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Netflix admits a disappointing fact about its upcoming cheaper tier, following another quarter of losing subscribers. The company projected it would lose 2 million members in Q2, after reporting a loss of 200,000 subscribers in Q1. The popular streaming company announced this week that it is testing a new password... Read more...
Netflix is looking into a new way of keeping people from sharing passwords in order to negate the more than 100 million households who are currently using a subscription paid for by someone else. The company blames its loss of 200,000 customers in the first quarter largely on password sharing. Streaming services... Read more...
Netflix is giving viewers another way to express how they feel about the content they watch on the streaming platform. They want to know if you just like a show, or really love it. The streaming platform announced today that one of its most popular shows, Stranger Things, will be returning on May 27th for its... Read more...
This week has seen its share of headlines concerning data breaches and leaks. Late last night Twitch reported on its blog page that its data breach was "due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party.”" They went on to say that they are working with... Read more...
Today is the day that all the details about Apple's long coming and much-rumored streaming video service will land. Previous rumors about the streaming service claimed that Apple device owners would get free access to some of the original programming that the company is working on and that the service will launch next... Read more...
In a recent Spanish interview, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings offered a rather controversial perspective on content piracy via the Internet. In the interview, Hastings stated that while a great many may consider piracy to be a problem, the truth is that it has served a purpose in helping to create a public that is savvy... Read more...
In a further step towards achieving its goal of absolute world sports dominance, the National Football League has announced that they will present a football game during the upcoming 2015 season that will air only on the Internet. Monday, at the annual league owner's meetings being held in Phoenix, the NFL made the... Read more...
Just a couple days ago, we learned about a few new apps from Samsung that will bring social networking and location based services to compatible Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Home Theater systems, and TVs. While that sounds cool and all, we can't help but appreciate Philips new technology that doesn't require any widgets... Read more...
Best Buy is launching a new digital video service called CinemaNow that will provide customers with same-day, instant access to new release movies and TV shows. Initially, the service will be accessible through select connected Blu-ray Disc players and HDTVs. It will also be available on most PCs via... Read more...
Time Warner and Verizon are teaming up to give Verizon's FiOS TV customers free, unlimited online access to content from Time Warner's Turner networks, namely TNT and TBS. The companies also have plans to bring the same content to mobile devices in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future. Once the content is available for FiOS subscribers,... Read more...
Amazon unveiled a promotion called Disc+ On Demand that could change the way some of us consume media. When you buy select DVD or Blu-ray discs under the new offering, you'll get the ability to download a digital copy of a film for instant viewing on your Mac, PC, Roku, TiVo, and other devices. There are a few catches... Read more...
Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate have jointly announced the launch of Epix, an online HD streaming service and HD TV station that will make it possible for users to watch films from these three studios for free in HD. Although currently in private beta, Epix will offer movies from each of these studios via a cable TV network channel as well as... Read more...
Hulu, an online video website known for showing full-length television shows and movies, plans to provide a live stream of an upcoming concert by the Dave Matthews Band. The June 1st concert from the Beacon Theatre in New York will be streamed live on Hulu beginning at 9:00 p.m. EST. Following the live stream, Hulu will offer on-demand access... Read more...
According to recent reports, a dedicated Hulu application could be available for the iPhone in just a few months. The application will reportedly work over Wi-Fi and AT&T’s 3G network, thereby enabling users to view programming anywhere a fast data connection is available. There were rumors of a similar application about this time last... Read more...
Just one day after announcing plans to subsidize netbooks, AT&T wised up to the fact that those netbooks and connections could be used to download movies and enjoy other bandwidth-intensive applications. To avoid bogging down their network, the company revised its data plan service terms to single out and prohibit “downloading movies using... Read more...
After a small but vocal group of people complained about the quality of Netflix’s streaming service, the company has responded to the issue on the company's corporate blog. In the post, Neil Hunt, chief product officer at Netflix, identified three points in the system that could affect a user’s experience: CDNs, the variety of content and... Read more...
Here’s some potentially good news for those of us who love to watch our favorite TV shows online: MTV Networks and ABC.com have achieved profitability with their latest online video efforts. Both networks currently have clear, aggressive strategies for distributing TV online—MTVN aims for a wide distribution while ABC is pushing a walled garden... Read more...
Soon, you’ll be able to watch free, live, streaming video on your iPhone thanks to a company called Ustream. Ustream.TV is a live interactive video broadcast platform that makes it possible for anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to quickly and easily broadcast to a global audience. Ustream was started in the summer of 2006 by... Read more...
In an effort to keep up with competition, Blockbuster announced an alliance with Sonic Solutions that will provide consumers with instant access to the using a variety of home and portable devices. Through the partnership, Blockbuster hopes to become an ever-present competitor in the digital world: "We are excited to be partnering with Sonic,... Read more...
Most of us still watch movies the old fashioned way: on DVD. Okay, maybe watching movies on DVD isn't that old, but for every $10 U.S. consumers spend on movie and TV entertainment, $8 of it goes to purchasing or renting DVDs... Which certainly makes us wish we bought Netflix stock when it first starting trading publicly in 2002. But DVDs... Read more...