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Vudu Headquarters Robbed, Hard Drives With Private Customer Data Stolen

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There’s been a break-in! And this time, it’s a physical, real-world break-in — not the digital variety we’ve grown accustomed to. Vudu, the video streaming service acquired by Walmart in 2010, has just sent an email to customers letting them know of a break-in that occurred in their Santa Clara,...
Vudu Headquarters Robbed, Hard Drives With Private Customer Data Stolen
Redbox Instant by Verizon coming out of beta before the end of March

Tesco-owned Blinkbox taps Facebook and Sainsbury's execs for new Blinkbox-branded ebook and music services

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Blinkbox, the UK-based film and TV-streaming service that’s built around rentals and purchases rather than monthly subscriptions, has announced a handful of new recruits to head up its new content services that will launch under the Blinkbox brand later this year. Remember that Tesco-owned Blinkbox snapped up music-streaming service We7...
Tesco-owned Blinkbox taps Facebook and Sainsbury's execs for new Blinkbox-branded ebook and music services

Television software firm OpenTV is suing Netflix for patent infringement relating to digital content distribution

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OpenTV, a Swiss-owned software firm that focuses on interactive television, is suing Netflix, the popular video streaming service for what it claims is patent infringement. According to its statement, OpenTV “alleges that Netflix is willfully infringing seven U.S patents” that it controls. It is unclear at the moment how damaging...
Television software firm OpenTV is suing Netflix for patent infringement relating to digital content distribution

Report: Amazon plans TV set-top box for video streaming

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Amazon.com plans to release its own TV set-top box, setting its sights on the living room and creating a flagship device for its Instant Video streaming service, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report this morning, quoting anonymous sources. The device will be introduced this fall, according to the story by Brad...
Report: Amazon plans TV set-top box for video streaming

Sky launches pay-as-you-go Now TV streaming movie service

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UK-based broadcaster Sky is set to launch a pay-per-view video streaming service. Now TV will offer movies and TV shows from the company's "Sky original and bought content" catalog, with options for both individual purchases and a monthly subscription. The service will be available to the general public, complementing the...
Sky launches pay-as-you-go Now TV streaming movie service

Why Comcast Will Crush Netflix

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I’m sitting in my rental car outside of eBay headquarters on a rainy day in San Francisco. I’m about to step into my second day delivering an Outthinker workshop to group of technology execs from various companies. Television news here centers on the rapidly reorganizing technology landscape: the Yelp IPO,...
Why Comcast Will Crush Netflix
Netflix not coming soon to a BlackBerry device near you

Comcast launching Xfinity Streampix to compete with Netflix

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Comcast is launching its own video streaming service this week, the company announced on Tuesday. Dubbed "Xfinity Streampix," the new service appears to address concerns that customers are increasingly attracted to online services such as Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, and Hulu Plus. Comcast already offers limited streaming access...
Comcast launching Xfinity Streampix to compete with Netflix

Amazon, Viacom reportedly near Web video deal

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Amazon moves one step closer to launching a standalone, subscription-based video streaming service with news of a possible partnership with entertainment giant Viacom....
Amazon, Viacom reportedly near Web video deal

Amazon Studios will select and develop original comedy and children’s series for Amazon Instant Video

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Amazon Studios is launching a call for original comedy and children’s series projects, Amazon announced today. Once selected, the best ones will be distributed through Amazon Instant Video, Amazon’s digital video streaming service. As we reported, Amazon Studios is the proof that Amazon wants to take a new approach to content sourcing, by...
Amazon Studios will select and develop original comedy and children’s series for Amazon Instant Video

Hulu launches a new online hub for video-game trailers

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Video-streaming service Hulu is branching out its offering ever so slight to cover video game trailers via a new dedicated hub, the company announced today. The Video Games hub is live now, and besides release information around games, you’ll note that it features trailers in HD, game-play demos and even...
Hulu launches a new online hub for video-game trailers

AT&T Enters Online Video-Streaming Wars

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AT&T will start offering an online video streaming service called "U-Verse Screen Pack" for $5 extra a month....
AT&T Enters Online Video-Streaming Wars

Netflix's Hastings to get pay bump in 2013

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will see a bigger paycheck from the video streaming service next year, with the streaming service revealing a $4 million compensation package in documents filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hastings will receive $2 million in salary and $2 million in compensation through stock...
Netflix's Hastings to get pay bump in 2013

CinemaNow adds Ultraviolet support to some of its movies

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Bestbuy's CinemaNow has started to embed UltraViolet content into their video-streaming service. It's no huge surprise -- given that the retailer is a founding member of DECE -- but a good sign for anyone shoring up a collection of discs with UV digital content. CinemaNow identified compatible content with...
CinemaNow adds Ultraviolet support to some of its movies

