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  • Netflix claims Comcast abuses its market power in peering negotiations

    24 April 2014, 4:08 pm by: Stacey Higginbotham

    While the internet debates the death of network neutrality, the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger back-and-forth continues. Sen. Al Franken released Netflix’s response to his request for its thoughts on the proposed merger. Netflix, needless to say,…
  • Facebook launches a newswire so it can help the media — while it competes with them

    24 April 2014, 1:36 pm by: Mathew Ingram

    Facebook has launched a new feature called the FB Newswire that is designed to give media outlets and journalists a real-time feed of news-worthy content. But who benefits most from that kind of relationship -- those news outlets, or Facebook itself?
  • Rdio partners with Shaw to grow subscriber base in Canada

    24 April 2014, 1:14 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    Streaming music service Rdio has teamed up with Canadian broadband provider Shaw to grow its subscriber base in the country, both companies announced Thursday. The partnership includes a strategic investment by Shaw as well as yet-unannounced “marketing,…
  • Hulu adds Chromecast-like mobile remote control features to Xbox One, PS3 and PS4

    24 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    Hulu is adding the capability to cast videos to game consoles to its mobile apps. This makes the company the third major publisher to take multiscreen beyond Chromecast.
  • Sponsored post: Advertising can be so much more than a clickthrough

    24 April 2014, 11:55 am by: Gigaom

    Building an advertising-based business from scratch is hard. When we first decided that a platform should have non-traditional advertising, people thought we were crazy (they still do!). We could have plastered our pages with annoying, intrusive banners and…
  • Felix Salmon is leaving Reuters for the Fusion network because the future of media is “post…

    23 April 2014, 7:13 pm by: Mathew Ingram

    Financial and media blogger Felix Salmon says he is leaving Reuters to join Fusion, a cable channel co-owned by ABC and Univision, because the future of storytelling and communication is not in text but in video, animation and other digital experiments
  • Could the Comcast-Time Warner merger actually be a good thing for online TV?

    23 April 2014, 6:56 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    Dish is getting ready to launch its online TV service this summer, thanks in part to regulatory conditions put in place when Comcast and NBC Universal merged in 2011.
  • Move over Xbox Kinect, Siri might be coming to Apple TV

    23 April 2014, 4:12 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    It's about time Siri learned a new trick and it may come in the form of Apple TV support. Code snippets in iOS 7.1 suggest that Siri could help you find new television content or change the channel for you.
  • Ads are the new black: AOL starts streaming classic Miramax movies

    23 April 2014, 3:09 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    Miramax classics are coming to AOL, free of charge. The partnership is just the latest example of video platforms turning to movies to show more ads.
  • Amazon adds HBO shows to Prime Instant Video; HBO Go coming to Fire TV at some point

    23 April 2014, 9:19 am by: Laura Hazard Owen

    Here's a first: Several HBO series, including The Sopranos and The Wire, will begin appearing on Amazon Prime Instant Video starting May 21. Amazon is also planning to add HBO Go to the new Fire TV by the end of 2014.
  • YouTube channel launches on all recent Roku boxes

    22 April 2014, 6:14 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    Good news for Roku users: The YouTube channel, which first launched on the Roku 3 in December, is now available on all “current-generation devices,” according to a post on the Roku blog, which also lists an exact list of all models that can now access…
  • AT&T’s $500M online video pact with the Chernin Group: it’s all about the niche

    22 April 2014, 5:03 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    AT&T and the Chernin Group want to spend $500 million on online video services. How will these services look like? Look no further than to Crunchyroll.
  • Sponsored post: Advertising can be so much more than a clickthrough

    22 April 2014, 4:55 pm by: Gigaom

    Building an advertising-based business from scratch is hard. When we first decided that a platform should have non-traditional advertising, people thought we were crazy (they still do!). We could have plastered our pages with annoying, intrusive banners and…
  • How do YouTubers fit into YouTube’s “Google Preferred” plans?

    22 April 2014, 4:17 pm by: Liz Shannon Miller

    In preparation for next week's NewFronts, YouTube has developed a new initiative to showcase the top five percent of channels for advertisers. But how much YouTube-born talent is going to be considered "Google Preferred"?
  • The Upshot vs. Vox vs. FiveThirtyEight: A hands-on review of explanatory journalism

    22 April 2014, 2:31 pm by: Mathew Ingram

    With the launch of The Upshot from the New York Times, there are now three major sites going after the "explanatory journalism" market. Each has its own unique flavor, but is the market for that kind of content really large enough to support that many sites?
  • Visual storytelling site Storybird adds longform option for the school-age set

    22 April 2014, 2:03 pm by: Laura Hazard Owen

    Illustrated storytelling platform Storybird is moving beyond picture books and rolling out a platform to let users create longer, serialized stories with art.
  • BYOD goes TV: Fan TV starts selling its streaming box to Time Warner Cable customers

    22 April 2014, 2:00 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    Move over, cable box, there is a new kid in town: Time Warner Cable customers can now buy Fan TV to access live television and online video services.
  • In Aereo hearing, Supreme Court expresses concern for cloud computing – but doubt over tiny…

    22 April 2014, 1:30 pm by: Jeff John Roberts

    The Supreme Court is worried that granting the broadcasters' request to shut down Aereo would imperil cloud computing - but the Justices also expressed deep skepticism about Aereo's tiny antenna design.
  • AT&T creates $500M joint venture for a Netflix-style TV service

    22 April 2014, 9:25 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    AT&T is creating a streaming video service thanks to a $500 million joint venture with the Chernin Group, a producer of a variety of television and media content.
  • Aereo at the Supreme Court: a guide to the biggest TV case in 30 years (and where to learn more)

    22 April 2014, 6:00 am by: Jeff John Roberts

    The fight over Aereo, which has had the TV industry buzzing for months, is going to the Supreme Court on Tuesday: here's what you need to know.
  • Here comes The Upshot, the new explanatory journalism effort from the New York Times

    21 April 2014, 6:54 pm by: Mathew Ingram

    The New York Times is launching The Upshot, a new site that its editor says will offer a combination of data journalism and explanatory reporting -- and also try to go head-to-head with new high-profile projects like Ezra Klein's Vox and Nate Silver's…
  • Netflix plans to launch on U.S. cable boxes this quarter

    21 April 2014, 5:39 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    Netflix wants to launch on U.S. cable boxes this quarter. First in line could be Suddenlink and RCN.
  • After settling with Comcast, Netflix takes on AT&T in peering fight

    21 April 2014, 5:07 pm by: Stacey Higginbotham

    Hey, Ma Bell! Your peering policies are so lame, your fiber network is slower than DSL! That’s essentially the insult that Netflix is flinging at AT&T in a shareholder letter accompanying the streaming video service’s first quarter financials. The gist of…
  • Netflix will raise streaming prices for new members this quarter

    21 April 2014, 4:08 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    Netflix will raise its streaming prices for the first time since 2010 this quarter. New customers may soon have to pay as much as $10 per month.
  • Free for all: Samsung stops selling apps for its smart TVs

    21 April 2014, 3:37 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    Samsung has stopped selling apps on its smart TV platform, and is offering refunds to some consumers who have bought apps in the past.

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