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.

Roku Hulu Channel Updated to 2.0, New Features Added

Roku Hulu Channel Updated to 2.0, New Features Added

Just another quick note about Roku to follow up my last post, because it appears there has been at least one other significant update--this time involving premium streaming video content provider, Hulu. I stumbled across the changelog for the Hulu Channel for Roku and saw ...

Roku Set to Upgrade Offerings With Games & Motion Control

Roku Set to Upgrade Offerings With Games & Motion Control

Roku is really moving up in the world. They pulled in a cool $8M in funding and now are on the verge of delivering on their Roku 2 boxes. New features include a smaller size, 802.11n connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 compatibility, a microSD and an HDMI ...

Time Warner Cable Head Says Company Future Is Broadband, Not TV

Time Warner Cable Head Says Company Future Is Broadband, Not TV

Well surprise, surprise. The chief executive of Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., says that broadband is the anchor service of the company's future, not television. And while that may be a no-brainer for most of us observers in the industry, ...

Netflix For Kids: Going After Your Children With Kid-Friendly Version Of Netflix

Netflix For Kids: Going After Your Children With Kid Friendly Version Of Netflix

In the fight to win back the hearts of consumers burned by the price hike, Netflix might have an ace up their sleeve: your kids. As any major retailer can tell you, if you get the kids... you get the parents... or at least their ...

Hulu Expands Reach, Will Launch Service In Japan In Late 2011

Hulu Expands Reach, Will Launch Service In Japan In Late 2011

Hulu isn't going to be left behind in the race for global streaming video domination. Like Netflix, the company recently announced they would be launching a new original series starring Morgan Spurlock. And now they're adding millions of potential new customers with their just-announced plans ...

iTunes Replay for Movies Held Up by HBO? No Studio Deals in Place Yet

iTunes Replay for Movies Held Up by HBO? No Studio Deals in Place Yet

iTunes Replay has been the target of several reports claiming that it will be delayed. Few have said much outside of the fact that the whole cloud-based movie and TV streaming service seems to hinge on contracts with the six large Hollywood studios. Well, it ...

Hulu Will Create Original Content, Hires Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock

Hulu Will Create Original Content, Hires Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock

Hulu is following Netflix's lead again, and has announced that they will begin creating their own original content. You might remember that Netflix outbid all the major television networks for the rights to House of Cards, which will star Kevin Spacey and represent the company's ...

PBS Sees Huge Success With Online Video & Mobile Video Distribution

PBS Sees Huge Success With Online Video & Mobile Video Distribution

It's always nice to see when Public Broadcasting succeeds at something. The something in question this time round is embracing online video distribution and then pushing out a massive quantity of it. 145 million videos in June is pretty impressive considering it's the fruit of ...

AOL HD Pushing Media to Connected Devices and TVs for Higher Brand Engagement

AOL HD Pushing Media to Connected Devices and TVs for Higher Brand Engagement

AOL HD is continuing its march into your living room with its latest announcement that it will start pushing content to connected boxes. Now that doesn't mean that everything will instantly have an AOL video button or app, but so far, they are targeting the ...

Apple Caves to Competition or Consumer Pressure? Allows Apple TV Over Internet

Apple Caves to Competition or Consumer Pressure? Allows Apple TV Over Internet

Here's an interesting twist in the Apple TV lifetime story. Monday saw a system software update that began to allow Apple TV owners to stream iTunes TV content over the Internet, effectively lifting the Airplay only restriction that had been in place. What motivated this ...

The Death Knell For Google TV? Logitech Revue Drops Price To $99

The Death Knell For Google TV? Logitech Revue Drops Price To $99

Wow! Logitech announced they will take 60% off the price of their Google TV Logitech Revue units because more people are returning the units than buying them more retailers/wholesalers are returning units to Logitech than units are selling it seems. Does that spell the end ...

Mad Men Now Available On Netflix Streaming Service

Mad Men Now Available On Netflix Streaming Service

One thing that I think will be interesting to watch with Netflix over the next several weeks and months is how much of the profit from the recent price hike goes into improving the streaming service's overall library size and quality. Maybe I'm just being ...

Intel, Toshiba Team on Branded Online Video Series: Inside Experience

Intel, Toshiba Team on Branded Online Video Series: Inside Experience

Here's something cool. Two tech heavyweights have teamed up to create a pseudo-branded online video series. I saw some ads for it on Hulu and was reminded to write about it today. The Inside Experience will star Emmy Rossum, Fiona of Shameless (YUM!), and er...what ...

More Netflix Users Watch On Gaming Consoles, Hulu Users On Computers

More Netflix Users Watch On Gaming Consoles, Hulu Users On Computers

Netflix and Hulu are often compared to one another, because they both offer streaming television and movie content. But their users are actually quite different. In fact, Nielsen said that after breaking down Hulu and Netflix users and behaviors, they found a massive disparity in what ...

FOX Pulling Next-Day Free Episode Online Access Without Subscription

FOX Pulling Next Day Free Episode Online Access Without Subscription

If you have been watching FOX episodes online the day after they first aired, you're about to lose that ability in what looks like a bad move for consumers and a defensive move on FOX's part. As of August 15th, you will have to wait ...