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The Original Content Wars Have Begun, But They’re Bigger Than Hulu Vs. Netflix

The Original Content Wars Have Begun, But Theyre Bigger Than Hulu Vs. Netflix

For several years consumers have enjoyed streaming premium content services like Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and others. But as more and more television and film content moves online, the owners of the copyrights (typically studios or production companies) have started to see the potential in …

Verizon Working On Video Content Delivery System

Verizon Working On Video Content Delivery System

And you all thought that Verizon was just aiming to cover its own customers and network with content? Well, apparently we were all wrong. It seems that they've dropped a pretty large penny, $370M worth of them in fact, in working out a streaming video …

Lost Sundance Films Find A Home In Online Video

Lost Sundance Films Find A Home In Online Video

Fantastic news for films that played at the Sundance Film Festival and never got a distribution deal.  The Sundance Institute, in an arrangement with New Video, will make those lost films available for streaming online to all the big streaming players.  YouTube, Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, …

Sony CES 2012 Press Conference: New Video Related Product Lineup

Sony CES 2012 Press Conference: New Video Related Product Lineup

It's CES people and time to bring the RAIN! As in a downpour of awesome announcements on cool new tech, services and everything connected. What's been the big thing so far for me? Well the Sony press conference promised one login for everything and that …

Cord Cutting Is Real? 20% Of Consumers Have Cut Cable Or Are Considering

Cord Cutting Is Real? 20% Of Consumers Have Cut Cable Or Are Considering

Cord cutting is dead some say. Others think it a passing fad and that there's no staying power. Yet in the annual State of the Media Democracy report, Deloitte reports that some 20% of consumers have or are thinking about it. With the upswell of …

Google TV Marketplace Turns YouTube Into TV – The Reel Web #21

Google TV Marketplace Turns YouTube Into TV   The Reel Web #21

This week on the Reel Web we cover a story about a patent that Google recently updated about a marketplace for Google TV. The Google TV Marketplace will feature channel apps, possibly from YouTube, and may even be bundled together as a network for a …

Netflix Users Streamed 2 Billion Hours In The 4th Quarter of 2011

Netflix Users Streamed 2 Billion Hours In The 4th Quarter of 2011

What will be noted about Netflix' 2011 will be that poorly-handled price increase that sent people into mass hysteria.  What won't be noted that much, but has way more impact, is that Netflix saw people stream like they've never streamed before in 2011, and in …

The Roku Streaming Stick Makes A Regular TV A Smart TV

The Roku Streaming Stick Makes A Regular TV A Smart TV

It must be a Roku kind of day, I guess. In addition to the new Showtime content we wrote about earlier today, Roku is looking to capture a new revenue stream with a product they're calling the Roku Streaming Stick. Essentially, it's a little stick …

Showtime Content On Roku, Starting With Shameless & House Of Lies

Showtime Content On Roku, Starting With Shameless & House Of Lies

Not wanting their competitor HBO to steal every last bit of thunder in the streaming business, Showtime is getting into the mix by signing a deal with Roku that will allow access to their content.  The first offerings will be for a few full episodes …

Watch The Times Square Ball Drop Live Online For New Years Eve

Watch The Times Square Ball Drop Live Online For New Years Eve

I've been asked this several times today, so I thought it would be worth posting about. If you're looking for a way to experience the New York City New Years Eve experience, you can do so online through live streaming video. Now you can watch …

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