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Amazon adds about 3,000 Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate titles to Prime Instant Video with EPIX deal

More choice in the UK: Sky's NOW TV movie subscription service lands on Roku devices

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NOW TV, the internet TV service powered by Sky that offers customers subscription-based access to Sky Movies, is now available on Roku streaming players. More specifically, NOW TV is available from today on Roku LT and Roku 2 XS boxes, which are both available in the UK for £49.99 and...
More choice in the UK: Sky's NOW TV movie subscription service lands on Roku devices

Starz Play movies disappear from Netflix streaming this week

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A little more than three years after arriving on Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service, Starz is packing up its online package of movies and original TV shows and heading home at the end of this month. While the deal brought in high profile movies from Disney and Sony (not...
Starz Play movies disappear from Netflix streaming this week

Jurassic Park 3D Blu-ray comes home April 23rd after its one-week theatrical return

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We've known since last year that Jurassic Park would make its return to theaters in 3D this April, but now Universal has also dropped the details about its Blu-ray 3D release, as well as the 2D release of all the flicks individually in March. Just to fill in the...
Jurassic Park 3D Blu-ray comes home April 23rd after its one-week theatrical return

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Blu-ray set is back on, ships April 2nd

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Just in case you were wondering whatever happened to that delayed-by-lawsuit 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled Blu-ray set that captured a full series of the Disney / Marvel movies, Amazon is notifying pre-orderers (previously mollified with free The Avengers discs) of the new release date:...
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Blu-ray set is back on, ships April 2nd

Microsoft airs its first Surface tablet ad, focuses on keyboard, kickstand and... dancers?

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Considering how interested we are in trying out Microsoft's new Surface Windows 8 tablets, it turns out we should've been practicing the art of dance instead of blogging. The first TV spot for the tablets aired tonight during Dancing with the Stars, fitting, since it featured an entire troupe...
Microsoft airs its first Surface tablet ad, focuses on keyboard, kickstand and... dancers?

Now everyone can make money from their videos, as YouTube opens its Partner Program to everyone

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You may or may not already know this, but YouTube’s Partner Program is an initiative by the Google-owned video-streaming platform to help creators develop skills, build audiences and – crucially – earn some bucks. YouTube has now announced that its expanding the eligibility to the program across the twenty countries...
Now everyone can make money from their videos, as YouTube opens its Partner Program to everyone

Netflix explains its recommendation system, can't find a reason for Adam Sandler's last movie

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In case you've been wondering why Netflix tends to recommend the movies it does, there's a post on the company's Tech Blog breaking down the various levels of its system. Remember the Netflix Prize contest? Teams of researchers produced competing algorithms capable of more accurately predicting how members would...
Netflix explains its recommendation system, can't find a reason for Adam Sandler's last movie

Google Play movies now available in India and Mexico

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Google Play's book collection opened up in India and Mexico just a few weeks ago, and now Mountain View's movie hoard is available in both countries on the web and through the content's Android app. It's no coincidence that the video service has gone live this week either --...
Google Play movies now available in India and Mexico

The next version of Microsoft Office: A user's perspective

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I was in attendance at yesterday’s Microsoft event in San Francisco where the company unveiled the new version of Office. We are part of a small group of customers who have been evaluating the new version over the past couple of months using a pre-release version of Windows 8 and...
The next version of Microsoft Office: A user's perspective

Starz, Encore and Movieplex Play apps arrive on Android

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Starz Play has had a home on iOS since October, but now it's made the jump to Android, and it's brought Encore Play and Movieplex Play along with it. By wielding the apps, users can stream video from the TV network over WiFi and 3G -- provided they have...
Starz, Encore and Movieplex Play apps arrive on Android

The PS3 gets a native YouTube app in 19 more countries across Europe, Australasia, Africa and Asia

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Back in August we reported that Google had rolled out a native YouTube app for PlayStation 3, the one major downside being that it was available in the US only (and Canada a month later). Until now, that is. A quick peruse of the TV/Video services section reveals that European...
The PS3 gets a native YouTube app in 19 more countries across Europe, Australasia, Africa and Asia
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Pixorial reels in Rumblefish to bring copyright-cleared soundtracks to its online video platform

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Back in November, we reported on a new partnership between Rumblefish and APM Music (a joint venture of EMI Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing), which enabled users to spice up their YouTube videos with a new library of songs. Legally, of course. Just to recap, Rumblefish offers a pretty...
Pixorial reels in Rumblefish to bring copyright-cleared soundtracks to its online video platform

Flickd Movies for iPhone is the slickest way to remember movies you simply don’t want to miss

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It used to be that I would see every movie that mattered on opening weekend. Usually at midnight. Then I got married, had a kid and just generally got busier and I started slipping on seeing movies in the theater at all. But I’ll never stop being a movie lover...
Flickd Movies for iPhone is the slickest way to remember movies you simply don’t want to miss

