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Comcast Xfinity Video On Demand To Be Available On TiVo Premiere

Comcast Xfinity Video On Demand To Be Available On TiVo Premiere

Comcast announced today that its Xfinity video on demand service will soon be available on the TiVo Premiere box. Those who own the set-top box in most Comcast areas will get access to their video on demand service. However, no specific timeline was provided except that subscribers in the San Francisco Bay Area will get the option first.

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Home Premiere “premium VOD” offers $30 rentals 60 days after theater

Home Premiere “premium VOD” offers $30 rentals 60 days after theater

A premium video-on-demand service backed by major Hollywood studios is set to launch imminently, with Home Premiere offering $30 rentals just two months after they show at theaters. According to Variety, Warner Bros., Sony, Universal and 20th Century Fox new Home Premiere service will arrive on DirecTV in April 2011, while cable providers - including Comcast - are planning limited trials.

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Google TV Apps announced: CNBC, HBO, NBA and Adult Swim [Video]

Google TV Apps announced: CNBC, HBO, NBA and Adult Swim [Video]

Google has announced some of its initial content partners for Google TV, including Cartoon Network and Adult Swim on-demand, a CNBC Real-Time application, HBO Go for on-demand original programming and NBA Game Time, an app for bringing realtime game scores to your HDTV.  Meanwhile there'll also be Amazon Video On Demand and Netflix support, together with online text, video and social networking content reformatted to suit the big screen.

Video demo after the cut

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Studios Contemplating $30 Option for Viewing Movies at Home Before DVD Launch

Studios Contemplating $30 Option for Viewing Movies at Home Before DVD Launch

After seeing a movie in theaters, some people immediately start counting down the days until they can officially purchase the movie on DVD or in any other media. And while on-demand services, from companies like In Demand, offer up movies "still in theaters," these are usually priced higher than the other movies in their catalog, and don't necessarily count the more popular films. And perhaps that's exactly why some movie studios are contemplating an in-home option for consumers, which would see them charging $30 for viewing a movie before it gets released on DVD.

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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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Amazon Movie and TV Streaming Proposed, May Be Coming Soon

Amazon Movie and TV Streaming Proposed, May Be Coming Soon

With a brand new Apple event just about to take place tomorrow, we're a bit surprised to hear talk of another company thinking about doing something we've already heard Apple talking over, in their own way. This time around, according to sources familiar with the matter, it's Amazon, and they are aiming at taking a stab at Netflix, along with TV in general, in making an online streaming service available to its customers.

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Verizon Will Use FiOS TV to Stream Live TV to iPad, Video-on-Demand to Other Devices

Verizon Will Use FiOS TV to Stream Live TV to iPad, Video-on-Demand to Other Devices

The rumors about Verizon releasing an HTC manufactured, Google Chrome OS-toting tablet may be true (or not), but that's not going to stop the largest wireless carrier in the United States from issuing services for the competition, either. After all, that just means more money for them. At a press conference on Wednesday, Verizon showed off what it would look like if streaming TV and video-on-demand was served up to the iPad, thanks to FiOS TV.

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Verizon Hub E! and National Geographic content announced

Verizon Hub E! and National Geographic content announced

Verizon Wireless have released a mass of new information about the Verizon Hub, which officially launched at the beginning of the month.  We now know that not only will the Hub act as a femtocell - bridging Verizon Wireless cellphone calls across the home broadband connection - but that content from E! Entertainment and National Geographic will be available to view on the 7-inch touchscreen of the "communication command center".  Finally, more details have emerged about the interaction between the Hub and the VZ Navigator GPS service.

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