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TiVo & Roku Strike New Deals With Streaming Content Providers

TiVo & Roku Strike New Deals With Streaming Content Providers

There's a lot of speculation about some partnerships between streaming device makers and streaming content providers and all of them are good for the industry. The biggest of which is the speculation that Wal-Mart's Vudu and Roku are working to tie the knot and offer ...

Comcast & Skype Team Up To Offer HD Video Calling On Televisions

Comcast & Skype Team Up To Offer HD Video Calling On Televisions

Cable giant Comcast and Internet-voice pioneer Skype are teaming up for a new venture in video calling. Under the new partnership, Comcast customers will be able to receive Skype calls--both video and audio--on their television. In a future where video calls are made from the ...

New Live TV Streaming Service Bamboom To Avoid Legal Issues?

New Live TV Streaming Service Bamboom To Avoid Legal Issues?

So we've talked about FilmOn and Ivi in the past. They both have been in bitter legal battles with the TV and cable broadcasters. Now, Bamboom is taking a more Zediva approach to it all. For those that don't know what I'm talking about Zediva ...

New DLNA Guideline Could Mean Premium Content On All Connected Devices

New DLNA Guideline Could Mean Premium Content On All Connected Devices

DLNA, The Digital Living Network Alliance, is all about getting your content from where it's stored to where you want to watch it. Now, they've teamed up with satellite, cable and telecommunications service providers on the Interoperability Guidelines to leverage DTCP-IP Protected Streaming to make ...

The Growth Of Netflix Will Be Used To Throttle Your Internet Access

The Growth Of Netflix Will Be Used To Throttle Your Internet Access

So everyone's talking about this new Spring 2011 Global Internet Phenomena Report from Sandvine—a self-described "leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators." The big, gaudy stat everyone's running in their headline is that Netflix makes up 30% of U.S. Internet ...

Hands On With The New Netflix App For Android Devices

Hands On With The New Netflix App For Android Devices

I've been thinking about cutting the cable-TV cord for the last couple years, and just a couple months ago, I finally took the plunge. I had to get creative to watch some of the NHL and NBA playoff games I wanted to see, but overall, ...

Tornado Outbreak Shows The Speed & Power Of Social Video

Tornado Outbreak Shows The Speed & Power Of Social Video

I spent the better part of my Wednesday evening following media coverage of the tornado outbreak in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, & Georgia. So far, 127 tornadoes have been confirmed, the death toll is at 54-and-climbing, and the devastation is immense and widespread. Online video was ...

30% of Homes Have Internet Connected TV Reports Leichtman, But Research Seems Shaky

30% of Homes Have Internet Connected TV Reports Leichtman, But Research Seems Shaky

Just about one in three homes in the US (really three in ten) have been found to have a TV that is connected to the Internet, whether it be through a game console, Blu-ray player or the TV itself according to a new report from ...

I'm Calling It: Web TV Series Are Officially Legitimized

Im Calling It: Web TV Series Are Officially Legitimized

Last week I wrote about the new Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, which had just released its first episode. The director landed the gig by creating a fake trailer for a nonexistent Mortal Kombat film, which starred some recognizable Hollywood stars, and half a year ...

Mortal Combat Viral Hit Demonstrates Bright Future for Web TV Series

Mortal Combat Viral Hit Demonstrates Bright Future for Web TV Series

Web series have been around for a while now, but for the most part, they've yet to reach the same level of esteem among audiences as their television counterparts. But as Internet-connected televisions and other devices continue to rise in popularity, the worlds of the ...

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