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Xbox One Makes The Console Gaming Experience Less Lonely

Rdio's new Vdio service adds social networking layer to video-on-demand

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Rdio, the popular subscription-based music streaming app, has finally launched the long-awaited Vdio service, granting existing Rdio Unlimited subscribers access to movie and TV content with strong tie-ins to social networks....
Rdio's new Vdio service adds social networking layer to video-on-demand
Fox finally wises up, will start selling digital movies before they leave the theater
CBS considers producing original content for streaming services

DirecTV Everywhere VOD and live TV streaming finally arrives on the iPhone

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After debuting them on iPad and Android, DirecTV has finally brought "Everywhere" features to the iPhone. That includes video on demand access to a number of shows and movies no matter where you are, as well as the in-home only live TV streaming feature previously seen on the iPad...
DirecTV Everywhere VOD and live TV streaming finally arrives on the iPhone

Vudu Player for iOS update brings movie and TV show download support

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Video-on-demand service Vudu on Monday rolled out a major update to its Vudu Player iOS app, granting users the ability to download movies and TV shows directly onto an Apple device for offline viewing.    ...
Vudu Player for iOS update brings movie and TV show download support

Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten booked $2.56 billion in revenue in the first half of 2012

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Japan-based but global ecommerce juggernaut Rakuten reported its financial results for the first 6 months of the fiscal and calendar year this morning, revealing that its revenues exceeded ¥200,5 million (roughly $2.56 billion), up almost 13 percent compared to the same period last year. Rakuten reported an operating profit of...
Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten booked $2.56 billion in revenue in the first half of 2012
Cablevision's Optimum app for PC and Mac exits beta, live TV streaming now available to all

Amazon's Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

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Amazon is holding a press event in Los Angeles on Thursday, in which it’s likely to announce new versions of its Kindle tablets. You know, now that the Kindle Fire is all sold out. There have even been some leaks about what that product will look like, and the fact...
Amazon's Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

LoveFilm brings BBC video-on-demand content to Germany

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Online movie rental service LoveFilm announced that it has 2m members back in January, on the same day Netflix launched in the UK to challenge the Amazon-owned DVD and movie-streaming service. Whilst it had significant traction in the UK prior to Netflix, it’s easy to forget that LoveFilm isn’t a...
LoveFilm brings BBC video-on-demand content to Germany

Piracy Isn’t Killing The Movie Industry, Greed Is

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First off, we have to make it clear that the major movie studios are doing great at the box-office, despite movie piracy riding at an all-time high. Other parts of the movie industry, such as video rental outlets, do seem to struggle and they have the studios to thank for...
Piracy Isn’t Killing The Movie Industry, Greed Is

Netflix on the Wii: The First Reviews Are In

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Netflix started to send out a first shipment of Wii disks last week, making it possible to access its watch Instantly online video on demand offering on the gaming console. A few Netflix customers have already shared their first impressions, and the verdicts are mixed. There are complaints about the...
Netflix on the Wii: The First Reviews Are In

Comcast Streampix coming to counter Netflix, iTunes

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Comcast on Tuesday tried its hand at mitigating the impact of Internet video on traditional TV by launching Streampix. The service will include a mix of movies and TV shows across its own NBCUniversal as well as Disney, Sony, and Warner Bros. Access won't be confined to Comcast's own network...
Comcast Streampix coming to counter Netflix, iTunes

iTunes or Blinkbox - which is better?

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Online film and TV download and streaming services from blinkbox and iTunes take their turn in the home viewing spotlightEach week we look at two competing products and review what they offer consumers, from how much they cost to how they perform.Our reviewer will offer some thoughts based on his...
iTunes or Blinkbox - which is better?
Comcast will stream on demand shows from HBO, Showtime, and 28 others during free trial week for subscribers

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

Digital Content: Why He Ditched Posh Hollywood Perks: 10 Questions With Amazon Studios Chief Roy Price

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Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios. Photo: Amazon For the past two years, Amazon Studios director Roy Price has overseen a grand experiment in collaborative filmmaking, in which aspiring screenwriters and directors submit their ideas for judgment by hard-core movie lovers on Amazon.com and on Amazon’s Instant Video streaming service....
Digital Content: Why He Ditched Posh Hollywood Perks: 10 Questions With Amazon Studios Chief Roy Price

