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Chromecast to get Vevo, Blip, and Devour support

Chromecast to get Vevo, Blip, and Devour support

Chromecast has scarcely been available for more than a week, and has already seen several video services and companies jump aboard. On July 29, we reported that Vimeo and Redbox Instant were both confirmed to be working on support for Chromecast, and earlier today news surfaced that HBO Go and Hulu will be arriving. Now three more services can be added to the list: Blip, Vevo, and Devour.

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Netflix deal with Cinedigm to bring in new titles

Netflix deal with Cinedigm to bring in new titles

Netflix penned a deal with DreamWorks last week to bring 300 hours of content to the video subscription website, a fair number, but perhaps not enough to assuage some user complaints about inadequate streaming options. That will shift in the coming months thanks to a new partnership between the company and Cinedigm, which will bring in new titles of both the movie and TV show variety.

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Comcast X2 entertainment platform unveiled with preference-learning “experience”

Comcast X2 entertainment platform unveiled with preference-learning “experience”

Comcast has announced the next generation of the Comcast X1, its entertainment platform. According to the provider, this new version offers a "personalized experience" that not only allows users to customize their dashboard, but also keeps an eye on the user's preferences and uses that information to adapt. The platform will be rolling out to Xfinity subscribers "later this year."

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Netflix dominates TV show streaming, Hulu and Amazon catching up

Netflix dominates TV show streaming, Hulu and Amazon catching up

It's pretty obvious that Netflix uses a lot of bandwidth, and it accounts for nearly a third of all internet traffic. Furthermore, when it comes to streaming TV shows, Netflix takes up 89% of it, with Hulu and Amazon's Prime Instant Video trailing behind. However, the two are slowly catching up to Netflix.

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YouTube adds slow-motion video effect feature

YouTube adds slow-motion video effect feature

YouTube has slowly added effects and different things users can add to their videos, allowing them to edit them from within YouTube while retaining all the comments, URL, and such that are already applied to the video. Today the video hosting service added a new feature to Enhancements - Slow Motion. Says the announcement, this feature allows users to slow down videos, giving the appearance they were filmed with a slo-mo camera.

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YouTube monthly subscription costs to battle Cable, not Netflix

YouTube monthly subscription costs to battle Cable, not Netflix

Video streaming group YouTube is said to be preparing a Subscriber Channel service this week with aims at taking on the cable business with month-to-month costs and an ala carte option for users. This service would be served up by Google, owners of the video network, and would likely take payment with the Google Wallet digital payment service. This service would be connected to users' Google Accounts much in the same way Google Play takes payment for apps and multimedia.

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Analysts say Netflix should crack down on account sharing

Analysts say Netflix should crack down on account sharing

Michael Pachter, an analyst for Wedbush Securities, states that around 10 million people are currently using Netflix's service without paying. He says that if Netflix were to crack down on these people and its account sharing policies, it could generate a ton of more profit. Pachter stated in an interview with Bloomberg that it's time for Netflix to "change".

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Verizon’s CEO says video accounts for half of its traffic

Verizon’s CEO says video accounts for half of its traffic

Verizon's CEO attended the National Association of Broadcasters conference, stating yesterday that half of Verizon Wireless's traffic is from videos, a number that is expected to continually increase over the next several years, eventually accounting for about 2/3rds of it. He then went on to discuss a conversation he had with the late Steve Jobs over the iPhone and LTE.

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Stream classic movies and TV shows from Warner Archives for $9.99 a month

Stream classic movies and TV shows from Warner Archives for $9.99 a month

Warner Bros. has decided to join in on the saturated video-streaming marketing by offering its own subscription-based video streaming service. Warner Bros. service is extremely distinctive from the likes of Netflix and Hulu Plus however. Its service, called Warner Archive, will allow users to stream classic and hard-to-find movies and TV shows straight to their streaming devices.

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YouTube co-founder announces MixBit video site

YouTube co-founder announces MixBit video site

After the announcement that Google would be shutting down YouTube after eight years (not really), the service's co-founder, Chris Hurley, has announced his new video website to fill the void. Hurley assures us this isn't an April Fools' joke either, but he pokes fun at Google's attempt at April Fools humor on his new site called MixBit.

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Hulu’s board reportedly looking into selling the service

Hulu’s board reportedly looking into selling the service

The news isn't surprising to anyone who has been following the Hulu business saga, but word has it that Disney and News Corp. are reaching out to potential buyers to see what kind of interest there is out there for acquiring the company. The information comes from two sources who are said to be familiar with the matter, and follows soon after it was announced that Andy Forssell will be serving as acting CEO.

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Old school MTV gets reincarnated as VEVO TV

Old school MTV gets reincarnated as VEVO TV

VEVO has just launched a new service that will bring back the good old days of MTV (before it became a network filled with terrible reality TV shows). The new service is called VEVO TV, and it's a 24-hour live music video streaming service. The stream will be composed of new artists, new songs, popular hits, various genres, live concerts and more. VEVO is becoming the Pandora of music videos, bringing viewers their favorite music videos while also exposing them to new material.

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