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.

Samsung Streaming Free 3D Video Content To Smart TV Owners

Samsung Streaming Free 3D Video Content To Smart TV Owners

Samsung, who I often praise for having some sort of cohesive strategy for their product lineups, is continuing to offer innovative services to their consumers. This time round it's free streaming 3D content to 2010-2011 smart 3DTV (plasma and LED) customers via their Explore 3D ...

Online Video Web Series Hopes To Fill The Void Left By TV Soaps

Online Video Web Series Hopes To Fill The Void Left By TV Soaps

Not long ago I wrote about the Soap Opera pop as many major daytime TV soaps were being canceled. Proctor & Gamble, who both sponsored and helped develop some TV soaps decided to move online and canceled their sponsorship, which meant the end of those ...

Netflix Competitor Zediva Blasts Movie Studios For Stifling Innovation

Netflix Competitor Zediva Blasts Movie Studios For Stifling Innovation

Zediva is still making waves, and still streaming one DVD in one player to one customer. In recent court document filings, the streaming DVD rental service (for lack of a better description) blasted back at the MPAA, essentially telling them to take off the blinders ...

Report: Apple Smart TV To Be Released In Late 2011

Report: Apple Smart TV To Be Released In Late 2011

There has been speculation for years that Apple would one day release a television of their own making. An honest-to-goodness Internet-ready television, a so-called "smart TV," that can take advantage of some of the resources the company has built up like iTunes or the App ...

Hulu For Sale, Considering Offer From Unknown Potential Buyer

Hulu For Sale, Considering Offer From Unknown Potential Buyer

Hulu, the online provider of streaming movies and television shows, has received an offer from a potential buyer. The identity of the buyer is unknown, though rumors suggest it is a well-known, very large company. What is known, is that Hulu is considering the offer, ...

Sony Spat With Netflix Suggests Fragmentation Ahead In Streaming Video

Sony Spat With Netflix Suggests Fragmentation Ahead In Streaming Video

Netflix recently had to pull Sony films from the service that were provided to them by Starz. The reason is that Starz and Sony are renegotiating some contract and until it's sorted, Sony films are no longer to be shown on Netflix. Now this could be ...

Google Acquires SageTV, Set To Bolster Google TV, Android With DVR?

Google Acquires SageTV, Set To Bolster Google TV, Android With DVR?

Let's face it, while those of you with Google TV love it, it's not the most popular platform and certainly isn't living up to Google's own expectations. So it should be no surprise when they make this kind of move. Google has acquired a new ...

VUDU & Wal-Mart To Sell Stupid, Overpriced Movie Cards For Digital Films

VUDU & Wal Mart To Sell Stupid, Overpriced Movie Cards For Digital Films

Here's one for the 'That's Really Stupid' category: Walmart-owned VUDU is going to sell "digital movie cards" for the film Battle: Los Angeles. The cards will available for purchase at Wal-mart stores, and will be priced at $14.96. The digital movie cards are then redeemable, ...

Internet TV Viewing Up, But So Is Viewer Multitasking

Internet TV Viewing Up, But So Is Viewer Multitasking

A recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive Polls and Adweek shows that the younger demographics are more likely to watch TV online than their elders. A whopping 77% of younger people watch television on the Internet, with 64% of the 55+ demographic tuning in online. ...

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 ...

Comcast & Skype Team Up To Offer HD Video Calling On Televisions

Comcast & Skype Team Up To Offer HD Video Calling On Televisions

Cable giant Comcast and Internet-voice pioneer Skype are teaming up for a new venture in video calling. Under the new partnership, Comcast customers will be able to receive Skype calls--both video and audio--on their television. In a future where video calls are made from the ...

Early Look At Two ABC Fall Dramas: Charlie's Angels & Once Upon A Time

Early Look At Two ABC Fall Dramas: Charlies Angels & Once Upon A Time

ABC is going back to the well of reliable old stories for a pair of new dramas this fall. With Charlie's Angels, the network is updating a property that has already been both a hit show and a hit movie series with a newer, younger ...

Hulu Ties Knot With Miramax, Will Show Ads On Films

Hulu Ties Knot With Miramax, Will Show Ads On Films

Yes! I was, as always, right! Well, maybe not always but it seems more and more lately in this online video prognostication thing I've been doing. A while back Netflix and Miramax signed a deal for streaming rights to the library. Now, and totally not ...

New Live TV Streaming Service Bamboom To Avoid Legal Issues?

New Live TV Streaming Service Bamboom To Avoid Legal Issues?

So we've talked about FilmOn and Ivi in the past. They both have been in bitter legal battles with the TV and cable broadcasters. Now, Bamboom is taking a more Zediva approach to it all. For those that don't know what I'm talking about Zediva ...

Screen Convergence Continues - Vudu, Netflix to Get Dedicated Remote Buttons

Screen Convergence Continues   Vudu, Netflix to Get Dedicated Remote Buttons

Earlier in the year Netflix announced they would have a dedicated button on remote controls for connected devices coming from some manufacturers. Wal-Mart obviously thought that a brilliant idea and so got those same manufacturers to put some Vudu buttons on the remotes as well. ...