All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘streaming’

NFL Games on Netflix? Not Anytime Soon

For many people looking to cut the cord and ditch cable, one of the last hurdles they can’t seem to clear is live sports. How will I watch the big game on Sunday without cable? Streaming services are now starting to catch up to this, and many are offering sports via streaming networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, and ESPN. But …

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Rdio Launches $4 Budget Plan, Rdio Select

Streaming music is a crowded party, and it’s only getting worse. Or better, I guess, if you like options (quality notwithstanding). Well, here’s another option for you – a hybrid ad-free radio / limited streaming service that isn’t free, but doesn’t cost as much as most unlimited streaming plans. Rdio has just announced a new tier – Rdio Select. For …

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‘Netflix Tax’ Proposed in Australia

Netflix is going to cost a little more in Australia. Treasurer Joe Hockey has confirmed reports that the new budget will include a plan to charge a 10 percent Goods and Services Tax on online services based outside of the country. From Gizmodo Australia: According to Hockey, this GST extension wouldn’t apply to products that cost under $1000 imported into …

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Showtime’s Streaming Service Launching ‘In the Coming Months’

Still no hard timeline for CBS’s rollout of its HBO Now-like standalone streaming platform for Showtime, but it shouldn’t be too much longer. CBS head Les Moonves had that much to say in a recent earnings call. From CBS Communications’ Dana McClintock: Moonves on #CBSEarnings call: We’re “looking forward to rolling out our new Showtime over-the-top service in the coming …

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Grooveshark Has Been Resurrected … For Now

Earlier this month, Grooveshark shut down. A week after a judge ruled that the music streaming service made “willfull” copyright violations, the music streaming site gave up and offering a formal apology to the music industry. “Today we are shutting down Grooveshark. We started out nearly ten years ago with the goal of helping fans share and discover music. But …

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Apple Is Working Hard to Kill Spotify’s Free Tier: Report

Apple knows it’s going to be an uphill climb when it relaunches its Beats-based music streaming service this summer – and the company may be taking some rather direct measures to cripple the competition. According to a report from The Verge, Apple has been attempting to convince the major record labels to stop licensing their music to the likes of …

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Grooveshark Shuts Down, Offers Apology to Music Industry

Grooveshark is dead. You remember Grooveshark, right? Just a week after a judge ruled that the music streaming service made “willfull” copyright violations, Grooveshark is shutting down and offering a formal apology. “Today we are shutting down Grooveshark. We started out nearly ten years ago with the goal of helping fans share and discover music. But despite [the] best of …

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NBC Is Pulling a Netflix and Dropping All 13 Episodes of ‘Aquarius’ at Once

NBC has caught the binge-watching bug. The network had decided to take a page from Netflix’s book and just dump an entire season of a new show for viewers to stream at their pleasure. Following its May 28 premiere, the new David Duchovny – Charles Manson show Aquarius will land online. All of it. NBC says you’ll be able to …

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Seinfeld Is Coming to Hulu, and It’s Not Coming Cheap

No official announcement from Hulu yet, but multiple outlets are reporting that the third-most-talked-about online streaming platform has possibly made itself more attractive to subscribers – by snagging Seinfeld. For years, Seinfeld has remained a streaming holdout – never appearing on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or any other major player. Of course, you could always watch Seinfeld on TBS – whenever …

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Netflix Was a Big Part of Why Regulators Hated Comcast/TWC Merger

By now you’ve probably heard that Comcast has abandoned its push to acquire Time Warner Cable, due to looming concerns that both the Department of Justice’s antitrust division and the Federal Communications Commission were poised to recommend it blocked. “Today, we move on. Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we structured …

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HBO Is Going After Bars Hosting Game of Thrones Parties

If you live in a town with a good bar or brewery, it’s likely that come 9pm on Sunday, it’s packed with people gearing up for the new episode of Game of Thrones. Public viewing parties of popular shows have taken off in recent years – people sharing beers and tears over shows like Games of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and …

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Spotify Lets Brands Tailor Ads Based on Your Mood with New Playlist Targeting

Spotify’s ad offerings for brands have included audience targeting for some time – based on age, gender, location, platform, and genre preferences. Now, Spotify’s turning to playlists to unlock users’ current moods, so advertisers can know if users are in chill mode or turn-up mode. The company has just announced playlist targeting for brands, set to kick off May 1. …

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