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The Original Content Wars Have Begun, But They’re Bigger Than Hulu Vs. Netflix

The Original Content Wars Have Begun, But Theyre Bigger Than Hulu Vs. Netflix

For several years consumers have enjoyed streaming premium content services like Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and others. But as more and more television and film content moves online, the owners of the copyrights (typically studios or production companies) have started to see the potential in …

Hollywood’s Ultraviolet Picks Up First Major Distributor: Amazon

Hollywoods Ultraviolet Picks Up First Major Distributor: Amazon

I would consider myself to be cautiously optimistic about Ultraviolet–Hollywood's big gamble on digital movies. The service would provide a digital locker that consumers can "fill" with movie purchases, while the films themselves live in the cloud. I'm optimistic because I'm ready for digital media, …

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM Gets BBC, ITV Streaming Content Rights

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM Gets BBC, ITV Streaming Content Rights

Awesome! I am a huge Doctor Who fan as well as a fan of many other BBC and ITV shows because, for some reason, they seem to focus more on story than on quick, random action and massive special effects. That's not to say they …

Lost Sundance Films Find A Home In Online Video

Lost Sundance Films Find A Home In Online Video

Fantastic news for films that played at the Sundance Film Festival and never got a distribution deal.  The Sundance Institute, in an arrangement with New Video, will make those lost films available for streaming online to all the big streaming players.  YouTube, Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, …

Can YouTube Force Ads On Your Video Content? Keep An Eye On Your Soundtrack

Can YouTube Force Ads On Your Video Content? Keep An Eye On Your Soundtrack

YouTube seems to have adopted Google's talent for slipping in quirky new ad placement algorithms with barely a note on the fridge about what's going on. In my job with an online competitive intelligence (SpyFu) company, I often hear about the sudden changes on the …

TumTiki Launches TikiGuide’s Video Countdown To Christmas

TumTiki Launches TikiGuide’s Video Countdown To Christmas

Last month, Chris Atkinson reported that Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR), one of the nation's largest providers of telecommunications services, was creating TumTiki.  I was getting ready for SES Chicago, so I didn't get a chance to check out the largest online library of premium TV …

Watch It Button Will Revolutionize How You Watch Movies

Watch It Button Will Revolutionize How You Watch Movies

Plexus Entertainment has looked at the Internet and has said, "If there was only a way people could read a review or watch a trailer for a movie and then click a simple button to be notified when and where that movie becomes available on …

Video Gadget Gift Giving Guide – The Chris Edition

Video Gadget Gift Giving Guide   The Chris Edition

It fell to me to do a video gadgetry gift guide. Since I dabble in all things consumer electronics, I figured, why not? I'm going to break it up into price ranges because some of us aren't millionaires but we all have video gadget needs, …

Kindle Fire Early Adopters Digging Tech-Related Video

Kindle Fire Early Adopters Digging Tech Related Video

Ooyala put out a kickin new infographic I thought I would drop on you as I was just contemplating the other day what the Kindle Fire might do for online video consumption and thought it might, pardon the pun, kindle some renewed viewing.

Netflix To Take A Loss In 2012, Which Should Be Good For Consumers

Netflix To Take A Loss In 2012, Which Should Be Good For Consumers

Wow, when it rains, it pours. After showing some seriously strong growth for years, Netflix, faltered with some bad business choices. They chased off hundreds of thousands of loyal customers, offered a flat, self-serving apology and lost a major chunk of their content. The culmination …

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