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Comedy Central Launches iOS App, Offers Free Episodes to All

Comedy Central Launches iOS App, Offers Free Episodes to All

It's April Fools' Day, but with its new app, Comedy Central isn't kidding around. Viacom-owned network Comedy Central launched its app for iOS on Tuesday to replace a motley collection of clunky show-specific apps. The new application -- simply called Comedy Central -- offers full episodes of programs like "The Daily Show," ...

Everything (We Think) We Know About Amazon’s Streaming Device

Everything (We Think) We Know About Amazon’s Streaming Device

Amazon is hosting a TV-centric event in New York on Wednesday, where it will most likely reveal a streaming device. So what's that lil' thing going to look like? Here are the mostly likely answers to your biggest questions. What will it look like? Most signs point to a dongle, a la Chromecast or Roku's new streaming stick. ...

Microsoft Updates Xbox SmartGlass App and Xbox Video Service

Microsoft Updates Xbox SmartGlass App and Xbox Video Service

Microsoft on Tuesday updated its Xbox Video service and Xbox SmartGlass app. At the same time, the company detailed what’s coming in the next Xbox One update, including bringing TV elements to more global markets and a new option for using OneGuide on multiple devices. First up, after you rent or buy a movie, Xbox Video ...

Study: Mobile Video Viewership Increased by 700% from 2011 to 2013

Study: Mobile Video Viewership Increased by 700% from 2011 to 2013

TV is no longer just a box in the living room. Unless you haven't been paying attention, you know it also includes smartphones and tablets, and a new report from video services company Ooyala provides more evidence of that trend. By analyzing viewing data from 200 million people, the Global Video Index report found mobile ...

Amazon Officially Announces 6 New Series, Renews Alpha House for Second Season

Amazon Officially Announces 6 New Series, Renews Alpha House for Second Season

Earlier reports had indicated that Amazon Studios had decided which of its new pilots would be making it to series, and now it's official. On Monday, the company announced that it is ordering six new shows, including Chris Carter's apocalyptic drama The After, the LA detective noir Bosch, Jill Soloway's comedic drama ...

Yahoo Wants to Poach YouTube’s Stars to Create a Competing Video Site

Yahoo Wants to Poach YouTube’s Stars to Create a Competing Video Site

Google-owned YouTube hasn’t had a serious competitor for years. But Yahoo would like to try: The Web giant has been working on a plan to lure some of YouTube’s most popular stars and networks to show their stuff on the site, according to several sources close to the situation. The strategy in the works — which Yahoo ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 27, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 27, 2014

If you’re a Comcast customer without a Netflix subscription who’s dying to know what the big deal is about “House of Cards,” you’re in luck. A recent deal between Comcast and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has given Comcast the rights to sell the Emmy Award-winning first season of “House of Cards” through ...

Disney to Acquire Maker Studios, the Leading Network for YouTube Content Creation

Disney to Acquire Maker Studios, the Leading Network for YouTube Content Creation

Furthering its goal of bringing content to consumers on all the platforms they prefer, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Maker Studios, the leading network of online video content on YouTube. Maker Studios shareholders will receive total consideration of $500 million, and a performance-linked earn-out of up to ...

WSJ: Apple and Comcast are Working on a Joint Streaming TV Service

WSJ: Apple and Comcast are Working on a Joint Streaming TV Service

Shares of Apple rose Monday on a report it is in talks with Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, about a joint streaming-television service using an Apple set-top box. The Wall Street Journal reported that the arrangement under discussion would have Comcast provide special treatment on its cable system to ensure ...

Netflix: We Shouldn’t Have Had to Sign That Comcast Deal

Netflix: We Shouldn’t Have Had to Sign That Comcast Deal

Remember last month, when Netflix and Comcast signed a deal to guarantee fast delivery of the video service’s streams to the cable company’s customers? That’s exactly the kind of deal Netflix shouldn’t have to sign, says Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. That’s the gist of the argument Hastings makes in an essay he has ...