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.

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. ...

The Growth Of Netflix Will Be Used To Throttle Your Internet Access

The Growth Of Netflix Will Be Used To Throttle Your Internet Access

So everyone's talking about this new Spring 2011 Global Internet Phenomena Report from Sandvine—a self-described "leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators." The big, gaudy stat everyone's running in their headline is that Netflix makes up 30% of U.S. Internet ...

Blip.tv Relaunches as Center for Original Web Series

Blip.tv Relaunches as Center for Original Web Series

Blip.tv was what? I forget, oh right, a video sharing site for content producers, now I remember (yes, I'm joking here... I know Blip). Well, it seems they decided that it was too close to competing with YouTube or to hard to do so and ...

Netflix Gets Miramax Movies to Bolster Digital Library

Netflix Gets Miramax Movies to Bolster Digital Library

So a couple weeks ago I reported that Hulu was working a big deal with Miramax. Well the studio isn't being stingy with its love, which is great for viewers, and has entered into a deal with Netflix to offer up hundreds of titles at ...

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 ...

Verizon FiOS Fights for Space in the VOD Market, Netflix Calls Heroes for Help

Verizon FiOS Fights for Space in the VOD Market, Netflix Calls Heroes for Help

I'm pondering perhaps a weekly Internet TV industry article as it seems there are more and more things going on in the space every week. I just fear that one week there will be nothing and you'll be over there twiddling your thumbs and mumbling ...

Android Apps May Save Google TV's Ass

Android Apps May Save Google TVs Ass

I read an article that had a URL like "think-google-tv-sucks-just-wait-for-the-next-version" which made me go take a look at the Google I/O Conference agenda for next month and it certainly looks like Google is still planning on going strong with Google TV as there are numerous ...

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 ...

TV Ads Get Interaction with IntoNow iOS App: Stepping Stone to Widespread Internet-TV Adoption?

TV Ads Get Interaction with IntoNow iOS App: Stepping Stone to Widespread Internet TV Adoption?

This isn't online video but it's an interesting evolution for standard TV advertising and a way for them to incorporate some interactivity, which, as we all know, is what makes online video so awesomely cool, right? Well brands who advertise on television might finally be ...

30% of Homes Have Internet Connected TV Reports Leichtman, But Research Seems Shaky

30% of Homes Have Internet Connected TV Reports Leichtman, But Research Seems Shaky

Just about one in three homes in the US (really three in ten) have been found to have a TV that is connected to the Internet, whether it be through a game console, Blu-ray player or the TV itself according to a new report from ...

I'm Calling It: Web TV Series Are Officially Legitimized

Im Calling It: Web TV Series Are Officially Legitimized

Last week I wrote about the new Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, which had just released its first episode. The director landed the gig by creating a fake trailer for a nonexistent Mortal Kombat film, which starred some recognizable Hollywood stars, and half a year ...

HTC to Offer Movie, TV Rentals on New Superphone, Sensation 4G

HTC to Offer Movie, TV Rentals on New Superphone, Sensation 4G

HTC recently announced that they will offer an app that will allow the purchase and rental of TV and film right from their new Sensation 4G superphone. They recently invested in OnLive, a video game streaming service (Feb 2011) and made a strategic investment in ...

Mortal Combat Viral Hit Demonstrates Bright Future for Web TV Series

Mortal Combat Viral Hit Demonstrates Bright Future for Web TV Series

Web series have been around for a while now, but for the most part, they've yet to reach the same level of esteem among audiences as their television counterparts. But as Internet-connected televisions and other devices continue to rise in popularity, the worlds of the ...

Time Warner Cable Seeks Judgment on TWCableTV iPad App Legality

Time Warner Cable Seeks Judgment on TWCableTV iPad App Legality

Time Warner, who I wrote about earlier in the week when they hit a snag with their TWCableTV iPad App, has sought a legal judgment on the matter. The Southern District of New York was petitioned by the cable operator about the legality of the ...