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Over 1 million U.S. cable subscribers cut the cord in 2011

Hulu freshens its homepage to focus on content

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Lately premium streaming video service Hulu is all about revamping its design, with the latest happening to its homepage. The company today revealed an overhauled website that focuses on the rich library of content from major broadcast stations and notable cable networks. As you can see from the screenshot...
Hulu freshens its homepage to focus on content

Netflix: one billion viewing hours in June

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Netflix monthly viewing crossed the billion hour mark for the first time ever last month. A public posting on Netflix CEO Reed Hasting's Facebook page announced the landmark. The achievement is a testament to the growing popularity of video streaming as opposed to traditional television watching, and one analyst says...
Netflix: one billion viewing hours in June

Are the Olympics a bigger media draw than the Super Bowl?

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Are the Games really bigger than the Big Game? According to a Pew Research study released Monday, nearly 8 out of 10 Americans say they’re following the London Olympics on either traditional television or via the internet. As a media event, that makes the Summer Olympics bigger than the Super Bowl,...
Are the Olympics a bigger media draw than the Super Bowl?
Microsoft’s NUads on Xbox Live ‘motions’ boring TV commercials forward

It's Not TV, It's Amazon

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Hulu has Paul the Male Matchmaker, Netflix has Lilyhammer and House of Cards. And what does Amazon have in the way of original video programming? Nothing much yet. But that may soon change. New job listings on Amazon’s careers site show the company looking to recruit at least two creative...
It's Not TV, It's Amazon

With "Lillyhammer" Netflix Wants To Destroy Traditional TV, Get You "Hooked" On All-At-Once Watching

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There was no premiere episode. And not much fanfare. Monday morning the show went online, its entire first series watchable in one sitting. What is Netflix thinking?If a show debuts without a premiere, will anyone watch it? That's the multi-million-dollar koan Netflix is looking to answer. And fast.Earlier this week...
With "Lillyhammer" Netflix Wants To Destroy Traditional TV, Get You "Hooked" On All-At-Once Watching

YouTube Increases Funding To Web Channels

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Viral videos have caught a cold, seems to be the philosophy at YouTube. To this end, Google is to fund another 60 TV channels, as it chases advertising revenue at its video sharing site. The idea is to make YouTube more similar to TV, with access to more original programming...
YouTube Increases Funding To Web Channels

At YouTube, Even Stars Agree to Working-Class Wages

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By John Jannarone and Christopher S. Stewart With YouTube joining the battle for video advertising dollars, startup culture has crept into the traditional television world. Even red-carpet regulars are agreeing to working-class wages. AP Jennifer Garne One of the online video site’s new original-content channels, WIGS, is paying everyone working...
At YouTube, Even Stars Agree to Working-Class Wages

Yahoo's Latest Brush With Big-Name Producer Talent: Ben Stiller

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Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) continues on its push for original video content and A-list talent, with a deal for a new comedy series with Ben Stiller’s Red Hour production shingle. Burning Love, which will be co-produced by a division at Paramount (NYSE: VIA) Pictures specializing in small-budget projects, Insurge Pictures,...
Yahoo's Latest Brush With Big-Name Producer Talent: Ben Stiller

Why CNN's Digital Strength May Cause Problems For Fox

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CNN has become a prime-time ratings afterthought in the cable news business it started three decades ago, as Fox (NSDQ: NWS) News continues to dominate a traditional television realm mostly supported by older viewers. But online and on mobile, the tables are turned. Driven by a flurry of big...
Why CNN's Digital Strength May Cause Problems For Fox

Facebook Is Working To Help Users Hide Annoying Mobile Ads

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Facebook Is Improving Features That Allow Mobile Users To Hide Ads (CNET) It's as easy as clicking an "x" that appears on the top right of the ad. The social network is currently allowing users to hide ads that feature content from Facebook Pages, but the same "x" will soon help...
Facebook Is Working To Help Users Hide Annoying Mobile Ads
Don't waste those screens: these social TV apps help you tap into the modern viewer
Ford banks on Yahoo reality series to launch new Focus

Talking Schmidt: YouTube has already won the battle with TV

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Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google / via telegraph.co.uk In recent months Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has proven himself a spokesperson worthy of making the headlines. From singing the praises of his BlackBerry (no, I didn’t misspell Android) to claiming Apple is holding out on approving Google Now for iOS...
Talking Schmidt: YouTube has already won the battle with TV
Tablets the second most popular way to watch TV, says Viacom study
This Chart Will Keep Cable Execs Up All Night

YouTube, Virgin America partner for in-air content deal

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Google's YouTube is taking to the air in its latest bid to supplant traditional television, as content from the Google-owned streaming service will now be featured as in-flight entertainment on Virgin America's flights in the US and Mexico. The partnership will see Virgin making five YouTube channels available on its...
YouTube, Virgin America partner for in-air content deal

Virgin Tivo subscribers to hit 1m

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Popularity of boxes which connect TVs to the internet helps offset fall in cable customersSubscribers to Virgin Media's Tivo box are due to reach 1m this week, the company said on Tuesday, less than a year after its launch.The number of homes with the box, which connects sets to the...
Virgin Tivo subscribers to hit 1m

Nielsen: Most U.S. tablet owners use their device while watching TV

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There’s been avid interest among private equity in TV “check-in” start-ups like GetGlue and Shazam — and this may be one reason why: New research from Nielsen found that 88 percent of U.S. tablet owners use their devices while they watch television. Nielsen conducted the research in the U.S., U.K. Germany...
Nielsen: Most U.S. tablet owners use their device while watching TV
Mobcaster users raise over $100K for full-length indie TV shows (exclusive)
Netflix details its vision for the future: a world without traditional TV
Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove' arrives amidst storm of negative reviews

Arrested Development cast set to begin filming Netflix reboot

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Filming for the Netflix-exclusive reboot of hit comedy show Arrested Development is slated to begin production on Tuesday, according to Deadline. The entire cast of the show, which includes Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett and Michael Cera, will reportedly return to the new season, though some of the...
Arrested Development cast set to begin filming Netflix reboot
Q&A: KIRO-TV’s Jenni Hogan will blend broadcast, social media in special tonight

YouTube takes on TV with launch of 60 new channels

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Rollout of Original Channels in Europe includes Jamie Oliver Food Channel, BBC Worldwide's On Earth and Mixmag TVYouTube has launched a fresh incursion into traditional TV territory by launching 60 new channels, some featuring content made by top UK producers.The Google-owned video website has linked up with media companies including...
YouTube takes on TV with launch of 60 new channels
Amazon gets into the content business with four original TV shows
Mobcaster Crowdfunds Its First TV Season

Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant grabs exclusive access to Vikings television show in Germany and the UK

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Amazon is beefing up its content offering on LOVEFILM Instant, its on-demand streaming service in the UK, Germany and Scandinavia, with exclusive access to the US television series Vikings. It will be the first time that any show has been distributed through LOVEFiLM before any traditional broadcast station, channel or network...
Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant grabs exclusive access to Vikings television show in Germany and the UK
An inside look at the first major acquisition of a premium YouTube channel
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