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.

Netflix Gains Most Of Its Subscribers Back, Still Hurting In Some Areas

Netflix Gains Most Of Its Subscribers Back, Still Hurting In Some Areas

While Netflix isn't all the way back to highs pre-The Worst Price Hike of All Time, they pretty much got all those people back by the end of the year.  Maybe not the same people, but replacements anyway.  Thus Netflix ended 2011 with 24.4 million ...

Boxee Live TV Adapter - Without DVR Is It Too Little, Too Late?

Boxee Live TV Adapter   Without DVR Is It Too Little, Too Late?

Continuing the trend of screen convergence, Boxee has released the USB Live TV dongle for its Boxee boxes along with version 1.5 today. For those that don't want a full-on premium TV subscription, but do want local channels, can now get that along with your ...

Greed & The Crumbling Dream Of A Video Promised Land

Greed & The Crumbling Dream Of A Video Promised Land

Danny Sullivan is a pretty smart dude. If you're not familiar with him, it probably means you haven't dabbled much in SEO. And when he wrote yesterday about paying Rupert Murdoch three times for the same piece of content, it really got me fired up. ...

Hulu Year End Numbers Show Great Growth All Around

Hulu Year End Numbers Show Great Growth All Around

Hulu put out some year end numbers which included the fact they've got 1.5 million paying subscribers now. Not quite the massive, rapid expansion Netflix had, but they also have DVD rentals as well so it's apples and oranges.

The Original Content Wars Have Begun, But They're Bigger Than Hulu Vs. Netflix

The Original Content Wars Have Begun, But Theyre Bigger Than Hulu Vs. Netflix

For several years consumers have enjoyed streaming premium content services like Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and others. But as more and more television and film content moves online, the owners of the copyrights (typically studios or production companies) have started to see the potential in ...

CES 2012: The Era Of Connected TV Advertising Begins

CES 2012: The Era Of Connected TV Advertising Begins

At CES 2012, Connected TV was the star of the show, as I thought it would be, and so here's why you should be looking to expand your content into a connected TV friendly format and start looking at connected TV advertising as well. With ...

Boxee Hooks Up With Facebook To Make Live TV Social

Boxee Hooks Up With Facebook To Make Live TV Social

Boxee will give you the ability to share what you're watching straight to Facebook with a new expansion of the integration of the service into its software. Those of you with the Live TV dongle attached to your Boxee Boxes will be able to share ...

International Academy Of Web Television Awards Demonstrate Maturity Of Online Video Industry

International Academy Of Web Television Awards Demonstrate Maturity Of Online Video Industry

While at CES I had the distinct pleasure of attending the inaugural International Academy Of Web Television Awards ceremony that celebrated all things online video and included the likes of Felicia Day, Shari Lazar and Kevin Pollack. It was pretty cool and, to me, demonstrated how far we ...

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM Gets BBC, ITV Streaming Content Rights

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM Gets BBC, ITV Streaming Content Rights

Awesome! I am a huge Doctor Who fan as well as a fan of many other BBC and ITV shows because, for some reason, they seem to focus more on story than on quick, random action and massive special effects. That's not to say they ...

Yahoo! To Distribute Tom Hanks Web Series, Electric City, An Interactive Video Experience

Yahoo! To Distribute Tom Hanks Web Series, Electric City, An Interactive Video Experience

I'm on a plane as I write this, and still working--see how dedicated I am to the cause? Anyway, there's a ton of emails in the inbox already today from CES (which is where I'm headed) and this one caught my eye because it's some ...

Cord Cutting Is Real? 20% Of Consumers Have Cut Cable Or Are Considering

Cord Cutting Is Real? 20% Of Consumers Have Cut Cable Or Are Considering

Cord cutting is dead some say. Others think it a passing fad and that there's no staying power. Yet in the annual State of the Media Democracy report, Deloitte reports that some 20% of consumers have or are thinking about it. With the upswell of ...

TumTiki Celebrates New Showtime Series With Sweepstakes

TumTiki Celebrates New Showtime Series With Sweepstakes

TumTiki is an online video library with 700,000 free videos. They have a lot of television episodes, as well as a great number of locally-focused video content like sports and news. They also have some titles for rent, which they do through Amazon's system. And ...

Google TV Marketplace Turns YouTube Into TV - The Reel Web #21

Google TV Marketplace Turns YouTube Into TV   The Reel Web #21

This week on the Reel Web we cover a story about a patent that Google recently updated about a marketplace for Google TV. The Google TV Marketplace will feature channel apps, possibly from YouTube, and may even be bundled together as a network for a ...

2011 Online Video In Review - Industry Leaders Reflect On The Year's Trends

2011 Online Video In Review   Industry Leaders Reflect On The Years Trends

Along with talking to people about online video advertising in 2011, I also asked around about how many thought the year went for online video in general. My specific question was: What was the biggest driver of online video in 2011?

Preview of Google TV Hardware Partners at CES 2012

Preview of Google TV Hardware Partners at CES 2012

So I will be away at CES next week (if you are going, drop me an email to meet up) and I have been putting some predictions together on what would be shown and one of those was an explosion of new species in the ...