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DVD is an optical disc storage format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than Compact Discs while having the same dimensions.
Pre-recorded DVDs are mass-produced using molding machines that physically stamp data onto the DVD. Such discs are known as DVD-ROM, because data can only be read and not written nor erased. Blank recordable DVD discs (DVD-R and DVD+R) can be recorded once using a DVD recorder and then func...

Online Video Weekly News Reel – The Big Move Edition

Online Video Weekly News Reel   The Big Move Edition

Some of you may know that I live in the Czech Republic, but I'm an American by birth. After six years living in Europe I have decided to return to America. This has caused much happiness and an equal amount of sadness. But as a …

Video On Demand Throw Down: DiSH vs. DirecTV vs. Netflix

Video On Demand Throw Down: DiSH vs. DirecTV vs. Netflix

Netflix just got poked recently by Michael Pachter at Wedbush Securities who said that investors should be wary as the company's costs will continue to climb, but he's failed to grasp their plan I think. DiSH just hooked a really big, 1,800-title fish and DirecTV …

YouTube to Launch Major New Movies-On-Demand Service?

YouTube to Launch Major New Movies On Demand Service?

There are rumors swirling that YouTube is about to roll out a new movie streaming service sometime this week. Media outlets such as Engadget are quoting The Wrap, which claims to have insider sources—anonymous, of course—suggesting that the video giant has finally wrapped up deals with all …

Reel Quick Clips: Mid-Week Online Video Industry News

Reel Quick Clips: Mid Week Online Video Industry News

Another week is rapidly slipping past. While I planned on doing this on Wednesday, I didn't manage it. So here's a quick look at some online video stories I have been tracking but didn't really think merited a full blown article: Google TV and CNN …

New Netflix Competitor, Zediva, Brings Unique Twist To DVD “Rental”

New Netflix Competitor, Zediva, Brings Unique Twist To DVD Rental

There's a new Netflix in town, and it's called Zediva. After a year in beta, the service is now live to the public. DVD rentals are only $1 each in many cases (though some cost more) and Zediva can deliver movies as soon as the …

Netflix Buys TV Series Rights, Jumps Into Content Creation Game

Netflix Buys TV Series Rights, Jumps Into Content Creation Game

Netflix has been doing pretty well for itself. They helped put brick-and-mortar video store chains into bankruptcy, and are the leading provider of paid TV and movie rentals–digital and physical. In the last year and a half, they've reportedly lowered their own costs to stream …

AT&T DSL, U-Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T DSL, U Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T has announced that they will begin capping the bandwidth on DSL and U-Verse accounts starting in May. The limits will be 150GB (landline DSL) and 250GB (U-Verse), per month. Considering they claim download speeds of up to 24Mbps that's a reduction in bandwidth of …

Logitech Revue & Google TV Bring Back World’s Biggest Kevin Bacon Fan

Logitech Revue & Google TV Bring Back Worlds Biggest Kevin Bacon Fan

Logitech (& Google) scored a viral hit with their Logitech Revue/Google TV commercial back in December of 2010. It starred Kevin Bacon as Ivan Cobenk–the world's biggest Kevin Bacon fan (Ivan Cobenk is actually an anagram of Kevin Bacon). The humor was spot on, and …

DirecTV Heads into Streaming Internet Video, Broadband, LTE

DirecTV Heads into Streaming Internet Video, Broadband, LTE

It seems that DirecTV sees the end of satellite and the continuation of more terrestrial operations. Or they are just trying to expand their offerings. Expanding into a subscription-based premium movie service would put them in direcT competition with Netflix and several other studios who …

Disney Set for Premium Movies With Video-on-Demand

Disney Set for Premium Movies With Video on Demand

Some time back I talked about Disney's upcoming movie site. Now according to the latest investor conference, they're planning on taking it a step further and are ready to roll on widespread testing. The original site looked like it was aimed at giving you cloud-based …

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