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AT&T Is Building a Netflix Competitor, Spending Big Cash on Over-the-Top Video Services

AT&T Is Building a Netflix Competitor, Spending Big Cash on Over-the-Top Video Services

By Josh Wolford April 22, 2014

AT&T is looking to kill (or at least compete with) Netflix, Hulu, and the many other popular streaming subscription services that are having a marked impact on the world’s viewing habits. The company has just announced that, with the help …

Alpha House Season 2 Production Begins This Summer Alpha House Season 2 Production Begins This Summer

Amazon has made it official–Alpha House is coming back for a second season and production is set to begin this summer. Reports had already indicated that the series, which stars John Goodman as a Republican Senator sharing a Washington D.C. …

Amazon: We’re Not Planning a Free Streaming Service Amazon: We’re Not Planning a Free Streaming Service

Amazon has quashed reports that they are actively considering a free, ad-supported streaming media service that would allow people to watch video and music video content without an Amazon Prime subscription. On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal cited people close …

Amazon to Launch Streaming Video Device on April 2nd Amazon to Launch Streaming Video Device on April 2nd

Amazon’s long-delayed streaming video device will finally see the light of day, as the company is planning on unveiling it at a press event in New York City on April 2nd. Members of the press have received an invite to …

Pandora Hikes Price, Cites Rising Royalty Rates Pandora Hikes Price, Cites Rising Royalty Rates

Like most music streaming services, Pandora’s users are mostly the non-paying kind–the ones who are perfectly content to deal with some ads in order to avoid paying a monthly subscription fee. If you’re one of those 200 million+ people, you …

Amazon to Launch Dongle in April, Per Reports Amazon to Launch Dongle in April, Per Reports

Amazon’s long-awaited video streaming device will hit stores next month, according to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal. The streaming device, which has been rumored for years, will reportedly hit Amazon.com as well as a handful of brick-and-mortar retailers …

More Info on Amazon's Unconfirmed Streaming Box More Info on Amazon's Unconfirmed Streaming Box

Amazon’s still unconfirmed set-top streaming device will launch with third party apps, according to sources quoted by GigaOm. We’re talking a couple of big names here–Netflix and Hulu Plus–meaning that Amazon is choosing to make the device more appealing to …

Roku Debuts New $50 Streaming Stick Roku Debuts New $50 Streaming Stick

Roku has just announced a new streaming device that is clearly aimed at competing with the highly-popular Google Chromecast and the like. It’s called the Roku Streaming Stick, and it’ll run you $49.99. Oh, the Streaming Stick already exists? True. …

HBO GO on the PS3 Finally a Reality HBO GO on the PS3 Finally a Reality

In oh, really, that wasn’t a thing already? news, today is the day that HBO GO, HBO’s on-demand streaming video app, finally lands on the PS3. “Watch every episode of every season of the HBO’s best shows, including True Detective, …

Twitch Streaming Finally Coming to Xbox One Twitch Streaming Finally Coming to Xbox One

Microsoft today announced that Twitch streaming will finally be coming to the Xbox One within weeks. The feature is set to debut along with a Twitch app for the Xbox One on March 11 – the same day as the …

Amazon Prime UK Gets a Price Hike, Streaming Video Amazon Prime UK Gets a Price Hike, Streaming Video

Amazon is shaking up the way they package Amazon Prime and LOVEFiLM streaming video in UK, and it’s likely going to anger some longtime Amazon Prime users. Starting on February 26th, Amazon Prime will cost UK residents £79 a year–up …

De La Soul Are Giving Away Their Music for 25 Hours De La Soul Are Giving Away Their Music for 25 Hours

De La Soul are giving away all of their music–for free–for a limited time. The famed hip hip trio is looking to give fans access to many of their older albums–albums which have been missing from the world of streaming …

Hulu Plus Adds 2,600 New Episodes Via CBS Deal Hulu Plus Adds 2,600 New Episodes Via CBS Deal
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An expanded licensing agreement between CBS and Hulu will nearly double the current and classic CBS TV content available on the streaming service. The deal adds 2,600 new episodes to Hulu Plus’ content library, brining the total to just over …

The Americans Now Streaming on Amazon Prime The Americans Now Streaming on Amazon Prime

Through a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television, Amazon Prime Instant Video is now the exclusive streaming home of the hit FX drama The Americans. If you’re unfamiliar with FX’s drama, it stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as married …

Forgotify Wants Those Unplayed Spotify Songs Heard Forgotify Wants Those Unplayed Spotify Songs Heard

Back in October, music-streaming app Spotify published a blog post celebrating its 5th birthday. That post contained a bunch of stats about the first 5 years of operation, and one in particular struck a chord (or failed to, I guess). …

Amazon Adds More CBS/Showtime Shows Amazon Adds More CBS/Showtime Shows

Amazon and CBS have just renewed and expanded upon an existing content licensing deal that will see Amazon Prime Instant Video keep much of their current CBS/Showtime content and also add a few new titles. New titles now hitting Amazon …

Global Over-the-Top Video Revenue Hit $11B in 2013 Global Over-the-Top Video Revenue Hit $11B in 2013

As physical media has become more antiquated, content companies are turning more and more to streaming and IPTV solutions. This has led to a relatively competitive streaming service market, at least for the portion of the market that Netflix does …