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Judge Rejects Fox's Attempt To Shut Down Dish's Autohop Feature, But Indicates It May Still Infringe

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Earlier this year, we wrote about the TV networks suing Dish Networks for its new Autohop feature. Dish created a neat bit of innovation, which automatically recorded all prime time shows for people to watch later, and as long as you watched the day after the shows aired, it would...
Judge Rejects Fox's Attempt To Shut Down Dish's Autohop Feature, But Indicates It May Still Infringe

ABC's Handling Of Oscars' Online & Mobile Streaming May Set Precedent For Future "Event TV" Airings

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If you listened to the online chatter about last night’s Oscars’ telecast, you might come away with the impression that the show tanked. Well, maybe it hit a lot of sour notes in terms of its questionably comedic, and in some cases downright offensive, bits, but in terms of advertising,...
ABC's Handling Of Oscars' Online & Mobile Streaming May Set Precedent For Future "Event TV" Airings

Claro takes on Netflix as it expands its VOD service to Brazil

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Claro will soon launch its VOD portal Claro Video in Brazil, the mobile operator announced in Rio de Janeiro at Futurecom‘s conference. The service will initially roll out to a limited number of Claro clients by the end of the year, before a full launch during 2013′s first quarter. While this...
Claro takes on Netflix as it expands its VOD service to Brazil

Sky reels in BBC iPlayer and ITV Player as it extends its VOD service to 5 million homes

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Sky has announced that its video-on-demand (VOD) service Sky Anytime+ will soon include both BBC iPlayer and ITV Player, in a landmark move that will bring a plethora of new content to millions of livingrooms across the UK. Sky Anytime+ is currently in 1.2m homes around the country, and it...
Sky reels in BBC iPlayer and ITV Player as it extends its VOD service to 5 million homes

Is Comcast Thumbing Its Nose At FCC's Open Internet Rules By Exempting Xbox VOD From Data Cap?

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As was somewhat expected, this week Comcast announced its plans to offer Xfinity video on demand via the Xbox 360... which will require customers to subscribe to both Xfinity TV and the broadband service, meaning that this isn't a solution for getting around your cable subscription (of course, because Comcast...
Is Comcast Thumbing Its Nose At FCC's Open Internet Rules By Exempting Xbox VOD From Data Cap?

Bebo Owner: 'It's Definitely Not Going Out Of Business'

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A major outage in service at Bebo apparently does not mean the social network has bitten the dust indefinitely, despite what its co-founder may have initially thought. The social network went offline Monday night, prompting this from Michael Birch… Am super sad that Bebo has actually gone. Some very...
Bebo Owner: 'It's Definitely Not Going Out Of Business'

Apple reportedly launching streaming TV service by Christmas, despite content provider reluctance

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Apple is pursuing a plan to introduce a streaming TV service by Christmas this year, in spite of the “tough time” it is having bringing media and content producers on board, according to a New York Post article. The report claims that Apple’s insistence in controlling “all aspects” of the...
Apple reportedly launching streaming TV service by Christmas, despite content provider reluctance

Comcast will stream its entire content library for free from March 25-31 for its 'Watchathon' event

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Global media and technology company Comcast Corporation announced today that it will be open its content up as part of its”Watchathon” event from March 25 through 31. During this time, customers will have unlimited access to the company’s entire programming library of more than 3,500 episodes from over 100 series...
Comcast will stream its entire content library for free from March 25-31 for its 'Watchathon' event
Xbox Live update delivers Comcast’s VOD service, HBO Go and MLB.TV

Sky to expand its reach in the UK with new Web TV service

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Satellite broadcaster Sky has revealed plans to introduce a new Internet TV service that will make its content available to non-Sky users through the Web on a series of flexible pricing options. The new service, which will launch in the first half of this year, will boast a sizeable range...
Sky to expand its reach in the UK with new Web TV service
Comcast’s Non-Denial Denial Over Traffic Prioritization And Net Neutrality

Latin American VOD service Totalmovie partners with Sony, unveils live TV and carrier billing plans

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Latin American VOD platform Totalmovie is planning to venture into live online content early next year, Mexican newspaper El Economista reports. The company also unveiled a partnership with Sony, which will start offering a Totalmovie app across its devices, including connected TVs, Blu-ray players, tablets and cell phones – presumably in...
Latin American VOD service Totalmovie partners with Sony, unveils live TV and carrier billing plans

