Tagged with: WebTV

Amazon Partners With EPIX, Brings 3,000 More Titles To Prime Instant Video

Amazon Partners With EPIX, Brings 3,000 More Titles To Prime Instant Video

Amazon’s steady growth in building up its Amazon Prime Instant Video collection continues today with yet another deal with a content provider: this time, EPIX, a newer, premium channel with access to a selection of movies, comedy, music and sports events. Amazon says that the deal means “thousands” of new titles will ...

Report: Nearly 20 Percent Of Internet users in the US can’t watch HD video at all, on any device

Report: Nearly 20 Percent Of Internet users in the US can’t watch HD video at all, on any device

According to a report from video hosting and analytics startup Wistia, nearly 20 percent of all Internet users in the US are unable to watch HD video (~2 Mbps), on any device. The study, which resulted when Wistia pulled data from some 500 million viewing sessions, sought to find out what users are actually experiencing. ...

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ response to HBO Nordic: It’s on!

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ response to HBO Nordic: It’s on!

Hot on the heels of HBO’s announcement that the network is going over the top in Northern Europe, comes Netflix CEO Reed Hastings challenge for it to do the same in the U.S. Hastings posted the following comment Thursday afternoon on his Facebook page: “Excited to see HBO join us in offering standalone streaming service ...

Vimeo adds advanced uploading features, custom thumbnails and Dropbox integration

Vimeo adds advanced uploading features, custom thumbnails and Dropbox integration

Last we heard, Vimeo was the one being integrated into a couple of Microsoft's photo and movie-making products, but now it's the video giant announcing a service integration of its own. Of course, as you can see above, we're talking about the recently announced Dropbox synthesis -- which will allow Vimeo users to upload vid ...

Why Are YouTube Users Abandoning Ship?

Why Are YouTube Users Abandoning Ship?

During my keynote at this year’s Vidcon conference in late June, I talked about the flight of users I’m seeing from YouTube, and I commented on how I thought the site’s direction was misguided. It certainly got people talking. One of the top execs at YouTube chastised me for even saying it, while some blogs construed ...

YouTube’s Ad Overhaul Moves on to Xbox. Next Stop, Apple?

YouTube’s Ad Overhaul Moves on to Xbox. Next Stop, Apple?

Hey, look at this: Yet another YouTube app overhaul, which features a bunch of … features. See if you can guess what’s most important about the new Xbox app from Google’s perspective, via a PR email YouTube sent out Tuesday morning: "Today we updated the YouTube app on Xbox, making it up to 5X faster and adding ...

The World… So Far: If the Medium is the Message, What is it Saying?

The World… So Far: If the Medium is the Message, What is it Saying?

Professor Marshall McLuhan published a book that changed the way America looked at media: Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964). He looked at the effects that the communication media had on society and human development. With each advance in human communications, different senses were used in unique manners. He ...

Why Arrested Development on Netflix could change everything

Why Arrested Development on Netflix could change everything

Whoever might be employing me in the spring of 2013, know this: The moment Netflix debuts the return of Arrested Development, I’m calling in sick. Because on that glorious day, me and the hundreds and thousands of other devotees will be in our pajamas, in front of our laptops and iPads and Xboxes and Rokus, once again ...

Expanded deal brings hundreds of NBCUniversal TV episodes to Amazon Prime Instant Video

Expanded deal brings hundreds of NBCUniversal TV episodes to Amazon Prime Instant Video

Internet giant Amazon Friday morning announced that it has reached an expanded content licensing agreement with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution. Under the terms of the deal, hundreds of TV episodes from shows like Parks and Recreation, The Starter Wife, Heroes and Battlestar Galactica will be added to Prime ...

Clothing Rental Startup Aims to be ‘Netflix for Fashion’

Clothing Rental Startup Aims to be ‘Netflix for Fashion’

The average American buys 64 pieces of clothing per year. Driving that impressively high number are “fast fashion” retail chains like Forever21 and H&M, which produce trendy clothing meant to be worn a handful of times and then disposed of. At the rate at which many young women are going through clothing, one begins ...