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Streaming video services are causing drop in TV network subscriptions, says NPD Group

Streaming video services are causing drop in TV network subscriptions, says NPD Group

There are many subscription-based video streaming services available, ranging from the popular staples of Netflix and Amazon Prime to the somewhat less popular offerings like VUDU. These services are often relatively inexpensive, and can be watched on many devices, ranging from smartphones to televisions, making them attractive on many scales. According to an NPD Group report, the popularity of these services can be seen in their effect on subscription television networks: a 6-percent drop in two years.

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Hulu Originals 2014 lineup revealed with premiere of “Deadbeat”

Hulu Originals 2014 lineup revealed with premiere of “Deadbeat”

Hulu has announced its Originals lineup for this year at CES, detailing both the upcoming premieres that will be making their debut in coming weeks and returning original series that have been on the holiday season hiatus. Among the offerings detailed is the pending premier of "Deadbeat", a supernatural comedy directed by Arrested Development's Troy Miller that will be launching on April 9.

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Vdio movie streaming service closed after beta project flops

Vdio movie streaming service closed after beta project flops

Back in April, popular Internet radio service Rdio decided to jump feet-first into the movie streaming business, launching the comparably named Vdio digital movie service as a beta offering. The beta opened up to all users in the United States and UK by June, but over the last six months it has been more or less limping along, and now, on the cusp of the new year, Rdio has elected to close it down.

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Netflix hit with streaming problems in US, Canada, and Latin America

Netflix hit with streaming problems in US, Canada, and Latin America

Netflix had fired off a tweet this evening on its customer support Twitter account announcing that some users in the United States, Canada, and Latin America were experiencing streaming problems. The video streaming service said it was both aware of the problem and working on it, though no estimated time frame for when it would be finished had been provided. An hour later, it seems all is better.

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Netflix hit with theatrical miniseries movie proposal

Netflix hit with theatrical miniseries movie proposal

Netflix has recently been toying with the idea of streaming a big theatrical movie the same day it is released in theaters, and according to Business Insider, that might not be the only industry shake up it could participate in. A proposal has been made to the video streaming service that would add a dose of nostalgic influence to theatrical movies -- having a miniseries appear in theaters every few months, streaming shortly after on Netflix.

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