Tagged with: TV

Netflix Now Lets You Recommend Movies to Friends via Facebook

Netflix Now Lets You Recommend Movies to Friends via Facebook

Netflix on Tuesday launched a new social recommendation feature to let its users suggest TV shows to their Facebook friends. It is available starting Tuesday on the Netflix website, iOS, PS3, Xbox, and many set-top boxes and smart TVs, though the company says it will be adding additional platforms “in the coming ...

Twitch’s Primetime Viewership is Higher Than CNN and MTV

Twitch’s Primetime Viewership is Higher Than CNN and MTV

On Monday, Amazon said it would spend more than $1 billion for Twitch, a website for watching video games. The site, which started three years ago, was never supposed to exist. Today, thousands of players are broadcasting, or streaming, their games on the site at any given moment, with many amassing a loyal audience. ...

TiVo’s Roamio OTA DVR is its First Box for Cord-Cutters

TiVo’s Roamio OTA DVR is its First Box for Cord-Cutters

For the past eight years, a CableCARD and a TiVo DVR have gone hand-in-hand. No more! Within the next few weeks, the limited edition TiVo Roamio OTA DVR will be available from select Best Buy stores for an initial price of $49 (plus $15/month service with a one-year commitment). That's $150 cheaper than the existing base ...

‘Xfinity on Campus’ Delivers TV Over Wi-Fi to Students

‘Xfinity on Campus’ Delivers TV Over Wi-Fi to Students

Comcast on Thursday formally announced a new service that will let college students at seven universities stream live TV and video on-demand programming across their personal laptops, smartphones, and tablets while connected to campus Wi-Fi. Dubbed Xfinity On Campus, the service is included as part of each student's room ...

Netflix’s Hack Day Leads to Three Very Awesome Ideas

Netflix’s Hack Day Leads to Three Very Awesome Ideas

As it sits right now, Netflix is one of the better streaming experiences available. Every couple of months, the company holds a “Hack Day” where the product development and technical teams fool around with the innards of Netflix in order to try out fun new things. The last couple of events like this have yielded some ...

Roku TV, the TV With Roku Built Inside, is Now Available for Pre-Order

Roku TV, the TV With Roku Built Inside, is Now Available for Pre-Order

Many smart TV platforms are less than perfect, so you're almost always better off adding some kind of streaming device. Now Roku is cutting out the middleman completely, by releasing TVs with Roku baked right inside. Synergy! There are two OEMs making Roku TV, TCL and Hisense. The TCL sets go on sale on Tuesday via ...

YouTube Has a New TV Interface on Xbox One (Other Platforms Coming Soon)

YouTube Has a New TV Interface on Xbox One (Other Platforms Coming Soon)

YouTube launched a redesigned HTML5-based TV interface on Thursday that will put a stronger emphasis on your playlists and the channels you subscribe to. This new version is rolling out for the Xbox One now and will find its way to other connected devices like the PS3, Roku, smart TVs, streaming players and Blu-ray players ...

CBS Will Soon Start Creating Original Shows for Streaming Companies

CBS Will Soon Start Creating Original Shows for Streaming Companies

CBS is working on shows that you won’t see on CBS. Instead, the plan is for you to see them on the Internet, via video services like Netflix or Amazon’s Prime Instant Video. If that happens, it means CBS will have opened up a new revenue source: In addition to selling its reruns to Netflix and its competitors, it will ...

What a Difference a Week Makes: The Old “New” Media Landscape: 21stCF, TW, T-Free, Sprint

What a Difference a Week Makes: The Old “New” Media Landscape: 21stCF, TW, T-Free, Sprint

What a difference a week makes. At our Innovation Series breakfast this past week, I was planning to discuss my recent article, The "New" Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint. We sent out our pre-breakfast discussion guide just as the Twenty-First Century Fox/Time Warner and Sprint/T-Mobile deals blew ...

Netflix Passes HBO in Subscription Revenue (But Not Emmys or Profits)

Netflix Passes HBO in Subscription Revenue (But Not Emmys or Profits)

Netflix has surpassed HBO in subscription revenue, CEO Reed Hastings proclaimed on his Facebook page Wednesday. Netflix subscription rates have been consistently on the rise this past year--from just above $500 million to nearly $1.2 billion in the past year--while HBO’s subscription revenue has remained comparatively ...