the ultimate TV controller. Announced in September, Nintendo called the the Wii U’s “TVii” service a “personalized TV guide that can tell you what’s available on...
Wii U's 'Nintendo TVii' Video on Demand and TV guide service won't launch until December

Fanhattan Debuts Pint-Size Fan TV Set-Top Box to Simplify the Living Room

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Your home theater system can get pretty cluttered even if you have of a relatively minimal setup of a cable box, DVR and streaming media device. But what if you could simplify all of that down to one piece of equipment that fits in the palm of your hand? Sounds...
Fanhattan Debuts Pint-Size Fan TV Set-Top Box to Simplify the Living Room

Apple's Best of the iTunes Store 2012: 'Action Movie FX' and 'Paper' Win Top App Honors

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Apple today released the 2012 version of its annual iTunes Store awards, previously called iTunes Rewind, which celebrates the best music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, and podcasts of the year. Here are some of the notable winners for 2012: Apps: -iPhone App of the Year: Action Movie FX...
Apple's Best of the iTunes Store 2012: 'Action Movie FX' and 'Paper' Win Top App Honors

Cablevision Optimum App for Laptop exits private beta stage

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Cablevision, which makes the Optimum iPad app that lets users watch live TV when on their home network, has now launched the Optimum App for Laptop. As the name suggests, the app lets Cablevision TV subscribers watch live TV on any Windows PC or Mac connected to their wireless network....
Cablevision Optimum App for Laptop exits private beta stage

How Roku Wants To Beat Apple By Treating Your TV Like A Smartphone

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With all the talk surrounding Apple's rumored television set, it's easy to glance over the other companies tackling the so-called "Smart TV" space. Of all the connected TVs, Blu-Ray players, Google TV boxes, video game consoles, etc., Roku has one of the most popular devices out there. And they...
How Roku Wants To Beat Apple By Treating Your TV Like A Smartphone
Comcast: Xbox 360 On Demand streams won't count against data caps

Live Matrix, The “TV Guide For The Web,” Acquired By OVGuide

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Live Matrix, the TechCrunch Disrupt ’10 finalist that proclaimed to be the “TV Guide for the web,” has been acquired by online video guide OVGuide.com in an all stock deal. As a part of the deal Live Matrix co-founder and CEO Sanjay Reddy will become OVGuide’s new CEO. Although Live Matrix...
Live Matrix, The “TV Guide For The Web,” Acquired By OVGuide
Comcast Xfinity On Demand rolling out to TiVo Premiere subscribers in SF Bay Area

Apple iTV and the carrier question

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Evidence is slowly emerging that Apple could be working with operator partners for the introduction of its upcoming iTV product. Last week, Bloomberg reported that Apple may get access to programs through partnerships with carriers such as AT&T and Verizon. And Tuesday the Globe and Mail reported that Apple is...
Apple iTV and the carrier question
Time Warner Cable brings on-demand programming to TWC TV website

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to hit US stores on Thursday (Review Roundup)

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The Galaxy Note 8.0, an 8-inch wifi-only tablet with stylus input, goes on sale in the US on Thursday priced at $399.99 – a price which leaves it competing with the iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7. The device got a lot of attention when it...
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to hit US stores on Thursday (Review Roundup)

Disney Brings More Live Kids' Content Online Through Comcast's Xfinity TV Website

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Disney is getting in on the TV Everywhere game in a big way, by bringing even more of its live kids content online with partner Comcast. The move will help Disney reach its viewers on new platforms, and offer up new ways for them to access its content online. Up...
Disney Brings More Live Kids' Content Online Through Comcast's Xfinity TV Website

Zou Bisou! Netflix Says It Brought a Million New Viewers to Mad Men

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Mad Men is in its fifth season and the AMC show is more popular than ever. This year’s debut episode attracted 3.5 million viewers, up more than a million from last’s season’s 2.4 million average. You’re welcome, says Netflix content boss Ted Sarandos. Sarandos, speaking at a panel at the cable...
Zou Bisou! Netflix Says It Brought a Million New Viewers to Mad Men

Tweek Preps New Algorithmic Version Of Its Social TV Guide [TCTV]

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Tweek aims to turn the social graph into a TV Guide by letting the user discover what his/her friends like, connect with people whose taste he/she trusts and providing direct access to live and on demand content. Launched in May for the iPad and iPad first, in Germany and...
Tweek Preps New Algorithmic Version Of Its Social TV Guide [TCTV]
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