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Netflix Opens Streaming Video Distribution Deal With Open Road Films

Netflix Opens Streaming Video Distribution Deal With Open Road Films

Ring-a-ding-ding! Look who was right, sort of… Yeah, that's me, stop looking in the mirror. Netflix just signed a deal with a new production company, Open Road Films. What's that you say? You've read this news already today? Ahh, but you haven't read my almost …

TiVo & Roku Strike New Deals With Streaming Content Providers

TiVo & Roku Strike New Deals With Streaming Content Providers

There's a lot of speculation about some partnerships between streaming device makers and streaming content providers and all of them are good for the industry. The biggest of which is the speculation that Wal-Mart's Vudu and Roku are working to tie the knot and offer …

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, …

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 …

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 …

The Online Video Weekly News Reel – 6 March 2011

The Online Video Weekly News Reel   6 March 2011

February is gone, March is here, winter's ending, spring is near. Well it might not feel like it in parts of the world as there's snow in Milwaukee and it's still below freezing here in the Czech Republic, but temperatures are starting to rise, days …

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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