Sky Adding Broadcaster-Branded VOD Services From BBC And ITV

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The UK’s leading pay-TV provider BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) is taking a significant step to improve its PVR box’s new IP on-demand TV service by adding catch-up TV services from the BBC and ITV. After months of negotiating, which paidContent reported on in August, BBC iPlayer and ITV (LSE: ITV)...
Sky Adding Broadcaster-Branded VOD Services From BBC And ITV

Google Play rolls out Books and Movies sections in Brazil, competing with Amazon and Apple

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Google has added Movies and Books sections to its Google Play store for Brazil, local blog Tecnoblog reports. The rollout occurred overnight, and coincides with the launch of Amazon.com.br, which quietly started to sell e-books. In other words, three major changes for the Brazilian online publishing sector took place in...
Google Play rolls out Books and Movies sections in Brazil, competing with Amazon and Apple

If Everyone Got Their BBC Fix Through Netflix, Could It Wipe 80% Off BBC Worldwide’s Revenues?

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The VoD service Netflix has been leading a charge for consumers to watch more on-demand, digital video — with its service aggregating TV and film content from a number of media players now attracting more than 25 million subscribers, and bringing new audiences to that content. But just how much...
If Everyone Got Their BBC Fix Through Netflix, Could It Wipe 80% Off BBC Worldwide’s Revenues?

Rakuten-owned Spanish VOD service Wuaki.tv partners with Microsoft, now available on Xbox 360 and iPad

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Spanish film and TV streaming service Wuaki.tv is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox 360, EuropaPress reports. In addition, the Barcelona-based company also launched its first iPad app ’Wuaki.tv Player’ a few days ago. Following the deal between Microsoft and Wuaki.tv, Spanish Xbox 360 owners will be able to access 3,000 films and TV...
Rakuten-owned Spanish VOD service Wuaki.tv partners with Microsoft, now available on Xbox 360 and iPad

Channel 4′s 4oD service notched up 427m video views in the UK last year, up 16%

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UK broadcaster Channel 4 has announced that its online video-on-demand (VoD) 4oD service reached 427m ‘long-form’ video views in 2011 across all platforms, representing a 16% increase on 2010. Launched in November 2006, 4oD offers a range of programmes that have been recently broadcast on Channel 4, E4, More4, and...
Channel 4′s 4oD service notched up 427m video views in the UK last year, up 16%
'Huffington Post-esque' website to be the setting for Amazon musical comedy series

Every little helps: Tesco launches Clubcard TV, its free Blinkbox-powered video-streaming service

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We already knew that UK supermarket chain Tesco was planning to offers it Clubcard customers an online conduit for free movies and TV shows, but that initiative is now live. The project was originally being tested in private among Tesco employees, but now it’s open for any Clubcard customer to...
Every little helps: Tesco launches Clubcard TV, its free Blinkbox-powered video-streaming service

Scandinavian video-on-demand firm Voddler now lets users buy movies, access them everywhere

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Here’s an interesting one: Stockholm, Sweden-based video-on-demand (VOD) company Voddler has expanded its service, giving customers the ability to purchase movies and download them on their computers – or simply store them in the cloud to watch them from anywhere. The ‘Netflix of Scandinavia’, which allows people in Sweden, Norway,...
Scandinavian video-on-demand firm Voddler now lets users buy movies, access them everywhere

AT&T takes on Netflix, Hulu with own VOD service

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In what appears to be a defensive move, AT&T will offer its TV customers access to a library of movies for $5 a month. The company says it's just an enhancement of its service. [Read more]...
AT&T takes on Netflix, Hulu with own VOD service
Chinese VOD operator YOU on Demand debuts on Nasdaq
Comcast Is Calling Its Upcoming Streaming Event 'The Biggest Catch-Up In TV History'

Will SeeSaw's business model work?

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The new VoD service looks impressive, but it could struggle over charging - and making it onto TV screens as well as computersSeeSaw's launch yesterday left unanswered a range of questions, largely related to its all-important business model.The impression I formed is that it is being rushed onto the market,...
Will SeeSaw's business model work?

BBC commissions first iPlayer-exclusive drama, sees which way the wind is blowing

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A few weeks ago, the BBC began to ask "Where Next?" and just like magic, it's now revealing its future direction. The corporation is commissioning its first strand of original dramas that'll air exclusively on its iPlayer VOD service. The deal's rather minor, given that it'll feature six short...
BBC commissions first iPlayer-exclusive drama, sees which way the wind is blowing
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