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  “custom channels,” Continue Reading →
Much of the world is shifting to streaming video delivered over the Internet, but don’t count out optical discs just yet. The Blu-ray Disc Association is most of the way done defining a version of its optical disc technology that can handle high-resolution 4K imagery, the group said Friday at the IFA electronics trade show Continue Reading →
Netflix on Tuesday launched a new social recommendation feature to let its users suggest TV shows to their Facebook friends. It is available starting Tuesday on the Netflix website, iOS, PS3, Xbox, and many set-top boxes and smart TVs, though the company says it will be adding additional platforms “in the coming months.” It’s worth Continue Reading →
On Monday, Amazon said it would spend more than $1 billion for Twitch, a website for watching video games. The site, which started three years ago, was never supposed to exist. Today, thousands of players are broadcasting, or streaming, their games on the site at any given moment, with many amassing a loyal audience. Twitch’s Continue Reading →
For the past eight years, a CableCARD and a TiVo DVR have gone hand-in-hand. No more! Within the next few weeks, the limited edition TiVo Roamio OTA DVR will be available from select Best Buy stores for an initial price of $49 (plus $15/month service with a one-year commitment). That’s $150 cheaper than the existing Continue Reading →
Comcast on Thursday formally announced a new service that will let college students at seven universities stream live TV and video on-demand programming across their personal laptops, smartphones, and tablets while connected to campus Wi-Fi. Dubbed Xfinity On Campus, the service is included as part of each student’s room and board fees — which means Continue Reading →
As it sits right now, Netflix is one of the better streaming experiences available. Every couple of months, the company holds a “Hack Day” where the product development and technical teams fool around with the innards of Netflix in order to try out fun new things. The last couple of events like this have yielded Continue Reading →