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Netflix’s “House of Cards” hits Comcast Xfinity following Sony deal

Netflix’s “House of Cards” hits Comcast Xfinity following Sony deal

House of Cards, the popular Netflix original that snubbed HBO for the Internet video streaming service, will soon be available to Comcast Xfinity subscribers who don't have a Netflix account. Such is the result of a recent deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, which handles certain elements of the show's distribution.

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Justice Department petitions Supreme Court against Aereo

Justice Department petitions Supreme Court against Aereo

Aereo, which is facing an upcoming battle in Supreme Court and was recently told to shut down service in Utah and Colorado, has a new enemy in its midst: the Department of Justice. In an amicus filed with the Supreme Court today, the Justice Department asked that Aereo's streak of good luck be reversed.

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Hulu sells Japan business to Nippon TV

Hulu sells Japan business to Nippon TV

Three years, 50 partners, and 13,000 Japanese media assets later, Hulu is drawing one chapter of its international venture to a close. Though the video streaming service isn't exactly withdrawing from the Japanese market, it will be handing off bulk of the responsibility of running things over to the Nippon Television Network Corporation, more popularly known as Nippon TV.

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Netflix Hack Day includes Fitbit sleep detection feature

Netflix Hack Day includes Fitbit sleep detection feature

Any Netflix user will know there are times you doze off mid-show or movie, leaving it to continue playing after you've stopped watching -- an annoying reality that results in fast-forwarding through a show for the spot you fell asleep the next time you want to watch it. In the company's latest Hack Day, five Netflix engineers developed a solution.

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YouTube required to change GEMA content notification

YouTube required to change GEMA content notification

When attempting to view certain content on YouTube, German viewers are presented with one of the many content-blocked notifications the video streaming service offers up, this one in particular blaming German rights organization GEMA for the lack of availability. GEMA didn't take kindly to the notification's wording, and took the matter to court.

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PlayStation Vita scores Crackle access

PlayStation Vita scores Crackle access

Crackle may not have the brand recognition of Netflix, but it still boasts a solid user base, offering Internet goers and device owners access to a library of movies and related video content, including original series and television shows. Starting today, owners of Sony's PlayStation Vita can now access the service from their gaming handheld, providing another element of entertainment.

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Amazon Prime Instant Video & Warner Bros. bring new shows to Prime in UK

Amazon Prime Instant Video & Warner Bros. bring new shows to Prime in UK

Amazon has announced that it has signed a new content agreement with Warner Bros. International Television that will span multiple years. The deal will see fans of streaming programming in the UK get access to some cool new shows. The deal will bring five TV series to Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK.

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House of Cards season two on Netflix now

House of Cards season two on Netflix now

Netflix is one of the most popular subscription TV services in the world with a huge number of users. Netflix offers shows and movies from a number of studios and has its own programming as well. We mentioned back in December 2013 that one of those Netflix shows, House of Cards, was coming back for season two on Valentine's Day.

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Amazon Prime Instant Video lands FX’s The Americans as exclusive

Amazon Prime Instant Video lands FX’s The Americans as exclusive

The streaming wars are heating up between Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video. Netflix typically gets all the cool shows as an exclusive, but that is changing. Amazon has announced that it has added a new FX show to its line of streaming programs as an exclusive for Prime Instant Video Streaming subscribers.

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Super Bowl XLVIII will stream on iPhone and iPad (with restrictions)

Super Bowl XLVIII will stream on iPhone and iPad (with restrictions)

In this increasingly mobile and cable-cutting world, watching Super Bowl XLVIII can be a bit tricky for some of us. If you'd rather skip the sports bar and watch the big game from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad, there are a couple options, though the ability is still by and large restricted.

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Google Video Quality Report to grade how well ISPs deliver YouTube

Google Video Quality Report to grade how well ISPs deliver YouTube

If you've ever tried to use YouTube as a practical measure of how fast your Internet connection is, then you might be in for a surprise. Apparently, Google has the same idea and has launched its Video Quality Report service to gauge an Internet Service Provider's performance based on how well they are able to stream videos from YouTube.

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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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