video streaming

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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Aereo responds to massive network lawsuits

Aereo responds to massive network lawsuits

Aereo, a company that surely knew it was on shaky legal ground before its founders even created its name, has responded to lawsuits that have been filed by every one of the major television networks. Aereo's business plan is to make over-the-air TV available streaming for free, but networks claim that amounts to stealing their content.

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Amazon nabs Magnolia Pictures digital streaming rights

Amazon nabs Magnolia Pictures digital streaming rights

The biggest headline to make out of this story is not necessarily that Amazon Prime members can now stream Hobo With a Shotgun. Rather, the real story here is the contrast in the fact that Amazon has added another movie studio to its streaming program within one week of Netflix losing one of its biggest content partners. Netflix recently failed to renegotiate its contract with Starz Play.

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Dish Network’s Blockbuster acquisition paid off

Dish Network’s Blockbuster acquisition paid off

In the most recent quarter, Dish Network managed to add 22,000 new subscribers, a feat it says was accomplished by its acquisition of fledgling retail chain Blockbuster. If you are still living in the 1990s, what you probably picture from reading that statement is a bunch of promotional standees in Blockbuster stores offering a special Dish Network subscription package. Nope, the brick-and-mortar section of Blockbuster is very much dead weight, but Dish's marketing of the company's online service seems to be working.

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Comcast Xfinity Streampix revealed to take down Netflix

Comcast Xfinity Streampix revealed to take down Netflix

If you're a user of Netflix streaming service, HULU Plus, or both, you know that there's a lot to differentiate the two, but that not a lot of ground is left to cover after they've taken their piece of the pie. That's where Comcast comes in with Xfinity Streampix. The group has this week revealed, though not formally announced, their upcoming streaming video service which will take command of its 75,000 shows and films that Comcast already offers and adds deals with several large picture companies.

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Netflix partners with eyeIO to reduce bandwidth pressure

Netflix partners with eyeIO to reduce bandwidth pressure

Netflix has become the first client of a new, ambitious startup that promises to offer streaming video content with a significantly reduced bandwidth requirement. In fact, eyeIO says it will cut the amount of bandwidth needed by Netflix streams by more than 50%. With this, the company could potentially further expand its scope on an international level.

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AOL’s Huffington Post to enter streaming video territory

AOL’s Huffington Post to enter streaming video territory

The Huffington Post, which has blossomed into one of the biggest online news networks in the world, is planning to enter a space it hasn't really delved into before - live streaming video. The site will essentially become a competitor not only to online news outlets but to the 24/7 cable news networks as well. At least, that is the goal. The site plans to offer 12 hours of original programming every day.

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Netflix on over 800 devices, usage on Smart TVs up

Netflix on over 800 devices, usage on Smart TVs up

During Netflix's Q4 earnings call yesterday, CEO Reed Hastings emphasized the importance of mobile devices for the company, namely tablets, Apple TV and other connected Smart TVs. Although he didn't get into numbers, a recent Netflix job posting revealed that the service has been shipping on more than 800 different devices, a bit boost from the 450 or so devices six months ago.

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