streaming video

  • Amazon Partners With Paramount, Brings Hundreds More Movies To Prime Instant Video Service

    Amazon Partners With Paramount, Brings Hundreds More Movies To Prime Instant Video Service

    Amazon is continuing to grow its collection of streaming video titles at Amazon Prime Instant Video, and is today announcing another new agreement with Paramount Pictures bringing "hundreds" of new movies to the service. This deal isn't as large as March's partnership with Discovery, which saw some 3,000 new titles added, but it does introduce what are arguably more big-name movies. Included in… Read More

  • Amazon’s Biggest Deal Yet: Discovery Brings 3,000 More Titles To Amazon Instant Video

    Amazon’s Biggest Deal Yet: Discovery Brings 3,000 More Titles To Amazon Instant Video

    Amazon announced a new licensing deal this morning with Discovery Communications, the media company behind cable TV channels including the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science and Military Channel. Under the terms of the agreement, which CEO Jeff Bezos calls the company's "biggest addition yet," Amazon Prime customers will now have the rights to stream series… Read More

  • First Legal Streaming Super Bowl A Success, But Audience Still Denied The Real Show

    First Legal Streaming Super Bowl A Success, But Audience Still Denied The Real Show

    Lately, we've been seeing more and more big television events come with an online streaming counterpart. Big sporting and televised events are showing up online, with the 2010 Olympics seeming to be one of the first big global events where both viewers and media publicly recognized the power and potential of carrying an event like that online. For the first time ever, the Super Bowl is being… Read More

  • Ooyala Brings Free, Live Coverage Of The Australian Open To The Web (For The First Time)

    Ooyala Brings Free, Live Coverage Of The Australian Open To The Web (For The First Time)

    Tennis anyone? You have to love this. Realtime event coverage startup Livestream recently brought commercial-free, streaming coverage of New Year's Eve in Times Square to the Web. If you caught more than a few minutes of network TV coverage of NYE, you would have been subjected to the ungodly number (and frequency) of ads. Livestream's commercial-free coverage was a welcome respite. This… Read More

  • Video Review: FyreTV

    FyreTV is a set top box that streams on-demand video (perhaps not the kind of video you’re thinking of) for $9.95 per month. The box itself is free and the monthly fee gets you 100 credits good for between 50 and 100 minutes of video (the kind of video only grown-ups should watch). Read More

  • Amazon.com TV shows and movies to go streaming

    Amazon.com TV shows and movies to go streaming

    Amazon has begun beta testing its forthcoming streaming video service (sign up here) called Amazon Video on Demand. It’ll offer the ability to immediately stream any of the 40,000+ TV shows and movies that are available through Amazon’s “Unbox” service. The real story here, though, is Amazon’s partnership deals with various hardware vendors. It’s already struck… Read More

  • In case you hadn't heard, all NCAA games are on Joost

    In case you hadn't heard, all NCAA games are on Joost

    Just a heads up that Joost will be conducting a test run of every game in the NCAA tournament, streamed live. There’s a fair amount of warning that this is a test of Joost’s live streaming capabilities, so take that into consideration if you’re hell bent on being able to watch the games reliably. There’s also CBSSports.com’s live stream as well, so you’ve got a… Read More

  • TiVo to feature YouTube videos later this year

    TiVo to feature YouTube videos later this year

    The wait is finally almost over. Sometime later this year, TiVo Series3 and TiVo HD owners have access to the wonderful world of YouTube, allowing them “to search, browse and watch these videos directly on their television sets through their broadband connected TiVo DVRs.” Dave Zatz finds it interesting that only Series3 and TiVo HD owners will be getting this feature, wondering if… Read More

  • Orb interface coming to iPhone, iPod Touch soon?

    Orb interface coming to iPhone, iPod Touch soon?

