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Roku (pronounced “roh koo”) is an American, privately held, consumer electronics company that sells home digital media products. The company is based in Saratoga, California. Roku manufactures a variety of digital media receivers that allow customers to access internet streamed video or audio services through televisions. This includes subscription-based services as well as services that are available through the receiver free of charge.
The company was founded in October 20...

Reel Cord Cutting News Clips – Snip, Snip: Hulu, Boxee, TiVo

Reel Cord Cutting News Clips   Snip, Snip: Hulu, Boxee, TiVo

Some news has been rolling around on the good old Interwebs and so I thought I would again accumulate it all into one tidy little bite-sized package for you to consume with your morning coffee. It involves our favorites: Hulu, Boxee, TiVo and more. So …

Reel Cord-Cutting News: Netflix, Boxee, Hulu Gets Criterion & Miramax Goes Global

Reel Cord Cutting News: Netflix, Boxee, Hulu Gets Criterion & Miramax Goes Global

I generally do a weekend news round up. But within the last 12 hours I saw some cool stuff that all piled up together and was related so, here's a set of news Reel Quick. It has to do with Netflix and competition, Boxee and …

75% of Consumers Are Willing To Pay for Web Video Content

75% of Consumers Are Willing To Pay for Web Video Content

Here's some news that should get the attention of Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Apple, and anyone else trying to sell video content to the online masses: most of them are willing to pay for it. A new report from Elastic Path shows that the video-consuming public …

Weekly Web Video Industry Newsreel – The PTCESD Edition

Weekly Web Video Industry Newsreel   The PTCESD Edition

So it's been a couple weeks since I had a news round up. Mostly due to bring out at CES, then traveling back to Europe, then being completely wiped out by illness for over a week. Hence the Post traumatic CES Disorder edition of the …

Google TV (Logitech Revue) vs. Boxee vs. Roku vs. Apple TV – Internet-TV Device Comparison

Google TV (Logitech Revue) vs. Boxee vs. Roku vs. Apple TV   Internet TV Device Comparison

While off at CES 2011 with Mark I picked up a piece of propaganda literature from Logitech about the Revue and all it had to offer so I thought I would scan it. Well my scanner is on the fritz, so I was going to …

Hollywood Goes Ultraviolet With New Video Content Delivery Technology – CES 2011

Hollywood Goes Ultraviolet With New Video Content Delivery Technology   CES 2011

While there have been some rumblings about Ultraviolet in recent months, it only just now got it's official kick-off announcement at the CES 2011 show.  Ultraviolet is a digital video content storage and distribution solution that will allow consumers to store digital movies and television …

2010 Internet Television In A Nutshell and 2011 Predictions

2010 Internet Television In A Nutshell and 2011 Predictions

Some might say that 2010 was the year of Internet TV's emergence. Sure, there were a lot of things that went right for it during the year and a couple things that didn't. So let's take a look at the highlights including the new Apple …

Why Facebook TV Would Beat Google TV & Apple TV Platforms

Why Facebook TV Would Beat Google TV & Apple TV Platforms

Let me start off by saying that Facebook TV doesn't even exist. As we follow the evolution of internet TV with bated breath, much of the conversation has revolved around platforms coming from Google and Apple. And it sounds like Microsoft is primed to make …

The Sunday News Reel: Video Related News In Review – Sept 26 – Oct 3, 2010

The Sunday News Reel: Video Related News In Review   Sept 26   Oct 3, 2010

Chris is taking the weekend off to catch up on some technical things (really he's just fiddling with computer hardware, playing video games and catching up on sleep) so I'm here to cover for him. This week saw a lot of talk about Apple TV …

Dell Eyeing Internet TV and Streaming, Roku Wants A Bite Out of Apple

Dell Eyeing Internet TV and Streaming, Roku Wants A Bite Out of Apple

Dell, along with everyone and their brother it seems, wants in on the streaming video pie chart and they're preparing to cut themselves off a slice according to the latest reports. Networkworld reports they're looking into getting some devices in their lineup and looking over …

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