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Vudu to Offer 1080p Streaming Content to Panasonic’s Viera Cast Blu-ray Players

Vudu to Offer 1080p Streaming Content to Panasonic’s Viera Cast Blu-ray Players

Oh my goodness! Vudu is back in a big way, yes? This most recent resurgence covers Panasonic's DMP-BDT350 (with full HD 3D), DMP-BDT300 (with full HD 3D), DMP-BDT100 (with full HD 3D), DMP-BD85, DMP-BD65, and DMP-B500 (the portable Blu-ray disc player). Starting November 24th, all of these devices will get complete access to the Vudu library - that is 4,000+ 1080p movies, all of them streaming, all of them promising to be totally frigging amazing. This system will work something like RedBox, with each title being available for $2 for a two-night rental. Firmware updates are on the way.

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Netflix Commits to Pay Hollywood Studios at Least $1.2 Billion for Streaming Content

Netflix Commits to Pay Hollywood Studios at Least $1.2 Billion for Streaming Content

Netflix was awesome and basically revolutionary when it was first formed. What do you mean I can rent movies without going to the video store? That's crazy! Then it got even more awesome with streaming content. What do you mean I can just watch everything I ever wanted without even walking to my mailbox? That's crazy! Now here's the tab. Reed Hastings' Netflix has committed to paying Hollywood studios at least $1.2 billion USD for the rights to play new films streaming online.

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Sony’s Qriocity On-Demand Media Streaming Hitting Europe This Fall

Sony’s Qriocity On-Demand Media Streaming Hitting Europe This Fall

Sony is already starting to make some waves at this year's IFA event, over there across the pond. With a few announcements ready to go public today, they've pulled the curtain off their video-on-demand service, which will now forever be known as Qriocity. It's been on the workbench for quite some time now, and it's good to finally see that Sony's unveiling the project for a market release here in just a matter of weeks. Though, if you're not in a few select countries in Europe, you'll have to wait a bit longer to get your hands on the streaming digital content.

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Netflix PS3 disc-free update coming; Hulu Plus is “a direct competitor”

Netflix PS3 disc-free update coming; Hulu Plus is “a direct competitor”

Netflix are promising an update to their PS3 streaming client sometime within the next three months, complete with a new UI that's loaded onto the console rather than requiring a disc as with the current implementation.  That's just one part of the company's attempt to take on the Hulu Plus challenge; according to NewTeeVee, Netflix are seeing slowing DVD subscriber growth as more users turn to streaming.  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings puts that down, in part, to an increase in TV content.

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