Posts Tagged “Internet Television”

Netflix Raises Its Prices. There’s A Lot To Say.

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Welp. As of 9:04 this morning, I have still yet to receive an email myself, but maybe one of you five or six readers did. The sender? Netflix. The topic? Let's go, Luke Westaway from CNET ... "Netflix has issued the first details of its expected price hike, with new UK customers set to pay an extra £1 per month, with prices in Europe increasing by €1," he wrote at 2:11 this morning. "The good news is that if you already subscribe to Netflix, you won't have to pay anything extra for 24 months." Because ... read more

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A New Dish Network Web TV Service By Summer? Plus, The Return Of Moviefone.

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Oh, there's so much to get to. So much to catch up on. So much to discuss. There are podcasts. There are horses. And then there's the two-for-one fabulousness that we're about to offer. All right. Let's get to it. Quite The Dish There was a time, not too long ago, when we took a look at the news that Dish Network was contemplating throwing its hat into the Internet TV ring. Remember that? The deal with Disney? The intention of engaging in countless more negotiations with countless more conglomerates? ... read more

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Netflix Pix – May 2014

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May. Oh, May. You bring us Memorial Day. You bring us the most important horse racing events of the year (tune in Sunday for the third-annual Kentucky Derby Nonsense Column!). You bring us a break from snow (hopefully). You bring me sunburn. And, of course, you also bring us a brand new slate of picks for the worldwide phenomenon that is Netflix Pix. This month, we have the definition of hate-watching. We have a Jay-Z sample. We have a cult classic that's celebrating 20 years in a few months. ... read more

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It’s Finally Here: Aereo Gets To The Supreme Court

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"It's a bit of a coin flip." So said Chet Kanojia, the man behind this blog's favorite Internet startup, Aereo. The words were uttered to New York Times media correspondent extraordinaire, David Carr, recently, and they were published in a Sunday piece profiling ... ... The Supreme Court case that is about to jump off the diving board and into the pool of television revolution after months and months of anticipation. That's right, friends: It's finally time for American Broadcasting ... read more

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Android TV And Fire TV: Two Brand New Products. Two Overly Aggressive Names

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All right. So, here we go. You take off a week, and the Internet television world goes nuts. Amazon and Google, your two favorite Internet destinations that aren't named "Apple (something)," or "i(something)," have decided to ascend from the depths of their respective caves to cause a ruckus about this whole cutting-the-cord thing (note to reader: replace the word "something" with anything from "Pod" to "Toilet," and ... well, you know what I mean). A whole lot has happened, and there's oh-so-little ... read more

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Netflix Pix – April 2014

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April showers bring ... my 30th birthday! Indeed, make room for some good, old-fashioned gift-trolling, set to begin ... about ... now! At least slightly more importantly for you, however, April is also set to bring some pretty interesting Neflix Pix from this particular corner of the World Wide Internet. That's right: Netflix. Instant Streaming Library. Five Suggestions. My Birthday. Your April. No More Snow. You ready? Good. Because this month, we have two examples of short-and-sweet mini-docs. ... read more

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CBS’s Les Moovnes Is Obnoxious And Aereo Needs To Beat Him Down In Court.

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So. Did you catch what CBS resident Head Guy Les Moonves said on CNBC not too long ago? (Side: What in the name of The Good Wife is a CBS executive doing on an NBC network?! The world has gone mad, I tell you! Mad!). It was fairly intriguing. It involved Aereo. And, most importantly, it may or may not be a whole Undercover Boss-load of smokescreen. But we'll get back to that in a minute. For now, here's Mike Flacy of Digital Trends ... "Mentioned within a CNBC interview with Les Moonves this ... read more

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Friday’s Two For One: Amazon Readies Big Announcement; Round 1 Of Roku Vs. Apple

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Amazon. Oh. Amazon. For the second time this week, we have the Wall Street Journal breaking a story that applies to our tiny corner of the Internet. And for the second time this week, I wonder aloud how on earth the Wall Street Journal became the go-to place for all things TV-Without-A-TV-related. Thanks again, paywall. Here's Marcus Wohlsen from Wired ... "According to the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, Amazon has plans to launch a Hulu-like service that will stream TV shows ... read more

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Now, It’s Comcast And Apple … Whoa, There.

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All right. So, The Wall Street Journal dropped a bomb last night. But the paper has a pay wall. So, we can't cite reporting from them. Though we can cite reaction from other media outlets who reported on their reporting, right? Right. So, here goes: Apple and Comcast are thinking about turning their friendship into something romantic. Go ahead, Jason D. O'Grady of ZDNet ... "According to The Wall Street Journal's sources, Apple is in talks with Comcast to build a streaming television service ... read more

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And Now It’s Time To Talk About Season Two Of House Of Cards (Part 2, Comcast Edition)

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Whew. How about that ridiculously long "House of Cards" recap from the other day?! That thing was a doozy! And now, for our next (hopefully shorter) trick ... ... let's talk about Comcast. And Verizon. And, well, I'll just shut up. Take it from Digital Trends' Ryan Waniata, who, it should be noted, clearly stole my pet name for Netflix. Insert cuss word here. OK, here we go ... "Two of the Nation’s biggest Multi-system Operators (MSOs) are laying the groundwork to sell episodes from ... read more

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