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Comcast Xbox 360 policy questioned by US Senator

Comcast Xbox 360 policy questioned by US Senator

Democratic Senator Al Franken is urging the FCC to start an investigation into the platform that allows Comcast subscribers to stream video content from their Xbox 360. Ever since the service went live, people have been questioning its implications on net neutrality. Comcast lets its existing cable subscribers stream unlimited amounts of video from the Xfinity app on Microsoft's gaming console.

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Viacom, yet again, dismisses Netflix impact on Nickelodeon

Viacom, yet again, dismisses Netflix impact on Nickelodeon

During its most recent quarterly earnings call, Viacom was met with the question of how Nickelodeon's ratings have experienced steep and seemingly inexplicable ratings drops. Inexplicable, that is, unless you think about Netflix and the fact that it is ramping up its children programming. Last month, a study revealed that homes with Netflix or other streaming platforms have shown declines in children's TV viewership.

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Netflix believed to be working on ‘Jericho’ revival

Netflix believed to be working on ‘Jericho’ revival

Netflix is reportedly in discussions to bring the TV show Jericho back to life. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, then you know the reason why the CBS show Jericho was canceled in the first place. But if you suddenly got a feeling of excitement, then you're probably part of the cult following of the show, and it is that fervent passion that is inspiring Netflix to resurrect the series.

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Hulu may add pay TV authentication in the future

Hulu may add pay TV authentication in the future

The dream may be to become a full fledged cord cutter, but if a new rumor turns out to be true, that idea could face more than just a bump in the road. The New York Post reports that Hulu is planning to introduce a cable authentication system in the future. That would mean that users would have to prove that they have a cable or satellite subscription in order to view content via the service.

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South Park On Demand launches in UK

South Park On Demand launches in UK

Getting access to TV shows on demand and via services like Hulu has become easier over the years, but there have always been a few international restrictions. South Park is shown for free on Comedy Central’s website after it airs, but if you don’t live in America, you can’t access the episode thanks to geographical restrictions. Comedy Central and South Park Digital Studios are hoping to please UK fans by bringing back full episodes with the launch of South Park On Demand for the UK.

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Hulu sets record 1.76 billion ad views in March

Hulu sets record 1.76 billion ad views in March

If you were interrupted from your online video-watching experience last month, there's a good chance you were on Hulu. The network-sponsored streaming site is the runaway leader in video ads, and it had a record number of delivered advertisements in March. A total of 1.76 billion ads were distributed to viewers on Hulu.com and its various apps, 39% more than YouTube.

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NimbleTV unveils subscription TV streaming service

NimbleTV unveils subscription TV streaming service

Aereo isn’t the only New York startup that is looking to grab customers with the promise of streaming television. NimbleTV has today announced that they’re looking to bring a similar service to fruition. Instead of using antennas and streaming local channels, Nimble will be working directly with TV providers to be able to stream content to any device, anywhere in the world, for a small monthly fee.

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Netflix Q1 2012 numbers expected to show a loss

Netflix Q1 2012 numbers expected to show a loss

Video streaming giant Netflix is continuing to cope with the huge mess it made after taking its customers for granted, jacking up prices, and planning to syphon off its DVD and Blu-ray business as though nobody would have batted an eye. As a result, when the company posts its quarterly numbers next week, analysts are predicting that for the first time in seven years, the company will have lost money.

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Netflix to stream Lilyhammer in the UK

Netflix to stream Lilyhammer in the UK

Netflix isn’t just interested in the movie and TV streaming business: its ultimate goal is to bring original content to the internet too, almost like an additional channel. The company graced the United States with the Lilyhammer series a couple of months ago, and will be bringing the show to the UK and Ireland following a deal with the German distributor.

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Hulu Plus membership soars to two million

Hulu Plus membership soars to two million

The number of people who are paying for streaming site Hulu's premium service has eclipsed the impressive two million milestone. In January, it was announced that Hulu Plus had around 1.5 million subscribers, so the rate of growth is now more than 100,000 per month, which is certainly nothing to scoff at. And there is no sign that the service is slowing down, so that number will continue to grow.

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MGM Movies come to YouTube and Android offering over 600 titles

MGM Movies come to YouTube and Android offering over 600 titles

Google has been looking to expand the movie and content options of both Android and YouTube for some time now. They've slowly been adding more and more options for their users but today just inked a deal with a big one. Metro Goldwyn Mayer, better known as MGM has now partnered with Google and will be bringing over 600 titles to YouTube and the Google Play Store.

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Livestream debuts Broadcaster, affordable HD live streaming hardware

Livestream debuts Broadcaster, affordable HD live streaming hardware

Livestream, the current leader in live streaming services, is shaking things up by introducing an industry-first affordable portable HD video encoder and uploader called the Broadcaster. This device will work with the company's New Livestream service to bring an unlimited ad-free HD broadcasting solution to the masses. With the Broadcaster, live video coverage of events would only require a camera and an internet connection.

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