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.

Google TV To Get Channel Marketplace & Compete With Cable Providers?

Google TV To Get Channel Marketplace & Compete With Cable Providers?

Google TV looks to be on the verge of creating an app marketplace specifically for video channels much like Boxee and Roku have. In a recently updated patent (20110321072) they describe a system that, "...allows content providers to create channels of video content and make ...

The Roku Streaming Stick Makes A Regular TV A Smart TV

The Roku Streaming Stick Makes A Regular TV A Smart TV

It must be a Roku kind of day, I guess. In addition to the new Showtime content we wrote about earlier today, Roku is looking to capture a new revenue stream with a product they're calling the Roku Streaming Stick. Essentially, it's a little stick ...

Showtime Content On Roku, Starting With Shameless & House Of Lies

Showtime Content On Roku, Starting With Shameless & House Of Lies

Not wanting their competitor HBO to steal every last bit of thunder in the streaming business, Showtime is getting into the mix by signing a deal with Roku that will allow access to their content.  The first offerings will be for a few full episodes ...

The First Original Netflix Series Will Be Lilyhammer, Not House Of Cards

The First Original Netflix Series Will Be Lilyhammer, Not House Of Cards

Way back a long time ago--something around 9 months ago--we learned that Netflix had outbid everyone for the rights to a new series called House Of Cards. Starring Kevin Spacy, House Of Cards is an American remake of a successful British show. Nearly every major ...

Rumors Say Apple TV Will Challenge Cable With Subscription Service

Rumors Say Apple TV Will Challenge Cable With Subscription Service

It's now a forgone conclusion that Apple will get into the TV manufacturing biz next year and now the rumor mills are kicking into over drive with all sorts of supposed this and thats which will be included or are holding back the release of ...

Boxee Said To Drop The PC Client Biz With Latest Boxee 1.5 Version

Boxee Said To Drop The PC Client Biz With Latest Boxee 1.5 Version

Boxee version 1.5 will be the last PC client there is, it seems they no longer want to support that build your own Boxee box initiative. It's partly because they see the Internet TV revolution moving away from Boxee-style boxes and instead going to connected ...

Netflix iOS App Updated With Interface Optimized For iPad

Netflix iOS App Updated With Interface Optimized For iPad

Netflix has made an upgrade to their mobile app for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, and this update is especially good news for owners of the latter: the new Netflix app is optimized for use and viewing on the iPad, and it looks ...

Motorola Mobility Acquires TV & Film Directory Service SetJam

Motorola Mobility Acquires TV & Film Directory Service SetJam

Motorola Mobility, who is still being picked up by Google, is picking up SetJam. It's like one of those Matroyshka Doll sets right now. The Google deal with Motorola Mobility is still in review by everyone involved but that's not stopping them from grabbing up ...

Netflix Users Spend Twice As Much Time On Site As Hulu Users

Netflix Users Spend Twice As Much Time On Site As Hulu Users

Maybe Netflix was right after all. No, not in the way they handled their price increase, but maybe in their logic for creating the increase in the first place. See, we've always assumed that Netflix's price hike this summer was about setting the stage for ...

Virtual DVD Rental Service Zediva Shut Down Permanently

Virtual DVD Rental Service Zediva Shut Down Permanently

Zediva had an interesting business model, buy a bunch of DVD players and get a bunch of DVDs for rental. Give users access to a DVD and a player and stream the video to them. Unfortunately, the big bad movie studios didn't like that and ...

Google TV Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of The Experience

Google TV Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of The Experience

I just saw a post called 10 Tips and Tricks for Google TV that I thought held some interesting stuff in it and I wanted to share it. They are calling some of it 'pro tips' but I'm guessing it might be more to it ...

Buyers Choose Connected TV Over 3D This Holiday Season As Set-Top Box Demand Drops

Buyers Choose Connected TV Over 3D This Holiday Season As Set Top Box Demand Drops

If I personally was given the choice of 3D or Connected for a new TV purchase, I would choose connected. Apparently, I'm not the only one according to some new data from Parks Associates in regards to flat-panel TV purchasing intentions and the features .

Time Warner and Cablevision Now Provide HBO GO

Time Warner and Cablevision Now Provide HBO GO

I find this incredibly interesting.  Time Warner owns HBO.  And yet, only now has Time Warner Cable decided to provide HBO GO.  Ah, details--Time Warner Cable doesn't have anything to do with the huge Time Warner media corporation anymore and that's why when Time Warner ...

TumTiki Launches TikiGuide’s Video Countdown To Christmas

TumTiki Launches TikiGuide’s Video Countdown To Christmas

Last month, Chris Atkinson reported that Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR), one of the nation's largest providers of telecommunications services, was creating TumTiki.  I was getting ready for SES Chicago, so I didn't get a chance to check out the largest online library of premium TV ...

Roku Box Update Brings MKV, More Games & An Official iOS Remote App?

Roku Box Update Brings MKV, More Games & An Official iOS Remote App?

There's a big update on the way to the Roku 2 and Roku LT boxes that will add in a good amount of new features including MKV playback and, can it be true? Support for a future iOS Remote App looks to be included.