    The original boxless Slingbox, Orb might just be unveiling an iPhone/iPod Touch version of its excellent-and-free interface in the next couple of days. Orb has apparently found a way around Apple’s RTSP port cockblockery by streaming your goodies as MP4 files. You’ll also be able to use Orb features with Winamp to "turn your home media player into a very limited kind of on-demand… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free DivX Pro

    CrunchDeals: Free DivX Pro

    If you’ve been patiently waiting for the DivX Pro codec and converter but you constantly find yourself without the $19.99 necessary to purchase said tools, now’s your chance to download DivX Pro for the low, low price of free. No rebates, no hassles. Just download it and enter the serial number that’ll be sent to your e-mail address. Free DivX Pro [DivX.com] via FatWallet Read More

 
  • NBC and Netflix sitting in a tree, S-H-A-R-I-N-G

    NBC and Netflix sitting in a tree, S-H-A-R-I-N-G

    Looks like Netflix subscribers get yet another feather to add to their caps. NBC has struck up a deal whereby flixers can watch episodes of some hit shows like “Heroes” the day after they’re aired on cable. You’ll be able to stream the new episodes, or get ones from earlier in the season on DVDs. Sounds sweet to me, mainly for those who haven’t taken the plunge and… Read More

  • Cellfish sends videos to your phone, helps you slack off

    http://cellfish.com/static/swf/player8.swf?Id=241751 This looks like it’s easy to use. Plus, the video is both funny AND informative. It basically allows you to send videos to your phone via text message. Available videos are on Cellfish’s own web site but developers can play around with the API or use the "Add-to-Phone" widget to offer content from their own sites. You can… Read More

  • DivX coming to PlayStation 3

    DivX coming to PlayStation 3

    DivX announced this morning that its technology will soon be alive and well inside your PS3 console. “Our technology will expand the multimedia functionality of PS3 by enabling users to enjoy access to the broad library of content in the DivX digital media format,” said DivX CEO Kevin Hell. I’d like to announce this morning that I’ve never known of someone with the last… Read More

  • Best Buy grabs minority stake in 'Mydeo' video service

    Best Buy grabs minority stake in 'Mydeo' video service

    Best Buy is now in the video hosting game, thanks to UK-based Mydeo. Mydeo is basically a service that allows you to upload your videos to it and then share them with friends, loved-ones, and hangers-on. Read More

  • More info on upcoming DivX hardware players

    More info on upcoming DivX hardware players

    HEXUS.tv has a pretty good one-on-one video with DivX co-founder Jerome Rota about his company’s upcoming foray into the connected video box realm, where it’ll compete with AppleTV and similar devices. As reported earlier, the difference with the DivX box will be that most of the horsepower will be provided by your network-connected PC whereas AppleTV and, say, Xbox 360 are both… Read More

  • NFL/DirecTV To (Finally) Stream Games Over The 'Net

    NFL/DirecTV To (Finally) Stream Games Over The 'Net

    If you’re a DirecTV subscriber and you’re prepared to cough up the $368 it’ll cost you to get the NFL Sunday Ticket package plus the SuperFan upgrade, you’ll be able to stream every game to your computer (Windows only) this season. Read More

  • First Look: Hardware DivX Player Prototype

    First Look: Hardware DivX Player Prototype

    Ubergizmo got a chance to play with an in-development 720p networked media player built around the DivX platform. While they compared it to AppleTV, such a device seems more like an orange – it’s dependent upon a host PC, doesn’t have a hard drive, and doesn’t make use of content purchased from an iTunes-like store. All that aside, the device has a couple of… Read More

  • YouTube Launches New Video Advertising Format

    YouTube Launches New Video Advertising Format

    I’m not all that excited about watching 15 to 30 second pre-roll ads attached to videos. I understand that it’s a necessary evil and that advertising pays the bills and keeps the videos free, but it’s still somewhat annoying. YouTube feels my pain and will begin using a service called InVideo, which basically lays a semi-transparent advertisement over the lower 20% of… Read More

  • Flash Video Player Soon To Do High Definition

    Flash Video Player Soon To Do High Definition

    Adobe is getting set to support the H.264 high-definition standard, the same standard used in Blu-ray and HD-DVD players and set-top cable and satellite boxes. Most popular video sites on the Internet use the Flash video format and as more and more videos get published in this new format, we can expect to see the visual quality of web video improve exponentially. Read More

  • Browser-based WiTV To Take On Joost, Others

    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 “slick”… Read More