Tagged with: WebTV

A Look Back at the Google Chromecast’s First Year

A Look Back at the Google Chromecast’s First Year

One year ago today, Google surprised the world by announcing Chromecast, a small dongle that makes it possible to stream YouTube, Netflix and other online media services to the TV. At the time, Chromecast was radically different from any of the other streaming devices out there — and since then, it has begun to change how ...

C-Suite TV Brings Programming for Business Leaders to the Piksel Video Platform

C-Suite TV Brings Programming for Business Leaders to the Piksel Video Platform

If you want to know who creates the trends and leads the conversation driving business today, you'll want to check out C-Suite TV. Just launched on the Piksel Video Platform by Bloomberg TV host Jeffrey Hayzlett, C-Suite TV is an on-demand and web-based digital broadcast channel to feature programming for business ...

Aereo Ended 2013 With Fewer Than 80,000 Subscribers

Aereo Ended 2013 With Fewer Than 80,000 Subscribers

Aereo generated lots of attention from the media world in the run-up to its Supreme Court case this spring. Consumers may have been less interested: Paperwork filed with the U.S. Copyright Office this month indicates that the startup, which let users watch broadcast TV on the Web and mobile devices, ended 2013 with fewer ...

Netflix Now Has 50 Million Streaming Subscribers

Netflix Now Has 50 Million Streaming Subscribers

Netflix announced on Monday that it topped 50 million streaming subscribers during the second quarter of 2014. That’s a whole lot of binge-watching. The company still has plenty of room to grow internationally, though, as just 13.8 million of Netflix’s 50.05 million streaming members are located overseas. Meanwhile, ...

Netflix is Testing a ‘Private Viewing’ Mode to Hide Your Guilty Pleasures

Netflix is Testing a ‘Private Viewing’ Mode to Hide Your Guilty Pleasures

We’ve all been down that road: You decide to watch some roadhouse B-movie fare on Netflix, hoping that it will be fun on some level, but it ends up just being a very bad choice — one that you and everyone sharing your account are reminded of the next day, and that your friends may even see as well, if you have chosen to ...

Microsoft is Closing the Original Video Content Branch of Xbox

Microsoft is Closing the Original Video Content Branch of Xbox

Microsoft will shut down the Xbox Entertainment Studios, ending an ambitious foray into original video programming. The Santa Monica studio will be shuttered as Microsoft focuses on strengthening its core videogame business. The majority of the Xbox Entertainment’s 200 employees work in southern California and Vancouver, ...

Aereo Told It’s Not a Cable Company by the US Copyright Office

Aereo Told It’s Not a Cable Company by the US Copyright Office

By now you're likely aware that the US Supreme Court decided Aereo's service was a violation of copyright law, labeling it a cable system. The outfit then sought to carry on the same statutory license cable companies pay broadcasters royalties to stream content from local stations in District Court. That maneuver has ground ...

Netflix Wants the FCC to Re-Classify Verizon and Comcast as Public Utilities

Netflix Wants the FCC to Re-Classify Verizon and Comcast as Public Utilities

Netflix came out swinging in its submission to the FCC over proposed internet “fast lanes,” arguing Wednesday that this would be a bad idea and that the agency should instead focus on forcing broadband providers to deliver the speeds they promise to their customers. In its 28-page filing, which coincides with the close ...

Netflix, Verizon FiOS and (More) Utter Helplessness

Netflix, Verizon FiOS and (More) Utter Helplessness

I pay Verizon FiOS about $163 a month for internet and TV service. I’ve been a Netflix customer for close to six years now. Yet even with my financial loyalty to both of these companies, I can’t watch a movie on Netflix while I eat dinner. Thanks, net neutrality! Okay, to be fair, I can watch a movie on Netflix at ...

Netflix’s DVD Rental Branch is Riding a Profitable Horse to Sunset

Netflix’s DVD Rental Branch is Riding a Profitable Horse to Sunset

It’s sort of hard to remember now, but Netflix, the streaming video service, used to be Netflix, the DVD-by-mail service. And in fact, Netflix is still a DVD-by-mail service for 6.7 million people. But that number used to be twice as big. And after a violent and unsuccessful attempt to kill it off quickly, Netflix has ...