video streaming

Hulu’s first exclusive non-English show announced

Hulu’s first exclusive non-English show announced

Hulu is expanding. Literally. For the first time, the streaming video service is bringing a television series that is targeted at an audience other than English speakers. For years, Hulu has been a place for Americans to watch their favorite American TV content, but now it's time for the tastes to expand.

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Netflix users watch more TV, less movies

Netflix users watch more TV, less movies

It's a sign that the average attention span might be dwindling even more than it already has. The latest metrics into user activity on video streaming giant Netflix's platform reveal that TV content is quickly becoming a favorite among a fast-growing segment of the company's users. Movies are still on top, but the gap is closing.

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Netflix not deterred by outage

Netflix not deterred by outage

It only took a line of strong storms to bring down the servers that power Netflix's massive streaming operation, but the online giant says that it still fully belives in the power of cloud computing, and it has no plans to restructure anything as a result of the unexpected service failure over the weekend.

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HBO Go app gets Android tablet support

HBO Go app gets Android tablet support

HBO has updated its popular streaming video app for Android tablets up to version 4.0.4. Previously, it was only available for Android smartphones and the Kindle Fire, among other non-Android devices. HBO Go allows users to watch their favorite HBO shows on demand on devices ranging from tablets to TVs. The service also includes movies that have been licensed to HBO.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 29, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. Ready for the weekend? We sure are; it was a crazy week at Google I/O, but unfortunately for Google, this is the headline that ends the week - Apple granted preliminary sales ban of Galaxy Nexus. We'll go straight from that to something lighter and fun for the weekend - Nike+ FuelBand now integrates with Path. And if you're a travel fan, you should read this - Delta expanding WiFi access to international flights starting next year.

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Chinese government to launch Netflix rival

Chinese government to launch Netflix rival

Although Hollywood doesn't exactly have a chummy relationship with China, the nation is hoping it can start changing that by promising revenue deals for studios that opt to be a part of a new government-run streaming movie service. The idea sounds like something most Americans could never even imagine, but it could be a huge thing for those in China.

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Closed captioning lawsuit against Netflix to go forward

Closed captioning lawsuit against Netflix to go forward

The National Association for the Deaf's lawsuit against Netflix is heading to court. A federal judge has just denied the video streaming company's motion to have the case dismissed. At issue is whether or not Netflix needs to abide by the Americans With Disabilities Act and provide closed captioning throughout its library of movies and TV shows.

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Comedian’s 252-film Netflix excursion makes waves

Comedian’s 252-film Netflix excursion makes waves

When you think of long, arduous journeys, sitting around and watching movies all day isn't usually the picture that comes to mind. But would you be able to watch 252 fils in their entirety in the span of just one month? That's a total of more than 404 hours of content, and it's what one Mark Malkoff did.

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Major League Gaming Anaheim competition shatters records

Major League Gaming Anaheim competition shatters records

If you think that professional video game competitions will never gain significant popularity in the US, then you haven't been following Major League Gaming (MLG). The leader in pro gaming circuits in the country announced that it has shattered viewership records with its latest event. At one point, there were 437,000 people streaming concurrently.

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Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

You can't help but feel bad for all the people who have a financial stake in the Blu-ray Disc medium. When it first launched, it had to engage in a battle to the death with rival format HD DVD. And then, just as its acceptance started to become widespread, the digital distribution market just exploded right in its face. Now, an ambitious player in that digital market sees a slow death for Blu-ray.

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