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CBS Launches Streaming App for iOS

CBS Launches Streaming App for iOS

American TV network CBS has launched a brand new iOS app, optimized for both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, which will let users stream programming from between 24-hours and eight days after broadcast. Indeed, daytime and late night programming will be available within 24 hours after initial airing, but the majority of ...

‘Netflix Cloud Prize’ to Award Improvements to Open Source Cloud Tech

‘Netflix Cloud Prize’ to Award Improvements to Open Source Cloud Tech

Netflix is announcing a new developer contest called the “Netflix Cloud Prize,” which is promising prize money of $100,000 to those who improve the features, usability, quality, reliability, and security of Netflix’s cloud computing services, hosted here on GitHub. The contest is open to anyone with their own GitHub ...

Sesame Street Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube

Sesame Street Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube

If you know anything about Sesame Street's Count von Count, it's that he loves to count. In Sesame Street's latest YouTube upload, the number-loving Muppet is counting the TV show's YouTube channel views. And for a good reason: Sesame Street has just become the first non-profit YouTube channel to hit 1 billion views. The ...

Does Netflix’s “House Of Cards” Change Television? Yes. And No.

Does Netflix’s “House Of Cards” Change Television? Yes. And No.

There’s been a media blitz over Netflix’s House Of Cards, and how revolutionary it is. House Of Cards is the most interesting show of the year. But it’s not revolutionary. Let’s break it down. 1. Exploding Commercial TV? House of Cards and Netflix have not exploded the restrictions of commercial TV ...

A Company in Limbo: What’s Going to Happen to Hulu?

A Company in Limbo: What’s Going to Happen to Hulu?

What's going to happen to Hulu? Since founding chief executive officer, Jason Kilar, and chief technology officer, Tom Rich, announced in early January their plans to step down in the first quarter of this year, neither Hulu's current leadership nor its owners (Comcast, News Corp and Disney) have discussed publicly their ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 4, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 4, 2013

We’re right in the middle of award season, where the best movies, albums and TV shows are honored. Netflix wanted in on the action, which is why it announced the Flixies. Rather than stick to boring categories like Best Picture or Best Director, Netflix had a little fun. Got a little one who likes to stomp around the ...

YouTube iOS App Gets AirPlay-like ‘Beaming’ Feature

YouTube iOS App Gets AirPlay-like ‘Beaming’ Feature

Google has updated the YouTube app for iOS with its ‘send to TV’ functionality. This enables the app to send video out  on an automatic connectionto TVs that support the open protocol. This update also allows you to send YouTube videos to Xbox and PS3 consoles, but they have to be manually paired. YouTube for iOS also ...

Blockbuster Brings On-Demand to Roku Boxes

Blockbuster Brings On-Demand to Roku Boxes

While we knew it was coming, Roku has announced that the all-new Blockbuster on Demand service is now live on its video-streaming platform (US only), and will be available on the Roku Streaming Stick, Roku 2, Roku LT, and new Roku HD players (model 2500X). While Roku is particularly well-known in the US, with Netflix, ...

YouTube Testing Hulu-Like Pre-Roll Ad Model

YouTube Testing Hulu-Like Pre-Roll Ad Model

YouTube is testing out a new pre-roll ad setup across the site that looks a lot like the current Hulu offerings. The new ad displays before the video starts, where a pre-roll ad would normally begin playing and offers the viewer to pick their poison. The ads offer the ability to view a longer ad up front or shorter ...

Netflix Launches the ‘Flixies’, Award Results Coming March 11

Netflix Launches the ‘Flixies’, Award Results Coming March 11

Just two days after the 84th Academy Awards came to its conclusion in Los Angeles, Netflix has announced a brand new awards initiative of its own – the Flixies. As you’d expect, the Flixies will honour all the top movies and TV shows on the streaming service, with both Netflix members and non-members able to cast their ...