Archive for category: Video & Audio

Comcast Jumps Into Streaming Video Game, Yet Another Netflix Competitor Emerges

Comcast Jumps Into Streaming Video Game, Yet Another Netflix Competitor Emerges

4 / February 21, 2012 8:13 pm

Cable TV provider Comcast has jumped into the streaming movies and TV show game, announcing plans to take on current streaming leader Netflix. The new service called Xfinity Streampix will only be available to Comcast customers for $5 a month […]

Amazon Branching Out Into Original Programming For Web And TV

Amazon Branching Out Into Original Programming For Web And TV

7 / February 13, 2012 2:33 pm

Amazon wants to try it’s hand at developing original half-hour TV programming for internet and TV viewers and to reach that goal the company has posted two new jobs on Amazon.com as it shops around for TV executives who can […]

Bridesmaids Becomes Highest Renting VOD Movie Of All Time

Bridesmaids Becomes Highest Renting VOD Movie Of All Time

5 / February 10, 2012 2:38 am

The popular and critically acclaimed movie Bridesmaids is popular, so popular in fact that the movie has become the highest renting video-on-demand movie of all time. According to the Hollywood Reporter the female comedy has experienced 4.8 million rentals in just four […]

Disney Considering 28-Day DVD Delay For Netflix

Disney Considering 28-Day DVD Delay For Netflix

3 / February 9, 2012 12:40 am

It’s been a tough go at the DVD-by-Mail service for Netflix over the last several months, a service that was once the cornerstone of the company’s business. First Warner Bros, Universal and Fox knocked back their release dates for cheap […]

Netflix Shares Surge On Better Then Expected Revenue Report

Netflix Shares Surge On Better Then Expected Revenue Report

3 / January 26, 2012 9:01 am

When Netflix announced 60% pricing increases for their services and then attempted to spin-off the company’s dvd-by-mail service into the Qwikster platform shares at the company plunged by 75% but now the firm appears to be reversing its fortunes with […]

Netflix Investors File Class Action Lawsuit

Netflix Investors File Class Action Lawsuit

1 / January 17, 2012 4:09 pm

Netflix investors have filed a class-action lawsuit against the movie service, claiming that the company misled them about earnings prospects after the company’s stock took a nosedive during the second half of 2011. Files in the U.S. District Court of Northern […]

Spotify Debuts “Tech Meetups” In New York And Stockholm

Spotify Debuts “Tech Meetups” In New York And Stockholm

2 / January 16, 2012 1:29 pm

Spotify is giving other programmers and the general public the chance to meet some of their talents staff of programs by announcing the star of “Tech Meetups.” The special events meant to show off the company’s talent pool will take […]

Hulu Announces Original Programming, Debuts ‘Battleground’

Hulu Announces Original Programming, Debuts ‘Battleground’

2 / January 15, 2012 6:45 pm

Hulu on Sunday launched the network’s first original TV series Battleground. The fictional show following a political campaign in Wisconsin and was produced by JD Walse, Haigai Shaham and 500 Days of Summer’s Marc Webb. The company is likely to […]

Hulu Revenue Soared To $420 Million In 2011

Hulu Revenue Soared To $420 Million In 2011

2 / January 14, 2012 2:19 am

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar predicted in March 2011 that the company would earn half a billion dollars in revenue before the end of the year and while Hulu didn’t reach that goal the company still managed to pull in an […]

Facebook To Begin Rolling Out “Listen With” Feature For Audiophiles

Facebook To Begin Rolling Out “Listen With” Feature For Audiophiles

1 / January 12, 2012 3:24 pm

Facebook on Thursday announced the upcoming release of its new Listen With feature, a platform build into a users profile that allows them to share music and listen to music with friends in real-time. If the program sounds familiar you’re […]

SpotOn Radio Allows iOS Spotify Users To Stream Radio With Unlimited Skips

SpotOn Radio Allows iOS Spotify Users To Stream Radio With Unlimited Skips

2 / January 12, 2012 3:21 am

One of my biggest problems with the Pandora music service is the fact that after a few skips I’m told their license won’t allow for any more skipping. With SpotOn Radio for Spotify however that problem is solved since Spotify […]

Showtime Anytime Arrives On iPad For Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse Customers

Showtime Anytime Arrives On iPad For Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse Customers

2 / January 10, 2012 8:13 pm

The team at Showtime on Tuesday announced the arrival of Showtime Anytime, an iPad application that allows Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse customers to watch hundreds of Showtime TV shows and Movies for no additional charge. The program is meant […]

Netflix Launches In UK With £5.99 Streaming Charge

Netflix Launches In UK With £5.99 Streaming Charge

1 / January 10, 2012 12:08 am

Popular American streaming TV and movie service Netflix has launched in the UK and Ireland just days after Playstation 3 owners were greeted with a not yet operational application on their gaming consoles. Customers in the UK can pay £5.99 a […]

Acura Becomes Pandora’s Newest Automotive Partner

Acura Becomes Pandora’s Newest Automotive Partner

1 / January 9, 2012 11:49 pm

Acura officials announced on Monday that Acura has joined the Pandora networks radio service as the platforms newest official automotive partner. News of the partnership was announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With the reveal Pandora […]