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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

BSkyB announces Now TV, offering pay-as-you-go Internet TV to the masses

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The Next Web is at the Guardian Changing Media Summit this week, a conference promising to deliver insights from the organisations and individuals capitalising on disruption within the digital content space. You can monitor all our coverage here. Jeremy Darroch, CEO of BSkyB, was the first keynote of the two-day...
BSkyB announces Now TV, offering pay-as-you-go Internet TV to the masses

'Hundreds' of Cablevision iO TV on-demand rentals now last 48 hours, procrastinators rejoice

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Last we heard from Cablevision, it was bringing its Optimum Online live TV streaming to Windows and Macs. Shifting directions to its more "traditional" cable offerings, the company now has good news for folks who've been generally bummed out about the 24-hour viewing window allotted with movie rentals on...
'Hundreds' of Cablevision iO TV on-demand rentals now last 48 hours, procrastinators rejoice

Hulu Plus UI on Apple TV: a photo tour

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Hulu and Apple recently partnered up to bring the (paid) streaming TV service to Apple's set-top box. Though I poked some fun at the number of Hulu Pus subscribers who might take advantage of the service on Apple TV, there are quite a few subscribers who have chosen Hulu Plus...
Hulu Plus UI on Apple TV: a photo tour

Why The Networks Are Really Afraid Of Aereo: Time Warner Cable Says It Might Offer Aereo-Like Service

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The TV networks' fight against Aereo, including their recent hilarious threats to pull their networks off the air and put them on cable always seemed really exaggerated. Aereo is a tiny startup, with a questionable business model and not that many customers. It does some nice things, but how many...
Why The Networks Are Really Afraid Of Aereo: Time Warner Cable Says It Might Offer Aereo-Like Service

YouView internet TV service unveiled, but would you pay £299 for it?

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Poll: Lord Sugar has finally revealed his long-delayed catch-up player but would you fork out £299 for it?Josh Halliday...
YouView internet TV service unveiled, but would you pay £299 for it?

Intel Confirms It's Making A Streaming TV Box And Online TV Service (INTC)

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As has been widely reported, Intel confirmed today that it is working on a set-top box for TVs that let you stream video content.  Speaking at AllThingsD's Dive Into Media conference, Intel's media boss Erik Huggers said the company is working on a set-top box and an accompanying streaming TV...
Intel Confirms It's Making A Streaming TV Box And Online TV Service (INTC)

BSkyB profits up despite ad decline

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Net profit rises 8% as gains in total customers and efficiency make up for 6% advertising slide in second half of 2011BSkyB has announced net profit was 8% higher in the first half of its financial year despite a drop in advertising revenue.For the six months ending 31 December 2011,...
BSkyB profits up despite ad decline
BT website allows anyone to add services to an account with a phone number and postcode
YouView, the UK's next-generation TV service, enters public trials

Intel's Cable Box Will Have A Camera That Tracks You As You Watch TV (INTC)

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We should reserve judgement until we see the actual product, but the initial description of Intel's plan for a cable box sounds very creepy. It's planning to roll out a cable box with a camera that looks at who is watch TV to deliver a more personalized experience. At the...
Intel's Cable Box Will Have A Camera That Tracks You As You Watch TV (INTC)

Sky adds Channel 4′s catch-up TV service 4oD to On Demand and Sky Go

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Sky has announced that Channel 4’s catch-up TV service, 4oD, will be added to On Demand this Monday. Customers of the subscription-based satellite television service will be able to access it for free, provided they have a Sky+HD box connected to the Internet. Channel 4′s video on-demand service offers programming from its entire...
Sky adds Channel 4′s catch-up TV service 4oD to On Demand and Sky Go

Aereo TV is set to expand into 22 more US cities from late spring following $38m funding

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Antenna-supported Web TV service Aereo TV is set to roll out into 22 additional US cities in late spring following a series B round worth $38 million. The announcement was made at the Global Internet, Media & Telecommunications conference at CES. The round is led by IAC and Highland Capital...
Aereo TV is set to expand into 22 more US cities from late spring following $38m funding

Components for Apple Television Set Reportedly 'Starting to Move in Small Quantities'

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Last month, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who has long been a proponent of an Apple television set, reported that Apple was investigating components for just such a product, contacting suppliers to learn about the capabilities of their various offerings. As shared by Business Insider, a new report from Jeffries...
Components for Apple Television Set Reportedly 'Starting to Move in Small Quantities'

Cox flareWatch beta brings IPTV with 60 HD channels, cloud DVR for $35 monthly

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While everyone tries to figure out what the future of TV looks like, Cox Cable has crossed over to offering internet TV service to customers in Orange County. flareWatch beta testers can buy a Fanhattan Fan TV set-top box for $99 (up to three per household) and sign up...
Cox flareWatch beta brings IPTV with 60 HD channels, cloud DVR for $35 monthly

