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Amazon, Viacom deal brings more TV shows to Prime Instant Video service

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Just as rumors indicated yesterday, Amazon has announced a new licensing deal with Viacom that will add TV shows from its networks -- MTV, Comedy Central, BET, VH1, Spike, Nickelodeon and the rest -- to the Prime Instant Video service. There's still no word on any potential spinning off...
Amazon, Viacom deal brings more TV shows to Prime Instant Video service

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

HBO Decides It Still Isn't Difficult Enough To Watch HBO Shows

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We've recently discussed the fact that HBO severely limits the availability of its shows to non-subscribers, and I've speculated that the success of HBO-style programming owes a lot to piracy as a way around those restrictions. But HBO is terrified of piracy—so terrified, in fact, that they're willing to toss...
HBO Decides It Still Isn't Difficult Enough To Watch HBO Shows

Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing

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Wattpad, which describes itself as the world’s largest online community of readers and writers, has raised a Series B funding round of $17.3 million from a group of venture funds led by Khosla Ventures and including Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang. The Toronto-based company announced the financing news on Wednesday...
Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing

Netflix secures European Lillyhammer deal, brings original content to the UK and Ireland

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Netflix has announced that it will bring its original TV show Lillyhammer to the UK and Ireland, picking up the rights to stream the Norwegian comedy drama following a deal with the show’s German distributor SevenOne International. Lillyhammer will debut on UK televisions later this year after being snapped up by the BBC,...
Netflix secures European Lillyhammer deal, brings original content to the UK and Ireland
Twitter’s Hashtag Pages Could Be The New AOL Keywords — But Better

Brian Cox iPad book-app sold 20k copies in its first three days

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HarperCollins reveals stats and says £4.99 price point paid off for Wonders of the Universe appPublic sales figures are notoriously hard to come by in the book-apps world, but HarperCollins has shared some details of how its Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe app performed following its release in March...
Brian Cox iPad book-app sold 20k copies in its first three days

Google code references suggest TV shows and magazines will soon be available on Google Play

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Over the next couple of days, Google is expected to announce a huge number of new features across its services at its Google I/O developer conference, but an early source code change suggests that TV episodes and magazines will soon be available to Android device and Google TV owners. In...
Google code references suggest TV shows and magazines will soon be available on Google Play

BBC's Director-General confirms instant video on-demand store is coming

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Just last week, rumors regarding the BBC's purported iTunes competitor were making the rounds. Now, thanks to Director-General Mark Thompson, we can confirm that it is indeed in the works. Currently known around the British offices as "Project Barcelona," the service is expected to be an à la carte...
BBC's Director-General confirms instant video on-demand store is coming

LoveFilm’s online streaming now more popular than its rented DVDs

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LoveFilm, the Amazon owned movie and TV video streaming service, has today announced that for the first time ever, the company is seeing more of its customers stream online movies via its LoveFilm Instant service than renting DVDs, Blu-rays and games from the service. The company has seen video streaming...
LoveFilm’s online streaming now more popular than its rented DVDs

Draw Something: which apps should be turned into TV shows?

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As the Pictionary-style app is headed for television, what other games should commissioners have an eye on?You may know Draw Something as the Pictionary-style iPhone app that you downloaded, became obsessed with, grew tired of and bitterly deleted over the space of a single weekend back in March. But now...
Draw Something: which apps should be turned into TV shows?

We shouldn’t let great apps fade away – it’s time for an App Museum

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Just before I deleted the now-defunct app Oink from my iPhone last night, I took one last look at it. Regardless of whether or not it was destined for success, it was one gorgeous app with a fun user experience too. As I erased it, I realized that it was one...
We shouldn’t let great apps fade away – it’s time for an App Museum

WSJ: HBO to relax its exclusive video licensing and help bring more movies to Apple’s iCloud

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Apple’s iCloud service could soon welcome more movie content after Time Warner-owned paid television network HBO said it is in talks with studios to loosen its licensing terms for exclusive video content, the Wall Street Journal reports. HBO, which pays millions of dollars to exclusively broadcast movies during certain ‘windows’...
WSJ: HBO to relax its exclusive video licensing and help bring more movies to Apple’s iCloud

Digital Downloads Jumped 26% In 2011, Led By E-Books

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Users are downloading more e-books, music, TV shows and movies than ever: Digital content and subscriptions were the fastest-growing retail e-commerce category in 2011, according to a new ComScore (NSDQ: SCOR) report. As tablets and e-readers become more popular, “acceleration of e-book downloads…represented a strong driver of this growth,”...
Digital Downloads Jumped 26% In 2011, Led By E-Books

