All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘streaming’

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 free of commercials, giving television broadcasts a real run for their money. The show begins at 6:00 PM Eastern, and …

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‘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 million times in the past few days. By comparison, it’s made about $3 million in theaters (though it did have …

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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 also includes all episodes of History’s Vikings as well as multi-year, non-exclusive licensing rights to over 1,500 episodes of MGM …

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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 video,” Google says in a blog post. “Now, it’s even easier for your friends to cast to your TV without …

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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 to a report from Fortune, HBO has just killed its project “Maui”, which was working to build the new offering …

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Rumors Of Ad-Supported Amazon Video Return

A new report from The New York Post claims that Amazon is readying an ad-supported streaming video service, which would be separate from Amazon Prime Video. It seems like most of Amazon’s newer offerings are ultimately ways to get people to sign up for Prime, so the move does seem a bit out of character. However, The Post’s sources say …

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HBO GO Is Finally Available on Xbox One

Back in November of last year, Microsoft unveiled the list of streaming video apps that would grace the Xbox One. Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant, VUDU, Crackle, and Redbox Instant were on the list, but HBO GO was only given a “coming soon” designation. Well, today’s finally the day. Xbox One owners can now stream HBO content with HBO GO. …

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Billboard 200 Chart Will Now Factor in Streaming, Downloads

The Billboard 200, the decades-old standard for measuring the top albums in the country, is going to begin acknowledging that people use the internet to listen to music these days. According to a report in the New York Times, in a couple weeks Billboard will unveil a new top 200 albums chart covering November 30 to December 4. This chart …

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Taylor Swift and Minions Come Back at Spotify’s Inconvenient “Facts”

Spotify CEO Daniel EK recently responded to claims by Taylor Swift and her label that his business is bad for music. On his company’s blog, Ek outlined a point-by-point analysis of Swift and her label president Scott Borchetta’s argument. One of Ek’s claims is that “Spotify has paid more than two billion dollars to labels, publishers and collecting societies for …

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Bono Shuts Down Taylor Swift Over Spotify

During the Web Summit Conference in Dublin last week, U2 front man Bono shared a stage with House of Cards producer Dana Brunetti and Soundcloud founder and CEO Eric Wahlflors. The segment of the conference was entitled “Movies & Music in the 21st Century.” The trio spoke with David Carr of the New York Times about “music and movies in …

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Taylor Swift Explains Pull from Spotify

Taylor Swift has already gone on record about her opinion of streaming music. Last week she pulled all her music from Spotify. Her earlier op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal indicated that she did not feel her “worth” was met by the direction the music industry is heading. She lumped legal and supported streaming services like Spotify in with …

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Taylor Swift Explains Her Big Spotify Diss

As you may have heard, American sweetheart and creator of the only platinum-selling record of 2014 Taylor Swift yanked all of her music off Spotify earlier this week (save one song). Bummer for Taylor Swift fans who don’t buy albums anymore. Many have speculated as to why she made the move, but now she’s giving us the reason in her …

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