Verizon and Unity Partner On 5G, MEC and Digital Experiences

Verizon has announced it is partnering with Unity to help drive 5G-powered digital experiences and mobile edge computing (MEC).

Not All Good Disney+ News… 25% Of Subs From India

Legendary media executive Tom Rogers says that investors need to look under the hood a bit with Disney+ because a quarter of its subscribers are from a low-revenue deal with Hotstar based in India.

Instagram’s New Video Feature Let’s You Go Live With a Friend

Instagram is finally catching up with its contemporaries in terms of video streaming capabilities. The popular messaging app has recently joined the live video broadcasting trend with the introduction of its own feature that allows you to invite a friend…

HBO Strikes Deal With Amazon Prime

With Netflix leading the online streaming video pack with original programming like the wildly successful House of Cards, not to mention their expansive catalog of movies and television shows, one would not be blamed for wondering if Amazon Prime Instant…

Amazon Fire TV Ad Stars Gary Busey

At a large announcement event today in New York Amazon officially unveiled its long-rumored streaming set-top box device. Called the Amazon Fire TV, the device is a streaming video and entertainment box priced at $99 to compete with other streaming…

Popcorn Time Torrent Streaming Site is Dead, For Now

It was bound to happen. Popcorn Time, the streaming video platform that allowed anyone to stream just about any TV or movie for free on a variety of devices is now gone. The creators of Popcorn Time have shut down…

Majority Still Attached to Physical Media

Over the past few years Netflix has led a revolution in digital media, bringing high-quality streaming and downloadable media into the homes of average consumer. However great cord-cutting may be for some, though, the majority of Americans still get their…

That Amazon Set Top Box May Be Coming In March [Rumor]

Amazon has long had its sights set on the living room if rumors are to be believed. The company is already reportedly working on a game console. Before it gets to that, however, it may be working on something a…

Global Over-the-Top Video Revenue Hit $11 Billion in 2013

As physical media has become more antiquated, content companies are turning more and more to streaming and IPTV solutions. This has led to a relatively competitive streaming service market, at least for the portion of the market that Netflix does…

Streaming Video on the Rise as Premium Channels See Subscriptions Fall

Though cable companies are still dragging their feet, it is now clear that streaming video is the future of television. Subscriptions for streaming video services such as Netflix and Hulu are rising fast and hardware manufacturers are preparing to flood…

WWE 24/7 Streaming Network Announced

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week WWE CEO Vince McMahon officially unveiled the WWE Network, a 24/7 streaming network for WWE wrestling fans. The WWE Network will stream WWE-related programming at all hours of the day, including classic…

CES 2014: Netgear Announces HDMI Dongle Chromecast Competitor

The success of Google’s Chromecast surprised many industry watchers. Google had tried to enter household living rooms in the past through Google TV and saw very limited success. It turns out, though, that a small, inexpensive solution is exactly what…

Netflix Tests Lower-Priced, Standard-Def Subscription

Netflix is everywhere. The company’s streaming video app can be found on set-top boxes, smartphones, tablets, video game consoles, smart TVs, and other devices. This ubiquity has allowed Netflix to grow beyond its DVD-by-mail roots and become the largest player…

Streaming Device Sales Hit 1.7 Billion in 2013

As app infrastructures move into more and more products, consumers are beginning to expect apps such as Netflix and Amazon streaming on all of their devices. As these services improve U.S. consumers are also relying on them for more of…

Blockbuster Closing All Retail Locations

Blockbuster was extremely popular in the 90’s on weekends for bringing popular movies home to watch. Timing was of utmost importance to snag the newest releases for movie night. Business did thrive for the company for many years, and expanded…

Xbox One Streaming Video Apps Announced

Just yesterday, Sony revealed all of the video streaming apps that will launch with the PlayStation 4 next week. The list includes major brands such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant. Today, Microsoft has countered with its own list…

Streaming Video Devices to Hit 8 Billion by 2017

With Netflix programming now winning Emmy Awards, doubt is fading about whether streaming video is the future of TV. While competing companies such as Hulu and Amazon are heating up the streaming competition, hardware manufacturers are also competing to sell…

Chromecast Adds Support For Hulu Plus

In late July, Google announced its intention to take over the living room with Chromecast. It’s an incredibly ambitious idea, but it lacked a lot of the services users have come to expect from streaming devices at launch. It’s getting…

Vimeo Introduces New Features For Its On Demand Service

Vimeo’s On Demand service is an exceptional place to discover new independent movies that circumvent the traditional movie-making/distribution process. The service does a fine job showcasing its independent content, but more than that, the goal is to give filmmakers a…

Set-Top Box Market Growing, Despite Other “Smart” Devices

For the past half-decade or so, set-top boxes have been getting smarter. Not the ones provided by cable companies, but boxes from Roku and other companies have been trying to provide quality streaming services to living rooms for years. Now,…