Amazon launches ‘Never Before on DVD’ store, offers 2000+ titles that never go out of stock

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In an attempt to revive DVD sales and also provide more choice for its customers, Amazon has today launched its new Never Before on DVD store, featuring over 2000 titles that have never been available on the format and will never go out of stock. The new store uses Amazon’s...
Amazon launches ‘Never Before on DVD’ store, offers 2000+ titles that never go out of stock

Boxee rolls out big updates to its Spotify app, bringing search, social and shuffle into the mix

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We’re big fans of Boxee here at The Next Web, and we’ve previously noted it’s one of the easiest ways to bring movies, TV shows, photos and music from the Web to your TV. The sleek black box has since announced a slick new iPad app, and integrations with Grooveshark...
Boxee rolls out big updates to its Spotify app, bringing search, social and shuffle into the mix

Why Apple has to iCloud-ify the next version of iTunes

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The next version of iTunes is getting a pretty dramatic makeover, according to a brief report published Wednesday evening by Bloomberg. The changes will reportedly be the biggest the software has seen and will be implemented before the end of the year. There aren’t a lot of details regarding specific...
Why Apple has to iCloud-ify the next version of iTunes

Is the BBC the next contestant in the quest to take on iTunes?

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PaidContent is claiming the BBC has some pretty advanced plans to launch a video market, one meant to compete directly with the iTunes of the world. According to its source, the British Broadcasting Corporation plans to offer its vast back catalog of movies, TV shows and specials as £1.89...
Is the BBC the next contestant in the quest to take on iTunes?

“Angry Birds” Teams Up With the Philadelphia Eagles

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The Angry Birds franchise is coming to the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, which this year will incorporate the game franchise into social-media initiatives, local team TV shows and even in-stadium displays....
“Angry Birds” Teams Up With the Philadelphia Eagles

Study: Most Consumers Open To Cloud Storage, But Only 30% Willing To Pay

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Good news for the developers of the iCloud, UltraViolet and other digital locker systems: nearly 90 percent of consumers say they’re inclined to use cloud-based digital storage solutions. The bad news? Nearly 70 percent say they’d be less apt to use these services if they’re charged for them. This...
Study: Most Consumers Open To Cloud Storage, But Only 30% Willing To Pay

BBC Asked For Assurances On Pay-To-Download Scheme

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Development of a radical scheme under which UK viewers would pay to download new and old BBC TV shows is inching forward, after suppliers of those shows expressed qualified support. paidContent has learned the BBC executive wants to make all its shows, both new and archive, available for download-to-own...
BBC Asked For Assurances On Pay-To-Download Scheme

Peter Chernin’s Media Group Picks Up $200M From Providence, Others; Will Announce First Deals ‘Within Weeks’ [Yahoo Won't Be Among Them]

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A sign of more big money being poured into the tech sector, by way of a new development for the Chernin Group, the digital media company founded by ex-News Corp. executive Peter Chernin: it has sold a minority stake to a group of investors led by Providence Equity Partners, reportedly...
Peter Chernin’s Media Group Picks Up $200M From Providence, Others; Will Announce First Deals ‘Within Weeks’ [Yahoo Won't Be Among Them]
Google testing expanded search results layout
TV broadcast viewing is losing eyeballs to DVR, mobile, & the web
According to iTunes, "jailbreak" is a four-letter word

A Weird Spherical Device Has Suddenly Appeared In Google's Store (GOOG)

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An image of the Nexus 7 tablet was just spotted on Google's internal servers, but it now appears there's another device that Google will announce at its annual developer conference today: the Nexus Q, an Android home media center. A landing page for the Nexus Q has also appeared on...
A Weird Spherical Device Has Suddenly Appeared In Google's Store (GOOG)

Apple Releases iTunes 10.6

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Following today’s Apple Event, Apple has just released iTunes 10.6. The release is undoubtedly in response to numerous announcements made, including the Apple TV’s new 1080p quality and Netflix payment integration. More specifically, Apple appears to be upgrading some existing video downloads to the 1080p HD, which might end up causing trouble with touchy...
Apple Releases iTunes 10.6
iTunes 1080p video looks better, saves space using better H.264 compression

Google I/O: The Nexus 7-Inch Tablet is Here

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At Google I/O Wednesday, Google and Asus revealed the new Nexus 7 tablet. It has a seven-inch, 1280-by-800 pixel screen. It runs the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and it is built for Google Play and its new movies, TV shows and magazines announced at the same time. The new...
Google I/O: The Nexus 7-Inch Tablet is Here
HBO will soon allow iCloud users access to Universal and Fox movies
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