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AT&T Is Building a Netflix Competitor, Spending Big Cash on Over-the-Top Video Services

AT&T Is Building a Netflix Competitor, Spending Big Cash on Over-the-Top Video Services

By Josh Wolford April 22, 2014

AT&T is looking to kill (or at least compete with) Netflix, Hulu, and the many other popular streaming subscription services that are having a marked impact on the world’s viewing habits. The company has just announced that, with the help …

Amazon Prime May Get More Expensive - $100+ Possible Amazon Prime May Get More Expensive - $100+ Possible
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Would you be willing to pay more than $100 for an Amazon Prime membership? You may have to ask yourself that question pretty soon, as the online retail giant has just hinted that they are at least considering raising the …

Pay-TV Subscriptions Reach 886 Million Worldwide Pay-TV Subscriptions Reach 886 Million Worldwide

Though many internet users in the U.S. and Europe are doing away with their traditional cable and satellite subscriptions in favor of streaming solutions such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, the worldwide base of pay-TV subscribers is still rising steadily. …

YouTube Opens Up Paid Channels in a Big Way YouTube Opens Up Paid Channels in a Big Way

If your YouTube channel is in good standing and you have 10,000 existing subscribers, there’s a good chance that you can now charge users to view your content if that’s something you wish to try. YouTube has just announced an …

Netflix's CFO Has a Suggestion for HBO Netflix's CFO Has a Suggestion for HBO
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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 …

Streaming Music Subscribers to Reach 29M This Year Streaming Music Subscribers to Reach 29M This Year

Though they had a rough beginning and much opposition from big music labels, streaming music platforms are now finally taking off in a big way. Analyst firm ABI Research today estimated that worldwide subscriptions for on-demand music streaming will reach …

YouTube Now Lets You Add a Subscribe Button Anywhere YouTube Now Lets You Add a Subscribe Button Anywhere
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In order to promote channel subscriptions (and to make it easier for channel owners to gain more subscribers), YouTube has just launched a subscribe button that’s embeddable on any site on the web. “The YouTube Subscribe Button lets you add …

Rdio Makes Its First Move into Asia Rdio Makes Its First Move into Asia

Subscription-based streaming music company Rdio has just announced an expansion that will see it move into 7 new countries. Starting today, Rdio will be available in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Colombia, Chile, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Poland. This marks the …

YouTube Subscriptions Are Here, Start At $0.99/Month YouTube Subscriptions Are Here, Start At $0.99/Month

Earlier this week, it was rumored that YouTube would roll out the oft-rumored paid channel subscriptions this week. That rumor was right on the money. YouTube announced today that it’s launching a pilot program that sees a number of its …

YouTube Subscription Fees May Soon Be A Reality YouTube Subscription Fees May Soon Be A Reality
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Are YouTube subscription fees almost upon us? A recent report suggests that the oft rumored feature is soon to be announced. The Daily Mail reports that Google will introduce a YouTube subscription fee this week. The new initiative will allow …

Warner Archive Instant Offers Classic Films and TV Warner Archive Instant Offers Classic Films and TV

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 …

HBO GO without the Cable Subscription? Maybe HBO GO without the Cable Subscription? 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 …

Spotify Adds 1M Paid Subscriptions in Just 3 Months Spotify Adds 1M Paid Subscriptions in Just 3 Months
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Spotify has tacked on a million paid users just a little over three months. That’s the word from SXSW, where the company has announced that they can now boast 6 million paid subscribers. Back in December, Spotify announced that their …

Patent: Facebook Could Let Users Pay to Remove Ads Patent: Facebook Could Let Users Pay to Remove Ads
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A patent application from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggests that he, at some point, at least toyed with the idea of introducing a “paid profile” model that would allow users to customize what shows up on their profiles and, more …

YouTube May Soon Launch Paid Channel Subscriptions YouTube May Soon Launch Paid Channel Subscriptions
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Over a year ago, YouTube started a big push toward making the site more channel-centric. Not only did they facilitate the launch of a bunch of new original content channels across all types of categories (sports, automotive, comedy, etc.), but …

Paid TV Will Shrink Over the Next Few Years [Report] Paid TV Will Shrink Over the Next Few Years [Report]
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As television and film streaming options continue to expand, people are finding it easier to get the content they want without paying for cable or premium services like HBO. The movement to ditch cable and move to online-only media sources …

The Secret World MMO Goes Free-To-Play The Secret World MMO Goes Free-To-Play
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Yet another MMO released with a subscription model has gone free-to-play. Today, Funcom announced that The Secret World has broken Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s record for fastest subscription to free-to-play switch. Subscriptions for the modern day, Lovecraftian, conspiracy theory-laden …