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Google TV vs. Apple TV – A Side-By-Side Comparison – What’s What?

Google TV vs. Apple TV – A Side By Side Comparison – What’s What?

Mark thought it would be cool to have a resource article about Google TV. I thought it would be cool to have one about the Apple TV (no, not really). So we compromised (or rather, I snuck off and wrote this instead). Instead of just limiting …

Google Makes A Push for Pay-Per-View Movie Streaming Service

Google Makes A Push for Pay Per View Movie Streaming Service

According to the Financial Times (free registration required), officials from Google and YouTube are in active negotiations with the major movie studios in Hollywood to develop a pay-per-view streaming movie service with a worldwide focus.  The films would be streaming—and not available for download—and would …

H.264 Codec Is Now FREE – for Free Video – MPEG LA Announces Royalty-Free License

H.264 Codec Is Now FREE   for Free Video   MPEG LA Announces Royalty Free License

I just ran across this most interesting of items.  MPEG LA has announced that they will not charge royalties on Internet Video using the AVC/H.264 codec, when that video is free to end-users, for the lifetime of that license. This goes beyond the previous December …

Hulu Plus Preview Hits US Sony Playstation 3, Users Must Pay Twice To View

In a glorious and unabashed cash grab, Sony and Hulu have teamed up to yank a lot of your hard earned cash out of your wallets and into their overflowing vaults thanks to the Hulu Plus preview that became available to some US Playstation 3 …

Under 18 Largest Online Video Viewer Demographic?

According to a recent report by eMarketer, those who watch television shows streamed via Internet, go to Hulu, those who want films, go to NetFlix. Personally, it's no surprise. But what might be a surprise is the age of those viewers.

Intel Ponders WebM Hardware Acceleration for Atom Processors

I've mentioned this a couple times now and even tried to start a pool about when Intel would announce WebM support and if they'd do it before Apple. We all knew they would as Apple probably will just try to ignore it all or perhaps …

Online Video Viewers Are Rich, Young, Early-Adopting Whippersnappers?

A report issued today by TDG analyst Michael Greeson, and based on research from GigaOM Pro, says that online video viewing audience is still dominated by the wealthy, teenagers, and those who are prone to be early adopters.  Somebody wake me when the findings turn …

Hollywood and The Web – Making The Case for Online Movie Releases

I'd like to talk about something tangentially related to online video but still near and dear to my heart:  movies.  I love movies.  I love them so much I went to work t a five-screen cinema at 19 and spent an entire decade managing movie …

Sony Wants To Take Your PC Video Away and Replace It With A Bravia

Well, they're not going to give you a BRAVIA they're going to give Europeans the ability to watch downloadable content on their BRAVIA TVs without needing a PC any longer. The new series of BRAVIA TVs, Blu-Ray players and home cinema systems will feature BRAVIA …

Apple’s New Final Cut Studio – Quick Overview

After some time and impatient waiting on behalf of many Mac-based video editing professionals, the newest version of Final Cut Studio was realsead out in the wild last week. The studio packages up six great applications (Final Cut Pro 7, Soundtrack Pro 3, Color 1.5, …

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