video on demand

  • Netflix Tops HBO In Paid U.S. Subscribers As Members Stream 5 Billion Hours Of Content In Q3

    Netflix Tops HBO In Paid U.S. Subscribers As Members Stream 5 Billion Hours Of Content In Q3

    Today, Netflix posted its third-quarter earnings, with the streaming video provider exceeding analyst projections thanks to strong subscriber growth in which it added 1.3 million domestically. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells said in a letter to shareholders this afternoon that the company recently surpassed the 40 million members milestone, up from “less than 30 million… Read More

  • Yidio’s New App Is A Comprehensive Guide To All The TV Shows & Movies You Can Watch On Your iPhone

    Yidio’s New App Is A Comprehensive Guide To All The TV Shows & Movies You Can Watch On Your iPhone

    There’s no shortage of mobile applications that serve as portable guides to the shows, specials, and movies now playing on our television sets, but a company called Yidio is today launching a new mobile application for iPhone which addresses the way users are “watching TV” today: via other mobile apps like Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, YouTube, and more. Yidio’s new app makes… Read More

  • Netflix Inks Exclusive U.S. Online Rights To Warner Bros 2012-13 Drama Shows Including Revolution, The Following And The West Wing

    Netflix Inks Exclusive U.S. Online Rights To Warner Bros 2012-13 Drama Shows Including Revolution, The Following And The West Wing

    The latest skirmish in the ongoing battle between pay-TV and over-the-top providers to woo customers by building the most alluring content ecosystems has been won by Netflix. The on-demand streaming video service has inked a deal with U.S. Warner Bros for the exclusive online rights to eight current Warner Bros Television Group shows airing in the 2012-13 season. Read More

  • Video on demand: The patron saint of Tribeca Film Festival?

    Video on demand: The patron saint of Tribeca Film Festival?

    Is video on demand the key to making your spiffy indie movie the next Huge Success? Depends on who you ask. The Tribeca Film Festival will experiment with VOD this year, having signed deals with cable providers like Comcast, Verizon FIOS, and Cablevision (a New York-area provider, for those of you who’ve never heard of it before) to create a Tribeca VOD channel. The thing is, even… Read More

  • Amazon Video on Demand ups the definition to "high"

    Amazon Video on Demand ups the definition to "high"

    If you’re a fan of Amazon’s iTunes rival, Video on Demand, you’ve probably been waiting patiently for this announcement. Indeed, after iTunes went HD, it was only a matter of time before the other big A did as well. So they’ve got the usual suspects in HD, and your favorite set-top boxes like Roku and TiVo should be ready to stream HD as you read this, assuming the… Read More

  • Hands on with Amazon Video on Demand for the Roku box

    Hands on with Amazon Video on Demand for the Roku box

    I did a quick video of Amazon Video on Demand on the Roku box and, as you can see, I really need to lose some weight. Otherwise, it’s a great service that really makes this tiny little box a real contender for a spot next to your TiVo and cable box in the TV shelf. Read More

  • Roku now supports Amazon's Video On Demand

    Roku now supports Amazon's Video On Demand


    Good news for those of you with the well-liked Roku player. As we heard was going to happen, and then we heard was in testing, the little thing can now access the many videos on Amazon’s VOD service. Not too much else to say — I don’t have one, so I can’t test it out. Anybody care to let us know how it works? It should be live as of this posting. Read More

  • Vudu being tested in 24 California Best Buy stores

    Vudu being tested in 24 California Best Buy stores

    In what appears to be a test to see how well the set-top movie rental box can sell in a mainstream retail store, Best Buy is now selling Vudu in 24 of its California locations, according to Video Business. The goal is to raise mainstream interest for Vudu, say sources, which is currently at a disadvantage to bigger-branded rival Apple TV… …At some of the Best Buy locations, the… Read More

  • Time Warner Cable To Expand VOD Service

    Time Warner Cable To Expand VOD Service

    Since we got Time Warner Cable in our new apartment, I haven’t been the hugest fan of the service. I do enjoy the quick video-on-demand features that let me watch “Flight of the Conchords” anytime I want however and it looks like TWC will be improving the on-demand service. A new feature called “Start Over” could be available by years end and will allow the user… Read More

  • Sony, Sky To Bring On-Demand Video To PSP

    Sony, Sky To Bring On-Demand Video To PSP

    UK PSP owners can look forward to on-demand video coming their way thanks to Sky. Details, the bread and butter of any story, are sort of, well, non-existent at the moment, but we do know that Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Sky have joined forces, creating a company whose whole purpose, whose joie de vivre comes from giving you, o mighty consumer, top notch video. On-demand, no… Read More

  • VeohTV Promises a Different TV Experience Online

    VeohTV Promises a Different TV Experience Online

    Joost may be getting a lot of attention lately, but it’s surely not the only new player in the TV-on-the-web game. Veoh claims that, while Joost embraces the old-school channel style of cable TV, their VeohTV service takes it a step further with DVR-like capabilities. VeohTV lets you watch any video on the web, not just channels of pre-selected content, and allows you to record what… Read More