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South Park On Demand launches in UK

South Park On Demand launches in UK

Getting access to TV shows on demand and via services like Hulu has become easier over the years, but there have always been a few international restrictions. South Park is shown for free on Comedy Central’s website after it airs, but if you don’t live in America, you can’t access the episode thanks to geographical restrictions. Comedy Central and South Park Digital Studios are hoping to please UK fans by bringing back full episodes with the launch of South Park On Demand for the UK.

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Hulu sets record 1.76 billion ad views in March

Hulu sets record 1.76 billion ad views in March

If you were interrupted from your online video-watching experience last month, there's a good chance you were on Hulu. The network-sponsored streaming site is the runaway leader in video ads, and it had a record number of delivered advertisements in March. A total of 1.76 billion ads were distributed to viewers on Hulu.com and its various apps, 39% more than YouTube.

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NimbleTV unveils subscription TV streaming service

NimbleTV unveils subscription TV streaming service

Aereo isn’t the only New York startup that is looking to grab customers with the promise of streaming television. NimbleTV has today announced that they’re looking to bring a similar service to fruition. Instead of using antennas and streaming local channels, Nimble will be working directly with TV providers to be able to stream content to any device, anywhere in the world, for a small monthly fee.

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Netflix Q1 2012 numbers expected to show a loss

Netflix Q1 2012 numbers expected to show a loss

Video streaming giant Netflix is continuing to cope with the huge mess it made after taking its customers for granted, jacking up prices, and planning to syphon off its DVD and Blu-ray business as though nobody would have batted an eye. As a result, when the company posts its quarterly numbers next week, analysts are predicting that for the first time in seven years, the company will have lost money.

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Netflix to stream Lilyhammer in the UK

Netflix to stream Lilyhammer in the UK

Netflix isn’t just interested in the movie and TV streaming business: its ultimate goal is to bring original content to the internet too, almost like an additional channel. The company graced the United States with the Lilyhammer series a couple of months ago, and will be bringing the show to the UK and Ireland following a deal with the German distributor.

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Hulu Plus membership soars to two million

Hulu Plus membership soars to two million

The number of people who are paying for streaming site Hulu's premium service has eclipsed the impressive two million milestone. In January, it was announced that Hulu Plus had around 1.5 million subscribers, so the rate of growth is now more than 100,000 per month, which is certainly nothing to scoff at. And there is no sign that the service is slowing down, so that number will continue to grow.

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Livestream debuts Broadcaster, affordable HD live streaming hardware

Livestream debuts Broadcaster, affordable HD live streaming hardware

Livestream, the current leader in live streaming services, is shaking things up by introducing an industry-first affordable portable HD video encoder and uploader called the Broadcaster. This device will work with the company's New Livestream service to bring an unlimited ad-free HD broadcasting solution to the masses. With the Broadcaster, live video coverage of events would only require a camera and an internet connection.

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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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