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Comcast Set For Its Own IPTV Service To Fight AllVid?

Comcast Set For Its Own IPTV Service To Fight AllVid?

Comcast has been named in the recent Xbox TV lineup and some other interesting Internet TV deals. But now, they seem to just be going it alone on their own IPTV service, according to what they stated to the FCC, along with a device that …

Netflix Wins Regulation Battle With Broadcasters In Canada

Netflix Wins Regulation Battle With Broadcasters In Canada

Netflix has had quite the year, haven't they?  In the midst of all the controversy over the price hike and the splitting of their DVD and streaming services into two separate entities (and fees), they have also been expanding the amount of content they will …

More Netflix Customers Use DVD Service Than Streaming, But Streaming Customers Watch More Content

More Netflix Customers Use DVD Service Than Streaming, But Streaming Customers Watch More Content

Netflix is clearly putting their hopes for the future on their streaming business. After increasing prices, they also announced they would soon spin off the DVD service into it's own business, called Quickster (still hate that name). But Netflix is still pretty far out ahead …

AMC To Launch The Walking Dead Web Series Before Season 2 Premiere

AMC To Launch The Walking Dead Web Series Before Season 2 Premiere

In what will likely be a mainstream, every day occurrence for all kinds of regular TV series in the future, AMC will provide a web series launch on October 3, just before the October 16 Season 2 premiere of their hit The Walking Dead.  This …

Netflix Hopes To Quell The Crowds With New Content Licensing Deals

Netflix Hopes To Quell The Crowds With New Content Licensing Deals

Netflix's public apology, and ensuring announcement that the DVD service would be split off into its own service, called Quickster, have been met with a public reaction the company should be getting used to: disappointment, frustration, and scorn. But in the following days, the company …

TiVo Premiere Elite Boasts Four Tuners & Completely Dumps Analog

TiVo Premiere Elite Boasts Four Tuners & Completely Dumps Analog

TiVo, pending FCC approval because it's a requirement to have an analog tuner, is ready to push out a four tuner box, that's four simultaneous recordings, sans analog. Because analog is dead. Aren't we all watching some form of digital something or other whether that …

Netflix To Begin Enforcing One Stream Per Customer Rule

Netflix To Begin Enforcing One Stream Per Customer Rule

Everybody panic. Get your pitchforks and your hastily written protest posters ready. After a price hike to their streaming service and Starz walking away from the renegotiation table, Netflix is once again doing something that its customers find completely unacceptable: enforcing long-standing policies about the …

Cable TV Companies Losing Customers To Hulu? The Reel Web #2

Cable TV Companies Losing Customers To Hulu? The Reel Web #2

This week's episode of The Reel Web is posted! I covered some of last week's news and highlights from the online video world, as well as a tip for those of you who create online videos to know how to best use the first 15 …

Netflix Competition Heats Up In Canada As Hollywood Suite Delivers Video-on-Demand

Netflix Competition Heats Up In Canada As Hollywood Suite Delivers Video on Demand

Cable and satellite up in the Great White North were unhappy with Netflix's crossing the border. That silly imaginary line that dictates what nationality you are, what language you speak and most importantly, what kind of streaming video and TV you can get.

Cable Companies Lose Customers To Online Video, But Cord Cutting Still A Long Way Off

Cable Companies Lose Customers To Online Video, But Cord Cutting Still A Long Way Off

Some reports say cord-cutting is a myth. Having recently moved into a place and assessed my options, I would agree, because the pay TV companies are keeping consumers hostage thanks to licenses with major sports leagues and premium channels like HBO. For example, the only …

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