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HBO Go could eventually be offered as a bundle with your ISP, but why fuss with gatekeepers?

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HBO has long been known for dishing out cult TV shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Sex in the City — along with recent hits like Game of Thrones and Girls. The network, at the moment, is closely tied to television, and understandably so; cable TV has led it to...
HBO Go could eventually be offered as a bundle with your ISP, but why fuss with gatekeepers?

What are you paying for when you buy TV?

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When pay TV options came out in the 1980s the consumer was buying choice — more channels and more options for their prime time or daytime or anytime entertainment. But in today’s world, where the choices are infinite and spread between Facbeook, So You Think You Can Dance and Angry...
What are you paying for when you buy TV?

Viacom Gives Up Fight Against Time Warner Cable, Adds Channels to TWC iPad App

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Customers of Time Warner Cable have some reason to rejoice today, as the cable company has gotten the go-ahead to add channels like MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central to its live streaming iPad app. The addition comes after the channels’ owner Viacom has settled its differences and resolved litigation with...
Viacom Gives Up Fight Against Time Warner Cable, Adds Channels to TWC iPad App

Cablevision files antitrust suit against Viacom over programming bundling

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Fan of channels such as CMT, VH1 Classic and Teen Nick? Cablevision is assuming that's a negatory. Today, the cable provider filed a federal antitrust suit against Viacom over the content distributor's programming bundling practices, which are alleged as anti-competitive. The lawsuit revolves around Viacom's insistence that ancillary networks...
Cablevision files antitrust suit against Viacom over programming bundling

Hollywood Agents Talk About Technology In Entertainment [TCTV]

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Brent Weinstein and Eric Kuhn stopped by the studio to talk about technology in entertainment, and these guys are worth listening to. Brent is Head of Digital Media for United Talent Agency in Los Angeles, where he oversees the agency’s work in online entertainment, social media, video games, and...
Hollywood Agents Talk About Technology In Entertainment [TCTV]

Comcast is no Netflix — not yet anyway

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Xfinity Streampix’s thus-far-meager offerings are available only to subscribers of Comcast’s pay-TV services. FORTUNE — Put “Comcast” and “streaming” together in a press release and predictably, reports will proliferate that the cable giant is taking on Netflix. It isn’t. Not yet, anyway. Comcast’s (CMCSA) new streaming service, Xfinity Streampix, will...
Comcast is no Netflix — not yet anyway
12 Hours Of Huffing: A HuffPost Live Viewing Diary
Amazon Prime wants in on the original TV series front

Amazon Streaming Adds Staples From MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon

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Promotional Images from Amazon and Yo Gabba Gabba Amazon has announced a licensing agreement with cable television giant Viacom that will allow Amazon Prime members to instantly stream episodes of current and catalog TV shows from the company’s stations: MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Spike, VH1, BET, CMT and...
Amazon Streaming Adds Staples From MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon

Amazon to develop original programming

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Amazon on Wednesday announced an expansion of its Amazon Studios division, which will soon develop original content. The retail giant is currently accepting proposals for comedy and children’s programming to be distributed through its Instant Video service, the company said on Wednesday. “Amazon Studios wants to discover great talent and...
Amazon to develop original programming
Amazon to develop five of its original TV show pilots into full series
Aereo expanding to 22 more cities this year after 38 million funding round

TV Analyst: Kids Love Netflix, And Disney Should Break Them Of That Nasty Habit

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The broadest, most obvious trend in media consumption is the shift to an on-demand world, where content is available when you want it on whatever device you're using. In the day-to-day, this gets lost behind neverending squabbles about licensing, and severely limited offerings accompanied by bold statements about embracing technology—but...
TV Analyst: Kids Love Netflix, And Disney Should Break Them Of That Nasty Habit

Netflix to launch original kids' series with DreamWorks this December

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Netflix’s first original drama, House of Cards, is available now; new episodes of Arrested Development are coming soon; and now Netflix is getting into original kids’ programming in a partnership with DreamWorks Animation. The animated series, Turbo: F.A.S.T., is based on DreamWorks’ upcoming summer film Turbo. Turbo: F.A.S.T will debut in December. In addition, Netflix announced...
Netflix to launch original kids' series with DreamWorks this December

BBC iPlayer Finally Comes To Sky

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iPlayer, the incredibly popular catch-up TV service from the BBC, has today found itself another 6.7 million potential viewers, following its launch on Internet-connected Sky+ boxes. Integrating directly with Sky’s on-demand programme guide, BBC iPlayer joins Sky, ITV and Channel 5 in providing catch-up content, ensuring that all major free-to-air catch-up services...
BBC iPlayer Finally Comes To Sky

