All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hulu’

Netflix Bests Apple as the Top Online Movie Service in 2011

Although you probably wouldn’t have guessed as much from the countless fumbles and mistakes the company made last year, Netflix somehow managed to overpower Apple as the top online movie service in 2011. Market share for the company grew from a measly 1 percent in 2010 to a staggering 44 percent in 2011. Apple, meanwhile, saw its market share drop …

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Verizon’s Viewdini Android App Tells You What’s On Netflix

Mobile video is awesome, right? It’s great to be able to watch Netflix, YouTube and everything else all from the comfort of your mobile phone. You know what would be even better though? An app that just puts all of those aforementioned services in one place but restricts it to a single carrier. Thankfully, Verizon has made that very app. …

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FCC Rule Change Would Pave The Way For Internet TV

A little while ago we brought you news that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski had voiced support for usage-based pricing of broadband internet service. Speaking at the annual conference of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Genachowski said that such a pricing model would promote fairness to the customer and innovation among ISPs. Nevertheless, it’s concerning for “cord cutters” who have …

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YouTube Considers Subscription Content

YouTube might be considering adding subscription content to its streaming platform, in a bid to attract video from larger media corporations. Any potential deal wouldn’t affect existing content with any sort of paywall, but YouTube might seek to incorporate live sports, music and entertainment offerings, according to the New York Post. It was recently reported that historically free video platform …

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Hulu Moving Toward User Authentication

Hulu recently presented four new original series it’s producing to advertisers, to further accomodate the general shift in home viewing habits, as more and more customers are watching streaming content – but now the company is moving toward a new practice that will likely foster a loss of some of its current 31 million subscribers. The platform has historically been …

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Privat Equity’s 10% Hulu Stake for $200 Million

Providence Equity Partners Inc. bought up a ten percent stake in Hulu, an online streaming video service, in 2007 for about $100 million. Now, the private equity investment firm is ready to part ways with that stake in the company, and is ready to except $200 million for it. Estimates say that puts Hulu’s value at about $2 billion. Other …

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Hulu Announces New Gay and Lesbian Genre Category

Streaming video platform Hulu has just announced the inclusion of 4 new shows to its lineup of original content, and now the company has unveiled its new Gay and Lesbian genre category. Hulu presently offers GLAAD-recognized, award-winning titles like Paris is Burning and Frida, as well as documentary The Times of Harvey Milk and now-defunct Showtime drama Queer as Folk …

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Americans Watch Billions of Ads, Videos Every Month

Yes, you read that correctly. Billions. According to MediaPost Publications, Americans watched a staggering 8.3 billion ads last March, breaking all previous records in the process. And who says that we have absolutely nothing better to do with our free time than sit around staring at computer/television screens all day? Well, they may have been right. Stand proud, America. To …

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Hulu Announces Four New Original Series During Upfront Presentation

As expected, Hulu presented four new original programs to advertisers during their upfront presentation on Thursday. Included in the collection is a superhero series starring “Saturday Night Live’s” Seth Meyers and Danny Leiner (“Freaks and Geeks”), with animation provided by Bento Box (“Bob’s Burgers”). These are in addition to “Battleground,” “Up to Speed,” and “A Day in the Life,” shows …

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YouTube Tops Web Video Rankings

ComScore has just released its latest Video Metrix rankings for March, showing that 181 million unique users in the U.S. watched roughly 37 billion videos online, hosting over 8 billion ads. Google-owned YouTube came in first by a long shot, with 146 million unique viewers over second place Yahoo! Sites, at 60.6 million. And while Hulu saw roughly half the …

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Hulu to Launch More Original Content

Hulu is considered by many to be a pioneer in the world of online streaming, giving viewers an opportunity to watch television programs when and where they want. Powered by ads that, through consumer interaction, are tailored to the individual as opposed to a larger demographic, Hulu proved to the naysayers that the business model could be profitable. Not content …

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Vevo Launching in Six New Countries

Music video distribution service VEVO plans to expand in 2012, according to CEO Rio Caraeff, who’d answered some questions during a small interview with paidContent: “This year we’re hoping to launch in at least another six countries – Our big priority is to make the service more available,” said Caraeff. VEVO, a sort of Hulu for music videos, was redesigned …

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