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Verizon Viewdini aggregates Netflix, Hulu, Comcast into one app

Verizon Viewdini aggregates Netflix, Hulu, Comcast into one app

Verizon is launching a way for it to both boast about the capabilities of its high-speed 4G LTE network and to make one of the most popular Web activities go through its unified service. The service in question is called Viewdini, and it will allow users to stream Hulu Plus, Netflix, Comcast Xfinity, and mSpot content all within the confines of one platform. CEO Dan Mead made the announcement at an event this week.

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Hulu outs summer lineup of exclusive and original shows

Hulu outs summer lineup of exclusive and original shows

Hulu has announced its summer lineup that includes 10 original and exclusive TV shows only found on the streaming service. The lineup includes a second season of Hulu's science fiction show "The Booth At The End." Other new shows that are set to debut are international TV hits. The summer season will also include a movie review show called "Spoilers."

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Amazon to produce original TV shows for Prime Instant Video

Amazon to produce original TV shows for Prime Instant Video

Streaming video has become big business and competition seems to be increasing all the time. The big companies in the video streaming market are Netflix and Hulu, but these two firms will have competition from Amazon soon. Amazon has announced that it intends to create its own original programming for its Amazon Prime Instant Video service.

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Netflix believed to be hurting Nickelodeon

Netflix believed to be hurting Nickelodeon

Despite Viacom's assertions that streaming video site Netflix is doing nothing to hurt its Nickelodeon cable channel, the firm Bernstein Research says it has "hard data" to show otherwise. There is no argument that streaming media has had an impact on traditional video distribution channels. There have been studies to show significant numbers of people are actually cutting the cord for Hulu and Netflix.

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Hulu sets record 1.76 billion ad views in March

Hulu sets record 1.76 billion ad views in March

If you were interrupted from your online video-watching experience last month, there's a good chance you were on Hulu. The network-sponsored streaming site is the runaway leader in video ads, and it had a record number of delivered advertisements in March. A total of 1.76 billion ads were distributed to viewers on Hulu.com and its various apps, 39% more than YouTube.

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Hulu original series grow with four additions

Hulu original series grow with four additions

Video streaming site Hulu had just added four new original programs to its lineup, helping to further differentiate itself from chief rival Netflix and add increasing weight to the idea that streaming sites can serve a purpose beyond just offering what people can already watch on broadcast TV. So far, Hulu's original programs include shows like Battleground, A Day in the Life, and Up to Speed.

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Hulu Plus membership soars to two million

Hulu Plus membership soars to two million

The number of people who are paying for streaming site Hulu's premium service has eclipsed the impressive two million milestone. In January, it was announced that Hulu Plus had around 1.5 million subscribers, so the rate of growth is now more than 100,000 per month, which is certainly nothing to scoff at. And there is no sign that the service is slowing down, so that number will continue to grow.

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Cable Cord Cutting? Ha! Never!

Cable Cord Cutting? Ha! Never!

I’ve often been asked by friends and family that have made the leap if I would ever consider cutting out cable television, ditching my service with my provider, and moving into the great, cord-cutting frontier. Those who press me say that if I make the move, I’ll be able to enjoy nearly all the same entertainment, but I will no longer need to pay Time Warner Cable for the, uh, privilege, of using its service.

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Convergence Consulting Group report: 1,000,000+ people cut cord for Web

Convergence Consulting Group report: 1,000,000+ people cut cord for Web

Last year, services like Netflix and Hulu provided enough entertainment for more than a million people in the US to cancel their cable or satellite TV subscriptions. That brings the total number of people who have made such a move to 2.65 million since 2008. These are people who specifically said they canceled pay TV service because they were switching to Web-based video options.

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