Media Streaming

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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PSP and UK TVs Updated by Sony to Work with Qriocity Streaming Movies

PSP and UK TVs Updated by Sony to Work with Qriocity Streaming Movies

Hooray, Sony will soon be bringing their Qriocity streaming movie service to all PSP machines and Bravia TVs and Blue-ray players and home theater systems in the UK. Oh you UK, you're gonna love it. What this means for the PSP is access to the Sony Music Unlimited library, for the other devices, this will mean they've got complete access to the stream of streaming goodness. In the PSP, this update will require the user to move to version 6.35 (which is coming soon.) Along with the update will come an icon that'll sit in the XMB interface's Music category.

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Acer’s Clear.fi is Media Sharing Made Easy

Acer’s Clear.fi is Media Sharing Made Easy

Acer's press event today started with hardware, and ended with software. Throughout their announcements this morning, the company made sure to focus on the fact that interactivity between their devices was paramount. They wanted to feature the same User Interface, the same elements, amongst their devices, no matter the software powering it, or the hardware owners would be using. To help that, sharing media is a must, and so the company has created a new way to share your media, all in hopes of making it easier, more streamlined, with a focus on multi-platform. It's called Clear.fi.

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Roku Gains Content Partnership with Hulu

Roku Gains Content Partnership with Hulu

Today, Roku has officially announced that Hulu is coming to the Roku media streaming devices available in the market. It will be made available in the Hulu Plus variant, which means that if you want to get your hands on the media streaming service, you'll have to drop some money every month. But, the additional service to the media streaming set-top box does indeed put a new twist on the at-home media streaming services, and puts some question marks over the other set-top boxes available to consumers.

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