Internet TV

This channel is focused on Internet TV (AKA Internet Television, Web TV, Online TV, etc…). Internet TV is essentially television content streamed and distributed via the Internet. Here we will cover news, trends, and general information about Internet TV technology. Stay informed with the latest in Internet television – including up-to-date news information on Google TV, Apple TV, Roku, Boxee, Netflix, Hulu and other emerging alternatives to traditional cable & broadcast television.

YouTube Movies Expands, Now Streaming Films In Canada

YouTube Movies Expands, Now Streaming Films In Canada

YouTube Movies has expanded to the Great White North...I wonder if they're offering films like Strange Brew and Canadian Bacon with John Candy? Nah, they probably want to put their best foot forward. And while I like Bob and Doug McKenzie, I just don't see ...

Netflix In Dire Straits As Starz Announces End To Renewal Talks

Netflix In Dire Straits As Starz Announces End To Renewal Talks

Netflix is in dire straits if it can't right its ship soon. Yesterday, prices jumped up 60% to $7.99 for DVD rental and $7.99 for streaming (formerly $9.99 when combined), severely displeasing many subscribers into canceling, as I did. On top of that, Starz also ...

Flickme Applies Gamification to Streaming Films, But Costs Too Much

Flickme Applies Gamification to Streaming Films, But Costs Too Much

I just found flickme.com, a new streaming film rental/buying site. The thing I liked is that I could login quickly with Facebook, which got me a Beta badge for being an early adopter. I instantly noticed the gamification for the site. Completing certain tasks earns ...

Yahoo! Dives Into Online Video Again With All New Original Content

Yahoo! Dives Into Online Video Again With All New Original Content

Yahoo! was in online video, then they were out, then they were in and then out...and now, starting in about a month's time, they're all in again? It would seem so. Aside from being named in the Hulu bidding of late, they are also apparently ...

Google TV To Be Central Device In Home For Cable, Internet, Automation & More?

Google TV To Be Central Device In Home For Cable, Internet, Automation & More?

See, I told you it probably wasn't dead. Several months ago I wrote Android Apps May Save Google TV's Ass though I did then later write The Death Knell For Google TV? Logitech Revue Drops Price To $99 Admittedly, in that second one I did ...

Is Apple A Last-Minute Contender In The Hulu Sweepstakes?

Is Apple A Last Minute Contender In The Hulu Sweepstakes?

While the online video world continues to wait for news on the potential acquisition of streaming video site Hulu, there's not much left for the web's journalists to do but speculate. The latest theory gaining some ground is the idea that Hulu's buyer won't end ...

Apple Drops 99 Cent TV Episode Rentals for Lack of Interest

Apple Drops 99 Cent TV Episode Rentals for Lack of Interest

Apple has squashed the test they were doing of 99 cent TV episode rentals. The test, using content from ABC and FOX was ended on Friday. Why? Sources cite "lack of demand." I think that might be code for "you can get most of them ...

Flipboard App Looking To Provide Streaming Television Shows & Hollywood Films

Flipboard App Looking To Provide Streaming Television Shows & Hollywood Films

The creators of Flipboard, Apple's 2010 iPad App of the Year, are now looking to provide TV, movies, and even e-books in the near future. The app has been downloaded more than 3 million times since its summer debut last year.

As Price Hike Nears, Could Lack Of New Content Sink Netflix?

As Price Hike Nears, Could Lack Of New Content Sink Netflix?

Ahh...we often hear a company say things like, "What? New content? We're not concerned with that..." shortly before they crumble to pieces. Well, alright, we might not hear exactly that, but something along those lines. For game consoles, a lack of new content is death. ...

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.

Cable Companies Lose Customers To Online Video, But Cord Cutting Still A Long Way Off

Cable Companies Lose Customers To Online Video, But Cord Cutting Still A Long Way Off

Some reports say cord-cutting is a myth. Having recently moved into a place and assessed my options, I would agree, because the pay TV companies are keeping consumers hostage thanks to licenses with major sports leagues and premium channels like HBO. For example, the only ...

Bids For Hulu Expected Tomorrow From Google, Amazon, Yahoo, & DirecTV

Bids For Hulu Expected Tomorrow From Google, Amazon, Yahoo, & DirecTV

Hulu is still for sale, and as of yet, has not been purchased by anyone. You might remember that those companies interested in acquiring Hulu were reportedly expected to turn their bids in on Wednesday of this week. However, according to the Hollywood reporter, those ...

Bids For Hulu Due Tomorrow, Google & Amazon Lead Suitors

Bids For Hulu Due Tomorrow, Google & Amazon Lead Suitors

For a good few weeks there, the web media world was all abuzz with the news of the possible sale of Hulu. We speculated on who the potential buyers might be, with reports suggesting everyone from Google to Yahoo might be involved in negotiations. And ...

Fox To Enforce 8-Day Waiting Period For New Episodes On Hulu

Fox To Enforce 8 Day Waiting Period For New Episodes On Hulu

Well, well, well... this is going to get pretty interesting pretty quickly. One of the three television networks behind Hulu, Fox, has decided to end next-day access to episodes of their programs on Hulu and on the company's website. (and on DISH network). Moving forward, ...

12% Of Online Video Views Come From Mobile - Break Media

12% Of Online Video Views Come From Mobile   Break Media

If one-eighth of your video views are coming from mobile, then you are in good company as Break Media just reported that 12% of their video views come from mobile users. That's a pretty good portion and shows the ever-increasing interest in mobile video viewing.