Hollywood's New Screen Test

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Two Hollywood studios have begun testing a controversial business model in South Korea after years of failed efforts in the U.S.: renting movies via video on demand while they are still playing in theaters....
Hollywood's New Screen Test

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

Chinese VOD operator YOU on Demand adds Paramount titles

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Nasdaq-traded Chinese VOD operator YOU on Demand has added another one of Hollywood’s major studios to its portfolio, Paramount Pictures. The deal puts some of Paramount’s recent theatrical hits on YOU’s cable-based pay-per-view and subscription video-on-demand services in China, including Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Mission: Impossible – Ghost...
Chinese VOD operator YOU on Demand adds Paramount titles

How Vidmind lets companies 'roll their own Netflix' [Video]

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At the recent IBC broadcasting technology convention in Amsterdam, The Next Web’s Paul Sawers caught up with Danny Peled, CEO of Vidmind, a company that has recently launched a platform allowing broadcasters, or indeed any company, to create their own video on demand (VOD) service. The Vidmind service is delivered...
How Vidmind lets companies 'roll their own Netflix' [Video]

Panasonic ships MST60, MS10 media streamers

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Electronics manufacturer Panasonic announced today pricing and availability of its first-ever line of Streaming Media Players which were unveiled last month at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. The line-up features two models -- the DMP-MST60 with Viera Connect and Miracast, plus the DMP-MS10 featuring IP Video On demand....    ...
Panasonic ships MST60, MS10 media streamers

The Morning Lowdown 3-23-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Play mulls movie sales (CNET) »  Music wars: Spotify heading for Ireland and Australia as Rdio gears up in Europe (paidContent) »  Can Hunger Games save soundtracks? (WSJ) »  German copycats clone Amazon.com (NSDQ: AMZN)...
The Morning Lowdown 3-23-12

Netflix beefs up its catalogue, ‘The Hunger Games’ coming to Latin America as part of new deal

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Netflix has signed a multi-year content deal with regional indie distributor Telefilms to boost its catalogue in Latin America, the film & TV rental and streaming service announced today. This agreement includes movies such as “The Artist, “To Rome with Love,” “Shame” and “The Hunger Games.” This announcement will likely...
Netflix beefs up its catalogue, ‘The Hunger Games’ coming to Latin America as part of new deal

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

VOD Service Acetrax Shutting Down, Forcing Customers Through DRM Hoops To Retain Their Purchased Movies

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Does DRM stop (or even slow down) piracy? This question's hardly hypothetical. It's been answered with a resounding "no" all over the internet. Of course, it's been argued that DRM was never about piracy prevention, but instead was a vehicle for content owners to control the technology in the...
VOD Service Acetrax Shutting Down, Forcing Customers Through DRM Hoops To Retain Their Purchased Movies

Viacom chief hints at online video deal next week

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Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman hinted in a discussion of fiscal results that his company was about to sign a significant digital content deal. The agreement was cast as for an online, subscription-based video on demand service and could be made public next week, The Hollywood Reporter understood. Which service, and...
Viacom chief hints at online video deal next week

On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs

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On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant, a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon Communications, is now available on LG’s Smart TV platform. Over 40 models are supported at launch, allowing users to connect to the service and start watching content without any additional hardware or set-top boxes. Redbox announced the...
On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs

Angry Birds hits 1.7bn downloads as its games become cartoon channels

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Rovio reveals plans to screen its Angry Birds Toons shorts within its own appsOnce upon a time, people laughed at Finnish mobile firm Rovio's ambitions to hit 100m downloads of its Angry Birds games. They'd stopped laughing by the time it hit 1bn in May 2012, but now the series...
Angry Birds hits 1.7bn downloads as its games become cartoon channels

More movies and TV shows from Twentieth Century Fox coming to Google Play and YouTube

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Google Play and YouTube offer the latest new movie releases and your favorite TV shows to enjoy on your Android phone or tablet and on the web. But you’ve been missing one critical thing…Stewie Griffin. We’re happy to share that Stewie, “Family Guy,” and more than 600 other titles from...
More movies and TV shows from Twentieth Century Fox coming to Google Play and YouTube
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