All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘streaming video’

Ustream Bringing Free Live Broadcasting To Facebook with BFF App

Ustream, one of the web’s most high-powered streaming platforms, is about to launch an app that will allow users to set up their own live broadcasts on Facebook, for free. It’s called BFF – no, not Best Friends Forever, but Broadcast for Friends and it will turn anyone with an iPhone into a live reporter, documentarian, and concert streamer. It’s …

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Netflix is Officially as Popular as Cable Television Networks

Cable television costs around $50 per month depending on what you subscribe to. Netflix costs around $10. While many of us are going to have an internet connection regardless of whether we have cable or not, dropping the extra $50 in charges and picking up Netflix seems like a great idea. Apparently, over 26 million other people thought so too. …

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Huffington Post and Ustream Strike an Exclusive Deal

Today, Ustream Inc., and the Huffington Post struck an exclusive deal that gives Huffington Post access to live-streaming videos from the site’s citizen journalists. It’s a unique opportunity for both organizations. Ustream’s coverage can now be viewed by the Post’s near 37 million monthly readers, and the Huffington Post will gain access to diverse coverage of breaking events from all …

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Teen Online Video Habits [Infographic]

Things are a lot different than when I was a kid. We didn’t have all this wonderful technology available to us, so it comes as no surprise to me that kids are spending a ridiculous amount of time online. In fact, we are all spending a lot of time online. So what are kids doing with all this time? According …

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Networks Bring Content Ratings to Streaming Episodes

All the major broadcast networks are now working to apply content ratings that appear in the upper left corner of broadcast television to all epsodes that are now streamed on their respective websites. NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, and Spanish language channels TeleFutura, Telemundo, and Univision will all have content ratings on streaming videos by December 1st. Parent groups are fond …

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How Good Is Netflix’s Streaming Plan? NY Man Puts It to the Test

If you’re trying to get the most for your money, New York comedian and filmmaker Mark Malkoff has a solution. Although it could cost you your day job, you could rest assured that the $7.99 you pay each month for Netflix’s unlimited streaming is well worth it. Malkoff is known for taking on quite interesting projects such as his visiting …

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ComScore: Tablet Owners Watch a Lot of Video

ComScore’s recent study of tablet computer owners revealed that one in four smartphone owners also use a tablet computer and that, those using tablets are three times more likely to use them for watching streaming video. Ten percent of those watched videos on a daily basis. Who’s using tablet computers is also pretty interesting. The demographic information from ComScore reveals …

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Nielsen Says People Aren’t Watching TV Anymore

It’s bad news for advertisers and television studios alike. Nielsen says many people just aren’t watching the old boob tube anymore. An interesting metric for Nielsen to record, the number of people who watch television at least once a month, declined seven percent last year. This data comes from over fifty countries. Conversely, the number of folks who viewed an …

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Hulu and Roku Team Up For a Father’s Day Deal

In honor of Father’s Day, Hulu and Roku have teamed up to provide a deal that just might be good enough to get your dad to cancel his cable subscription. The special bundle comes with a Roku HD player, 6 months of Hulu Plus, and an HDMI cable, all for only $80. If you’ve wanted an excuse to get a …

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Walmart to Launch Goodies Online Sampling Program

If you like to shop for snacks and food products online, Walmart may have a great solution for you that will allow you to sample artisan food products and exotic treats which may not be made available to you at a reasonable price elsewhere. They are calling the tentative service, Goodies, and, as with many specialty services, it comes with …

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Amazon Prime Strikes a Deal with Paramount Pictures

If you’ve been a Netflix subscriber forever and you’re looking to expand your horizons and try out some other streaming video services, this next deal might make Amazon Prime a provider for you. Amazon.com has just struck a deal with Paramount Pictures that will bring big titles like Mission Impossible, Braveheart, Forrest Gump, Mean Girls, Nacho Libre, Clueless and many …

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Color Enables Live Audio – For Verizon Subscribers

Color, the mobile broadcasting app startup, has announced a deal with Verizon Wireless to enable audio for live video broadcasts over their 4G network. The feature will not be enabled for subscribers of any other wireless provider. The deal was announced on the Color blog, where Bill Nguyen, CEO of Color Labs, explained how the deal came about. It started …

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