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HBO Now: Apple Exclusive, $15 a Month, Launching in April HBO Now: Apple Exclusive, $15 a Month, Launching in April

Rumor had it that HBO’s long-awaited standalone streaming service, thought to be called HBO Now, could launch as an exclusive partnership with Apple. Today, that was confirmed at Apple’s “Spring Forward” event. See you in April, @iTunesTV @AppStore #HBONOW pic.twitter.com/aS7o1Zkrxu …

Pandora Will Sell Day Passes for Ad-Free Music Pandora Will Sell Day Passes for Ad-Free Music

Pandora is looking for ways to increase revenue, and it’s come up with a way to get users to pay for music, without actually forcing them to commit to a full-on subscription to the premium service. Pandora confirmed to GigaOm …

HBO Now? $15 Streaming Service Launching in Early April – Report HBO Now? $15 Streaming Service Launching in Early April – Report

Today, the International Business Times brings us another report claiming that HBO’s new standalone (read: cable-free) streaming platform will launch in April. But this report comes with a name attached. Apparently, the new service will be called “HBO Now” and …

CSI Heads to Hulu in First Streaming Deal for Show CSI Heads to Hulu in First Streaming Deal for Show

Beginning in early April, you’ll be able to stream over 300 episodes of CBS’ long-running crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on Hulu Plus. This is the first time that CSI has ever been licensed to a streaming video on-demand …

Drake’s New Album Crushes Spotify Stream Record

Drake’s new album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, has crushed a Spotify stream record – one previous held by Drake. The album, which dropped to many surprised fans last Thursday, garnered 17.3 million streams in its first three …

Target Ticket, a Thing That Was Kind of Alive, Is Now Dead Target Ticket, a Thing That Was Kind of Alive, Is Now Dead

Companies launch new products and shutter flailing products all the time, and it often goes unnoticed. You might not know anything about Target Ticket, and you might not care. But Target Tickets exists, at least for now. Target has just …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. The previous list looking at December data showed Netflix’s heaviest viewing month, with December 28 being …

Apple Wants to Give Cordcutters Live TV Too: Report Apple Wants to Give Cordcutters Live TV Too: Report

Apple, who has had a fair amount of success selling hardware that lets users stream TV shows and movies, is now considering stepping into the role of content gatekeeper. A report from Re/code, citing various industry executives, says that Apple …

Nickelodeon Is Working on a Subscription Streaming Service Nickelodeon Is Working on a Subscription Streaming Service

Spongebob is coming to a streaming device near you. Nickelodeon will soon unveil its own subscription streaming service, according to the network’s parent company Viacom. Variety has the details, which so far are pretty sparse: More details about the service …

NBC to Stream Super Bowl, Halftime Show in Promotional Effort NBC to Stream Super Bowl, Halftime Show in Promotional Effort

NBC is looking to promote its NBC Sports Live Extra streaming service, and football fans will reap the benefits on February 1. The Super Bowl will be available to stream – for free and without a login – on NBC.com …

Netflix in Hotels? Marriott Tests New TV Service Netflix in Hotels? Marriott Tests New TV Service

Vacancy. Indoor Pool. Free … Netflix? The Marriott hotel chain is testing new video offerings in a handful of locations. The new TV service apparently allows guests to stream Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora in their rooms. “We have invited leading …

Overstock.com Is Launching a Streaming Service Overstock.com Is Launching a Streaming Service

Overstock.com, the large online retailer, is jumping into the video-on-demand arena. The site, which averages some 30 million visitors every month, is planning on launching a content service – TV shows and movies – this year. According to CEO Patrick …

Super Bowl Halftime: YouTube Enters the Mix with Its Own Show Super Bowl Halftime: YouTube Enters the Mix with Its Own Show

Here’s a tough question. When the Patriots and the Seahawks go to the locker room for the halftime break, what would you rather watch to pass the time? Your choices are a) Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz at the official …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. The previous list looking at November data showed significant increases in average speed in both the …

CES: Netflix Reportedly Prepares For HDR 4K Streaming CES: Netflix Reportedly Prepares For HDR 4K Streaming

Last year, all of the talk was about 4K Ultra HD, but now that Netflix offers that, it’s on to the next best thing, which is apparently HDR or high dynamic range 4K streaming. And Netflix will reportedly launch this …

The Interview Has Made $31M Online, Still Won’t Break Even The Interview Has Made $31M Online, Still Won’t Break Even

If the metric of success for Sony regarding The Interview is recouping its money (which at this point it’s probably not), then the film will likely fall short. But by any other metric, the Seth Rogen/James Franco film has been …

Ustream Streams New Year’s Eve From Time Square Ustream Streams New Year’s Eve From Time Square

Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, which are the co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, are streaming the big celebration tonight on Ustream. The broadcast will last for six hours. It will be live, obviously, and will be …

‘The Interview’ Nabs $15M Online in First Weekend ‘The Interview’ Nabs $15M Online in First Weekend

Sony’s decision to release the now-controversial film The Interview online seems to have paid off – at least financially. According to the company, the film has already generated over $15 million in sales, having been downloaded or rented over two …

Hulu Acquires ‘Fargo’ And Other MGM Content Hulu Acquires ‘Fargo’ And Other MGM Content

Hulu announced that it has acquired exclusive streaming rights to hit television series (or mini-series, if you prefer..it was renewed for a second season) Fargo. The acquisition comes as part of an expansion of Hulu’s relationship with MGM, and it …

Google’s Chromecast Adds Guest Mode Google’s Chromecast Adds Guest Mode

Google just announced a new “guest mode” feature for its popular Chromecast device. Have a look. “You’re having friends over and before you know it, a battle has ensued in your living room over who can show the funniest YouTube …

HBO’s New Standalone Streaming Service Reportedly Coming in April HBO’s New Standalone Streaming Service Reportedly Coming in April

HBO’s standalone streaming service – you know, the one that people demanded for years and that the company finally announced in October – is likely to launch in April of 2015. And it looks like it may be outsourced. According …