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HBO Strikes Deal With Amazon Prime

HBO Strikes Deal With Amazon Prime

By Mike Tuttle April 24, 2014

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 …

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 …

Streaming Video Rising, Premium Cable Subs Falling Streaming Video Rising, Premium Cable Subs Falling
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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 …

WWE 24/7 Streaming Network Announced WWE 24/7 Streaming Network Announced
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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 …

Netgear Announces HDMI Dongle Chromecast Competitor Netgear Announces HDMI Dongle Chromecast Competitor
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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 …

Netflix Tests Low-Priced, Standard-Def Subscription Netflix Tests Low-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 …

Streaming Device Sales Hit 1.7 Billion in 2013 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 …

Renting Videos is Officially a Pastime of the 90's Renting Videos is Officially a Pastime of the 90's

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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 …

Xbox One Streaming Video Apps Announced Xbox One Streaming Video Apps Announced

Just yesterday, Sony revealed all of the video streaming apps that will launch with the PlayStation 4 next week. The list includes major brands such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant. Today, Microsoft has countered with its own list …

Streaming Video Devices to Hit 8 Billion by 2017 Streaming Video Devices to Hit 8 Billion by 2017

With Netflix programming now winning Emmy Awards, doubt is fading about whether streaming video is the future of TV. While competing companies such as Hulu and Amazon are heating up the streaming competition, hardware manufacturers are also competing to sell …

Chromecast Adds Support For Hulu Plus Chromecast Adds Support For Hulu Plus
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In late July, Google announced its intention to take over the living room with Chromecast. It’s an incredibly ambitious idea, but it lacked a lot of the services users have come to expect from streaming devices at launch. It’s getting …

Vimeo Upgrades Its On Demand Service Vimeo Upgrades Its On Demand Service

Vimeo’s On Demand service is an exceptional place to discover new independent movies that circumvent the traditional movie-making/distribution process. The service does a fine job showcasing its independent content, but more than that, the goal is to give filmmakers a …

"Smart" Set-Top Box Market Still Growing "Smart" Set-Top Box Market Still Growing

For the past half-decade or so, set-top boxes have been getting smarter. Not the ones provided by cable companies, but boxes from Roku and other companies have been trying to provide quality streaming services to living rooms for years. Now, …

Google Kills Local Video Streaming App On Chromecast Google Kills Local Video Streaming App On Chromecast

Google is usually pretty good about keeping its hardware open for all to tinker with. Its Nexus hardware can be customized in any way you see fit and that’s not likely to ever change. As for its other hardware, it …

Hulu Exclusive "Run" Debuts Online Hulu Exclusive "Run" Debuts Online
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While Netflix gets most of the glory for introducing original shows for its members, they aren’t the only streaming video service that makes their own programming. It may also be true that Hulu originals don’t get the same amount of …

PlayStation 4 Will Have Twitch Streaming Too

Back at this year’s E3, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will come with Twitch streaming built into the console, while Sony announced Ustream streaming for its PlayStation 4. Though it was assumed that these were exclusive streaming deals, Sony …

Netflix To Start Testing HTML5 Streaming This Year Netflix To Start Testing HTML5 Streaming This Year
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Netflix made Samsung Chromebook owners happy last month when it brought instant streaming to Chrome OS through the power of HTML5. It was finally able to do so thanks to a few recent developments made to the Web standard. Now …