All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘streaming video’

HBO Strikes Deal With Amazon Prime

With Netflix leading the online streaming video pack with original programming like the wildly successful House of Cards, not to mention their expansive catalog of movies and television shows, one would not be blamed for wondering if Amazon Prime Instant Video would ever be able to hold its own. Now Amazon Prime has stepped into the ring like nothing heretofore. …

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Amazon Fire TV Ad Stars Gary Busey

At a large announcement event today in New York Amazon officially unveiled its long-rumored streaming set-top box device. Called the Amazon Fire TV, the device is a streaming video and entertainment box priced at $99 to compete with other streaming boxes such as the Roku 3 and Apple TV. One of the Fire TV features that sets the box apart …

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Popcorn Time Torrent Streaming Site is Dead, For Now

It was bound to happen. Popcorn Time, the streaming video platform that allowed anyone to stream just about any TV or movie for free on a variety of devices is now gone. The creators of Popcorn Time have shut down the service despite their claims that the streaming was legal. Popcorn Time was released last month and slowly began to …

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Majority Still Attached to Physical Media

Over the past few years Netflix has led a revolution in digital media, bringing high-quality streaming and downloadable media into the homes of average consumer. However great cord-cutting may be for some, though, the majority of Americans still get their media from traditional TV broadcasters. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today released new data showing that 79% of U.S. adults …

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That Amazon Set Top Box May Be Coming In March [Rumor]

Amazon has long had its sights set on the living room if rumors are to be believed. The company is already reportedly working on a game console. Before it gets to that, however, it may be working on something a little simpler. Re/code reports Amazon is readying a set top box that would rival the likes of Roku and Apple …

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Global Over-the-Top Video Revenue Hit $11 Billion 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 not dominate. Market research firm ABI Research today released a report showing that Netflix now accounts for 40% of what …

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Streaming Video on the Rise as Premium Channels See Subscriptions Fall

Though cable companies are still dragging their feet, it is now clear that streaming video is the future of television. Subscriptions for streaming video services such as Netflix and Hulu are rising fast and hardware manufacturers are preparing to flood consumer markets with internet-connected video devices in the coming years. The WWE, of all organizations, has just paved the way …

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WWE 24/7 Streaming Network Announced

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week WWE CEO Vince McMahon officially unveiled the WWE Network, a 24/7 streaming network for WWE wrestling fans. The WWE Network will stream WWE-related programming at all hours of the day, including classic WWE matches, documentaries, reality shows, and other original programming. The network will also stream all 12 of the WWE’s monthly …

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CES 2014: Netgear Announces HDMI Dongle Chromecast Competitor

The success of Google’s Chromecast surprised many industry watchers. Google had tried to enter household living rooms in the past through Google TV and saw very limited success. It turns out, though, that a small, inexpensive solution is exactly what customers seem to want from their TV streaming devices. Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Netgear announced a new …

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Netflix Tests Lower-Priced, Standard-Def Subscription

Netflix is everywhere. The company’s streaming video app can be found on set-top boxes, smartphones, tablets, video game consoles, smart TVs, and other devices. This ubiquity has allowed Netflix to grow beyond its DVD-by-mail roots and become the largest player in the quickly-growing video streaming market. Along with this popularity, though, comes a problem: how to prevent subscribers from sharing …

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Streaming Device Sales Hit 1.7 Billion in 2013

As app infrastructures move into more and more products, consumers are beginning to expect apps such as Netflix and Amazon streaming on all of their devices. As these services improve U.S. consumers are also relying on them for more of their daily entertainment needs, cutting out traditional broadcasters in the process. Market research firm IHS this week released a report …

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Blockbuster Closing All Retail Locations

Blockbuster was extremely popular in the 90’s on weekends for bringing popular movies home to watch. Timing was of utmost importance to snag the newest releases for movie night. Business did thrive for the company for many years, and expanded into shopping centers in suburbs and cities throughout the country. Blockbuster announced on Wednesday that it will be closing its …

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