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Streaming TV service Aereo files for Chapter 11, will reorganize

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Aereo filed for voluntary bankruptcy on Thursday, a move that the company says will allow it to "maximize the value of its business and assets" without being dragged down by ongoing…

Video Transcoding Market Growing 20%, SaaS & Cloud Based Offerings 3x That

Frost and Sullivan has just released its comprehensive analysis of the media and entertainment video transcoders market and not surprisingly, one of the key findings is that software and the cloud are quickly reshaping future design choices in this once hardware-centric industry. Cloud considerations are playing a strong role in influencing product roadmaps and investment […]

Content Owners, ISPs & Vendors Form New Streaming Video Alliance

While some companies compete with one another in the online video market, there is also a desire amongst many of them to work together to create best practices, architecture guidelines and standards across the entire online video ecosystem. With that goal in mind, a new alliance has been formed amongst content owners, distributors, vendors and […]

Rovi paid $12 million for Fan TV

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Rovi paid just $12 million for Fan TV, the TV discovery startup previously known as Fanhattan, according to a FCC filing (hat tip to Multichannel News). Fan TV introduced its own…

Google launches Contributor, a crowdfunding tool for publishers

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Google is launching a new service for websites called Contributor, which allows users to sign up and pay anywhere from $1 to $3 a month to sites that they visit frequently…

Washington Post launches news app just for Amazon Fire owners

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The Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as of last August, rolled out a new "immersive news-reading" app Thursday -- and it is only available to Amazon…

For better or worse, this is how the media works now

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The way the story around Uber's behavior has emerged is another example of how much the media landscape has changed over the past couple of years, with CEOs and VCs tweeting…

Good design is about the things that most users never notice

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Designer Craig Mod said that some of the most important parts of a piece of software or hardware are the small details that most users will never even be aware of.

Samsung’s new Milk Video app is all about taking on YouTube

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Samsung took the next step in its quest to revamp its media services Wednesday with the launch of Milk Video11, a mobile video aggregation app that puts the focus squarely on…

Facebook goes after Techmeme with the launch of Techwire

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Facebook has launched a new tech-focused version of its Newswire called FB Techwire, which it says it hopes will become a resource for technology journalists -- a shot across the bow…

ESPN’s new mobile strategy: fewer apps on more screens

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Take a first look at ESPN's upcoming mobile app, and the responsive website the sportscaster plans to launch in a few months.

Disney Movies Anywhere is coming to Walmart’s Vudu

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Disney Movies Anywhere, the cloud locker service that recently expanded from iOS to Android, is coming to another major retailer: Disney CTO Jamie Voris announced at a company event in Los…

Disney set to launch new Club Penguin, Disney Infinity apps

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Mobile is driving huge growth for Disney: The company is now the number six mobile games publisher in the world, according to Disney Interactive president James Pitaro.

Netflix will launch in Australia and New Zealand next March

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Netflix is going to launch in Australia and New Zealand in March of 2015, the company announced Tuesday. The launch will bring the number of countries Netflix is available in to…

Can topic-specific news sites work? The Marshall Project hopes so

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The Marshall Project is a new site that is focused on reporting about the U.S. criminal-justice system and is being run by former NYT executive editor Bill Keller, and joins other…

Would you pay to get your YouTube videos three days early?

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Jason Kilar wants YouTube fans to pay up in order to be first in line: His new startup Vessel is about to launch with a windowed release strategy for short-form video.

DirecTV’s Yaveo service signs up BeIn Sports, FOROtv and HOLA TV

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Yaveo is targeting Spanish-speaking audiences with a mix of movies, telenovelas and live soccer matches. We've got the deets on a number of unannounced content partners.

The fall of SAY Media is a sign the barbell effect is increasing

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SAY Media, created when video-content company VideoEgg acquired blog-software provider Six Apart in 2010, says it is selling off its media properties -- the latest example of a company getting squeezed…

Pay TV Sports Unbundling Goes Mainstream: Verizon Now Offering, Internet, HBO, Showtime, Netflix For $60 Month

Verizon has just announced a new Internet and Pay TV package that they are advertising as “The Package Built for Streaming” and for those who don’t need sports, it will be a great deal. New customers can get 50/50 Internet, FiOS TV Local package, HBO, Showtime, Netflix and pay $59.99 a month (tax and fees […]

Comcast won’t join the internet TV crowd, but still looks to test video service

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Don't expect Comcast to target customers of Cox or Cablevision with a internet-based TV service like the ones Sony and Dish are getting ready to launch.

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