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CBS to Live-Stream Original JFK Assassination Coverage Online CBS to Live-Stream Original JFK Assassination Coverage Online
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Next Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, and CBS is remembering the historic event with a “real-time” broadcast of the original 1963 coverage, as it aired on that fateful day. At 1:40 pm EST on Friday, November …

Roku Now Sports WatchESPN and WATCH Disney Channels Roku Now Sports WatchESPN and WATCH Disney Channels
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Roku owners can now rejoice in the knowledge that their holiday seasons will be filled with much more sports (as long as their cable provider supports it, of course). Today, Roku became the latest device to get the WatchESPN app, …

Spotify for iOS Now Keeps Track of Concert Dates Spotify for iOS Now Keeps Track of Concert Dates

Spotify just released an update to its iOS app that makes a few fixes and additions – most notably the inclusion of concert dates on artist pages. Take a look: Spotify has also introduced a better search function which sports …

Netflix Eyes Original Movies – ‘Big’ Ones That Would Pop Up the Same Day They Hit Theaters Netflix Eyes Original Movies – ‘Big’ Ones That Would Pop Up the Same Day They Hit Theaters
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Recently, Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos said that Netflix is going to double its spending on original content. And why wouldn’t they? Between House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, original comedy specials, and the surprise mega-hit Orange Is The New Black, …

This Internet/HBO Bundle Is the Closest Thing You’re Going to Get to Standalone HBO Go This Internet/HBO Bundle Is the Closest Thing You’re Going to Get to Standalone HBO Go
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People want to pay for HBO Go, this is an established fact. Many people, however, don’t want to pay for the expensive cable packages that are required to access HBO Go. All they want is a standalone HBO Go service …

Amazon’s Set-Top Box May Not Arrive by the Holidays Amazon’s Set-Top Box May Not Arrive by the Holidays

The oft-rumored Amazon set-top box has been delayed once again, according to a report from The Verge: Amazon has been been rushing to finalize and release a set-top box in time for the holidays, designed to compete directly with the …

YouTube’s Rumored Subscription Music Service Could Launch This Year [REPORT] YouTube’s Rumored Subscription Music Service Could Launch This Year [REPORT]

Another report now claims that YouTube is pretty close to launching their oft-rumored subscription music streaming service, one that would incorporate videos and offer both free and paid tiers. From Billboard: The service, designed with mobile listening in mind, will …

Hulu Brings Free Video to Mobile…But Only Clips Hulu Brings Free Video to Mobile…But Only Clips

Hulu has just announced that they are bringing free videos to your mobile browser – available to watch without a Hulu Plus subscription and without signing in to anything. That’s the good news. The bad news is that they’re only …

Amazon Snags ‘Vikings’ Series, MGM Movies for Prime Instant Video Amazon Snags ‘Vikings’ Series, MGM Movies for Prime Instant Video

Amazon and MGM have just announced an expanded licensing agreement that will bring a bunch of new content – both TV and movies – to Prime Instant Video. The deal makes MGM Television’s historical series Vikings, which premiered on the …

NFL Games on Netflix Reportedly Considered by League NFL Games on Netflix Reportedly Considered by League

If you buy the Wall Street Journal’s National Football League source, the story goes like this. The NFL is a bit disappointed with the ratings for Thursday Night Football, housed on its own NFL Network, and may be looking to …

Beats Music Is Coming ‘Within the Next Few Months’ Beats Music Is Coming ‘Within the Next Few Months’

Beats may be known for their headphones, but soon they want you to know them for their music streaming platform, Beats Music. President Luke Wood recently told The Next Web that he plans on launching the much-anticipated service “within the …

Grammy-Winning Audio Engineer Andrew Scheps Talks Streaming Media Audio Quality At Google Grammy-Winning Audio Engineer Andrew Scheps Talks Streaming Media Audio Quality At Google

Google has uploaded a presentation from Andrew Scheps, a Grammy-winning engineer, who has worked with Metallica, U2, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Adele, to name a few. He discusses and demonstrates audio quality in streaming media. The presentation is …

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 …

20% of the Songs on Spotify Have Never Been Streamed 20% of the Songs on Spotify Have Never Been Streamed

Today’s Spotify’s 5th birthday (Happy Birthday, guys!), having been launched back on October 7th, 2008, in Sweden (and a handful of other European countries). As many companies do on milestone days, Spotify has released a celebratory blog post with some …

Amazon’s Set-Top Box Reportedly Coming by Christmas Amazon’s Set-Top Box Reportedly Coming by Christmas

The fact that Amazon is developing its own set-top streaming device shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Not only does Amazon have its own content library to promote (Amazon Instant Video), but the company’s also been stepping its toes …

Netflix for iOS Gets HD Video and AirPlay Support Netflix for iOS Gets HD Video and AirPlay Support

More than a year and a half ago, when Netflix updated their app for the then-new iPad, the company promised that HD video was on the way. They didn’t give a timeframe, but we figured it wouldn’t be too long …

Even Netflix’s CFO Thinks HBO Should Probably Offer a Standalone Streaming Service Even Netflix’s CFO Thinks HBO Should Probably Offer a Standalone Streaming Service
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Game of Thrones is the most pirated show on TV – and it has more to do with it than just great characters, amazing set design, and Khaleesi’s boobs. HBO does not offer a standalone streaming service. Sure, they have …

Target Ticket Enters Crowded On-Demand Video Space with a Focus on Being ‘Family Friendly’ Target Ticket Enters Crowded On-Demand Video Space with a Focus on Being ‘Family Friendly’
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After months of beta testing, Target has just launched its new on-demand digital video service to the public. It’s called Target Ticket, and at launch it boasts over 30,000 individual titles. Many of these titles are available to either buy …

38% of Americans Use Netflix, 88% Report Binge Viewing 38% of Americans Use Netflix, 88% Report Binge Viewing
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More than one-third of Americans now stream movies and TV shows via Netflix. A new report from Nielsen says that 38% of people in the U.S. use or subscribe to Netflix, up from 31% in 2012. Overall, the use of …

Netflix to Launch in The Netherlands on Sept. 11th Netflix to Launch in The Netherlands on Sept. 11th
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It looks like Netflix’s next international expansion will find the company landing in The Netherlands. The company announced this move back in June, but without a specific date attached. Variety quotes sources who say that Netflix will officially launch in …

Set-Top Box Market Growing, Despite Other “Smart” Devices Set-Top Box Market Growing, Despite Other “Smart” Devices

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, …