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Netflix signs deal with Miramax for content streaming

Netflix signs deal with Miramax for content streaming

I am a big fan of Netflix and the ability to stream content like all sorts of TV shows and movies to my TV or mobile device at will. I also like the fact that Netflix is always working in getting more content for users to stream so each time I log on there is generally always something new to watch and enjoy. Netflix has announced a new deal has been signed with Miramax films for streaming movies and there are several good films in the deal.

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Music Unlimited headed to NGP, PSP, and Xperia Play

Music Unlimited headed to NGP, PSP, and Xperia Play

If you are a music fan that has a PS3 and access to Sony's Music Unlimited service you can stream all the music you ears can handle from the web. The service comes in a basic offering and a premium offering. The difference is the basic offering at £3.99 monthly gives you streaming of genre specific channels while the premium at £9.99 monthly offers you access to more channels and on demand play of any track the service offers.

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CBS pulling some Showtime content from Netflix

CBS pulling some Showtime content from Netflix

I have only recently become a fan of Netflix streaming and I was glad to see that some of the shows I like from Showtime like Dexter were on the service. I missed several seasons of Dexter and was looking forward to catching up. If you enjoy the currently airing Showtime content on Netflix as well, CBS has some bad news for us.

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Chinese Consumers increasing use of Online Video

Chinese Consumers increasing use of Online Video

Nielsen studied the consumption of China's Central Television (CCTV) versus online media platforms during the Chinese New Year Gala (NYG). The numbers have shifted this year, with more and more Chinese adopting technologies that allow them to stream the video on-demand through a computer instead. The Nielsen study concluded that while CCTV still had more viewers than the online media counterparts, the change in the numbers between 2010 and 2011 definitely suggest that more Chinese are switching to other platforms for delivering their media.

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Pandora looks beyond music in IPO

Pandora looks beyond music in IPO

Plagued by costly music rights fees, online radio service Pandora looked beyond music in their multi million dollar IPO filing this week.  The online service, based on the Music Genome Project, hopes to expand to sports and talk shows to diversify traffic and build a succesful long term business for ad sales.  In addition, Pandora is looking to expand into the rapidly growing smart car niche, as well as other online devices beyond iPhone and Android smartphones.

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Netflix May Be Willing to Pay $100,000 per Episode for Current TV Episodes to be Streamed Instantly

Netflix May Be Willing to Pay $100,000 per Episode for Current TV Episodes to be Streamed Instantly

Netflix is busy changing things up. The company, after making it possible for people to pay for streaming-only service, is now working on getting their Watch Instantly service a bit more stocked, especially when it comes to current TV episodes. They apparently want it so bad, that rumors are now suggesting that the online movie-and-television show-rental service is looking to pay a hefty sum to make it possible for new episodes of TV shows to be played via Watch Instantly.

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