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.

Time Warner Hits Bump in iPad App Delivery, Pulls Some Channels

Time Warner Hits Bump in iPad App Delivery, Pulls Some Channels

Time Warner Cable has an iPad app. Through that app you are able to stream channels that you would have in your cable package if you were one of their 15 million subscribers. However, they took some flak from major studios when they did that ...

Netflix Tweaks Canadian Streams, Saves 70% Bandwidth to Fight Greedy BCE

Netflix Tweaks Canadian Streams, Saves 70% Bandwidth to Fight Greedy BCE

Canada, the land of metered and capped Internet bandwidth (BOO!) and social healthcare (YEA!) and...I have to say it Luke, back bacon (Yea!). But back bacon aside, the important thing is that Netflix has taken a hard look at the service they're offering in the ...

Amazon Launches Unlimited Video Streaming, Netflix Endangered? Probably Not

Amazon Launches Unlimited Video Streaming, Netflix Endangered? Probably Not

Amazon Prime has launched an addition and that means that, in the US, you can stream some 5,000 films and TV shows from their cloud thanks to their Amazon Cloud Player for just $79 a year. Since I'm not in the US I can't use ...

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 ...

Iomega HD Streaming ScreenPlay DX Media Players

Iomega HD Streaming ScreenPlay DX Media Players

Iomega wants to be your media player of choice. You know Iomega right? Zip Disks? Yep, that was them. Now they have unveiled plans to launch an updated series of video streaming boxes which can do full 1080p HD for the home called the ScreenPlay ...

Adobe Pass Unlocks TV Everywhere

Adobe Pass Unlocks TV Everywhere

Adobe wants its Flash player to the be the one stop shop for the TV Everywhere industry. With that in mind they've revealed the Adobe Pass, an authentication service which can gate premium content for cable and satellite operators as well as broadcasters online. The ...

Why Netflix is the Solution to Streaming Television Content and How They Might Do it

Why Netflix is the Solution to Streaming Television Content and How They Might Do it

Showtime and Netflix have cut a new deal that will see currently running shows like Dexter and Californication taken off of Netflix come summer. But what Showtime taketh away, they also giveth. The new deal penned between the two companies gives Netflix license on all ...

Open Web TV Standard in the Works: A Foundation for Web-TV

Open Web TV Standard in the Works: A Foundation for Web TV

This week marks the deadline for Open Connected TV standard proposals. The goal: created an open source specification for software and standards for Internet-connected, Web-ready televisions. The driving force behind the specification for OCTV is the Digital Media Project. According to their website they want ...

Canada Tops US in Average Time Spent with Online Video

Canada Tops US in Average Time Spent with Online Video

comScore put out their 2010 Canada Digital Year in Review report last week and I quickly rifled through the first 30 pages to get to the good stuff, video usage! It turns out that Canadians really dig online video. I wonder if there's a video ...

Google TV Remote App for iOS Devices Hits the App Store

Google TV Remote App for iOS Devices Hits the App Store

It's Saturday and I shouldn't be working, but I am (then I'm off to play some Homefront). I just wanted to let you all know that if you've got an iPhone and Google TV you can now use them together. Previously the app was only ...

Netflix Caught up in Another Privacy Suit, Could Set Streaming Video Rental Precedent

Netflix Caught up in Another Privacy Suit, Could Set Streaming Video Rental Precedent

Uh oh! Netflix is in hot water again over privacy. While their last one seemed like it was actually a problem, so much so that the company settled the suit, this one seems more far fetched. A Peter Comstock of Virginia has filed what he ...

Time Warner Cable's New iPad App Sounds Incredibly Dumb

Time Warner Cables New iPad App Sounds Incredibly Dumb

The cable companies & broadcasters are doing everything they can to resist change and save the existing business model. Even as consumers clamor for a la carte options and more online capabilities, the cable companies keep distorting that vision. The latest move comes from Time Warner ...

AT&T DSL, U-Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T DSL, U Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T has announced that they will begin capping the bandwidth on DSL and U-Verse accounts starting in May. The limits will be 150GB (landline DSL) and 250GB (U-Verse), per month. Considering they claim download speeds of up to 24Mbps that's a reduction in bandwidth of ...

Ways to Stream Your Home Video Content to your iOS Devices

Ways to Stream Your Home Video Content to your iOS Devices

JetStreamHD believe that they have the solution to you watching all that content you have amassed on your PC and want on your iPad2 via their new product, creatively named, JetStreamHD. It's really just a media server but they claim it to be "the world's ...

Logitech Revue & Google TV Bring Back World's Biggest Kevin Bacon Fan

Logitech Revue & Google TV Bring Back Worlds Biggest Kevin Bacon Fan

Logitech (& Google) scored a viral hit with their Logitech Revue/Google TV commercial back in December of 2010. It starred Kevin Bacon as Ivan Cobenk--the world's biggest Kevin Bacon fan (Ivan Cobenk is actually an anagram of Kevin Bacon). The humor was spot on, and ...