All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Subscriptions’

Newegg Debuts Amazon Prime-Style ‘Premier’ Club

Online retailer Newegg has just announced a new subscription service that offers expedited shipping, exclusive deals, and more. They’re calling it Newegg Premier and it’ll run you $49.99 a year. You can sign up for Newegg Premier beta today, and you’ll get a 30-day trial. Newegg Premier Benefit Program Launches Today! Learn More: http://t.co/5Uo04SkCHf — Newegg (Official) (@Newegg) February 5, …

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Amazon Prime May Get More Expensive – $100+ Possible

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 price of the popular service. Citing a rise in transportation costs and increased usage, Amazon said that they might raise …

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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. Today, market research firm ABI Research released a report showing that worldwide pay-TV subscriptions are expected to reach 886.5 million …

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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 expansion to the paid channels pilot that will allow more partners to participate. Eligible partners in good standing with over …

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Even Netflix’s CFO Thinks HBO Should Probably Offer a Standalone Streaming Service

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 HBO GO – which contains pretty much every episode of every series they’ve ever produced. But you must have an …

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Streaming Music Subscribers to Reach 29 Million 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 29 million during 2013. The firm also predicted that streaming subscriptions could rise as high as 191 million by the …

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YouTube Now Lets You Add a Subscribe Button Anywhere on the Web

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 a one-click Subscribe button to any page. The button lets people subscribe to your YouTube channel without having to leave …

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Rdio Makes First Move into Asia, Now Available in 31 Countries

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 company’s first move into the Asian market, as well as a deeper expansion into South America and Europe. This brings …

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YouTube Paid Channels Are Here, Start At $0.99 A 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 partners offering exclusive content behind a monthly fee. It says the move to paid channels was made after its partners …

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YouTube Subscription Fees May Soon Be A Reality

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 channels to monetize their content with direct contributions from fans, instead of relying upon ad revenue. The current report suggests …

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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 more specialized streaming service than the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime – so much so that’s it’s hard to …

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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 (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire) and popular (True Blood) programs around. Because the content is so good, people are willing …

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