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Video on Demand (VOD) or Audio and Video on Demand (AVOD) are systems which allow users to select and watch/listen to video or audio content on demand. IPTV technology is often used to bring video on demand to televisions and personal computers.
Television VOD systems either stream content through a set-top box, a computer or other device, allowing viewing in real time, or download it to a device such as a computer, digital video recorder (also called a personal video recorder) or porta...

Viewster Brings Streaming Video Catalog To Samsung Devices Worldwide

Viewster Brings Streaming Video Catalog To Samsung Devices Worldwide

Viewster has been making some good moves lately and perhaps the Pièce de résistance is today's announcement that sees them teaming up with Samsung, worldwide, on multiple device platforms including connected TVs, tablets, mobile phones and more.

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.

Video on Demand Hits Facebook for Indie Filmmakers

Video on Demand Hits Facebook for Indie Filmmakers

Flicklaunch, the newest Facebook video-on-demand service, has launched. Sure, they've only got one flick to flick to users now, but they're hoping to hit the market of indie filmmakers who own the rights to their content and can launch it however they please. This might …

YouTube Channels Netflix With New Online Movie Rentals

YouTube Channels Netflix With New Online Movie Rentals

After weeks of rumors, anonymous sources, and outright speculation, YouTube has finally gone public with the details of their new movie rental service. Specifically, they've struck deals with NBC/Universal, Sony, & Warner Brothers studios, which leaves several studios that still aren't partners (Fox, Disney, Paramount, …

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 …

DiSH Buys Blockbuster to Compete with Netflix, Best Buy and Amazon?

DiSH Buys Blockbuster to Compete with Netflix, Best Buy and Amazon?

The premium online video sector is going to heat up as DiSH Network was given the nod in the recent Blockbuster auction and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved the deal. DISH's offer of $320.6 million was selected as …

Amazon Launches Unlimited Video Streaming, Netflix Endangered? Probably Not

Amazon Launches Unlimited Video Streaming, Netflix Endangered? Probably Not

Amazon Prime has launched an addition and that means that, in the US, you can stream some 5,000 films and TV shows from their cloud thanks to their Amazon Cloud Player for just $79 a year. Since I'm not in the US I can't use …

2010 IPTV Worldwide Report: 34.6% Growth, 45.4M Subscribers

2010 IPTV Worldwide Report: 34.6% Growth, 45.4M Subscribers

Broadband Forum put out its 2010 numbers last week along with Point Topic and it looks like it was a pretty strong year all around. A good amount of growth, 34.6% in the year in IPTV subscriptions coupled with further penetration in the broadband adoption …

Warner Brothers Begins Delivering Movie Rentals via Facebook

Warner Brothers Begins Delivering Movie Rentals via Facebook

Really? Facebook is the solution you came up with to get your film in front of the digital masses? Sure it's a cool use of the social network and it taps into over 500 million potential film viewers. But I would never think of Facebook …

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