Amazon swipes Dora from Netflix with new Viacom streaming deal

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Dora has found a new casa at Amazon. Amazon this morning announced a streaming deal with Viacom Networks that brings a broad selection of exclusive children’s programming to the Amazon Prime Instant Video service, following the expiration of Netflix’s deal with Viacom. Shows included in the deal include popular kids...
Amazon swipes Dora from Netflix with new Viacom streaming deal

NBCUniversal dissolves G4, rebrands it as 'The Esquire Network'

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Because nothing quite says "hip brand rejuvenation" like associating your channel with an 80-year-old magazine, NBCUniversal today announced the rebranding and makeover of its G4 television channel into "The Esquire Channel" (as in Esquire magazine). G4 primarily aired video game-centric programming, as well as a vast array of re-runs...
NBCUniversal dissolves G4, rebrands it as 'The Esquire Network'
Netflix signs licensing deal for Cartoon Network & Adult Swim content

RISE Awards 2013: A global effort

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“I am standing in a partial enclosure made of sticks and plant fronds. This is the school for roughly 35 students, ranging in age from three to about 20 years old. There are no desks. There is only a single shared chalkboard, and it has gaping holes.” — David...
RISE Awards 2013: A global effort

Time Warner Cable and Viacom Settle Lawsuit Over iPad Television Streaming

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Time Warner Cable and Viacom have settled their legal entanglements regarding Time Warner's streaming of Viacom video content on its iPad app, according to the New York Times. The breakthrough comes as a result of a settlement between Time Warner Cable and Viacom, which owns cable channels like Comedy Central,...
Time Warner Cable and Viacom Settle Lawsuit Over iPad Television Streaming

No Cable? No Problem, AMC Tells "Breaking Bad" Fans.

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“Breaking Bad,” America’s favorite meth-dealer drama, kicked off its fifth season on AMC last night. If you missed it, you can probably catch it now, via your pay-TV provider’s on-demand service. And if you don’t pay for TV, you can also get it right now. Legally. Less than 12 hours...
No Cable? No Problem, AMC Tells "Breaking Bad" Fans.
Hulu Plus Upgrades Its Living Room Experience With A New Look, Search, Controls & Added Kids Section

Copyright owners denied class status in YouTube suit

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A federal court in New York has denied class certification to copyright owners in an infringement lawsuit against YouTube over unauthorized hosting of content, stating that copyright claims have only superficial similarities.Judge Louis L. Stanton of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York had earlier...
Copyright owners denied class status in YouTube suit

Amazon Prime Stalks Netflix, Hulu With Zombieland Pilot

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The time to cut the cord on cable television has never been better. Between Netflix and Hulu Plus, consumers are treated to a variety of original programming financed and produced not by mega studios but by digital content companies that have little interest of seeding their content to cable channels....
Amazon Prime Stalks Netflix, Hulu With Zombieland Pilot

Time Warner agreement brings Cartoon Network to Netflix

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Netflix today announced a new agreement between it and content provider Time Warner that will see programming from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and TNT appearing on the streaming service. The deal represents the third agreement between the popular video streaming service and Time Warner, bringing even more Time Warner content...
Time Warner agreement brings Cartoon Network to Netflix

Netflix partners with Fox to expand film and TV content in Latin America from July

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Netflix has signed a multi-year agreement with Twentieth Century Fox to license some of the studio’s programming for its Latin American online streaming service, the company announced today. As from July, Latin American users will be able to stream previous episodes of TV series such as ’24,’ ‘Prison Break,’ ‘The...
Netflix partners with Fox to expand film and TV content in Latin America from July

Microsoft and the National Football League team up for exclusive partnership

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Microsoft has just announced a broad partnership with the National Football League intended to make the Xbox One the definitive living room device for football fans. While the Xbox is known primarily as a gaming platform, Microsoft has been positioning the console as an all-in-one entertainment solution for some...
Microsoft and the National Football League team up for exclusive partnership

Roku Now Has 700 Channels, Including Time Warner Cable; Also Has 14 TV Manufacturers Compatible With Its Streaming Stick

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Roku is announcing at CES today a significant milestone both in the amount of content and the number of devices that are compatible with its USB-sized streaming stick. The company now has more than 700 channels of content its subscribers can choose from, as well as 14 device manufacturers making...
Roku Now Has 700 Channels, Including Time Warner Cable; Also Has 14 TV Manufacturers Compatible With Its Streaming Stick
WGN America and Tribune's local channels back on DirecTV after drawn-out public spat

Iran Blocks Media File Downloads

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Iranian authorities have blocked users from downloading foreign-hosted MP3, MP4, AVI, and SWF files. Since October 4, Iranian Internet users have been unable to access millions of videos and sound files hosted abroad. British non-profit Small Media reports that the move, implemented by Iran's telecommunications ministry for unknown reasons, has...
Iran Blocks Media File Downloads
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