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Streaming video services are causing drop in TV network subscriptions, says NPD Group

Streaming video services are causing drop in TV network subscriptions, says NPD Group

There are many subscription-based video streaming services available, ranging from the popular staples of Netflix and Amazon Prime to the somewhat less popular offerings like VUDU. These services are often relatively inexpensive, and can be watched on many devices, ranging from smartphones to televisions, making them attractive on many scales. According to an NPD Group report, the popularity of these services can be seen in their effect on subscription television networks: a 6-percent drop in two years.

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Yahoo and NBC exclusive digital alliance expanded to bring Olympics content

Yahoo and NBC exclusive digital alliance expanded to bring Olympics content

Around this time last year, Yahoo and NBC Sports penned a deal that merged content between NBC Sports and Yahoo Sports. According to an announcement made by the latter company today, this so-called digital alliance has been expanded to give Yahoo users access to exclusive digital Sochi Olympics content. Will such a move help make Yahoo relevant again?

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Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket portable video game recorder supports consoles and PC

Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket portable video game recorder supports consoles and PC

Hauppauge has announced its latest video recording device for gamers. The video recording device is called the HD PVR Rocket and was unveiled at Paris Games Week this week. The HD PVR Rocket is designed to record video game play from current major consoles including the PlayStation and Xbox as well as PCs.

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Target Ticket video service reportedly to launch for consumers soon

Target Ticket video service reportedly to launch for consumers soon

Target has been beta testing a video rental and download service called Target Ticket -- a service similar to Walmart's Vudu and Redbox Instant -- with select individuals, something that will change soon. Reportedly, workers of the franchise have received notification that the service will soon launch for the public, and with it will be the option to buy or rent digital downloads.

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Millenniata’s 25GB Blu-ray M-DISC has 1000 year lifespan

Millenniata’s 25GB Blu-ray M-DISC has 1000 year lifespan

Cloud storage, hard drives, flash media - they all serve their own unique purposes, and each are valid ways to store data, presenting their own sets of pluses and minuses. The biggest problem with various storage methods is a relatively short lifespan. This isn't an issue with Millenniata's newest creation, the Blu-ray M-DISC, which boasts a 1000 year lifespan with a 25GB capacity.

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Intel Thunderbolt 2 offers 4K video display and transfer

Intel Thunderbolt 2 offers 4K video display and transfer

Back in April, Intel teased an update to Thunderbolt at the National Association of Broadcasters show, and today has revealed that officially as the Thunderbolt 2. Thunderbolt 2 builds upon the current Thunderbolt technology to offer 4K video transfer and display simultaneously. Current plans have production starting the end of this year, and kicking into full gear in 2014.

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YouTube expands Live Streaming feature to more accounts

YouTube expands Live Streaming feature to more accounts

YouTube began experimenting with live streaming a few years ago, offering it to show a few big events as they happened. In 2010, the feature was expanded a tad to a few networks, with plans to expand it again in the future. It has been a slow process, but the offering is being expanded again, this time to a wider range of users who have "eligible accounts." Along with the expansion is a tool to give users a thumbs up or down about whether they qualify.

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Yahoo strikes deal to exclusively offer Saturday Night Live content

Yahoo strikes deal to exclusively offer Saturday Night Live content

Do you enjoy Saturday Night Live? If so, you're in good company, with Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer revealing in a blog post earlier today that she is also a fan. That's not all she revealed, however, expressing her fondness for the show amidst a bigger announcement: Yahoo has struck a deal with Broadway Video to exclusively offer Saturday Night Live content later this year.

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YouTube’s newest milestone: 1 billion unique monthly users

YouTube’s newest milestone: 1 billion unique monthly users

Where do you go when you want to see clips of your favorite movies, check out music videos, or watch cats in various states of irritation or derpiness? If you're like most Internet users, you turn to YouTube, which is celebrating its newest milestone: over 1 billion unique monthly users. Such a huge number is hard to fathom, and so the video website has dropped a few examples to help put it into perspective.

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Autodesk launches Socialcam 5.0 for iOS, offers HDR video

Autodesk launches Socialcam 5.0 for iOS, offers HDR video

Autodesk has released its latest version of Socialcam for iOS, version 5.0. For those who don't know, Socialcam - which is available for Android as well - is an app designed to make sharing videos with friends and various online social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, relatively effortless. With this latest release, Apple device users get some pretty major new features, as well as a couple improvements.

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Sony Entertainment Network Online Store for games, movies and more heads to the US

Sony Entertainment Network Online Store for games, movies and more heads to the US

Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Computer Entertainment America announced a new online store this week. The online store has launched in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. The store will allow PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network users to buy games, movies, TV shows, and other content.

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Virgin America and YouTube strike a deal on in-flight content

Virgin America and YouTube strike a deal on in-flight content

Virgin America and YouTube have struck a deal, penning the video sharing website's first distribution agreement with an airline. Beginning December 15, fliers will have access to five YouTube channels via Virgin's in-flight video entertainment system. The best part? The content is free on flights to Mexico and within the United States.

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