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Time Warner CEO Says Standalone HBO GO Not Coming Anytime Soon Time Warner CEO Says Standalone HBO GO Not Coming Anytime Soon

Fans of HBO programming have called on the network to make a standalone streaming service for quite a while now. The initial response from the network said it was impossible, but a little hope came in March when the network’s …

Netflix Access Slows BitTorrent Activity, Says Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Netflix Access Slows BitTorrent Activity, Says Netflix’s Ted Sarandos

Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos (the guy who has led content acquisition since 2000) thinks that the best way to curb piracy is to give the people some good alternatives. “I think people do want a great experience and …

Orange Is The New Black, a Netflix Original, Gets a July 11th Launch Date
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We’ve got another premiere date for a Netflix original series to report. This one is for the company’s new dramedy Orange is the New Black, starring Taylor Schilling, That 70′s Show‘s Laura Prepon and Jason Biggs. The show will launch …

Hulu Touts 4 Million Hulu Plus Subscribers, Revenue and Streaming Records in Q1 Hulu Touts 4 Million Hulu Plus Subscribers, Revenue and Streaming Records in Q1

According to acting CEO Andy Forssell, Hulu is had a hell of a start to 2013. In a blog post, Forssell says that Hulu set a new record for revenue in Q1, and that for the first time ever, Hulu …

Nielsen Is Now Measuring Online TV Viewers Nielsen Is Now Measuring Online TV Viewers

Nielsen, the long-time leader in TV audience measurements, is taking their methodology online. Today, the company announced a pilot program for the Nielsen Digital Program Ratings which will track TV content viewed online. The pilot starts with a handful of …

All My Children & One Life to Live Return on Hulu
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Two years ago, ABC canceled the long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live, citing “extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want and the changing viewing patterns of the audience.” Despite ABC’s “research,” plenty of viewers …

Amazon To Launch ‘Kindle TV’ Set-Top Box This Fall [REPORT] Amazon To Launch ‘Kindle TV’ Set-Top Box This Fall [REPORT]

Is Amazon about to jump into the set-top box game? That’s the word from Bloomberg Businessweek, who quotes three sources familiar with the matter. According to the sources, the ‘Kindle TV’ (name uncertain) will be available this Fall. Amazon’s new …

Netflix Is Now More Popular Than HBO in the U.S. Netflix Is Now More Popular Than HBO in the U.S.

On Monday, Netflix released their Q1 2013 earnings report and in it they boasted gains of 2.03 million domestic subscribers. This is important for two reasons. First, it boosts their total domestic subscriber base to 29.17 million, continuing a steady …

Netflix to Offer ‘Family’ Plan with 4 Simultaneous Streams for $12 Netflix to Offer ‘Family’ Plan with 4 Simultaneous Streams for $12
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Netflix will unveil a new tier to their subscription plans in the U.S., allowing large families to stream more content at the same time. The company will soon give the option for subscribers to pay $11.99 a month in order …

Hemlock Grove: The Early Reviews Are In, And It’s Not Looking Good Hemlock Grove: The Early Reviews Are In, And It’s Not Looking Good
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Today, Netflix debuted all 13 episodes of their new original series, Hemlock Grove. Based on Brian McGreevy’s book of the same name, the horror series deals with the brutal murder of a teenage girl and eventually, werewolves. The series is …

Spotify Comes to Mexico, Parts of Asia, and Europe; Now Available in 28 Markets Spotify Comes to Mexico, Parts of Asia, and Europe; Now Available in 28 Markets

Back before the big Spotify launch in Canada, it was rumored that the streaming music platform would also break into Asia and parts of Latin America. Today, many months later, Spotify has finally made it official. “Exciting times! Today we’re …

Roku Hits 5 Million Players Sold, 8 Billion Streams Roku Hits 5 Million Players Sold, 8 Billion Streams
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Roku has just announced a pretty significant milestone: 5 million players sold. Roku first launched in 2008, and the device was called “the Netflix player,” basically because its only function was streaming Netflix. Over time, Roku broke out of the …

Watch Coachella Live on YouTube for the Third Year in a Row

Holographic Tupac or not, Coachella looks like it will be a blast this year. And if you’re going to be unable to make it this year, and sadly most of us fall into this category, YouTube is offering a small …

Pandora Hits 200M Users, 1.5B Hours Streamed in March Pandora Hits 200M Users, 1.5B Hours Streamed in March

Internet radio service Pandora has just announced a pretty significant milestone: 200 million registered users in the U.S. Pandora signed up its first user in 2005, and had hit 100 million users six years later in 2011. It only took …

Warner Archive Instant Offers Classic Films and TV Shows for $9.99 a Month Warner Archive Instant Offers Classic Films and TV Shows for $9.99 a Month

If you have room in your budget and are looking to add another streaming service to your options, Warner Archive Instant has launched out of beta and is offering a two week free trial. Warner Archive Instant is a much …

House of Cards Coming to DVD on June 11th

If you still want to experience the superb new drama House of Cards but aren’t a Netflix subscriber, you’ll have to wait until the summer. A little over four months after it premiered as a Netflix exclusive, the Kevin Spacey-led …

Is HBO Bringing Live Streaming Sports to HBO GO? Is HBO Bringing Live Streaming Sports to HBO GO?

Is live streaming sports (read: boxing) coming to HBO GO? According to HBO Sports head Ken Hershman, yes. But HBO leadership aren’t all in the same boat, and another exec isn’t ready to spill the beans on any such project. …

What Do You Think of Spotify’s New Logo? What Do You Think of Spotify’s New Logo?
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Considering the fact that’s Spotify’s logo is pretty much absent from both its desktop and mobile apps, you may not have noticed that the streaming music service recently changed it. Yep, out with the old (left), and in with the …

Spotify Is ‘For Music’ in New Ad Campaign Spotify Is ‘For Music’ in New Ad Campaign

“We are Spotify, and we are for music.” That’s the tagline of a new ad campaign for Spotify, the first major ad campaign from the music streaming service in the U.S. The campaign is the work of NYC-based Droga5, and …

693 Star Trek Episodes Are Now Free on Hulu Until the End of March

In honor of William shatner’s birthday (he’s 82 today), Hulu is looking to kill your productivity this month by making nearly every Star Trek episode free until the end of the month. This includes Star Trek: The Original Series, Star …

HBO GO without the Cable Subscription? HBO CEO Says Maybe, Possibly, Down the Road. Maybe. HBO GO without the Cable Subscription? HBO CEO Says Maybe, Possibly, Down the Road. Maybe.

There is a lot of awesome content coming from HBO. The venerable premium cable network has produced some of the best shows to ever grace the small screen (The Wire, The Sopranos), and currently produces some of the most interesting …