Tagged with: TV

Broadcasters May Offer Live TV Streaming if Aereo Wins

Broadcasters May Offer Live TV Streaming if Aereo Wins

The big US broadcasters are primarily leaning on legal action to shut down Aereo's antenna-based streaming TV service, but what if the startup prevails in court? Apparently, the media giants aren't too worried; they have some backup plans. The Wall Street Journal claims that CBS is considering a subscription-based video ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 15, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 15, 2014

When you sit down to watch some Netflix, do you ever have a tough time finding something good to watch? Netflix has thousands of great shows and movies for you to see, but they can get lost in a sea of unwatchable junk. There are a few ways to help you discover more great stuff you’ll love to watch. The more movies and ...

Study: Only 1 in 6 People Use Social Media While Watching TV

Study: Only 1 in 6 People Use Social Media While Watching TV

We see the term the "second screen" thrown around all the time, a concept that refers to the belief that the immediacy of social media across phones and tablets makes television watching a communal experience. The thinking goes that Twitter and Facebook are portals into our consumption habits, allowing us to hurl breathless ...

Amazon Greenlights Two Pilots for Next Round of Original Series

Amazon Greenlights Two Pilots for Next Round of Original Series

Amazon has lined up two more original shows that could end up as full series with a thumbs-up from viewers. Debuting later this year as part of Amazon Prime Video's third pilot season are a half-hour dramatic comedy called "The Cosmopolitans" and an hour-long drama named "Hand of God," the company announced Wednesday. Set ...

Amazon Says It Passed Hulu, is Now the Third Largest Video Site

Amazon Says It Passed Hulu, is Now the Third Largest Video Site

Amazon's been trying to turn Instant Video into a major player in the streaming space, and it looks like its dedication is starting to pay off: Amazon says that Prime video streams have nearly tripled year over year, and it cites video-delivery firm Qwilt to say that Instant Video is now the third largest video site ...

Comcast Says it Needs Time Warner to Compete With Netflix and Google

Comcast Says it Needs Time Warner to Compete With Netflix and Google

Comcast filed a 175-page "public interest statement" with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday to explain why its proposed $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable will be good for consumers. The country's largest cable and broadband Internet provider is already meeting opposition in its quest to buy the ...

Netflix Begins 4K Streaming with ‘House of Cards,’ Nature Documentaries

Netflix Begins 4K Streaming with ‘House of Cards,’ Nature Documentaries

The first real dose of non-proprietary 4K content is now available. Netflix confirmed that it has begun streaming 4K versions of its original series "House of Cards" as well as "some nature documentaries." The streaming giant's 4K plans were first revealed last year. Netflix's 4K streams are only viewable on 2014 4K TVs ...

HBO Go Stumbles During a Major TV Event (Again)

HBO Go Stumbles During a Major TV Event (Again)

HBO has seen this one before. On Sunday night, users of its HBO Go streaming service who showed up at 9pm eastern, so they could watch the much-anticipated season premiere of “Game of Thrones,” got error messages instead. HBO sent out apologetic tweets, and eventually got things running again. This was a repeat from ...

Report: Yahoo is Planning 10 Original TV Series to Rival Netflix, Amazon

Report: Yahoo is Planning 10 Original TV Series to Rival Netflix, Amazon

Yahoo has big plans for online video content — and it is eyeing original TV series the likes of those that Netflix and Amazon are targeting, the Wall Street Journal reports. Yahoo is said to be interested in series that consist of 10 half-hour-long comedies, with the Journal citing sources as saying they will have ...

This is Android TV: Google’s Latest Attempt to Win Your Living Room

This is Android TV: Google’s Latest Attempt to Win Your Living Room

Every so often, some enterprising computer company will claim they’ve finally fixed the TV. They’ll talk about how they’ve turned a dumb terminal into a smart computing platform that extends your work and play to a gigantic screen. Then, we’ll watch as the idea flops because they fail to line up content deals or ...