Aereo, a television streaming company that utilizes over-the-air broadcasts, has been under fire from broadcasters that have initiated a legal battle against the startup. Late last year, the aforementioned broadcasters made it known that it would take the matter the Supreme Court, something that was granted today via an issued order in favor of the writ of certiorari petition.
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.
There are a lot of people who have their hands on the Xbox One game console despite early shortages of the console. In my local area, the availability for the console seems to be much better with Walmart and other retails having them sitting on the shelves. A report has surfaced that Xbox One users are having issues with streaming video.
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.
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.
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.
Cloud storage and streaming service Streamnation has just added a new feature to its arsenal that could potentially ruffle the feathers of a few entities in the entertainment industry. It will now be allowing users to not only upload "DRM-free" copies of their favorite films and TV shows, but actually let others watch them as well, at practically no cost.
As 4K televisions pick up speed in the consumer market and prices begin to drop, demand for 4K content is increasing, and it seems Netflix is aiming to be on the forefront. The video service has been testing 4K video streaming, and has recently added a handful of Ultra HD resolution videos to its catalog. If all goes as planned, Netflix hopes to begin providing Ultra HD-resolution content in 2014.
Netflix has been basking in success lately, with its third quarter numbers published last week showing record subscriber numbers, and its original TV shows proving more than able to hold their own against network offerings. Now the company has talked about its latest idea, namely providing subscribers access to a "big" movie the same day it is released in theaters, something that would overhaul the industry's current system.