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Netflix Will Pay You to Instagram Famous Movie Locations

Netflix Will Pay You to Instagram Famous Movie Locations

Ever felt that your Instagram photography is so good that you should start charging for it? Now's your chance to prove your worth. Netflix is looking for three professional Instagram shooters (aka "Grammasters") that will travel across the continental US snapping square photos of "iconic" movie and TV show locations to drum ...

Comcast Rolls Out a Cloud DVR to San Francisco Customers

Comcast Rolls Out a Cloud DVR to San Francisco Customers

Comcast customers in the San Francisco Bay Area can now stream their DVR recordings to their iOS or Android devices, no matter where they are. The Sling-like feature requires one of the company’s newer X1 set-top boxes — for now. Under the hood, it’s already powered by Comcast’s cloud DVR, which could eventually ...

Top Movie Theaters Refuse to Show Netflix’s ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel

Top Movie Theaters Refuse to Show Netflix’s ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel

The nation's top theater chains are not bowing down to a new Weinstein Co. deal with Netflix and IMAX. On Monday night, Weinstein Co. announced it will simultaneously debut a "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" sequel on Netflix and IMAX theaters on Aug. 28. Weinstein Co. Co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said in a statement that ...

Netflix to Produce and Stream ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Sequel

Netflix to Produce and Stream ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Sequel

Netflix has reached a deal with The Weinstein Co. for its first original movie — a sequel to Ang Lee’s 2000 martial arts pic “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” — set to hit IMAX theaters and the streaming-video service simultaneously next summer. The film, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend,” is ...

Study: Netflix Subscribers Watch 90 Minutes of Video Per Day

Study: Netflix Subscribers Watch 90 Minutes of Video Per Day

Netflix subscribers around the world watch more than 90 minutes of video from the streaming service every single day on average, according to new estimates from The Diffusion Group, which also reported this week that the overall amount of Netflix streaming has increased 350 percent over the last ten quarters. The Diffusion ...

AT&T is Bundling Internet, HBO Go and Amazon Prime for $40/Month

AT&T is Bundling Internet, HBO Go and Amazon Prime for $40/Month

It’s still nearly impossible to get HBO, or any other pay-TV channel, without subscribing to a pay-TV package that gives you a bundle of channels, whether you want them or not. But the people who sell you TV are starting to tinker with the model, at least at the margins. Several pay-TV providers, for instance, sell ...

How Amazon Aims to Upend the TV Creation Process

How Amazon Aims to Upend the TV Creation Process

On January 26, 1979, “The Dukes of Hazzard” television show premiered on CBS on the East Coast. The show was poorly reviewed and, worse still, the TV ratings were just okay. As the legend goes, the president of CBS, who was in New York that night, saw the show for the first time and was appalled by its lack of quality. ...

Sling Media Adds Support for Chromecast on iOS and Android Phone

Sling Media Adds Support for Chromecast on iOS and Android Phone

Sling Media recently announced support for Chromecast through the Slingplayer apps on iPhone, iPad and Android phone, with plans to bring support to Android tablets "very soon." Each of these apps now has an integrated 'Cast’ icon, which also shows Roku devices on your home network, letting you sling your living room TV ...

HBO Go Inches Closer to Being a Standalone Service

HBO Go Inches Closer to Being a Standalone Service

Access without a cable subscription to HBO Go, the premium cable channel's online platform with a huge library of streaming video, may be closer than ever before -- and still too far to grasp. Jeff Bewkes, the chairman and chief executive of HBO's parent Time Warner, softened his wording about the possibility that HBO Go ...

Verizon’s Internet TV Service Will Launch in Mid-2015

Verizon’s Internet TV Service Will Launch in Mid-2015

  CEO Lowell McAdam offered a few more details this morning about Verizon’s plan to offer a TV-like service over the Internet, a market that Sony and Dish Network also hope to lead. The telco expects by mid-2015 it will offer mobile users a “bundle with major broadcast providers” plus a collection of ...