Dish And The Dream Of Internet TV

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So Dish is the latest company interested in building an Internet TV service, as Bloomberg reported last week that it was in talks with various networks about licensing their content and delivering it over-the-top. But while an over-the-top live TV would certainly be a welcome choice among video options, it’s...
Dish And The Dream Of Internet TV

Duh: Analyst Says TV Programming Price Increases Are Unsustainable And "A Train Wreck In The Making"

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Your monthly cable or satellite bill just keeps going up — that’s the reality we all face. And while consumers are getting squeezed by price increases, they’re not alone: Bernstein Research analyst Craig Moffett sees a reckoning coming, as increases in the cost of programming are also outpacing cable or...
Duh: Analyst Says TV Programming Price Increases Are Unsustainable And "A Train Wreck In The Making"

Apple moving forward with streaming TV service even as content providers resist

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A new report describes Apple as "pushing ahead" with plans to release a streaming TV service by the end of the year in spite of resistance from major media conglomerates....
Apple moving forward with streaming TV service even as content providers resist

MetroPCS gets first Galaxy S phone, the Lightray 4G

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Carrier MetroPCS has added the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G to its lineup on Friday. The 4G-capable device is the first Galaxy S-branded device at the carrier, and is also the first to bring the Dyle mobile TV service to the US market. Another first the handset brings with it...
MetroPCS gets first Galaxy S phone, the Lightray 4G

Sony slashes the price of both the 3G and WiFi PlayStation Vita to 19,980 yen in Japan

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The president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ) has announced a price drop for the PlayStation Vita starting on February 28th, following relatively poor sales and a lack of exclusive or compelling titles. As noted by Engadget, the premium version of Sony’s handheld console – which supports both WiFi and 3G...
Sony slashes the price of both the 3G and WiFi PlayStation Vita to 19,980 yen in Japan

Hulu's "Shark Tank" Problem

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I think “Shark Tank” is one of the best hours on TV right now. Want to see for yourself? Tune in on Friday nights to ABC, where the reality show/startup competition is in its fourth season. Mark Cuban makes a particularly excellent hero/villain. Don’t want to watch TV on Friday nights?...
Hulu's "Shark Tank" Problem

Freesat hopes to lure customers from BSkyB with premium service

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BBC and ITV-backed venture to offer paid-for movie and music programming for first time as part of Freetime serviceFreesat, the satellite television joint venture backed by the BBC and ITV, is to launch a new smart-TV service it hopes will lure customers from BSkyB, including offering paid-for movie and music...
Freesat hopes to lure customers from BSkyB with premium service

Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, seeing 500,000 new members in Q1

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Hulu is set to announce a 25% subscription growth in its online TV service at an event in NYC this week, as it looks to tempt advertisers on board to drive its revenue. Founded in 2007, Hulu is an online TV service that helps users discover premium content from around...
Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, seeing 500,000 new members in Q1

UK Internet TV service YouView sued in naming row with YourView

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YouView, the UK Internet TV provider has been sued for trademark infringement in a row about its name. According to the BBC, (a member of the joint venture which also includes BT, ITV and others), a company in Gloucestershire, England, had registered the name YourView back in July. The High Court...
UK Internet TV service YouView sued in naming row with YourView

Verizon Raises Prices on FiOS Internet, TV Service

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Verizon Communications raised the price for its FiOS Internet service after increasing the speeds that it offers, a move that capitalizes on rising demand for data....
Verizon Raises Prices on FiOS Internet, TV Service
Apple’s tough talks tough backfires in negotiations for new streaming TV service

Sky will launch an internet based TV service in the UK in the first half of 2012

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UK pay TV service Sky has just announced its quarterly results, and despite adding 100,000 subscribers as well as notching its "highest ever first-half adjusted operating profit" it will launch a new internet TV service, available to anyone in the country with a broadband connection. Sky describes the new...
Sky will launch an internet based TV service in the UK in the first half of 2012

Hulu Plus arrives on 7 Android tablets, but no Galaxy Tab 10.1 yet

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Hulu Plus is now available on seven Android tablets, the online film and TV service Hulu announced today. As part of the launch, the company is also introducing a new user interface for its Hulu Plus app. The newly supported devices are the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom, Motorola...
Hulu Plus arrives on 7 Android tablets, but no Galaxy Tab 10.1 yet

Intel's Cable Destroying Media Project Is Blowing Away The People Who See It (INTC)

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Intel's cable-killing media project is getting rave reviews from the select few outsiders who have been able to see it, according to a report from Michael Learmonth in Ad Age. Learmonth calls it "the TV service you've always wanted." Based on conversations with people who have used it, he says...
Intel's Cable Destroying Media Project Is Blowing Away The People Who See It (INTC)

UK's internet video regulator is here to stay

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The UK’s controversial new VOD regulator has been re-appointed to the task, after a review backed every aspect of its work. The Authority for Television On-Demand (ATVOD) has ruffled online publisher and broadcaster feathers since its introduction in 2010. Complaints included: the fees ATVOD charges operators to be regulated by...
UK's internet video regulator is here to stay
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