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BBC to stream shows on iPlayer ahead of scheduled broadcasts

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The BBC Trust is allowing the BBC to put some of its television programs onto the BBC iPlayer on-demand service before being broadcast. The 12-month trial will consist of up to 40 hours of assorted TV shows appearing on iPlayer ahead of their scheduled transmission through normal channels, as the...
BBC to stream shows on iPlayer ahead of scheduled broadcasts

Court Rules Yellow Pages Are Protected Speech

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A couple of years ago, the publishers of a number of phone books in the Seattle area sued the city for passing a new ordinance that required the publishers to pay a fee and subscribe to an opt-out program. The ordinance was implemented to allow Seattle residents to opt-out of...
Court Rules Yellow Pages Are Protected Speech

How Amazon is changing the rules for books and movies

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The online retail giant is tapping its huge customer base and vast technical underpinnings to reshape the way books, movies, and television programs are made. [Read more]...
How Amazon is changing the rules for books and movies

Does Julian Assange’s TV show pave the way for more high quality alternative programming?

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As you may have heard, Julian Assange, editor of Wikileaks, has a TV show. There are four episodes available on the web now, so it’s time to take a look at what this is all about. A quick glance back on interviews and statements from Assange about the show point...
Does Julian Assange’s TV show pave the way for more high quality alternative programming?
Overseas courts no more friendly to TV streaming than US ones
HBO finally brings its HBO Go Android app to Ice Cream Sandwich tablets, adds bug fixes
Zeebox adds Viacom to its growing list of TV partnerships

Amazon granted a patent on ‘electronic gifting,’ with a twist

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Did Amazon.com just patent Christmas? Not quite, but the company has just been granted a patent on what has become a common method of giving presents — a system for selecting digital gifts such as movies, music or e-books, sending an electronic notification to a recipient, and allowing them to...
Amazon granted a patent on ‘electronic gifting,’ with a twist

Roku adds BBC iPlayer to bolster UK launch

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When Roku said it would start shipping its media streaming boxes to the U.K. for the first time last month, there was a significant omission from the lineup of services it was offering — the BBC’s iPlayer. The iPlayer is the dominant force in Britain’s streaming TV landscape, available everywhere...
Roku adds BBC iPlayer to bolster UK launch

TV Viewing’s Shift to the Web [STATS]

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A survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers showed that more of us than ever before are choosing to watch TV shows on websites such as Hulu rather than on a TV. For younger folks, a full 83% said they watched some, most or all of their TV programming online.This study,...
TV Viewing’s Shift to the Web [STATS]
CEA sides with Dish, says 1984 Betamax ruling covers Hopper DVR
Roku adds universal search channel for movies and TV

Google wishes TV chef Julia Child a Happy 100th Birthday with doodle

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Google is celebrating Julia Child’s 100th birthday today. The American chef, author, and television personality died at the age of 91 on August 13, 2004, as first noted by SearchEngineLand, but she is notable for seamlessly bringing the art of French cuisine to the American home with her first —and massive—cookbook, “Mastering the...
Google wishes TV chef Julia Child a Happy 100th Birthday with doodle
Why developers should start choosing conscience over profit

Sorry, But A Lot Of Social Media `Wisdom' Is Pure Bullshit

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I told Jake Sasseville that if I ever saw him again, I'd punch him in the face. That was back in 2007. I was the new media coordinator for Jake's first television show, The Edge with Jake Sasseville and Jake hadn't paid me in months. As you might have guessed... I...
Sorry, But A Lot Of Social Media `Wisdom' Is Pure Bullshit

Twitter Reportedly In Talks With Viacom And NBCUniversal For Content-Sharing Deal

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Twitter is nearing an agreement with Viacom to host TV clips and sell advertising on the site, reports Bloomberg. It is also reportedly discussing a content partnership with Comcast’s NBCUniversal, and one or more of the deals could be reached by mid-May. According to sources cited in the article, the...
Twitter Reportedly In Talks With Viacom And NBCUniversal For Content-Sharing Deal

Senator Leahy's Anti-Privacy Gift to Netflix

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Senator Patrick Leahy is offering a new amendment that would allow Facebook users to automatically share the titles of movies they rent through Netflix. His proposal would weaken a decades-old bill that keeps video rental record private. Guess what? The Vermont Democrat also wrote the old privacy bill, and he seemed to...
Senator Leahy's Anti-Privacy Gift to Netflix
Sony to launch “nasne” networked recorder and media storage device

MPAA: "Red Flags" Make Hotfile Liable for Pirate Users

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As one of the largest file-sharing sites on the Internet, Hotfile has become a prime target for Hollywood. Two years ago the inevitable finally happened when the MPAA filed a lawsuit against the file-hosting service. Since then there have been dozens of court filings and Hotfile even sued MPAA member...
MPAA: "Red Flags" Make Hotfile Liable for Pirate Users

FBI Spying On... FarmVille?

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The FBI just announced plans to ramp up their social media monitoring, data mining, and analysis. The surprising thing is that they haven't done so already.The FBI wants to step up their monitoring of social media. Earlier this month the bureau posted a Request for Information (RFI) from potential vendors...
FBI Spying On... FarmVille?
Intel inside & out: trademark filings point towards Intel Media plans
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