SIM2's $158k CinemaQuattro 4K DLP projector is for hundred seat home theaters

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Even in the land of the outrageous home theater equipment that is CEDIA, SIM2's new CinemaQuattro projector sticks out. The company's first model capable of 4K (4,096 x 2,160) resolution, it's nearly as large as the Italian scooter that also resided in its booth and comes with a price...
SIM2's $158k CinemaQuattro 4K DLP projector is for hundred seat home theaters

Run, Forrest, Run! Paramount deal brings hundreds of new videos to Amazon Prime Instant Video

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Amazon has struck a deal with Paramount Pictures that will see hundreds of flicks being added to its Prime Instant Video subscription service. The licensing agreement will bring movies like Forrest Gump, Mission: Impossible 3, Braveheart, Forrest Gump and Clueless to Prime customers in the United States over the next...
Run, Forrest, Run! Paramount deal brings hundreds of new videos to Amazon Prime Instant Video

Your life in film: Letterboxd, a social network for movie buffs

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If you like nothing better than hitting the local picture house on a Saturday night, or spending your evenings glued to Netflix, LoveFilm or whatever video-on-demand (VoD) platform takes your fancy, this new website could be right up your alley. Letterboxd is the latest social network out of the starting...
Your life in film: Letterboxd, a social network for movie buffs

Welcome to the world of Whirled: Meet the agency behind some of Google's most well-known videos

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“Cracking the 100 million barrier reveals to us the power in tapping human emotion,” explains Scott T. Chan, founder and creative director of video production agency Whirled. “The opportunity to create work that has touched millions and created keystone moments for brands has been a dream come true and a...
Welcome to the world of Whirled: Meet the agency behind some of Google's most well-known videos

Dracula, The Mummy and six other horror classics coming in a Blu-ray set October 2nd (video)

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Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection will arrive on shelves October 2nd, and pack eight classic horror movies, all restored so they can be seen in the highest quality possible. Among the releases is Creature from the Black Lagoon restored for Blu-ray 3D (yes, like Dial M for Murder...
Dracula, The Mummy and six other horror classics coming in a Blu-ray set October 2nd (video)
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Documentary.net releases iOS app for watching factual films on your small screen

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If you’ve not already filled up your brand new iPhone with content, here’s something you might like if you’re a fan of factual films. Documentary.net has released an iOS app for accessing all of the films usually found on its site. The company offers the free and legal film streaming...
Documentary.net releases iOS app for watching factual films on your small screen
Apple's iCloud movies missing Universal and Fox flicks, HBO 'relaxing' terms to include

BFI to digitize 10,000 British films as part of Film Forever investment plan

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The British Film Institute plans to digitize and provide easier access to 10,000 British flicks as part of a new £500 million (approximately $800 million) "Film Forever" initiative. In addition to driving growth in the UK industry by investing in education, filmmaking and the like, the institute wants to...
BFI to digitize 10,000 British films as part of Film Forever investment plan

Microsoft's Hotmail flicks finger at UK students

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You can't have egg bacon spam and sausage without the spam Microsoft’s Hotmail and Outlook Live servers keep getting stuck on a spamming loop that is locking many students and teaching staff at UK universities out of the firm’s email service.…...
Microsoft's Hotmail flicks finger at UK students

Strange objects found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea create a stir

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The Captain and crew of an ocean salvaging operation made an interesting find in the Baltic Sea, which was apparently originally discovered by a company called Ocean Explorer. The new crew is a company specializing in deep-sea salvage, and it appears that they have happened on the same wreck that...
Strange objects found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea create a stir

Netflix locks up Academy Award nominated exclusives from The Weinstein Company

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If you're looking for more content to watch on Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service -- especially since all those Starz movies are exiting stage left at month's end -- we have good news, as it just announced a multi-year exclusive deal with The Weinstein Company. The agreement covers foreign language,...
Netflix locks up Academy Award nominated exclusives from The Weinstein Company

Google rolls out native YouTube app for PlayStation 3, US-only for now

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We bring good news and bad news for PlayStation 3-owners – Google has launched a new native YouTube app for the console, giving gamers the chance to rest their weary fingers and watch some cute kitten flicks instead. While YouTube was previously available for PS3 through the browser (as are...
Google rolls out native YouTube app for PlayStation 3, US-only for now

Warner Archive Instant launches, offers subscription to stream classic movies and TV shows

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While existing streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime stock their virtual shelves with fresh exclusive content, the just-launched Warner Archive Instant is running in the other direction. Drawing on a catalog of rare older (although not necessarily that old, there's a few 90s flicks in there) movies and...
Warner Archive Instant launches, offers subscription to stream classic movies and TV shows

Amazon joins up with Epix, adds thousands of flicks to Prime Instant Video roster

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Truth be told, Amazon's Prime Instant Video selection isn't the most comprehensive library on the net, but it's well on its way, thanks to a new licensing agreement with the Epix. The entertainment network, which partners with studios that include Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount, brings access to recent blockbusters...
Amazon joins up with Epix, adds thousands of flicks to Prime Instant Video roster
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