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Fan TV sells to Rovi after finding that it’s hard to revolutionize the cable box

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Fan TV wanted to replace the cable box with its own device, but it needed the help from cable operators for that. Now it sold to Rovi, which may white-label Fan…

Cord Cutters: This is Android TV on the new Nexus Player

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Wonder what it feels like to use the new Nexus Player from Google and Asus? Then check out this video.

Pianist asks U.S. newspaper to purge review in latest “right to be forgotten” controversy

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

The idea of the "right to be forgotten" online is getting so much traction in Europe that a musician now asserts that he can use it to delete reviews from U.S…

Why it might be illegal to show Game of Thrones at your local bar

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Is it legal to broadcast HBO in your bar? Or Netflix? Or the World Series? Surprisingly, it depends.

After Redbox Instant shutdown, Verizon is shouldering the majority of costs

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Redbox Instant shutting down was a defeat for both Redbox and Verizon, but the telco footed most of the bill.

First Look finds the hard part isn’t the journalism, it’s reinventing how a newsroom works

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

The Intercept -- a magazine that is part of Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media -- has written a piece about the departure of Matt Taibbi, who was supposed to be running…

Roku is coming to Germany, with some help from Sky

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Roku will power Sky's German online video service, which just launched with streams of TV show episodes and Bundesliga matches.

Google Play Books’ new reading mode lets you browse and skim nonfiction ebooks faster

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

It's not particularly convenient to read cookbooks, travel guides and other reference works as ebooks. Google is hoping to change that.

Movie theaters announce “zero tolerance” policy for wearable tech

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Theater managers say they will kick out customers who don't remove devices like smartwatches or Google Glass. This could prove difficult to enforce.

Value in the media industry is moving to the edges, and publishers are in the middle

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

The internet has disrupted media in much the same way it has manufacturing of smartphones or the IT business, says Ben Thompson -- value has moved to the edges, to specialized…

James Cameron doesn’t think Oculus is a big deal

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

The tech world may be in love with the Oculus Rift and its mobile offspring, the Gear VR headset, but Avatar director James Cameron thinks it's all a big yawn.

New Study From M-Lab Sheds Light On Widespread Harm Caused By Netflix Routing Decisions

On Tuesday, M-Lab released a new study on the impact of network interconnection on consumer Internet performance. The report entitled “ISP Interconnection and its Impact on Consumer Internet Performance“, details findings based on the...Show More Summary

Three lessons for the media business from three very different media executives

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Here's what SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung, Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg think about the future of the media and entertainment business.

Internet TV providers could soon get the same content rights and fights as pay TV

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

The internet has fundamentally changed the television business and the Chairman of the FCC is preparing to change how the agency categorizes pay TV providers to adapt.

BuzzFeed expands its data team by acquiring company run by the co-founder of Bitly

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

BuzzFeed has already built a data-science team and named one of its chief scientists as publisher, and now it has acquired Torando Labs and made the founder -- the co-founder and…

YouTube may add a site-wide paid subscription so you won’t have to watch ads anymore

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

YouTube is exploring the idea to add a paid service plan to its site that will give users access to videos without ads, according to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. "There’s going to…

Twitter and Etsy get high marks in report card on copyright and free speech

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

When it comes to balancing creative rights on the internet, companies like Twitter and Pinterest play an important role as middlemen. How are they performing?

Netflix Keynote Presentation To Detail Encoding Specs, 4K Video Encoding Pipeline

When it comes to streaming video online, Netflix has been doing it longer than almost anyone and has some of the best quality video available. If you’ve ever wanted to know how Netflix gets such good quality and how they encode their videos, then you won’t want to miss their keynote on November 19th at […]

Amazon’s second Fire TV is a $39 streaming stick to take on Chromecast

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Amazon added a second Fire TV device: a small streaming stick that costs $39. It joins similar streaming stick devices from Google, Roku, Microsoft, and Matchstick.

Amazon Announces New Streaming Device, Fire TV Stick, Special Limited Pricing Of $19

This morning Amazon announced a new HDMI streaming device called the Fire TV Stick, which is already available for pre-order and will ship before black Friday. Amazon is offering Prime members, or those who sign up for Prime, special pricing on the stick for only $19, for the next 48 hours, after which it will […]

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