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Netflix political action committee is formed

Netflix political action committee is formed

Anyone who doubts the significant impact that Netflix has had on this country, in everything from society to Hollywood to consumer electronics, allow me to introduce FLIXPAC. The video streaming company Netflix is now such a staple in American media that it has formed its own political action committee (PAC), allowing it to have its voice heard more strongly in political matters, potentially before they hit the floor of  Congress.

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Nokia TV confirmed for Lumia on-demand streaming

Nokia TV confirmed for Lumia on-demand streaming

Recent rumors of a Nokia TV service have now been confirmed by the Finnish handset manufacturer. Following its announcement of Nokia Music and Nokia Reading, the company has now officially announced the Nokia TV service for Lumia Windows Phone users, which will arrive in the coming weeks. It will allow Lumia users to stream TV shows from "catch-up" services of major local broadcasters.

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Amazon Instant Video heads to PS3

Amazon Instant Video heads to PS3

The PS3 will be the first game console to offer video streaming from Amazon's Instant Video platform, including both on-demand pay-per-view titles as well as Amazon Prime Instant Video. The move is a huge benefit both to Sony and Amazon as each is competing in its own way to dominate the streaming video market - Sony as a platform and Amazon as a content provider. On the other side of the spectrum, it's a bummer for Netflix as that competitor's differentiating qualities slide.

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Hulu Plus Android tablet support confirmed, scattered

Hulu Plus Android tablet support confirmed, scattered

Hulu Plus is finally making its way to the world of Android tablets, but only a few are in the list of supported devices so far. Anyone who watched as the online streaming service was slowly and randomly rolled out to Android phones should know that it might take some time before massive tablet support is enacted, and the next device on the list is anyone's guess. For now, though, some tablet owners have reason to celebrate.

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Comcast takes net neutrality fire over Xfinity Xbox streaming

Comcast takes net neutrality fire over Xfinity Xbox streaming

Comcast announced their Xfinity streaming app for the Xbox 360 not long ago, allowing you to stream content from Comcast for free as part of your internet and TV package. The company also said that whatever you stream to your XBox 360 won’t count towards the 250GB data cap. Good news for customers planning to make use of the service, but what about the deeper implications to net neutrality?

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TiVo Premiere upgrade brings 500 GB to your living room

TiVo Premiere upgrade brings 500 GB to your living room

The folks at TiVo have brought on their most impressive set of packages yet with an expanded into model as well as updated models for Premiere XL and Premiere Elite. This update shows off TiVo's already impressive line of DVR capabilities with 75 hours of HD content, this bumping up this version of the entry-level line with 65% more recording space than its previous price proposition. What we're seeing here instead is 75 hours, 150 hours, and a whopping 300 hours of HD content from plans with TiVo.

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Simple.TV’s connected DVR shipping in June

Simple.TV’s connected DVR shipping in June

Simple.TV's cord cutting DVR was unveiled this year at CES although didn't receive its fair share of attention. They've been calling it a cord-cutting DVR for the fact that it can connect right to basic cable connection, or remoted onto a connected smart TV. According to PCMag we expect to see the Simple.TV hit the market sometime this June.

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BBC Project Barcelona confirms archive show downloads

BBC Project Barcelona confirms archive show downloads

Early this month we mentioned rumor floating around that the BBC is set to open up its own digital download platform for archive programming. BBC director general Mark Thompson has now announced a project named Project Barcelona that would allow viewers to download their favorite programs digitally and keep them permanently for a "relatively modest" fee. The archive would be open permanently, and the shows would be available indefinitely to those who license them.

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BBC plans its own digital download platform

BBC plans its own digital download platform

The BBC is reportedly working on its own digital distribution system that will allow users to download their favorite TV shows from the British broadcasting giant. This would be a radical move, as there is virtually no precedent for a broadcaster to offer its content through its own proprietary download-to-own infrastructure. It would be a direct competitor to services like iTunes and Amazon Video on Demand.

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