streaming video

  • Comcast Now Supports HBO GO And Showtime On Amazon Fire TV Devices

    Comcast Now Supports HBO GO And Showtime On Amazon Fire TV Devices

    Cable operator Comcast historically has been stingy and slow when it comes to expanding access to services like HBO GO on third-party devices. That’s why today’s news that HBO GO as well as Showtime Anytime will be made available on Amazon’s streaming media players, including Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, is notable. Read More

  • Over-The-Top Streaming Video Services To Surge To 330 Million+ Subscribers By 2019

    Over-The-Top Streaming Video Services To Surge To 330 Million+ Subscribers By 2019

    Consumer adoption of streaming video services is surging, according to a new report by Juniper Research out this morning, which finds that subscriber numbers for services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video will grow from 92.1 million in 2014 to 333.2 million global subscriptions by 2019. Connected TVs and streaming media devices like Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and Chromecast will… Read More

  • CBS’s Video Streaming Service Now Offers Live TV In Over 60% Of The U.S.

    CBS’s Video Streaming Service Now Offers Live TV In Over 60% Of The U.S.

    CBS’s on-demand video streaming service will now offer local, live TV feeds which cover over 60% of the U.S., the company announced this morning. CBS All Access, the network’s over-the-top streaming video service, has long attempted to differentiate itself from competitors like Netflix by making live linear feeds from local CBS stations available to the service’s subscribers. Read More

  • Helmed By Line’s Former CEO, Video Startup C Channel Launches With $4.1M In Funding

    Helmed By Line’s Former CEO, Video Startup C Channel Launches With $4.1M In Funding

    Today marks the official launch of C Channel, the new video startup headed by former Line chief executive officer Akira Morikawa. So far, the company has raised 500 million yen (about $4.1 million) in funding from investors including GMO Venture Partners, i-Stye, Asobi System Holdings, Gree, Nexyz, B Dash Ventures, MAK Corporation, and Rakuten. Read More

  • #Katch For Meerkat Auto-Uploads Streams To YouTube With A Hashtag

    #Katch For Meerkat Auto-Uploads Streams To YouTube With A Hashtag

    Buzzy live streaming video app du jour Meerkat does include an option to save your video once you’ve killed the stream — but hey, in the slick environs of frictionless social broadcasting who has time for after-the-fact uploading? So here’s Katch to take the incremental strain out of your post-Meerkat experience via a hashtag-triggered auto-upload. Read More

  • New Apple TV Hardware With Siri, App Store And HomeKit Said To Be Planned For WWDC

    New Apple TV Hardware With Siri, App Store And HomeKit Said To Be Planned For WWDC

    Apple had Apple TV news at its most recent special event, but it wasn’t the new Apple TV hardware some expected. That refresh is coming in June at WWDC, however, according to Buzzfeed’s John Paczkowski, and alongside it we’ll finally see an App Store for the set-top box, as well as an official SDK, Siri support, increased onboard storage and HomeKit support for passing on… Read More

  • PlayStation’s Vue Live Streaming Cord-Cutter TV Service Launches In The U.S.

    PlayStation’s Vue Live Streaming Cord-Cutter TV Service Launches In The U.S.

    PlayStation is officially debuting its live streaming video service in the U.S. today, launching PlayStation Vue in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia with pricing beginning at $50 per month. The on-demand and live-streaming video service includes content partners like Fox News, AMC and Turner Broadcasting and offers channels like CBS, Discovery, Animal Planet, Syfy, Food Network and many… Read More

  • Empathy Machines

    Empathy Machines

    The annals of live video are littered with cautionary tales. For every hype-driven social video startup that had a coming out party at South By Southwest, there is a matching tombstone. On The Talk Show earlier this week I talked to host John Gruber about Meerkat. One of the concepts I floated on there is something I’ve been thinking about for a bit: The idea of services like… Read More

  • JW Player Brings Its Video Player To Android Apps

    JW Player Brings Its Video Player To Android Apps

    JW Player, the streaming video company that (in the words of its president Chris Mahl) helps online publishers find “life after YouTube, or life beyond YouTube,” has made a big move onto mobile with the general release of its Android SDK. The player already worked in mobile web browsers, so it wasn’t entirely absent from Android. But this will allow publishers to include… Read More