Internet TV

  • Alibaba Pursues New Smart TV OS To Grow Its E-Commerce Play

    Alibaba Pursues New Smart TV OS To Grow Its E-Commerce Play

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has joined the smart TV race, unveiling a smart TV OS and set-top box today. It hopes to create its own ecosystem of TV-related assets that will give it a foot in the digital content door, letting it provide a platform for users to share content with mobile phones and other devices. The new OS will also allow users to shop and pay bills via their TVs. This is a… Read More

  • Netflix’s ‘House Of Cards’ Is Internet TV-Funded Original Programming But Don’t Kid Yourself It’s Ad-Free (Spoiler Alert)

    Netflix’s ‘House Of Cards’ Is Internet TV-Funded Original Programming But Don’t Kid Yourself It’s Ad-Free (Spoiler Alert)

    When Netflix bid on and won the rights to House of Cards back in 2011 – buying the show before it was shot and committing to two full seasons – it made headlines. And with good reason: Funding such a high-profile slice of original programming – with David Fincher and Kevin Spacey on board — cast Netflix in a role typically occupied by HBO. Rumours of a $100 million+… Read More

  • Smart TVs Fail To Score With Consumers In U.S. And Other Western Markets: GfK

    Smart TVs Fail To Score With Consumers In U.S. And Other Western Markets: GfK

    Here’s one reason why Apple may not be producing a television with its name blazoned on it in the near term: it doesn’t look like people have, so far, shown that much interested in them yet. According to a new report out from consumer researchers GfK, connected TV televisions are faring much better in markets like China, Brazil and India compared to the U.S., UK and other… Read More

  • Only Messi Can Save Us Now

    Only Messi Can Save Us Now

    What’s wrong with this picture? It’s 2012, cheap broadband is ubiquitous in the developed world, and TV still isn’t dead. In fact it’s thriving. Sure, for the first time ever, Nielsen says more people watch videos on the Internet than on a TV–albeit barely–but if you look at how much time is spent on the two, there’s no comparison: TV utterly dominates. Read More

  • Aereo Live Television Launch Event

    Diller Explains How Tiny TV Antennas Will Change Everything (Video)

    Earlier today, Barry Diller introduced Aereo, a company backed by IAC, at a press conference in New York City. Aereo streams broadcast TV to your browser and provides a DVR in the cloud by miniaturizing TV antennas and packing them in equipment that sits on the network. In the video above, which we took at the event, you can see Diller’s opening remarks and part of CEO Chaitanya… Read More

  • Barry Diller Wants To “Transform Television” With Aereo, A DVR In The Cloud

    Barry Diller Wants To “Transform Television” With Aereo, A DVR In The Cloud

    Barry Diller always enjoys riling the media industry from which he sprang. A few minutes ago at a press conference at IAC headquarters in New York City, Diller introduced a new startup IAC is backing called Aereo that is building a DVR in the cloud that broadcasts live TV to your iPad, computer, or TV.  Diller has always believed that Internet TV would be a healthy counterweight to… Read More

  • TV In The Cloud

    TV In The Cloud

    TV is moving to the cloud. It is inevitable, just as other kinds of media from books to music are increasingly delivered over the Internet. Netflix, Hulu, and even Apple TV are making inroads when it comes to distributing traditional TV shows and movies to Internet-connected screens. YouTube keeps grabbing more of our attention, accounting for 7 percent of total time spent on the Internet… Read More

  • Shufflr Web Video Viewing App Demo

    Shufflr TV's Three-Screen Experience: The Grand Central Demo (TCTV)

    I am shown product demos in some of the strangest places. On Wednesday afternoon, I found myself in a Starbucks in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal with Rajnish, one of the founders of Althea Systems. Rajnish was in town from Bangalore and he wanted to show me Shufflr TV, his startup’s Internet TV application. Shufflr is available right now as a desktop AIR app, but the… Read More

  • After Ten Years, Round Two Of The Legal Battle Over Internet TV Is Here

    Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Matthew Scherb, an attorney at the San Francisco office of Winston & Strawn LLP. He litigates complex copyright, trademark, and Internet-related disputes. In 2000, the now-defunct iCraveTV allowed its users to watch live television over the Internet.  It retransmitted broadcast television without obtaining permission from or… Read More

  • Time Warner working on mystery "Internet TV" project

    This is a little out of left field, but it could also be interesting. Time Warner Cable is planning on releasing a set-top box to its customers with a built-in cable modem to allow them to watch “Internt TV” on their televisions. The thing is, there’s no additional information on what this might be. Time Warner already has set-top cable boxes with full digital and HD… Read More

  • Browser-based WiTV To Take On Joost, Others

    WiTV, short for Wireless Internet TV, requires nothing but a web browser yet it’s designed to behave like internet television services Joost, BabelGum, and VeohTV. The service was announced a few months ago but has recently dropped some user interface photos for the world to see. It looks very slick and easy to navigate although I can’t help but wonder about the… Read More