All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘streaming’

Showtime to Launch a Standalone Streaming Service, Too

Not to be outdone by those clowns over at HBO, Showtime will also offer some sort of cable-free, standalone streaming service. That’s according to CBS head Les Moonves, who made the announcement at the Deutsche Bank Securities 2015 Media, Internet & Telecom Conference. He said that we can expect it in “the not-too-distant future,” but didn’t provide a solid timeframe. …

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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 — HBO (@HBO) March 9, 2015 Apple announced that HBO Now would be coming exclusively to Apple devices – Apple …

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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 that it will soon unveil a “day pass” option, which will allow users to buy a small period of ad-free …

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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 will cost $15 a month, which is comparable to how much cable subscribers currently pay to tack on HBO. Apparently, …

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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 service. “CSI is one of the most popular television franchises in the world and we could not be more thrilled …

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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 days. The previous record was also held by Drake. His album Nothing Was The Same had 15.8 million streams – …

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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 announced that the service will shut down on March 7, in order to let it “focus efforts on other entertainment …

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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 the largest streaming day of 2014. The new data looks at January, which saw Verizon FiOS hang on to its …

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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 is currently in talks with some TV programmers about crafting its own pay-TV service. According to the sources, it would …

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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 will be revealed when Nickelodeon hosts its “upfront” meeting with advertisers next month. U.S. TV networks try to sell the …

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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 and NBC Sports Live Extra. All you’ll have to put up with is “consistent messaging in and around the experience …

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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 technology companies and content providers to work with us to design the next wave in in-room entertainment focusing on on-demand …

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