More Redbox Instant details revealed at CES; Vizio, LG and Google TV clients coming

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The Redbox Instant video streaming service recently let eager users kick down the doors of its beta test, and now the team behind it has stepped out to talk about its unique feature set. While a public launch is still planned for Q1 (just as Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam...
More Redbox Instant details revealed at CES; Vizio, LG and Google TV clients coming

Bandwidth Hog Netflix to Help Cablevision Manage Network Demands

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Netflix Inc. knows its video streaming service hogs a lot of bandwidth. Tuesday it announced its first deal with a major U.S. cable operator, Cablevision Systems Corp., to ease the burden. The Los Gatos, Calif. Company said that it will provide Cablevision with servers directly in the cable operator’s network...
Bandwidth Hog Netflix to Help Cablevision Manage Network Demands

Netflix nightmare explained: Amazon apologies for outage

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What happened at Amazon Web Services to take down the Netflix streaming service for hours on Christmas Eve? It was a combination of human error and flawed access controls: An AWS developer was able to accidentally delete a key data set in the AWS Elastic Load Balancing Service, causing the disruption....
Netflix nightmare explained: Amazon apologies for outage

Amazon Studios goes head-to-head with Netflix, selects first four original TV projects for production

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Just a month after we brought you news that Amazon Studios was calling for original comedy and children’s series projects, the company announced today that it has selected its first four projects, choosing three comedies and one children’s show. They become the first submitted scripts to be selected for the...
Amazon Studios goes head-to-head with Netflix, selects first four original TV projects for production

BBC iPlayer for iOS gets AirPlay background support and playback improvements

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Almost three months after the BBC optimized iPlayer for iPhone 5, the British broadcaster has rolled out another new update to its iOS app. Version 2.0.3 of the mobile app now lets you push iPlayer to the background on your mobile device, and continue watching the programme on your TV...
BBC iPlayer for iOS gets AirPlay background support and playback improvements

Tesco names new digital services and the ex-Facebook, Sainsbury's execs that'll run 'em

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Anyone that calls the UK home will know that Tesco is a retail behemoth and, like many other supermarkets, has turned into a one-stop shop for everything from a pint of milk to the latest video game releases. It's grown into much more than a store, however, running an...
Tesco names new digital services and the ex-Facebook, Sainsbury's execs that'll run 'em

Crackle streaming video heads to LG, Samsung, and Vizio Smart TVs, Samsung Blu-ray players

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Free video streaming service Crackle is already available on your smart phone, computer, and game console, but today the company announced its expansion to LG, Samsung, and Vizio Smart TVs. The expansion is twofold for Samsung, which is also adding the ad-supported streaming service to its line of Blu-ray...
Crackle streaming video heads to LG, Samsung, and Vizio Smart TVs, Samsung Blu-ray players

Google Hangouts On Air updated with live broadcast rewinding and instant YouTube uploads

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Did helping granny set up that Netflix account cause you to be late to your friend's big On Air Hangout? What would've been a calamity last week is but a minor hitch now. Earlier today, Google updated its live video streaming service with a new set of "highly requested"...
Google Hangouts On Air updated with live broadcast rewinding and instant YouTube uploads

Time Warner agreement brings Cartoon Network to Netflix

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Netflix today announced a new agreement between it and content provider Time Warner that will see programming from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and TNT appearing on the streaming service. The deal represents the third agreement between the popular video streaming service and Time Warner, bringing even more Time Warner content...
Time Warner agreement brings Cartoon Network to Netflix

Amazon hiring execs to make comedy and kids shows, possibly for

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Newly surfaced Amazon.com job postings provide some interesting clues about the company’s push into original programming. An Amazon unit called the People’s Production Company, an extension of its crowd-sourced Amazon Studios initiative, is seeking creative executives to develop half-hour comedy and kids shows “for online and traditional distribution.” As noted...
Amazon hiring execs to make comedy and kids shows, possibly for
Amazon original pilots see big viewing stats over the weekend
Music streaming service We7 acquired by Tesco for £10.8 million
Rumor Suggests Replacement for Mac Pro Due In April or May

Ustream officially launches its pay-per-view option after two years in beta

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Live social video streaming service Ustream has decided to give its Open Pay-per-view (Open PPV) service an official release today, more than two years after it was rolled out in beta to select users. The feature allows broadcasters of all sizes to offer tickets for an event that they plan to show...
Ustream officially launches its pay-per-view option after two years in beta

Hulu racks up four more original shows

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The video streaming service now has seven original shows it's working on, including four new ones just announced with big name actors like Seth Meyers and Adrian Grenier. [Read more]...
Hulu racks up four more original shows
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